Sir Ken Robinson's new book, The Element

Posted by: Emily McManus

Sir Ken Robinson‘s new book, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, is published today in the United States and on Feb. 12 everywhere. It’s the book he mentions in his TEDTalk

He sends this message to the TED community:

“At TED 2006, I talked about creativity and education and the urgent need to make the best of all of our talents. I said I was writing a book about this called Epiphany. The book is published today – except it’s not called Epiphany. it’s called The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything. The Element is where natural talent meets personal passion. When people arrive at the Element, they feel most themselves and achieve at their highest levels. The Element draws on a wide range of personal stories, from Paul McCartney to Matt Groening; from Meg Ryan to writer Arianna Huffington to renowned physicist Richard Feynman and others, including business leaders and athletes. 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. I believe passionately that understanding the processes of the Element is essential for transforming education, business and communities to meet the real challenges of the twenty-first century. I really hope you enjoy it — and find your own too.”

Find out more about The Element — including upcoming book signings >>
Order The Element on Amazon.com >>

Update: Read Sir Ken’s take on One Child Left Behind >>

Watch Sir Ken Robinson’s 2006 TEDTalk:

Comments (1)

  • Alex W commented on Jan 10 2009

    This talk from 2006 was the first video I watched this week in my plan to watch every TED video. I love the TED videos: the variety of topics, the atmosphere of practical creativity and most of all, that they are up here on the web available to all to view. I’ve now watched my first ten TED videos and am working through the list of 350+ talks one by one. It’s been a great start and I just wanted to say thanks for making my goal possible in the first place. I look forward to many hours of informative and inspiring TEDery.

    Watching every TED video available is number 32 on my list of 101 things that I am doing between 01JAN2009-29SEP2011. If you’re interested in seeing how I am doing my Mission 101 blog is at http://101ofawolf.blogspot.com/ and has a list of all my other goals as well.

    Best wishes,

    Ms Alex