Creating Innovators: The Making Of Young People Who Will Change The World

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Tony Wagner’s groundbreaking bestseller—“a road map for parents who want to sculpt their children into innovative thinkers” (USA TODAY) and a guide for “an employer looking to have a pipeline of creative talent” (Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO).

Harvard education expert Tony Wagner 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. Play, passion, and purpose: These are the forces that drive young innovators.

Wagner 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 offers crucial insight into creating the change makers of tomorrow.


  • CreatingInnovators 01 Open

    Duration: 01min
  • CreatingInnovators 02 Intro

    Duration: 12min
  • CreatingInnovators 03 Ch1a

    Duration: 24min
  • CreatingInnovators 04 Ch1b

    Duration: 26min
  • CreatingInnovators 05 Ch1c

    Duration: 16min
  • CreatingInnovators 06 Ch2a

    Duration: 24min
  • CreatingInnovators 07 Ch2b

    Duration: 20min
  • CreatingInnovators 08 Ch2c

    Duration: 19min
  • CreatingInnovators 09 Ch3a

    Duration: 27min
  • CreatingInnovators 10 Ch3b

    Duration: 19min
  • CreatingInnovators 11 Ch3c

    Duration: 20min
  • CreatingInnovators 12 Ch3d

    Duration: 22min
  • CreatingInnovators 13 Ch4a

    Duration: 18min
  • CreatingInnovators 14 Ch4b

    Duration: 21min
  • CreatingInnovators 15 Ch4c

    Duration: 15min
  • CreatingInnovators 16 Ch4d

    Duration: 28min
  • CreatingInnovators 17 Ch5a

    Duration: 25min
  • CreatingInnovators 18 Ch5b

    Duration: 27min
  • CreatingInnovators 19 Ch5c

    Duration: 27min
  • CreatingInnovators 20 Ch5d

    Duration: 28min
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