The Science of Imagination
By J.D. Rhodes
ISBN paperback 978-1-911525-35-6
ISBN ebook 978-1-911525-36-3
This new book explores the central mystery within creativity and reveals how it can be harnessed to influence and advance all aspects of our lives. While our world races on with advances breaking every day and experts faltering in the face of the explosion of new knowledge, we all need to open our imagination to take advantage of the opportunities.
In I Wonder: the Science of Imagination, author J D Rhodes seeks to inspire a new understanding of what is involved in growing this ephemeral skill, which is often undervalued but which has become essential to success in all areas of modern life.
Drawing from his decades of research into creativity and his role as an educator to business leaders, J D Rhodes, known as Jerry Rhodes, shows how imagination offers a way of winning by taking out-of-the-ordinary approaches to tasks that are either aspirational or exceptionally difficult.
Rhodes invites us to imagine what it would be like to be without imagination: how this would limit and undermine everything in life. He shows us the benefits of creative thinking and the actions readers can take to reduce inner barriers to thought in order to generate better ideas.
In I Wonder: the Science of Imagination Jerry Rhodes encourages readers to be more daring: to aspire to making and exploiting outrageous connections in the mind that bring brilliant flights of wonder. Original and penetrating, it is an insight into how to teach creativity, how to think outside the box, and the perfect tool for those looking to develop themselves and take the next step in their careers.
About the author: After graduating from Oxford, Jerry Rhodes climbed the ladder of business before founding his own consultancy. Within a year he was invited to join a research team investigating skilful thinking in Philips, Eindhoven. From this he built a system, known as Effective Intelligence, to train others to improve their thinking. It is available under licence internationally. He lives in the Cotswolds, England, where he has founded a Trust to bring the benefits of a lifetime’s work to families. Rhodes has published two books, Conceptual Toolmaking: Expert Systems of the Mind and The Colours of your Mind and has contributed to numerous journals and collections.
I Wonder: The Science of Imagination by J.D. Rhodes published Clink Street Publishing 7th February 2017 is available to purchase from online retailers including Amazon and to order from all good bookstores. Fastest and easiest way: use the ISBN numbers. Paperback 978-1-911525-35-6 ebook 978-1-911525-36-3
Launch party for 'I Wonder'
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