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Publisher Description

New York Times-bestselling breakthrough book about talent, passion, and achievement from the one of the world's leading thinkers on creativity and self-fulfillment. You, Your Child, and School is forthcoming from Viking.

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.

Also available from Ken Robinson is Finding Your Element, the practical guide to achieving your highest potential.

Health, Mind & Body
January 8
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

MarMar521 ,

Fascinating Subject!

Ken Robinson includes some fascinating points about the way our current education system does not always aid students in finding what they were meant to do. I found it a bit of a slow read and a bit repetitive, but it included a lot of stories of people who have found their “element,” which I found inspirational but could potentially be confusing or too detailed for certain readers. Overall, I would highly recommend this book to those who are still looking for their passion and those who believe they are stuck in their profession.

Real solutions. Finally. ,

Read this book

I wish the administrators of education everywhere would put the information and solutions put forth in this book into practice aroumd the world. This will take us a long way toward peace on earth for one and all. I am not kidding.
Plus it is a delight to read. No preaching. Truly remarkable.

Leadershipcoach ,

a Must!

Ken's book is simply a gem of wisdom coupled with suggested action. Should be required reading for anyone with ability, which is everyone.

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