Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World

Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World Author Tony Wagner
ISBN-10 145161151X
ISBN-13 9781451611519
Year 2015-02-10
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Scribner
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Tony Wagners groundbreaking bestsellera road map for parents who want to sculpt their children into innovative thinkers USA TODAY and a guide for an employer looking to have a pipeline of creative talent Tim Brown CEO of IDEO Harvard education expert Tony Wagner explores what parents teachers and employers must do to develop the capacities of young people to become innovators In profiling compelling young American innovators such as Kirk Phelps product manager for Apples first iPhone and Jodie Wu who founded a company that builds bicycle powered maize shellers in Tanzania Wagner reveals how the adults in their lives nurtured their creativity and sparked their imaginations while teaching them to learn from failures and persevere Play passion and purpose These are the forces that drive young innovators Wagner takes readers into the most forward thinking schools colleges and workplaces in the country where teachers and employers are developing cultures of innovation based on collaboration interdisciplinary problem solving and intrinsic motivation The result is a timely provocative and inspiring manifesto that offers crucial insight into creating the change makers of tomorrow

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