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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.

Critic Reviews

"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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  • Joseph
  • plymouth, MA, United States
  • 05-05-10

A hole in my new mind!

A wasted credit. 6 hours long and I got just over 3 hours in and regretted every minute. Small useless bits of information that could be reviewed in a condensened form is dragged out by the author. Others reviewed this book as "insightful?" are you kidding me? Vanna White's "Vanna Speaks" is better than this. If this book was correctly review by others I would have passed on it, sorry but a 3 minute theme dragged on for over 6 hours should never get anywhere near 2 or 3 stars!

31 of 41 people found this review helpful

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Worth Listening to

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.

28 of 37 people found this review helpful

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  • James
  • Chaoyang District, BeijingChina
  • 09-10-09

Fascinating

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.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Started strong, but lost interest

The book started off well and I was following closely. However, when he starts getting more into the practices used to promote better R-directed thinking, I got bored. Especially when he did a lot of in book promoting and advertising. I liked how he talked about the transition into the digital age in the beginning, but he really lost my focus midway-toward the end.

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Disappointed

I was disappointed. Too simplistic, not scientific at all. I didn't feel like I learned anything new.

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I fell asleep

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.

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Fun and interesting

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.

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  • Gary
  • Las Cruces, NM, United States
  • 05-22-12

First half of book is great

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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An Excellent Business Resource

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.

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  • Jayram
  • San Diego, CA, United States
  • 08-14-10

top-class work

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...

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