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.
"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)
Hey Audible, don't raise prices and I promise to buy lots more books.
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.
I had low expectations and was happily surprised. The book had a very interesting perspective on the current direction of society and the economy. It was very enlightening and I was delighted.
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.
Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.
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.
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.
l'enfer c'est les autres
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.
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.
Love listening to everything in science, astronomy, neuroscience, education and creativity.
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...
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!
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.
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