It is related to education. Education is the base of any important society.
Eragon, naturally find your way to what you like to do the most.
How easy is to understand.
How teachers like me teach and learn how students think. Presenting my subject in a diverse fashion rather than a single form. In this demanding and powerful XXI century we need to commit to go beyond the standards. I believe kids can go beyond we think if we motivate them or we give them the excuse to go there.
Thanks Bro. This Bday gift was the best!!! Gracias! ☺
Perfect mix of relevant testimonies, storytelling and inspiring ideas.
Seeing my children (<1, 5, 8) with new eyes, imagining ways to expand their creativity, instead of pushing for learning more grammar or math :). Looking at school differently too now.
There was no particular character.
Yes, but couldn't :). It took me a few days to finish it, mostly while commuting to work and on a short trip.
I'm not an english native speaker, so I was initially hesitant about this audiobook, being Sir Ken from England (which typically have a very different and harder to understand accent than americans). But having heard him in a Ted conference, I grew confident I'd understand him just fine.
I was right. He has a perfect diction, even if he reads a bit fast, he's perfectly understandable for a non-native english speaker.
I listened to the entire book because the stories were somewhat interesting. They did, however, get repetitive and drawn out. In the end I had no idea what the Element was or how to find it for myself. If you like listening to stories of other people becoming life-long successes then this is the book for you.
Yes, I have seen him on TED and I liked his ideas about education.
It was entertaining, so from that standpoint it was worth the time.
Sir Ken's book is inspiring, funny, and highly informative. Moreover, he's an excellent reader. This is probably the best title I've purchased from audible.com, and I've bought quite a few. If you're serious about self-actualization (a la Maslow's hierarchy of needs), get this book.
Oh, and I don't live in Tunisia, despite what audible says.
This is the most inspirational book I've ever experienced. I will listen to it more than once that's for sure. Well worth the credit!
I am listening to this for the 3rd time! What an incredible book! HIGHLY recommended! Insightful, well read, humorous and very enlightening!
This is an essential book for everyone looking for direction or looking to direct others in life and work. The author presents a very simple message - to follow your passion - but does so in a unique way mixing the stories of various figures, from different fields and backgrounds with humour and common sense. The narration is also surprisingly well done.
Thought provoking, inspiring and educational. This book is a great resource when at a crossroads in your personal life, when you are trying to find ways to create a better future for our kids, when finding ways to develop our students. It will appeals to the intellectual, to the artists and creative individuals as well as the ones that need facts and a more analytical approach. I particularly love all of the examples from well-known personalities who found their element. Nicely narrated. I would say the only con is that my kids are tired by now of hearing what kind of inspirations I got with each chapter.
I think this book is better if given to someone entering their career out of college for the first time. The book is mostly filled with anecdotal stories of people "finding their element" and succeeding as a result, which can be inspiring for someone uncertain of their place in grand scheme of things, but it does not really provide any actionable or thought-provoking ideas. I heard the companion book, "Finding Your Element" is more of a guidebook for that, but that also seemed to just be more of a spirit journey guide than anything concrete for the real world.
Definitely useful for feeling inspired, but far less practical than I had hoped.