Qty:1
  • List Price: $24.95
  • Save: $4.81 (19%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Details
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: 100% guaranteed delivery with Fulfillment By Amazon. There is slight highlighting or marking on the pages. Outside page edges show slight discoloration. This hardback book shows normal shelf wear associated with limited use. This cover or dust jacket has light scratches and/or indentations on its surface.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

The Art of Original Thinking: The Making of a Thought Leader Hardcover – August 1, 2006


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$20.14
$8.23 $0.76
Best%20Books%20of%202014

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book: Use promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout to get an extra 30% off any book for a limited time. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks. Restrictions apply. Learn more.

  • Get a $100 Amazon.com Gift Card: Get the Discover it chrome card and get a $100.00 Amazon.com Gift Card* after your first purchase within 3 months. Learn more.

Frequently Bought Together

The Art of Original Thinking: The Making of a Thought Leader + No Ordinary Time: The Rise of Spiritual Intelligence and Evolutionary Creativity
Price for both: $33.39

One of these items ships sooner than the other.

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: 9th Element Press (August 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977421309
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977421305
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #162,137 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Jan Phillips is a visionary thought leader, award-winning author and dynamic speaker. She teaches individuals and organizations to ignite their original thinking and capitalize on their diverse strengths to achieve success while being a force for good in the world.

Jan is known worldwide for her keynote speaking, workshops and multimedia video presentations. She creates a unique multi-sensory experience, weaving humor, storytelling, captivating imagery, and music to inspire and ignite insights for life-changing action. Jan shows people how to access their wisdom, activate their own creative energy and communicate with passion and power.

Jan is one of the founders and principal members of the 9th Element Group, an organization dedicated to promoting thought leadership by providing compelling keynote speakers, educational programs, products, workshops and seminars. Her own quest has led her into and out of a religious community, across the U.S. on a Honda motorcycle, and around the world on a one-woman peace pilgrimage. Blending east and west, art and activism, reflection and ritual, Jan’s transformational presentations inspire consciousness and commitment.


More About the Author



Jan Phillips is an evolutionary artist, author, workshop director and social activist. She is co-founder and Executive Director of the Livingkindness Foundation (www.livingkindness.org), a global network of grassroots philanthropists turning creativity into compassionate action. Jan is also co-founder of Syracuse Cultural Workers, publishers of artwork for social justice and global consciousness. (www.syracuseculturalworkers.com)
She has taught in 23 countries, made a peace pilgrimage around the world, produced 2 CDs of original music, and created several videos on the power of creativity to transform consciousness. Her other books include The Art of Original Thinking-The Making of a Thought Leader, Divining the Body, Marry Your Muse, God is at Eye Level--Photography as a Healing Art, Making Peace, Born Gay, and A Waist is a Terrible Thing to Mind.
As a performing artist/speaker, Jan brings music, poetry, and images to all her audiences, using the arts to inspire as well as inform. Blending east and west, art and activism, reflection and ritual, Jan's presentations provoke original thinking and evolutionary action. With stories, humor and cutting edge creativity, she connects the dots between science, spirituality and social action. Visit www.janphillips.com for her books, CDs, videos and calendar of workshops.

No matter what our attempts to inform,
it is our ability to inspire that will turn the tides.
--from Marry Your Muse

Customer Reviews

Phillips definitely is a master at the art of original thinking!
J. Daker
For far too long the world corporate mantra has been: profits, shareholder equity, and great wealth for a small select group of people.
ilewinter
Ms. Phillips believes in telling stories, because stories reach through and around our barriers--stories can move our hearts.
Rod Harrington

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rod Harrington on January 5, 2009
Format: Hardcover
It's obvious that we live in a world with many serious problems. Poverty stalks the globe. Children are dying of preventable illnesses. Wars are killing and maiming civilians. Yes, there are problems, we acknowledge, but they're going to have to be up to someone else to solve--not us. The "experts" will find a way. We have enough problems of our own.

We've been socialized to be sheep, to be patient when bureaucracy is slow. Jan Phillips writes, "Thought leaders do not wait in silence. Nor do they wait for others' minds to be opened, or for safe places to speak into. Thought leaders are the openers of minds, the modern day prophets...."

The paradigm we grew up with says it's every man for himself. Do the best you can, donate a little money once in a while to ease your conscience, and believe for the best. But as Phillips says, "We are here to advance life...to be...a perpetrator of inspiration, a leader of thought and heartfelt action....This is the time, and we are the ones."

The book is filled with stories of people who made a difference, of companies that broke the mold of ordinary thinking, that found new visions for themselves and their world. Of companies who found that "doing [good] unto the least of these" not only feels right, but can be profitable at the same time.

Ms. Phillips believes in telling stories, because stories reach through and around our barriers--stories can move our hearts. One example: "Half of us do not have access to clean water. Five thousand children die every day from waterborne illnesses. That's equivalent to twelve full jumbo jets crashing every day. How can it be that we have a dozen jets crashing every day and we're not doing anything about it?
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Susan E. Lawson on August 17, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Now you'll be able to argue with the best of them that the old ways of doing business are on their way out. This book is not pie-in-the-sky theories of how businesses should be more responsible, it's real world examples of how businesses can do good by doing good. I found this book inspirational, educational, and captivating. The first thing I did was take it to my business school to see if they could incorporate it into their program. Things don't have to be the way they are in business. There is a better way and Jan Phillips shows it to you.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Checkal on March 2, 2009
Format: Hardcover
What would our current economic conditions in this country have been if more businesses had read and acted on Jan Phillips book "The Art of Original Thinking"? What we need in today's economic climate is many, many more "Thought Leaders" and the attitudes contained in this book.

Ms. Phillips should send her book to President Obama, members of Congress and the SBA!! Business schools should get out of their stone age thinking of profits only and embrace the principles of also creating a better world for everyone.

This is a book I will highly recommend to all my clients thinking of starting their own businesses or those wanting to make changes in the businesses they already have. Just reading the Chapter titles alone is inspiring!!

If you want to be a part of the current economic solution, then get this book and study it!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Price on August 10, 2006
Format: Hardcover
A white paper does not a thought leader make. Now, with The Art of Original Thinking: The Making of A Thought Leader, Jan Phillips has defined what true thought leadership is.

Ever thought about exactly where YOUR thoughts originated? Family, friends, media to name a few.

Phillips tells us that thought leaders are original thinkers - and in order to become an original thinker we have to be willing to engage in a three step process: 1. Release the Past, 2. Embrace the Present, and 3. Create the Future.

This is a groundbreaking book - information you won't find anywhere else about companies who are doing well while doing good - and NOT just the usual Starbucks, Whole Foods, Body Shop...how about a carpet manufacturer? How about Capital ONE?

Add this to your business classics list.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ilewinter on August 12, 2006
Format: Hardcover
At a time in history when we seem to be more about the now and about ourselves, Ms. Phillips challenges us to consider a longer term view of how we impact our world and the people around us.

For far too long the world corporate mantra has been: profits, shareholder equity, and great wealth for a small select group of people. The effect has impacted our environment. our society, and the lives of many.

A philosophy based in elevating humanity and the environment to equality with profits so that the acts of corporations care for both people and planet is good for all.

I think everyone should read this book. Not only thought leaders, but also thought influencers, which we all are. Kudos to Ms. Phillips for clearly defining a paradigm that should become the mantra for the new millennium.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Donna Coomer on December 27, 2008
Format: Hardcover
For the first time in my reviewing career I didn't finish the book I was to review. But it's not for the reason you think. After I got past the, "wow, this is a lot of information to take in", I drifted to, " I want to savour this".

What does that mean for you, the potential reader and book buyer? It means that waiting on the shelf is a volume that is intentionally intentional. For you see its intention is that you do something original. Now book buying is not that original, but it could be that for you, taking the first toward learning, about the art of original thinking is.

Jan Phillips has developed herself into an original thinker after stumbling around a bit. Like the rest of us, guidance is always welcome, Jan's has nicely come when she least expected it and from the most unlikeliest of sources.

Her journey to interview folks about their values offers some wonderful tidbits of how education and enlightenment floats down on us like snow each flake of knowledge wondrous and different.

Jan calls on some well-known original thinkers like: Rumi, Ghandi, The Dalai Lama and Martin Luther King, Jr. and some that may be new to you like: Norman Cousins, Rudolph Bahro, Barbara Marx Hubbard, and Ken Wilber to put forth their own original offerings.

We also touch base with the likes of Ben Cohen, one of the founders of Ben & Jerry's, Timberland's CEO Jeffrey Swartz, and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters CEO Bob Stiller. All offer original ideas on what they've tried, showing that even multi-million dollar companies can take their original thoughts outside of the R&D department and apply them in other areas that elevate them onto the "best places to work" list year after year.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews