Sir Ken Robinson, knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, is one of the key innovators in innovation.
Ken Robinson, 1950, was born in Liverpool, UK, and fell ill with childhood at the age of four. Early on he had to give up his dream of becoming a professional footballer. As a young adult he recognized his real talent: talking to the public. Today, he is one of the most sought-after speakers in the world, advising governments, corporations and NGOs in Europe, Asia and the USA.
1998, he headed a commission for creativity, education and business for the British government, and later became the central figure in developing a strategy for creative and economic development in the peace process for Ireland.
He was also one of the four international advisers to the Government of Singapore, which wanted to become a creative center in Southeast Asia. He was 12 for years Professor at the University of Warwick (UK). In 2011, he was included in the list of world elite thought leaders and in the ranking of the Thinkers50 list of the world's best business thought leaders by the US business magazine “Fast Company”. His TED speech “How Schools kill Creativity” is the most viewed in the history of TED conferences with over 25 million clicks. Ken Robinson lives with his family in Los Angeles. His last book “The Element” was a New York Times bestseller.