The Element shows the vital need to enhance creativity and innovation by thinking differently about human resources and imagination. It is an essential strategy for transforming education, business, and communities to meet the challenges of living and succeeding in the 21st century.
"Listening to Sir Ken"
Ken Robinson is one of the world's most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most viewed in the organization's history. Now, the internationally recognized leader on creativity and human potential focuses on one of the most critical issues of our time: how to transform the nation's troubled educational system.
"The Answer to Why Students Stop Trying "
Sir Ken Robinson's groundbreaking book The Element introduced listeners to a new concept of self-fulfillment through the convergence of natural talents and personal passions. The Element has inspired people all over the world and has created for Robinson an intensely devoted following. Now comes the long-awaited companion, the practical guide that helps people find their own Element.
"WILL INVOLVE SOME WORK... BUT WORTH IT"
La clave del elemento reside en hacer especialmente bien aquello que nos apasiona.El mundo cambia a una velocidad vertiginosa. Es imposible adivinar cómo viviremos en el futuro: lo único que sabemos es que hará falta mucha imaginación y creatividad para transformarnos y afrontar los nuevos retos. Descubrir el Elemento es recuperar capacidades sorprendentes en nuestro interior, y desarrollarlo dará un giro radical no solo a tu entorno laboral, sino también a tus relaciones y, en definitiva, a tu vida.
There is a paradox. As children, most of us think we are highly creative; as adults many of us think we are not. What changes as children grow up? Organizations across the globe are competing in a world that is changing faster than ever. They say they need people who can think creatively, who are flexible and quick to adapt.
"Needs a different narrator"
He has received several honorary degrees, the Athena Award from the Rhode Island School of Design, the Peabody Medal, and the Benjamin Franklin Medal from the Royal Society of Arts. He received a knighthood for his services to the arts. His latest book is The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything. Sir Ken Roinson recorded live at the Aspen Institute in Aspen, CO.
Hear Ken Robinson, innovation expert, hold forth on the potential and capacity of truly "human" resources. Ken Robinson speaks before a live audience at the Los Angeles Public Library January 29, 2009.
"Can't help it. I love this guy."