It's never too late to discover our passion! Inspiring stories about others who persevered to truly enter into operating in their element. Finding the place where innate talent and passion meet leads us to our Element. Sir Ken Robinson's sense of humor adds a twist of fun to the book. Excellent read!!
I have always said that the quote "mebody can't do everything but everybody can do something" is really so profound it could change our world. If everybody down there Alan and didn't little something they were born on earth to do we would have The world bursting with human resources, and every current problem known to man solved.
If you don't know what your element this book will help you find it. It brilliant book by a brilliant man I hope one day his books are read by every teacher in training in universities around the world.
I listened to this whole book in 2 days! Great information for anyone seeking their purpose and passion.
A refreshing perspective society is desperately in need of. Gives us a look at current failing education system and a unique detailed view on those that work. It's not a self help book, but will definitely make you question your path in life or provide reassurance... I love hearing about the struggles and triumphs of so many interesting people, like Matt Groening, Chuck Close, Paul McCartney, and so many more... Sir Ken Robinson definitely took his time with this gem, there are so many references, studies, interviews and quotes, I found myself going back to previous chapters to make sure I didn't miss anything (not sure if that's a good thing, if you want to get through it quickly)... First time I ever heard of the term "element" wish I knew about it growing up, I guess it's never too late to start. Can't wait to start the next one.
I haven't read the print version of this book, but I'm seriously considering getting one and giving it to our school principal.
It just really struck a chord with me. And, it has already helped.
The narration didn't get in the way of the message, which isn't as easy to achieve as it should be.
That the education system needs a massive overhaul. It has for a long time and we really need to make it happen.
This is important for you, even more so if you have kids or grandkids.
I'm new to the audiobook experience, but very much enjoyed The Element. Easy to listen to and clear. It did not tip into "self-help", but presented the material with scientific back up in a way that was easily accessible to all. Good read!
Your element does not have to be the center of your life (i.e. Your paid profession), but simply needs to be a part of your life, and should inform your life design.