The Element by Ken Robinson Ph.D.
How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

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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. 
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.
 

About Ken Robinson Ph.D.

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Ken Robinson, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation, and human resources. He has worked with national governments in Europe and Asia, international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, national and state education systems, nonprofit organizations, and some of the world's leading cultural organizations. He lives in Los Angeles, California. Lou Aronica is the author of several works of fiction and nonfiction. He has collaborated on a number of books, including the national bestseller The Culture Code and Miraculous Health. Prior to that, he spent two decades as a senior executive in the publishing industry. He lives with his family in southern Connecticut. Coming soon...
 
Published December 1, 2008 by Penguin Books. 300 pages
Genres: Self Help. Non-fiction

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The Decisive Moment: How the Brain Makes Up Its Mind by Jonah Lehrer 277pp, Canongate, £16.99 The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Ken Robinson with Lou Aronica 266pp, Allen Lane, £16.99 A great self-help current of philosophy, from the Stoics to cognitive behavioural thera...

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Robinson (Out of Our Minds ), renowned in the areas of creativity development, innovation and human resources, tackles the challenge of determining and pursuing work that is aligned with individual talents and passions to achieve well-being and success.

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BC Books

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An eye-opener about the great diversity of unique capability that we all have.

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Like many others, I first came across Ken Robinson via his phenominal TED Talk clip about how schools are undermining creativity, sent to me by a friend who said I just “had to watch it.” I took her advice and not only did I watch the video, I immediately ordered the book.

May 11 2009 | Read Full Review of The Element: How Finding Your...

Ben Casnocha

A few years ago Ken Robinson's TED talk about creativity and education circulated around the web.

Sep 26 2010 | Read Full Review of The Element: How Finding Your...

Young Upstarts

Finding the right people to connect with – one’s tribe so to speak – is a vital aspect of building upon one’s element.

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