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The creative edge : insights from the lives of the world's most famous outsiders

Author: Brent D Taylor
Publisher: Milton, Qld. : John Wiley & Sons Australia, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Elvis Presley - Brad Pitt - Angelina Jolie - Madonna - JK Rowling - Dan Brown - Albert Einstein - Sigmund Freud - Coco Chanel - Amelia Earhart - Edmund Hillary - Tiger Woods - David Beckham - Looks at what makes an individual an "outsider"and how this sometimes leads to success in a particular avenue of life.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Case studies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Taylor, Brent D.
Creative edge.
Milton, Qld. : John Wiley & Sons Australia, 2008
(OCoLC)768332620
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brent D Taylor
ISBN: 9780731408474 0731408470
OCLC Number: 553012254
Description: xxiii, 366 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The cultural icons. Elvis Presley: kinky king of rock 'n' roll --
John Lennon: troubled but brilliant Beatle --
Madonna: exhibitionist pop diva --
Angelina Jolie: down-to-earth sex goddess --
Brad Pitt: celluloid chick magnet --
JK Rowling: spellbinding storyteller --
Dan Brown: cloak-and-dagger heretic --
Andy Warhol: eccentric art phenomenon --
Frida Kahlo: flamboyantly tragic artist --
Albert Einstein: physicist who escaped to the cosmos --
Sigmund Freud: psychoanalyst trapped by his own Oedipal complex --
Walt Disney: tyrannical nostalgia mogul --
Coco Chanel: fashion liberator --
Amelia Earhart: accident-prone aviatrix --
Edmund Hillary: Everest's unexpected conqueror --
Tiger Woods: self-programmed golf wizard --
David Beckham: fastidious football star --
pt. 2. Insights. The common factors --
What are outsiders? --
Outsiders are made early --
Intelligence and other advantages --
Creative edge --
Inventing their own lives --
Creative or crazy? --
Paying the piper --
Ten tips for aspiring cultural icons.
Responsibility: Brent D. Taylor.

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Elvis Presley - Brad Pitt - Angelina Jolie - Madonna - JK Rowling - Dan Brown - Albert Einstein - Sigmund Freud - Coco Chanel - Amelia Earhart - Edmund Hillary - Tiger Woods - David Beckham - Looks at what makes an individual an "outsider"and how this sometimes leads to success in a particular avenue of life.

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