One of the most enjoyable parts of my work is that I get to hang out with people who are significantly smarter than I (as a drummer this means just about anything with a pulse!)
Sir Ken Robinson has been a personal friend and advisor to my work for the past several years. He is a very nice guy. He is extraordinarily funny. And he is probably the greatest thinker about the arts, creativity, education and the new global economy.
As I was doing my morning surfing today I came across the video below of his presentation at TED.
It remains one of the great education speeches of our time.
Check it out:

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  1. Should I be crying? Is it ok if I do? This speech encapsulates precisely my personal struggle as well as my newly-realized personal mission. For the vast majority of my life I forced myself to fit into something I was not. Now that I have become aware of the precious gift of creativity–music in particular–I am going to turn the power of my life towards nuturung, supporting, and growing this spark of life.
    This may be one of the most important speeches I have heard in my life. Sir Ken speaks enormous truth. Too many people have been processed right out of their gifts. I was, although I am saving myself before it is too late. And my children will be raised this way. I am completely amazed that I saw this today, as it comes at the very eye of a personal discovery hurricane in my life. This is what I have been struggling towards. This is what I believe in. This is also what I am prepared–by experience and by my committment–to be a part of.
    Mr. Morrison, I got to this blog by researching you. First and foremeost, I want to thank you for posting this speech. Serendipity or divine intervention, it’s what I needed to hear right now. Secondly, I need direction. I am a marketer tacitly involved in music, but I need to get involved at a higher level. If you can point me in the right direction, I would greatly appreciate it.
    Thank you so much.
    Wally Marx Jr.

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