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A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future | [Daniel H. Pink]

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future

Lawyers. Accountants. Software Engineers. That what Mom and Dad encouraged us to become. They were wrong. Gone is the age of "left-brain" dominance. The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: designers, inventors, teachers, storytellers - creative and emphatic "right-brain" thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn't.
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Lawyers. Accountants. Software Engineers. That's what Mom and Dad encouraged us to become. They were wrong. Gone is the age of "left-brain" dominance. The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: designers, inventors, teachers, storytellers - creative and emphatic "right-brain" thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn't.

Drawing on research from around the advanced world, Daniel Pink outlines six fundamentally human abilities that are essential for professional success and personal fulfillment - and reveals how to master them.

From a laughter club in Bombay to an inner-city high school devoted to design, to a lesson on how to detect an insincere smile, A Whole New Mind takes listeners to a daring new place, and offers a provocative and urgent new way of thinking about a future that has already arrived.

©2005 Daniel H. Pink; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Thought-provoking moments abound." (Publishers Weekly)
"This book is a miracle. Completely original and profound." (Tom Peters)
"For soon-to-be liberal arts graduates, it makes an encouraging graduation gift." (Newsweek)
"This is one author who knows how to narrate. Pink has excellent pacing, diction, and tone." (AudioFile)

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    Joseph plymouth, MA, United States 05-05-10
    Joseph plymouth, MA, United States 05-05-10
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    "A hole in my new mind!"

    A wasted credit. 6 hours long and I got just over 3 hours in and regretted every minute. Small useless bits of information that could be reviewed in a condensened form is dragged out by the author. Others reviewed this book as "insightful?" are you kidding me? Vanna White's "Vanna Speaks" is better than this. If this book was correctly review by others I would have passed on it, sorry but a 3 minute theme dragged on for over 6 hours should never get anywhere near 2 or 3 stars!

    29 of 38 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Yamhill, OR, United States 04-03-10
    Robert Yamhill, OR, United States 04-03-10 Member Since 2015

    Hey Audible, don't raise prices and I promise to buy lots more books.

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    "Great book, great presentation."

    This was a wonderful book in almost every respect. The voice of the narrator was pleasing and the book itself was well served by an audio format. The subject of the book would have us believe that the world will be ruled by right-brained people. But the content of the book suggests that we are all best served by a world populated with and perhaps ruled by "Whole" brain people who have fully integrated their Left and Right brains. I could not more highly recommend this book to anyone interested in exploring the nature of the human mind and how to use and enjoy it more.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    James Chaoyang District, BeijingChina 09-10-09
    James Chaoyang District, BeijingChina 09-10-09
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    "Fascinating"

    Fascinating from start to finish. Deeply thought-provoking, his ideas seem to make sense and would appear to bode well for a more interesting world. Daniel Pink's narration was clear and pleasant to listen to for the duration - at no point did it start to irritate. If anything, the book seemed to run out of steam at bit in the final chapter, but this in no way spoiled the experience of listening to it. He makes a lot of references to websites and books, so it's worth being ready to either note these down or remember the times in the recording.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 04-28-14
    Michael 04-28-14

    Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.

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    "I fell asleep"

    Daniel has put a nice case together to show why creativity and purpose in life which seems to be right brain activity is the future or work and generally life. I found Daniels voice a little monotoned and so kept falling asleep. I don't think this book will change your life and borders on 'pop science'. Not a bad book, but not a good book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    James Tharpe Roswell, GA 03-22-13
    James Tharpe Roswell, GA 03-22-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Fun and interesting"

    A light, entertaining read with some interesting ideas. Overall, I wasn't convinced by the argument - that the mental pendulum is going to swing so far to the "right brain" - but that doesn't stop the book from being an interesting hodgepodge of pop science and culture.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gary Las Cruces, NM, United States 05-22-12
    Gary Las Cruces, NM, United States 05-22-12 Member Since 2015

    Letting the rest of the world go by

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    "First half of book is great"

    The first half of the book is great. He delves into the hemispheres of the mind with clear explanations. The second half of the book becomes a self help book for self improvement which I had no interest in. I listened to both halves of the book, but wish I had stopped at the half way mark. The first half of the book is well worth it, but if your like me, and avoid self improvement books skip the second half of the book.

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    NinJA 01-10-11
    NinJA 01-10-11 Member Since 2008
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    "An Excellent Business Resource"

    If you are looking for a book solely to improve your right brain function, this book is not for you. This is a business book. The book presents a compelling look at how we need to do business in the future and then goes into detail on how to develop the six senses that will enable business leaders of the future to develop right brain capabilities. I thought it was an excellent read. I also purchased a hard copy so that I could reference the exercises more easily.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jayram San Diego, CA, United States 08-14-10
    Jayram San Diego, CA, United States 08-14-10

    Love listening to everything in science, astronomy, neuroscience, education and creativity.

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    "top-class work"

    One of the best book of this kind. Read brilliantly by the author, Daniel Pink, I enjoyed every passage, exercises and activities in this wonderful little audiobook. It gives a broad perspective about productive mind in 21st century. The book has motivated me to practice empathy, start involving myself in right brain activities like art, design. Must listen by everyone.. especially auditors, accountants, software programmers...

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    Margaret Plymouth, MN, USA 04-24-10
    Margaret Plymouth, MN, USA 04-24-10 Member Since 2014
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    "A Whole New Mind"

    I've listened to this enjoyable and informative book twice; there are too many pearls of wisdom to capture in one reading. I think it should be required reading for my high school senior and my college senior kids, as well as for my teacher friends and my employers. The message is bright, clear and timeless; we're entering the Conceptual Age. Pink explains how we got here, why we got here, and how to thrive in this whole new world with A Whole New Mind. Bravo to Daniel Pink!

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    Brad Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 08-27-09
    Brad Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 08-27-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Excellent Book"

    I found this book very engaging and compelling. He makes an excellent case that the forces changing our society require a new way of thinking and in particular an emphasis on our more creative and integrative right brain.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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