The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything
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... show more
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.
Publish date: December 29th 2009
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Shelf Notes Review Dear Reader,The Element made for an interesting listen, since I audio-booked this. The Audio version had many pros and cons. I'm not a huge fan of self-help books but when I do read one, I prefer to listen to the audio book. This particular book had an excellent narrator and was...
This was my first venture into audiobooks. I feel kind of guilty counting this as "read". Listening to Ken Robinson sure made doing the dishes a lot more enjoyable. What I really took from this audiobook is that our educational system in the U.S. needs a complete overhaul. Well, I already know t...
I'm always interested in folks who see the problem in the mass production of little people-cogs through public education. I watched a TED clip of Ken Robinson and looked up his books, then got this at the library to read, thinking perhaps that since he saw the problem he would have something intere...
This was a fairly good read. I didn't really get into until halfway through. A crime/mystery/detective story set in Paris. The descriptions of Paris were good and the main character was likeable. There wasn't enough excitement or suspense, I guess.