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)
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.
a mastre piece in suggesting that what skills one will need to be successful in the future, and why right brain skill sets are critical for any job in the future, must read for any one.
The easy to digest narrative used by Daniel Pink
I read The Power of Habit before reading a Whole new mind, and even though they are connected both books are quite different.
No I have not
yes the 6 new principles of the High meaning High touch era
I will find out some of the books recommended by Daniel and read them
A Biology of Belief
his book is a wake up call for left-brainers. If you've been counting on your amazing logic your whole life it's time to learn to get your right brain up-to-speed!
Here is something about myself.
First of all, I must say that the audiobook is easy to listen to. It didn't require my full attention like other books where I feel lost whenever my mind wanders. It's a well-written book.
The first half is full of insights. I liked it; it gives you another perspective on our mind and why we are what we are. The author used many stories and examples to explain his position and to guide us through the various subjects covered in the book.
The second half however is a little bit disappointing. His analysis is way too much subjective compared to the first half and he gives too much reference material when he could have referred the listeners to a web page containing all those links and books he recommended.
A word on the second half content: I guess it's useful to study in art and see life with our right brain. Balance is the key. I feel that the author seems to forget that in the last chapters. I know plenty of people with advanced art degree but they're just stuck in life because of the way they see life.
I bought this book on a Bogo sale. I don't regret it, but I don't think it is worth a full credit. It was a good read, still.
As a right brainer, I was excited to learn about my bright future. It read like a research paper on why it will eventually become more important to be a creative as opposed to say, an accountant, since accounting can be outsourced and creativity cannot... Seems ironic to espouse creativity in such a dry, non-creative manner.
I'm too instinctual to appreciate this as a research topic. Steve Jobs said something like "Did anyone ask Alexander Graham Bell what were the research findings before he invented the telephone?"
If you are a creative type that's just who you are going to be.
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