A very well narrated book by the author! I loved his specific mention in several places that this was an audiobook and thus optimized as such.
I feel the best audio experience is gained when the author is a good narrator since there then remains no concern about what the author meant or intended.
Dan Pjnk has written something that helps clarify a shift that has been happening. While this piece is not a story it tells us how to engage in a story and he provides us with specific direction on how to do that. This book/audiobook is art that guides us to an adventure to enjoy life and how to lead others on that path. Ironically after listening to the book I want to buy a hard copy for my library for the tools and to show others. Well done Dan. Now send me a free hard copy.
I thought the content was good and gave you a lot to think about and he gives you strategies on how to improve certain right brain skills. I also liked the over view between the two sides of the mind.
Warning very lecture like but still good also he put in a lot of examples... A lot. Also he goes into detail with his strategies. He could just be thorough but for me it was a little much but again I would recommend it
Nothing earth shattering and a little rambling. Some informative tidbits, and lots of external resources, but no cohesive plan.
Fine for general info I you are new to the topic, but people familiar with topic will likely be underwhelmed.
An excellent read for anyone who is looking for a way to codify the societal shifts we see every day. Lots of helpful and interesting ideas to work smarter, live happier and think differently.
Full of interesting facts, put into remarkable stories and written and narrated in a very entertaining way - I didn't feel bored one single minute while listening.
From the style and storytelling aspect it reminds me of the Gladwell and Heath brothers books.
I rather like to listen than to read, since I would never have the time to read it. For me, it was a looong drive full with learning and aha moments.
It gave me a lot of a-ha-moments - and I really implemented some of the suggestions into my life right after finishing the book.
Often authors cannot read well - but this time I absolutely enjoyed having the "authentic" voice of the book. VERY well written book - and wonderfully narrated!
The subtitle "Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future" gives the impression that left-brain thinking (e.g., logic, data, and analytics) will become irrelevant in the future... to be replaced by right-brain thinking (e.g., design, empathy, and creativity). And throughout the book, the author is biased towards right-brain thinking. He gives lots of anecdotal assertions, rather than facts or data. For example, one of the reasons why Apple products is so appealing is its design, not its speed and memory capacity. And it's right-brain thinking that created that design. That may be true -- buyers hardly think about the speed or capacity of an Apple product. However, this isn't proof that right-brainers will rule the future. Apple products did not succeed on design alone. Apple products rank high in reliability. And the miniaturization of Apple products (e.g., nano iPod) is left-brain thinking at its extreme. The book would have been better if it talked about a balanced approach -- focus just as much on right-brain thinking as left-brain thinking. It was good in that it provided insights on the value of right-brain thinking. Rather than discounting it as "artsy" stuff, we actually see how much of a role design plays in our lives.