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January 2009 Indie Next List
“Ken Robinson's book about creative purpose and education is brilliant and funny and oh-so-deftly right-on about the state of education and how we can rediscover the intersection between passion and ability.”
— Drea Firth, Maria's Bookshop, Durango, CO
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