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Description - The Creative Edge by Brent D. Taylor

Discover the x-factor?the driving force behind
extraordinary success.
What accounts for the difference between the mega-success of
Madonna and a thousand other wannabees waiting in the wings? Why
did JK Rowling succeed where so many others aspiring writers have
failed? And what was it about the slightly neurotic and mediocre
schoolboy Sigmund Freud that ensured his position as one of the
most brilliant and original thinkers in history?
In this engrossing new book, Taylor builds on his theory that
feeling like an ?outsider? from an early age, whether
consciously or subconsciously not fitting into the norm, creates an
edge that can drive outstanding success in later life. To this core
philosophy Taylor adds a new ingredient: that of creativity, and he
explores the interplay of these two factors?a lack of
belonging and creativity?in the lives of a sparkling cast of
individuals. Go beyond the glitz and glamour to discover how
creative energy, harnessed to produce lives and works of
extraordinary genius, can often exist against a backdrop of
personal struggle and despair.
From childhood outsider to adult icon, understand the journey
of the following celebrities:

Brad Pitt ? Elvis Presley ? Frieda Kahlo ? Walt
Disney ? Sigmund Freud ? Albert Einstein ? Andy
Warhol ? Coco Chanel ? David Beckham ? Dan Brown
? John Lennon ? Sir Edmund Hillary ? JK Rowling
? Angelina Jolie ? Tiger Woods ? Amelia Earhart
? Madonna

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