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4.0 out of 5 stars A book that should inspire if you approach it correctly, 16 July 2008
This review is from: Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery (Voices That Matter) (Paperback)
I like this book but it needs the right attitude to get the best from it. Having just finished a masters degree where my thesis revolved around adults and especially children develop there cognitive and creative skills. The research really basically looked at the physiological and philosophical nuts and bolts of cognitive/creative development when we are young and then moved on to how we can use it these skills today. If there has been one thing I have learnt from 2 years pf research is the creativity is one important and can't be taught. Comments like the Luigi Clemente above which dismisses a book or an idea as being generic because there are no practical help is missing the barn door by such a margin as to be to not even to have seen the barn door in the first place. Creativity and cognitive skills can't be taught by supplying practical advice. It is something that is unique to all of us. It is our creativity that makes us who we are. Creativity here is not be defined as just drawing a picture but rather the unique connection we all make between all the various areas of our brain and how those linkages create new of different aspects, concepts and ideas. You can not achieve this through someone giving you practical advice or suggestions that luigi Clemente is complaining is an oxymoron of a complaint. This book is great but to get the best out of it has to come from you. it is meant to inspire. If we are always looking for practical advice from someone else we will never truly becreative or develop better cognitive skills
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Initial post: 8 Mar 2009 22:25:49 GMT
true but still a checklist certainly helps

Posted on 28 Apr 2009 07:26:41 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Apr 2009 07:27:47 BDT
Maybe you didn't quite understand - the idea of reviewing a book is to "review the book". A mini lecture on your own ideas about cognitive and creative development doesn't quite fit that description. Hence the 0 out of 6 rating (at the time of writing).
Know what I mean?

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Sep 2009 23:02:40 BDT
Your comment hits the mark. Nothing worse than a waffling ego trip posing as a review, painful to read.....

Posted on 23 Mar 2010 21:53:32 GMT
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