The Art of Possibility

Eric VandeVoorde
2010 Journal of College Orientation, Transition, and Retention  
The Art of Possibility is a light-hearted, inspiring book appropriate for common reading programs, class discussion, and first-year student writing at both two-year and four-year institutions. The book entices readers to move beyond their comfort zones and into the realm of possibility by utilizing twelve well-outlined practices. In fact, the authors are so committed to indoctrinating their readers into belief in the benefits of possibility that the first page of the text is devoted to Emily
more » ... kinson's celebrated poem, "I Dwell in Possibility." Certainly, the respective experience of each author on an individual level would lend credibility to the book's content, but, when combined, Zander and Zander's suggested techniques for increased openness cannot be ignored. Rosamund Stone Zander is an executive coach, family systems therapist, and gifted artist with a master's degree from Boston University's School of Social Work. Benjamin Zander has more than 30 years of experience as a conductor of the Boston Philharmonic. He is a sought-after speaker for his presentations on leadership and creativity. The authors' unique perspectives provide a healthy balance between creativity and practicality, between music and social work, and between current reality and future possibility.
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