Kids Who Think Outside the Box: Helping Your Unique Child Thrive in a Cookie-Cutter World
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"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 mentoring and empowering children with high potential. "Kids Who Think Outside the Box" presents strategies for parents, teachers, and others to use to harness a child's natural inclinations and gifts, whatever they may be. First-person narratives include: legendary musician and former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney; Academy Award[registered] - nominated director, producer, and actor Spike Lee; New York City Mayor and former Bloomberg LLP Chief Executive Michael R. Bloomberg; Goldman Sachs Vice Chairman Robert D. Hormats; artist Chuck Close; hockey legend Rod Gilbert; presidential advisor Michael Gerson; world-renowned heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz; naturalist and South Pole explorer Tori Murden McClure; and others. The book also includes an extensive directory of programs and resources, from science camps to performing arts academies, leadership institutes, elite sports training programs, and more. Far from fanciful theory, this book is designed to be used in the development of our future "living legends." Featuring an unprecedented confluence of first-hand accounts, careful research, and practical tools and resources, "Kids Who Think Outside the Box" will help readers tap the vast potential in every child."
kids to the world around them and what it offers, kids don’t know what they can do unless they are exposed to it. owe all my success to my parents and grandparents, because they instilled in me a sense of confidence. Even before I became a filmmaker, or wanted to become a filmmaker, they worked hard to provide me with a sense of self that has stayed with me in whatever I do or undertake. I Source: Printed with the permission from Shelton J. “Spike” Lee, Writer, Director Producer. 16 Kids
perform it better than I could. He did. Thanks Carl. This job continued through my high school years. I did great at school. I scored very high on the standardized tests and received a lot of advice to aim for a conventional profession. The guidance counselors kept repeating “law school,” but my mind was on planning the best candy and ice cream 86 Kids WHO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX presentations anywhere. I guess aiming high works as well in the candy business as it does in the courtroom.
months and sustained several injuries preparing for this event. I was one of Katie’s coaches for her marathon walk, and it was Katie who nominated me for the Disney American Teaching Award. Katie survived 13 life-threatening surgeries and was in constant pain before she died in October 2002. Katie was the epitome of mental toughness. Katie taught me that we are limited only by our thoughts and that the human spirit has unlimited potential. I bring this spirit to every part of my life, including
have learned about the world. Because of the hard work and intense effort of an everyday guy (that being me), I have learned many valuable life lessons, including how to go fast and how to be a better person. These are two totally different lessons, but both being important to who I am as a person, and what I do as an athlete. I feel blessed that I have had the opportunity to follow my dreams and compete in luge for so many years. I know that it has not only been my dedication that has earned me
in some ways, they are just like you and me, and like our children. The narratives are written for both parents and children. The stories, which let us take a look into their individual journeys, say so much about life, determination, and commitment. Some are personal and revealing; others give us an important glimpse into the way our eminent achievers and living legends look at life. One thing INTRODUCTION xxix that shines through is that each of them is unique in thought, spirit, and