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A Whole New Mind Audiobook
A Whole New Mind
Written by: 
Daniel H. Pink
Narrated by: 
Daniel H. Pink
A Whole New Mind Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Sriman Vadodara 03-14-15
    Sriman Vadodara 03-14-15 Member Since 2014

    Not sure I know much about myself to tell you!

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    "Gave a completely new perspective"

    I loved the overall book. New ways of thinking and lots of great tools. Would have loved more if story telling would have been better.

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    Heartist 03-13-15
    Heartist 03-13-15

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    "A whole new mind-blowing strategy"

    A very well narrated book by the author! I loved his specific mention in several places that this was an audiobook and thus optimized as such.
    I feel the best audio experience is gained when the author is a good narrator since there then remains no concern about what the author meant or intended.

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    Joshua J. Smith 02-25-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Words for direction"

    Dan Pjnk has written something that helps clarify a shift that has been happening. While this piece is not a story it tells us how to engage in a story and he provides us with specific direction on how to do that. This book/audiobook is art that guides us to an adventure to enjoy life and how to lead others on that path. Ironically after listening to the book I want to buy a hard copy for my library for the tools and to show others. Well done Dan. Now send me a free hard copy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wyatt Provo, Utah 01-20-15
    Wyatt Provo, Utah 01-20-15
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    "excellent view point"

    the view point was well defended and gives one a lot to think about concerning their life.

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    Gregory 01-20-15
    Gregory 01-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I would recommend this book with a warning"

    I thought the content was good and gave you a lot to think about and he gives you strategies on how to improve certain right brain skills. I also liked the over view between the two sides of the mind.

    Warning very lecture like but still good also he put in a lot of examples... A lot. Also he goes into detail with his strategies. He could just be thorough but for me it was a little much but again I would recommend it

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    Tim Borys 01-18-15
    Tim Borys 01-18-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Meh"

    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.

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    betsy 01-13-15
    betsy 01-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fresh simple and clear"

    You get what you expect. It is a must read book it opens your mind and gives more recommendations on how to keep going

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    tjfking 01-06-15
    tjfking 01-06-15
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    "Smart. Informative. A bit repetitive."

    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.

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    Stefanie Voss 05-26-14
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    "Inspiration from the first to the last minute"
    Would you listen to A Whole New Mind again? Why?

    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.


    What other book might you compare A Whole New Mind to and why?

    From the style and storytelling aspect it reminds me of the Gladwell and Heath brothers books.


    What does Daniel H. Pink bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A. Yoshida 09-19-13
    A. Yoshida 09-19-13
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    "Not balanced in right-brain/left-brain discussion"

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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