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Kids Who Think Outside the Box
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"Foreword: The Importance of Individuality and Thinking Differently by Mary Ann Dudko, Ph.D. xi Preface xvii Acknowledgments xix Introduction: Who Are the Kids Who Think Outside the Box? xxi Part One NURTURING YOUR UNIQUE CHILD 1 Do All Kids Have Out-of-the-Box Potential? You Bet They Do! 3 Part Two LIVING LEGENDS AND EMINENT ACHIEVERS: THEIR STORIES 11 THE ARTISTS SPIKE LEE Filmmaker, Actor, Author, Teacher 14 A Strong Sense of Self PAUL McCARTNEY Musician, Composer, Performer, Writer, Producer 20 The Positive Power of Love PHILIPPE ROUSSELOT Cinematographer, Artist, Filmmaker 22 Be Proud of Being Different JOHN NELS HATLEBERG Artist, Designer 27 Security, Patience, Perseverance BARBARA CHASE-RIBOUD Writer, Sculptor 32 Never Be Afraid CHRISTINE CHOY Artist, Filmmaker, Teacher 36 Imagination and Creativity JOHN WESTERMANN Writer 41 Never Quit THE LEADERS ROBERT D. HORMATS Economist, Financier, Ambassador 44 Run Your Own Race MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG Mayor, Entrepreneur 50 Listen, Question, Test, Think RICHARD "MIKE" MULLANE Astronaut, Writer 53 It Always Counts ELON MUSK Entrepreneur 57 Innovation, Drive, and Determination ERIC ANDERSON Entrepreneur 61 Don't Be Afraid to Take a Chance NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON Astrophysicist 65 Reach for Your Own Star DOUG MOSS Publisher, Environmentalist 70 Ambition and Perseverance JACK J. CAMBRIA New York Police Department Hostage Negotiator 75 Never Give Up MARK NORELL Paleontologist 78 Work Hard, Play Hard, Think Hard, Finish Stuff JOHN A. HAYS Deputy Chairman, Christie's, North and South America 82 You Can Do Anything If You Set Your Mind to It JOSEPH DENOFRIO Senior Vice President for Fashion, Macy's 84 Aim High JOHN R. PASSARINI Educator, Coach 88 Limited Only by Our Thoughts DOUGLAS JACKSON Educator 93 Make the Connections Between What Could Be and What Is THE SCIENTISTS MARIO J. MOLINA Nobel Prize Winning Chemist 97 It's OK to Be Original ADAM G. RIESS Astrophysicist 102 Knowledge ... the Great Equalizer VINTON G. CERF Internet Cofounder and Developer 105 Conventional Wisdom Is Not Always Right DOUGLAS C. ENGELBART Computer Scientist 109 Imagine All Kinds of Things MEHMET OZ Surgeon, Naturalist 114 Persistent Curiosity STEVEN I. PFEIFFER Psychologist, Educator 117 Let Your Dreams Evolve THE ATHLETES ROD GILBERT Ice Hockey All-Star 120 Go the Extra Mile BRIAN MARTIN Luge Olympic Medallist 126 Unyielding Devotion and Dedication RACHAEL SCDORIS Iditarod Sled Dog Musher 130 Ignore What Others Say, Do What You Love TORI MURDEN McCLURE Rower, Skier, Mountain Climber 134 Patience, Endurance, Resourcefulness FRED ZIMNY U.S. National and Olympic Luge Team Manager 140 Unconditional Support Part Three THE SOURCE BOOK: Exceptional Programs, Adventures, and Voyages for Your Child: Ages Youth to College 145 PROGRAMS: BY SPHERE OF INTEREST Altruist: Community Servant, Healer, Teacher 149 Artist: Musician, Performer 159 Athlete: Competitor 173 Designer: Architect 177 Entrepreneur: Financier, Economist 187 Historian 189 Intellectual 195 Inventor: Innovator, Computer Scientist/Technician 205 Leader: Negotiator, Debater, Peacemaker 210 Naturalist: Outdoor Adventurer, Explorer 216 Observer: Writer 227 Scientist 233 Other Significant Programs/Services 246 Index 251"

About the Author

Stephanie Lerner (New York, NY) has produced programs for national and local radio and TV. Her shows have included Power Profiles; Time of Your Life; and Stephanie Lerner and Company.

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