Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World - eBook  -     By: Tony Wagner
Buy Item InStock9.99$9.99 Add To Cart

Add To Wishlist

Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World - eBook

Scribner / 2012 / ePub

$9.99 (CBD Price)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW20216EB

* This product is available for purchase only in the USA.

Have questions about eBooks? Check out our eBook FAQs.

  • Others Also Purchased (15)
Others Also Purchased (15)
  1. In Stock
    Retail: $4.99
    Add To Cart
  2. In Stock
    Retail: $9.99
    Add To Cart

Product Information

Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Scribner
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 9781451611526
ISBN-13: 9781451611526
Availability: In Stock

Other Customers Also Purchased

Related Products

  1. Standing Lectern, Hardwood Maple with Walnut Finish
    Standing Lectern, Hardwood Maple with Walnut Finish
    Christian Brands / Stratford Chapel / Other
  2. KJV Concord Reference, Calf Split Leather, Thumb-Indexed, black
    KJV Concord Reference, Calf Split Leather, Thumb-Indexed, black
    Cambridge Bibles / 2011 / Genuine Leather
    $132.99 Retail: $200.00 Save 34% ($67.01)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
  3. The Practice of Godliness
    The Practice of Godliness
    Jerry Bridges
    NavPress / 2016 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 31% ($5.00)
  4. I Am a Church Member: Discovering the Attitude that Makes the Difference
    I Am a Church Member: Discovering the Attitude that Makes the Difference
    Thom S. Rainer
    B&H Books / 2013 / Hardcover
    $5.99 Retail: $12.99 Save 54% ($7.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 47 Reviews Video

Publisher's Description

From a prominent educator, author, and founder of Harvard’s Change Leadership Group comes a provocative look at why innovation is today’s most essential real-world skill and what young people need from parents, teachers, and employers to become the innovators of America’s future.

In this groundbreaking book, education expert Tony Wagner provides a powerful rationale for developing an innovation-driven economy. He explores what parents, teachers, and employers must do to develop the capacities of young people to become innovators. In profiling compelling young American innovators such as Kirk Phelps, product manager for Apple’s first iPhone, and Jodie Wu, who founded a company that builds bicycle-powered maize shellers in Tanzania, Wagner reveals how the adults in their lives nurtured their creativity and sparked their imaginations, while teaching them to learn from failures and persevere. Wagner identifies a pattern—a childhood of creative play leads to deep-seated interests, which in adolescence and adulthood blossom into a deeper purpose for career and life goals. Play, passion, and purpose: These are the forces that drive young innovators.
     Wagner shows how we can apply this knowledge as educators and what parents can do to compensate for poor schooling. He takes readers into the most forward-thinking schools, colleges, and workplaces in the country, where teachers and employers are developing cultures of innovation based on collaboration, interdisciplinary problem-solving, and intrinsic motivation. The result is a timely, provocative, and inspiring manifesto that will change how we look at our schools and workplaces, and provide us with a road map for creating the change makers of tomorrow.
     Creating Innovators will feature its own innovative elements: more than sixty original videos that expand on key ideas in the book through interviews with young innovators, teachers, writers, CEOs, and entrepreneurs, including Thomas Friedman, Dean Kamen, and Annmarie Neal. Produced by filmmaker Robert A. Compton, the videos are accessible via links and QR codes placed throughout the eBook text or by visiting

Author Bio

Tony Wagner currently serves as an Expert In Residence at Harvard University’s Innovation Lab. Previously he has worked as a high school teacher, K-8 principal, university professor, and founding executive director of Educators for Social Responsibility. Tony is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and the author of Creating Innovators and The Global Achievement Gap.

Editorial Reviews

“A road map for parents who want to sculpt their children into innovative thinkers.”—USA Today
"In this fascinating book, Tony Wagner addresses one of our most urgent questions: How do we create the next generation of innovators? By telling the stories of young creators, and by taking us inside cutting-edge programs, Wagner shows that the answer isn't to double-down on outmoded, formulaic solutions--but to embrace the principles of play, passion, and purpose. Creating Innovators is important reading for anyone concerned about the future."--Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind
“In the equation of world success, superior innovation is the only factor that can keep America #1. Two passionate citizens, innovators in their own right, have produced a compelling prescription for our time. Read it, watch it, and spread the word.”--Mitch Daniels, Governor, State of Indiana
"To combat the competitive threat from economies like Brazil, Russia, India and China, we must develop empowered entrepreneurs and innovators. Creating Innovators is a masterful work that shows us how. Tony Wagner's case studies reveal more about these fine innovators than he may have realized. World leaders, business executives, educators, policy makers and parents, take note!"--Dr. Annmarie Neal Founder, Center for Leadership Innovation and Former Chief Talent Officer, Cisco Systems
“Tony Wagner makes a compelling case for how our education system has to change if we are to create the innovators we need to face tomorrow's challenges. If you are an educator, a parent of a child struggling with conventional education, or an employer looking to have a pipeline of creative talent, then read this book, take note of the ideas and play your part in creating the change we must make happen.”--Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO
"In my life I have met and worked with individuals who help create the world they live in—innovators. Their lives are so much more fulfilling than people who live in a world of someone else's creation. This book, in a clear, tangible way, explores how to help young people access skills of innovation and lead richer lives."--Brad Anderson, former CEO, Best Buy Corporation
“In just the click of a mouse, we left the Industrial Age for the Information Age. Now just as quickly, we find ourselves in a new age of our society and economy; the Innovation Age. Tony Wagner and Bob Compton have provided a powerful tool for parents, educators and students seeking success in this new society and economy.”--Dr. Tony Bennett, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction
“Many have written about the paucity of innovation in America. Others have chronicled our schools' struggles to improve on dimensions of skills that matter. In this book, Wagner has positioned himself astride these critical challenges in a way that clarifies what we must do to address these problems, and how we can do it--making this a must read for anyone interested in the education of our nation.”--Clayton Christensen, Professor, Harvard Business School, and author of Disrupting Class
“A seminal analysis promising hope for the future through small wonders in the classroom.”—Kirkus

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook


Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search