I always thought I had a problem, I got to Med school and always had good grades but ,still, I thought I was different from many others in means of thinking, reacting and understanding the whole world. I saw Oprah's review of the book and I loved the way she presented it. The book explains how to integrate the small pieces of your world into a whole big picture in an amazing way. To those with bad reviews about the book maby you aren't right brainers like me and thats why you don't get the "whole" picture of this book.
Contains a lot of information about the importance of art, holistic thinking, and spirituality in a world of material abundance. Deals with the issue of left brain aptitudes being farmed off to offshore labor, computer automation.
Finally, points out the importance of discovering meaning in what we do, and having purpose.
A good listen with lots of references to web site and further books.
amazing book; listened to it multiple times and have used ideas while teaching in the college classroom; if only D. Pink could come up with a formula to make more people into change agents, but I am trying, one class of students at a time.
The author clearly has little knowledge of research in cognitive-neuroscience, and I am disheartened at the nearly complete lack of empirical evidence presented to support his points of view. Yes, he sites some studies, but only on periphery topics, that don't support the meat of his arguments.
I am a music teacher in the public schools, so I have felt the prejudice against right brains for many years. I have always stressed with my students how important it is to be able to use the WHOLE BRAIN. (Isn't that a no brainer???) Now I have more ammunition to back up what I have always known.
Times they are a changin' and this book will help you make the shift. Excellent information.
It's a new World, one that you cannot and should not approach with the mindset of the 20th Century.
New time, new thinking. This is the ideea of the book and is briliantly expressed by the authors. It is an enterteining story that openminded folks will enjoy.
Daniel has created a collection of stories and research that is both fascinating and entertaining. The book not only informs but gives suggestions and websites on how to take the knowledge forward. Daniel builds the case, gets our buy-in, and then shows us the way. Well narrated and thought out.
I like most of the books from D. Pink. It is very informative and tackles problems we face today and tomorrow...
When I found out this book was written by Algore's, I mean Al Gore's, sorry, speech writer, I was apprehensive about listening to it and believing anything he said could be true..(global whaat?) but I'm glad I gave it a try. It made so much sense and I really enjoyed the whole thing so much that I also bought his other book, "Drive". The only problem I have with the premise is that we have over 350 million people in the U.S. and we all can't be artsy fartsy, there just isn't enough of those types of jobs. If we keep outsourcing all our "L" thinking jobs, the people left without jobs will not be able to buy the services of the people who were able to make the transition to "R" thinking jobs. The abundance he speaks of will go away because you need cash to be choosy about who designed you toilet bowl brush, if you are worried about what you're going to eat because all the jobs went to India, you'll make do or do without.
That is what I am worried about, I would love to move over to a "R" thinking job because i feel out of place in my current "L" thinking job but I'm worried about the future of the country if all the traditional jobs that made the wealth the to begin with goes away. I see it everyday in my work in telecom, I hardly ever work with Americans anymore and the level of service has really gone down....