I just started reading The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life (2000) by Rosmund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander. It’s another of the books recommended by Srikumar S. Rao to achieve your life potential. The Art of Possibility is a flowing, accessible narrative that’s easy to wrap your mind around. While reading on the Metro, I’ve felt tears welling up from within at some of the most compelling passages. This book grew out of teaching, coaching and mentoring that the authors have done at corporations, universities and elsewhere so it synthesizes an approach to instill and encourage creativity. Benjamin Zander is a conductor and musician and his wife, Rosmund, is a family therapist and executive coach.
The authors describe the text as a “book of practices” because their 12 rules challenge standard assumptions so that an individual can achieve “a total shift of posture, perception, beliefs and thought processes.” They cannot be accused of shooting low.