Kids Who Think Outside the Box: Helping Your Unique Child Thrive in a Cookie-Cutter World ( 2005 )
Look at today’s superachievers in business, technology, the arts, sports, and politics. What were they like as children and teens, and what brought out their incredible talents? In this extraordinary book, 22 unparalleled achievers from diverse professions talk about their own experiences, offering candid insights on how to mentor and empower our children. Kids Who Think Outside the Box presents practical ways to engage and harness a child’s natural inclinations and gifts, whatever they may be.First-person narratives include: Academy Award(r)-nominated director, producer, and actor Spike Lee * Legendary musician and former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney * New York City Mayor and former Bloomberg LLP Chief Executive Michael R.
Bloomberg * Goldman Sachs Vice Chairman Robert D. Hormats * hockey legend Rod Gilbert * world-renowned heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz * naturalist and South Pole explorer Tori Murden McClure * and other extraordinary individuals from the worlds of science, the arts, business, sports, leadership, and more.The book also includes an extensive directory of resources and programs that will help you and your child find a challenging and unforgettable experience in his or her area of interest. Far from fanciful theory, Kids Who Think Outside the Box is a valuable asset in the development of your unique child, whether or not he or she is destined to be a "living legend." Featuring an unprecedented confluence of firsthand accounts, careful research, and practical tools and resources, Kids Who Think Outside the Box will help you tap the vast potential in your child.