A Whole New Mind

A Whole New Mind

Audiobook CD - 2008
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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 empathic "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 the 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. "This book is a miracle. Completely original and profound." -- Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence "A very important, convincingly argued and mind-altering book." -- Po Bronson, author of What Should I Do With My Life?
Publisher: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2008
Edition: Updated ed
ISBN: 9781423377009
Branch Call Number: CD BK 158 PIN 2008
Characteristics: 5 sound discs (ca. 6 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in


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Jan 16, 2013

I recommend reading this book who wants to set up her/himself and her/his children to new rules of game in the new century. Sticking to old rules is what we are facing now, unemployment, low economics...
This book shows winning guidelines for now and near future.

Nov 29, 2010

Pink takes some of the same big trends that have been covered pretty thoroughly by other works (Naisbitt's "Mind Set," Friedman's "The World Is Flat," etc.), but brings the response down to the personal level. While the average Joe Sixpack (couldn't resist) is pretty powerless to impact the changes wrought by automation and globalization, Pink provides great insight into the types of skills and talents individuals should focus on developing. As a fairly balanced but right-brain leaning person myself, the book of course made me feel good because it reinforced how valuable my skills are! But the exercises Pink recommends for enhancing your own abilities in his "Six Senses" (Design, Story, Symphony, Empathy, Play, Meaning) are useful, simple, and fun. Some of the focal points seem a bit random (six full pages on labyrinths? srsly?), but the book is well-written, easy to read, filled with interesting examples and photos, and it does a great job of capturing the current moment in the changing culture of work in America.

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