The Element is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion. When people arrive at the Element, they feel most themselves and most inspired and achieve at their highest levels. With a wry sense of humor, Ken Robinson looks at the conditions that enable us to find ourselves in the Element and those that stifle that possibility. Drawing on the stories of a wide range of people, including Paul McCartney, Matt Groening, Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, and Bart Conner, he shows that age and occupation are no barrier and that this is the essential strategy for transforming education, business, and communities in the twenty-first century.
A breakthrough book about talent, passion, and achievement from one of the world’s leading thinkers on creativity and self-fulfillment.
Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D., author of The Element, Finding Your Element, and Out of Our Minds, is an internationally recognized leader in education and the development of creativity, innovation, and human potential. Listed by Fast Company as “one of the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation” and ranked among the Thinkers50 of the world’s top business thought leaders, he has worked with governments in Europe and Asia, international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, national and state education systems, and some of the world’s leading nonprofit and cultural organizations
For 12 years, he was professor of education at the University of Warwick in the U.K. and is now professor emeritus. His famous 2006 talk to the prestigious TED conference is the most-watched in TED history and has been seen by an estimated 300 million people in more than 150 countries. Born in the U.K., he lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife, Lady (Therese) Robinson, a writer and novelist