Monthly Archives: July 2008

“All kids have tremendous talents and we squander them. Pretty ruthlessly.”

My daughter loves to dance. So does my son. Really, what kid doesn’t? And, for that matter, what adult doesn’t love to dance as well? Uh-huh. Wow, that’s a mighty large number of “negatory good buddy” I am seeing out there.

Why is that? At what point do we lost that absolute need to dance as if it were like breathing and if we didn’t do it we would die? Well, after you see this 20 minute presentation by creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson, you might begin to find out why you don’t dance with wild abandonment anymore.

This presentation was recently named one of TEDTalks top 10 presentations – and if you are familiar with TEDTalks you know that is quite an achievement. In it, Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

Not only is the presentation though provoking, but the guy is pretty darn funny as well.