Andover Educators

Lessons from the Art of Juggling: How to Achieve Your Full Potential in Business, Learning, and Life

By Michael Gelb and Tony Buzan
Crown Trade Paperbacks, New York. 1994.

Gelb and Buzan (discoverer of Mind Mapping) put their heads together in this excellent book for performers of all types. Using juggling as an actual activity and a metaphor for life and business we learn to allow ourselves to “fail” so our mind/body can really learn. “Dropping the balls” on purpose gives us the opportunity to become less reactive (stop trying too hard) and more responsive in productive ways. Once again the Alexander Technique is introduced as a practical method for achieving our full potential with appropriate effort and poise. Recommended by David Nesmith.

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