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A breakthrough book about talent, passion, and achievement from one of the world's leading thinkers on creativity and self-fulfillment.
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 transformA-ing education, business, and communities in the twenty-first century.
Robinson presents the theme of creativity and innovation in away that makes you want to go out and make your dreams a reality. . . . ["The Element"] is a book that lightens and lifts the minds and hearts of all who read it.--Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.
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. 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 standard.
The diversity of intelligence, the power of imagination and creativity, and the importance of commitment to our own capabilities