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Book Review: ‘Find Your Element: How To Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life’ by Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica

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Find Your Element: How To Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life by Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica is an important book on how to identify your own strengths so that a realistic path can be mapped out for living life to the fullest.

This process begins with a vision which represents a collage of elements very specific to each individual. The author explains that life is an organic process which requires us to be open to new experiences and processes.

Very often, our greatest aptitudes are a neglected area of exploration. Unfortunately, few people can identify their greatest assets and translate these strengths into a satisfying and prosperous ife path.

In order to chart a realistic course in life, people must be able to identify what engages them most. Once a course is set, an individual can begin to exploit the available opportunities and the next steps to take advantage of these opportunities.

Find Your Element: How To Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life would be particularly good for the many people who find themselves trapped in a life of inertia. Using it, they would have a route mapped out to a direction most suited to their inherent strengths and demonstrated aptitude.

A strength of the presentation of this book is the disciplined focus on an individual’s aptitude and demonstrated strengths. The authors provide a sequence of steps to move people from a vision of life to the achievement of goals set forth at the outset of this process.

The book is well written with a clearly defined series of steps beginning with goal articulation and ending with the achievement of the desired goals.

This book could be an important resource for teachers, parents and students, or for older individuals assessing where they have got to in life.

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.