This book was a little difficult to get the full benefit of from the audio. Many good points, but more easily followed in other format.
I'm a graphic designer, marketer and brand specialist - this book made me realize how far behind I've been in my thinking. Even though it's a few years old, Pink is way out there ahead of the pack. I don't agree with all of his points, and it's very specifically applicable for people living in developed or developing nations, but overall it deeply challenges the way I approach work, life and the way I think about my future. Great read...
I really enjoyed learning from this book and its author. I actually read the hard copy and then purchased the audio since I am truly an auditory learner. I highly recommended this
book to you.
The realities of change happening right in front of us.
The understanding of the right and left brain needing to work together.
The author offers a blend of neuroscience, economics, politics and psychology as he describes the direction that we as individuals and as a society need to be moving. There is a lot of good stuff in here!
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.