The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything
From one of the world's leading thinkers and speakers on creativity and self-fulfillment, a breakthrough book about talent, passion, and achievementThe element is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion. When people arrive at the element, they feel most themselves and most... show more
From one of the world's leading thinkers and speakers on creativity and self-fulfillment, a breakthrough book about talent, passion, and achievementThe 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. The Element draws on the stories of a wide range of people, from ex-Beatle Paul McCartney to Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons; from Meg Ryan to Gillian Lynne, who choreographed the Broadway productions of Cats and The Phantom of the Opera; and from writer Arianna Huffington to renowned physicist Richard Feynman and others, including business leaders and athletes. It explores the components of this new paradigm: The diversity of intelligence, the power of imagination and creativity, and the importance of commitment to our own capabilities. 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. He shows that age and occupation are no barrier, and that once we have found our path we can help others to do so as well. The Element shows the vital need to enhance creativity and innovation by thinking differently about human resources and imagination. It is also an essential strategy for transforming education, business, and communities to meet the challenges of living and succeeding in the twenty-first century.
Publish date: January 8th 2009
Publisher: Viking Adult
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.