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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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    Margaret Plymouth, MN, USA 04-24-10
    Margaret Plymouth, MN, USA 04-24-10 Member Since 2016
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    "A Whole New Mind"

    I've listened to this enjoyable and informative book twice; there are too many pearls of wisdom to capture in one reading. I think it should be required reading for my high school senior and my college senior kids, as well as for my teacher friends and my employers. The message is bright, clear and timeless; we're entering the Conceptual Age. Pink explains how we got here, why we got here, and how to thrive in this whole new world with A Whole New Mind. Bravo to Daniel Pink!

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    Brad Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 08-27-09
    Brad Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 08-27-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Excellent Book"

    I found this book very engaging and compelling. He makes an excellent case that the forces changing our society require a new way of thinking and in particular an emphasis on our more creative and integrative right brain.

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    Philip Kapelle, Netherlands 07-10-09
    Philip Kapelle, Netherlands 07-10-09
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    "Well written brain stretching book"

    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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Roy Beaumont, TX, United States 06-28-09
    Roy Beaumont, TX, United States 06-28-09 Member Since 2015
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    "A Good First Read"

    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.

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    Nicole 02-27-09
    Nicole 02-27-09 Member Since 2014
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    "I loved this book"

    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.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy Kubica 01-13-09
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    "A Whole New Mind"

    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.

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    Faizel Bassa 12-20-08 Member Since 2016
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    "Makes you THINK !!!"

    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


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    Jeff 04-06-17
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    "another Dan pink ckassic"

    insightful wonderfully narrated you can't go wrong listening to or reading any of his work. looking forward to his next book.

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    Connor T. 03-10-17
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    "What a wonderfully thoughtful book!"

    I highly recommend this book to all. It is thought-provoking, challenging, inspiring, and entertaining. I know I will continue to stew on the concepts presented in this book for years to come. The book is just as relevant, if not more so, than when it was written. I always prefer books narrated by the book's author and this is another great example of this. I feel I understand myself and my surroundings better as a more right-brained person and will better shape my future endeavors after reading this book.

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