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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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    Virginia United States 02-07-12
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    I am not saying this is a bad book ... it's just not what i have expected ... though filled with useful info i thought it was completely centered on money and business regardless of one's talents and dreams...

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    Jennifer PLANO, TX, United States 01-25-12
    Jennifer PLANO, TX, United States 01-25-12 Member Since 2014
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    If you could sum up A Whole New Mind in three words, what would they be?

    This book was a little difficult to get the full benefit of from the audio. Many good points, but more easily followed in other format.


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    donny epp Fayetteville, AR 12-25-11
    donny epp Fayetteville, AR 12-25-11 Member Since 2014
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    "This book switched the light on."

    I'm a graphic designer, marketer and brand specialist - this book made me realize how far behind I've been in my thinking. Even though it's a few years old, Pink is way out there ahead of the pack. I don't agree with all of his points, and it's very specifically applicable for people living in developed or developing nations, but overall it deeply challenges the way I approach work, life and the way I think about my future. Great read...

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    RJG AUSTIN, TX, United States 12-12-11
    RJG AUSTIN, TX, United States 12-12-11 Member Since 2013

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    "One read that you would benefit plenty"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Whole New Mind to be better than the print version?

    I really enjoyed learning from this book and its author. I actually read the hard copy and then purchased the audio since I am truly an auditory learner. I highly recommended this
    book to you.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Whole New Mind?

    The realities of change happening right in front of us.


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

    The understanding of the right and left brain needing to work together.


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    Michael Rochester, MN, United States 11-22-11
    Michael Rochester, MN, United States 11-22-11 Member Since 2013
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    "A good combination of neuroscience, econ., & psych"

    The author offers a blend of neuroscience, economics, politics and psychology as he describes the direction that we as individuals and as a society need to be moving. There is a lot of good stuff in here!

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    Sulaiman Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 01-30-11
    Sulaiman Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 01-30-11
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    "Explains a lot"

    I always thought I had a problem, I got to Med school and always had good grades but ,still, I thought I was different from many others in means of thinking, reacting and understanding the whole world. I saw Oprah's review of the book and I loved the way she presented it. The book explains how to integrate the small pieces of your world into a whole big picture in an amazing way. To those with bad reviews about the book maby you aren't right brainers like me and thats why you don't get the "whole" picture of this book.

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    Phillip Moorabbin, Australia 01-18-11
    Phillip Moorabbin, Australia 01-18-11 Listener Since 2008
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    "Happiness is being holistic and thankful."

    Contains a lot of information about the importance of art, holistic thinking, and spirituality in a world of material abundance. Deals with the issue of left brain aptitudes being farmed off to offshore labor, computer automation.

    Finally, points out the importance of discovering meaning in what we do, and having purpose.

    A good listen with lots of references to web site and further books.

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    "what's on your mind?"

    amazing book; listened to it multiple times and have used ideas while teaching in the college classroom; if only D. Pink could come up with a formula to make more people into change agents, but I am trying, one class of students at a time.

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    btelles 11-24-10
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    "Not worth the read."

    The author clearly has little knowledge of research in cognitive-neuroscience, and I am disheartened at the nearly complete lack of empirical evidence presented to support his points of view. Yes, he sites some studies, but only on periphery topics, that don't support the meat of his arguments.

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    Sher from Provo Utah 09-04-10
    Sher from Provo Utah 09-04-10 Member Since 2015

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    "Hooray for right brainers!"

    I am a music teacher in the public schools, so I have felt the prejudice against right brains for many years. I have always stressed with my students how important it is to be able to use the WHOLE BRAIN. (Isn't that a no brainer???) Now I have more ammunition to back up what I have always known.

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