- Narrated by: Barry Abrams
- Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
- Release date: 12-14-21
The Creative Contrarian AudioBook Summary
Tackle your thorniest problems using the wise fool’s savvy strategies!
The wise fool is the archetypal contrarian known for his creativity, irreverence, and humor. He looks at life in unorthodox ways and pushes back against the status quo. Throughout history, powerful decision-makers (Egyptian pharaohs, Chinese emperors, Persian sultans, and European kings) consulted wise fools to question the assumptions that kept them mired in stale and obsolete solutions.
In The Creative Contrarian, best-selling author, speaker, and toy designer Dr. Roger von Oech provides listeners with a “Wise Fool Guide” to challenge established procedures and engage in creative thinking.
Roger shows how to gain the confidence to speak up in “groupthink” situations – and boldly present a different perspective. From laughing at your most beloved ideas to test their validity to adding constraints to problems to reveal new solutions, he offers a framework for creativity that works in business, design, education, and anywhere new ideas are required – and appreciated!