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Extraordinary Minds: Portraits of 4 Exceptional Individuals and an Examination of Our. Own Extraordinariness By Howard Gardner. Looking at how ordinary and extraordinary people develop, think and behave differently. Gardner sees 4 archetypes for extraordinary minds and profiles the quintessential example of each, then draws lessons. Ordinary vs Extraordinary Development Gardner spends a chapter looking at how children ordinarily develop into competent adults, and I won't go into that here. Standard development psychology

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Howard Gardner talked about his new book, Extraordinary Minds: Portraits of Exceptional Individuals and an Examination of Our Extraordinariness, published by Basic Books. The book examines what makes people extraordinarily mentally gifted through details of the lives of Mozart, Virginia Woolf, Freud and Gandhi.

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Fifteen years ago, psychologist and educator Howard Gardner introduced the idea of multiple intelligences, challenging the presumption that intelligence consists of verbal or analytic abilities only—those intelligences that schools tend to measure. He argued for a broader understanding of the intelligent mind, one that embraces creation in the arts and music, spatial reasoning, and the ability to understand ourselves and others.Today, Gardner's ideas have become widely accepted—indeed, they have changed how we think about intelligence, genius, creativity, and even leadership, and he is widely regarded as one of the most important voices writing on these subjects.Now, in Extraordinary Minds , a book as riveting as it is new, Gardner poses an important question: Is there a set of traits shared by all truly great achievers—those we deem extraordinary—no matter their field or the time period within which they did their important work?In an attempt to answer this question, Gardner first examines how most of us mature into more or less competent adults. He then examines closely four persons who lived unquestionably extraordinary lives—Mozart, Freud, Woolf, and Gandhi—using each as an exemplar of a different kind of extraordinariness: Mozart as the master of a discipline, Freud as the innovative founder of a new discipline, Woolf as the great introspector, and Gandhi as the influencer.What can we learn about ourselves from the experiences of the extraordinary? Interestingly, Gardner finds that an excess of raw power is not the most impressive characteristic shared by superachievers; rather, these extraordinary individuals all have had a special talent for identifying their own strengths and weaknesses, for accurately analyzing the events of their own lives, and for converting into future successes those inevitable setbacks that mark every life.Gardner provides answers to a number of provocative questions, among them: How do we explain extraordinary times—Athens in the fifth century B.C., the T'ang Dynasty in the eighth century, Islamic Society in the late Middle Ages, and New York at the middle of the century? What is the relation among genius, creativity, fame, success, and moral extraordinariness? Does extraordinariness make for a happier, more fulfilling life, or does it simply create a special onus?

Comments: (7)

Kerdana
Howard Gardner, as a professor of education at Harvard, and adjunct professor of neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, is well equipped to analyze the minds of extraordinary people.

In this work Gardner explores the lives, backgrounds, and traits of Wolfgang Mozart, Virginia Wolf, Sigmund Freud, and Mahatma Gandhi. After ten years of study, he concluded (p.xi) that there are four distinct varieties of extraordinary minds:

1). The Master.
2). The Maker.
3). The Introspector.
4). The Influencer.

A Master (Mozart) is an individual (p.11) who gains complete mastery over one or more domains of accomplishment. This occurs with established practice.

The Maker (Freud) is typically not satisfied (p.78) by a life working alongside others at the forefront of his domain, and moves regularly in new directions; confronting challenges that are invisible to, or resisted by others.

The Introspector (Wolf, p. 96) must master a domain of communication- a public symbol system. Usually this is the written word, but there are also introspective dancers and painters. Wolf created a new domain; the Experimental Novel.

The Influencer (Gandhi, p.111) often challenges authority and takes risks to achieve their goals. They create powerful stories and engage the minds and spirits of followers, and are thus able to convert power into influence.

Gardner asserts that if we are to have a world civilization that strives toward fairness and peacefulness, we must understand as much as possible about individuals of unusual promise and achievement. For it is through this understanding, that insights will come to unite talent and a sense of responsibility.

This is a very thought-provoking, interesting book, which seeks to inspire us to reach our own highest level of extraordinariness, and to use that achievement for the collective good. Gardner asserts that much of the good and bad in the world has been a result of the thoughts and actions of a few extraordinary individuals.

I learned a lot about what makes a person a leader and an icon. Excellent and highly recommended reading by a brilliant researcher.
Anarus
I read this book for an MBA course. It is well written and a great culmination of Gardners other books.
Yannara
Gardner is a major talent and innovator, and the book applies his theories on multiple intelligence in an entirely new way. As always, he helps one to see.
Nten
In depth analysis of contemporary extra ordinariness. Sincere suggestions to achieve extraordinariness.
Every young budding professional, whose objective is not alone taking care of hygiene factors of life.
There are very few books which have done such a thorough job of making extra ordinariness understandable with examples of personalities which today's generation has heard about.
GoodLike
excellent!
Perilanim
However, commonsensical, sometimes you need a book like this to remind ourselves to "reflect, leverage, and frame" who we are and how we can improve. More importantly on who we are and what can we be....
Scream_I LOVE YOU
Dated subject matter. Poor purchase on my part.
Intelligentia..... lots of words.... to say little....
Extraordinary Minds: Portraits Of 4 Exceptional Individuals And An Examination Of Our Own Extraordinariness (Masterminds Series) download epub
Behavioral Sciences
Author: Howard E. Gardner
ISBN: 0465045154
Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Behavioral Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Basic Books; 1st edition (May 1, 1997)
Pages: 192 pages