The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life Summary

The SQUEEZE: The notion of possibility is a concept that is gaining new ground within the fields of psychology and music programming. Possibility opens the mind to creativity, which in turn, guides people in their pursuit of personal and professional fulfillment. This is the sentiment of “The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life.” In the book, authors Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander offer creative paradigms that center on “possibility” being the driving force for every aspect of human life. The authors believe that life is composed of a story; in adding to this base new definitions of living, much more is realistically possible. In the book, the authors offer uplifting case studies, parables, and anecdotes of personal experiences. “The Art of Possibility” is a must-read for people who want to pursue personal transformation and radiate the lives of many around them.

Notable Endorsement: "The passionate energy permeating The Art of Possibility is a true force for every reader for self-development and life fulfillment." —Klaus Schwab, founder and president, World Economic Forum

Common Q’s Answered by this Book:

  • What is “Rule Number 6”?
  • What are the steps to the practice of framing?
  • What are the two steps for “giving way to passion”?
  • What is the WE story?
  • What is the practice of “enrollment”?


About the Author: Rosamund Zander is a family therapist and executive coach; she speaks on the subject of leadership and the pursuit of effective action. Zander believes that creativity is an innate characteristic specific to adult capacity. Zander’s goal is to help people pursue more effective personal and professional relationships through nventive

coaching and creative techniques. Zander works with multiple corporations and organizations and she has been featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes and in the Parade Magazine. Zander completed a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and a master’s degree from Boston University’s School of Social Work. Zander currently operates a private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Benjamin Zander is currently the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic. He has served as a guest conductor for multiple symphonies around the world; he frequently gives performances at the Philharmonia Orchestra of London. For more than thirty years, he has taught at the New England Conservatory in Boston and currently runs a music program at the Walnut Hill School dedicated to young performing artists. Benjamin Zander trained under Benjamin Britten and Imogen Holst; trained as a cellist in Italy and Germany; and completed postgraduate studies at Harvard University. Benjamin Zander received the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.


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  • Publisher: Penguin Books (September 2002)

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