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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (Dec 29 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0143116738
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143116738
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 1.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 240 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,893 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Robert Morris HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on March 11 2009
Format: Hardcover
Why did Ken Robinson write this book? He explains in his Introduction: "My aim in writing it [with Lou Aroniva's assistance] is to offer a richer vision of human ability and creativity and of the benefits to us all of connecting properly with our individual talents and passions. This book is about issues that are of fundamental importance in our lives and in the lives of our children, our students, and the people we work with. I use the term [in italics] the Element [end italics] to describe the place where the things we love and the things we are good at come together. I believe it is essential that each of us find his or her Element, not simply because it will make us more fulfilled but because, as the world evolves, the very future of our communities and institutions will depend on it." Throughout his narrative, Robinson cites dozens of examples of people who have made the best of themselves and of others by embracing "a richer conception of human capacity." They have embraced the Element.

At one point, Robinson poses an important question to his reader: How are you intelligent? "Knowing that intelligence is diverse, dynamic, and distinctive allows you to address that question in new ways. This is one of the core elements of the Element." When people are in what is often referred to as "the zone," they are deep in the heart of the Element. "We become focused and intent. We live in the moment. We become lost in the experience and perform at our peak. Our breathing changes, our minds merge with our bodies, and we feel ourselves drawn effortlessly into the heart of the Element." I vividly recall Michael Jordan sinking one three-point shot after another ("all net"), especially in playoff games.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Karen Gadowsky on June 7 2009
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Read this book to find out why you or someone you know, that was full of "potential," seemed to "fall short" especially in their first 13 years of school. Sir Ken is an insightful educator that helps the masses, seduced by First World government's focus on accountability, understand what is really important in education. With humour and candor, Sir Ken Robinson brilliantly explains the importance of fostering creativity.For those who truly want to find out how educate with life impact!
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By Yvonne Dresen on Dec 31 2013
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A thoughtful, well researched and at times humorous insightful look at how to discover your true talents. A worthwhile buy if you are at all curious about yourself.
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By Marc on June 24 2013
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This is a very good book!
learning lots and still learning from it, wonderful real life stories and wonderful examples. Love it!
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this is a changing mind book, I recommend to everyone who want to improve their lives and reach their dream.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr on Sept. 28 2009
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I first heard about Sir Ken from his funny and interesting TED video: [...]

This engaging book takes you beyond just being "in the zone", and into being "in your element". Sir Ken says that 'The Element' is not so much about creativity, as it is about imagination.

In Sir Ken's words: "The Element is where natural talent meets personal passion... It looks at the critical conditions that enable us to find the Element in ourselves and in others, and the obstacles that get in the way... 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."

Read it. Love it.
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