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)
Daniel Pink does a great job explaining left and right brain functions, and provides challenging thoughts to his readers. His examples as well as recommendations for further reading are good. What I missed in the book was a proper discussion on the question whether the brain is changeable at an older age versus "hardwired" with little opportunity for change after youth. I also got a little tired of the apparent need of Daniel Pink to make the case for right brain dominance, and his use of (in my opinion very superficial) quantifications to try to make his point, as he probably thinks this would appeal to "left brainers". Other than that, a highly enjoyable book in all.
Daniel Pink has written a helpful book on the Right/Left Brains. He argues that in the new economy individuals will need to access both sides to assure working success. He does a great job in making his case and informing the general reader. If you have already in the area, this book may be too basic. If you are just starting out, it will attract your interest.
Readers might also look for Norman Doidge's "The Brain taht Changes Itself" for futher reading.
As a web designer and communications grad student, I loved the promise of Pink's assertion that those who are able to think creatively will thrive in the conceptual age. While it might be a bit overly optimistic, I think he's right on track with the millennial generation of students who feel empowered to not only express themselves, but to indeed change the world.
Imagine living in a world where people used their whole brain. According to Daniel Pink, that's just what's happening. Pink explains beautifully why and how our world is changing from the long-time belief that linier left-brain thinking is better, to valuing the creative, outside-of-box, right-brain thinkers. Pinks explains that left-brain MBA's are being replaced by computers and more cost effective out-sourcing. BFA's (bachelors of fine arts) are now in high demand. Creativity is not something easily replace by a computer or out-sourced. While linier thinking is and will always be important, companies are looking for solutions-thinkers, and that's whole-brain. Pink's book is a must read if you want to stay competitive in today's market.
Very inspirational and entertaining. Got me thinking to the extent that I now am planning a project that I have thought about for quite some time. By using my RIGHT brain it will definitely be a success.
I loved the book and heard it twice in two weeks.
Well done Mr Pink
Dan Pink is really good in translating the visual parts and feelings in the book into audio. That's why only him can narrate his own book. If it was someone else, it wouldn't have been this good.
An easy read with great suggestions to apply the lessons learned. I will never see the evolving world the same
As a designer this book made me so happy!!! I always used to feel you weren't smart if you didn't do hard sciences, so this book made me feel good about my choice in creative careers.
Yes. The book offers a concept for which way the world is heading, and provides some basic ideas on how to cope with this new reality.
Throughout the book, the author keeps coming back to our roots as humans. We have evolved and grown into beings very capable and understanding of each other and ourselves. While much of the modern world is obsessed with technology and applications of new devices, the author argues that technology will free us to better focus on ourselves as humans.
Listening to the author, it is clear that these are simple ideas and this is a basic overview. If you're looking for something in depth on the subject, the author provides worthwhile sources which provide more depth on these topics.
No - there's too much in this book to fit into a single sitting. As he introduces these concepts, the author introduces sources for further reading which are worth consulting before moving on to subsequent chapters.
As I listened to this material, I was consistently inspired to dive deeper and relate my own experiences. I'm definitely going to follow up and take advantage of diving deeper into the underlying topics.
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