The Element is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion. This book is all about how every one of us can find our element, connecting with our true talents and fulfilling our creative potential. It draws on the stories of a wide range of people - from ex-Beatle Paul McCartney to Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons; from actress Meg Ryan to Broadway choreographer Gillian Lynne; and from writer Arianna Huffington to physicist Richard Feynman - showing how all of them came to recognise their unique talents and were able to make a successful living doing what they love. With a wry sense of humour and a sense of optimism, Ken Robinson looks at the conditions that enable us to find ourselves in the element, and those that stifle that possibility. He shows that age and occupation are no barrier and argues that there is an urgent need to enhance creativity and innovation by thinking differently about ourselves.