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Synopsis: Discover the x-factor—the driving force behind extraordinary success.
What accounts for the difference between the mega-success of Madonna and a thousand other wannabees waiting in the wings? Why did JK Rowling succeed where so many others aspiring writers have failed? And what was it about the slightly neurotic and mediocre schoolboy Sigmund Freud that ensured his position as one of the most brilliant and original thinkers in history?
In this engrossing new book, Taylor builds on his theory that feeling like an ‘outsider’ from an early age, whether consciously or subconsciously not fitting into the norm, creates an edge that can drive outstanding success in later life. To this core philosophy Taylor adds a new ingredient: that of creativity, and he explores the interplay of these two factors—a lack of belonging and creativity—in the lives of a sparkling cast of individuals. Go beyond the glitz and glamour to discover how creative energy, harnessed to produce lives and works of extraordinary genius, can often exist against a backdrop of personal struggle and despair.
From childhood outsider to adult icon, understand the journey of the following celebrities:
Brad Pitt · Elvis Presley · Frieda Kahlo · Walt Disney · Sigmund Freud · Albert Einstein · Andy Warhol · Coco Chanel · David Beckham · Dan Brown · John Lennon · Sir Edmund Hillary · JK Rowling · Angelina Jolie · Tiger Woods · Amelia Earhart · Madonna
From the Back Cover: What did Elvis Presley have in common with Coco Chanel? How is Madonna similar to Andy Warhol? What does JK Rowling share with David Beckham? Why did they all become cultural icons?
They all share a creative edge! In this fascinating book, Brent D Taylor examines the lives of 17 cultural icons to determine how they became 'outsiders' and why this gave them a creative edge. Taylor explores the icons' experience sand qualities-from childhood trauma to sexual deviation, quirky behaviour to outright madness-to discover the roots of creativity.
In this book Taylor further develops his concept of outsiders-what shapes them and gives them an edge over the rest of us. The Creative Edge also includes 10 tips for aspiring cultural icons.
Title: The Creative Edge: 17 Biographies of ...
Publication Date: 2008
Book Condition: Good
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