Dennis Wright Posted about 1 year ago What are the challenges that gifted and creative individuals face at present? Reine de violettes, thanks for your endorsement. I am in Canada and perhaps the Empire has managed to stay ahead of the tidal wave of corporate management so far. The system in Ontario, where I am , is generally recognized as superior but we still lag behind the Finns. They have largely eliminated competitive academics, I understand, to create schools without failure. Students excelled when the treat of failure was removed. For more on schools without failure, reference William Glasser, a proponent of Reality Therapy. He has several good books in print, including "Schools Without Failure". He focuses on co-operative and team learning which removes the idea of there being winners and losers.