This post originally appeared on The Lab NYC

Sir Ken Robinson is arguably the world’s most revered voice on global education and youth creativity. He is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources. He has worked with governments, international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, not-for-profit corporations and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations. His newest book is “Finding Your Element”, and his most recent books are the New York Times bestseller The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, which has been translated into 20 languages, and Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative, a 10th anniversary edition of his classic work on creativity and innovation. His 2006 TED talk, “Do Schools Kill Creativity” is the most viewed in TED history, now viewed by over 300 million people globally. In 2011 he was listed as “one of the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation” by Fast Company magazine, and was ranked among the Thinkers50 list of the world’s top business thought leaders.

He was been honored with the Athena Award of the Rhode Island School of Design for services to the arts and education; the Peabody Medal for contributions to the arts and culture in the United States, the Arthur C. Clarke Imagination Award, the Gordon Parks Award for achievements in education and the Benjamin Franklin Medal of the Royal Society of Arts for outstanding contributions to cultural relations between the United Kingdom and the United States. In 2005, he was named as one of Time/Fortune/CNN’s ‘Principal Voices’. In 2003, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts

Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk video and groundbreaking book, The Element, introduced readers to a new concept of self-fulfillment through the convergence of natural talents and personal passions. The Element has inspired readers 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. Among the questions that this new book answers are:

• How do I find out what my talents and passions are?
• What if I love something I’m not good at?
• What if I’m good at something I don’t love?
• What if I can’t make a living from my Element?
• How do I do help my children find their Element?

Finding Your Element comes at a critical time as concerns about the economy, education and the environment continue to grow. The need to connect to our personal talents and passions has never been greater. As Robinson writes in his introduction, wherever you are, whatever you do, and no matter how old you are, if you’re searching for your Element, this book is for you.

Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down #InTheLab with the remarkable Sir Ken Robinson to discuss “Finding Your Element”, his incredible follow up to the groundbreaking “The Element”, the stifling of the creativity of youth around the world, the steps needed to go after your dreams and passions,  his groundbreaking TED talk, and so much more!  Sir Ken is truly one of the world’s great minds, and “Finding Your Element” is a MUST!


Here is Sir Ken Robinson’s latest TED talk filmed in April as well as his interview with the incomparable Charlie Rose right before sitting with me #InTheLab:

Sir Ken Robinson Extended interview on Charlie Rose