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Sorel Men's Caribou NM1000 Boot,Buff,10 M
Sorel Men's Caribou NM1000 Boot,Buff,10 M
Offered by Zacky's
Price: $79.97
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't make em like they used to!, November 7, 2014
I bought these boots because a friend swears by the ones he has had for the past 10-15 years. Within the first year of using these boots, the rubber cracked and split open in FOUR place! On the sole of both boots around where the ball of the foot is, and also on side-top of the boot in that same area, where the boot flexes most often. I've tried to repair them with various glues but nothing sticks because the areas of damage are under constant motion when walking.
Just google "history of Sorel" you'll see that about 4 years ago, the company changed hands and the quality went out the window.

Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative
Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative
by Ken Robinson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $16.16
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2.0 out of 5 stars Title is misleading, just watch his talks online., January 20, 2012
Another reviewer had said many of the same things that I would say here, but I felt that another similar voice was needed. Similarly, I cannot give this book a bad review, but simply say that it is poorly titled; Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative, is misleading as to the actual contents of the book.

The book is largely about the history of creativity, through interesting anecdotes, factoids, statistics, stories, speculations and opinions. I kept on waiting for chapters like "Being Creative" and "Learning to be Creative" to have some actual, useful suggestions on actually being creative, but was disappointed only to read yet another set of arguments on why creativity is so important and why we should all be creative and teach others to be creative. I also found parts to be quite repetitive, reframing arguments from earlier chapters in an only slightly different context. Also, if you are familiar with Robinson's talks online about creativity and passion, you will recognize many of the anecdotal passages almost verbatim, except without the charismatic presentation.

If you're looking for a quiet and quick weekend read that is chock full of conversation fodder, then sure, pick this book up and enjoy it, but if you're as busy as most of us are these days, I'd recommend watching Robinson's two Ted talks and the one on Passion he gave for the School of Life. They are more than adequate summaries of this book, highly engaging and easily shared with others.

In my opinion, the book is successful in making the argument for creativity, but lacks the usefulness that the title promises.
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