A Whole New Mind: Why Right-brainers Will Rule The Future

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A Whole New Mind: Why Right-brainers Will Rule The Future

by Daniel H. Pink

Penguin Publishing Group | March 7, 2006 | Trade Paperback

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-brainers Will Rule The Future is rated 3 out of 5 by 3.
The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: artists, inventors, storytellers-creative and holistic "right-brain" thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn't.

Drawing on research from around the world, Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) outlines the six fundamentally human abilities that are absolute essentials for professional success and personal fulfillment--and reveals how to master them. A Whole New Mind takes readers to a daring new place, and a provocative and necessary new way of thinking about a future that's already here.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.92 × 5.94 × 0.6 in

Published: March 7, 2006

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1594481717

ISBN - 13: 9781594481710

Found in: Social and Cultural Studies

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Your Brain is Bigger than you Think Abundance, Automation and Asia, the three keys to Daniel Pink's stunning book. Pink guides his readers to the new skills that are going to be important in the "new" future. Learn to be creative, to play, to synthesize, to find meaning. This isn't a self help book, but it definitely provides a lot of food for thought. Engagingly written, you'll hardly believe how much information you're ingesting.
Date published: 2010-03-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK book, not great. Some interesting ideas, observations and concepts. Only time will tell how accurate they are. As with many books I have read, the good ideas are surrounded by obvious filler. The beginning of the book is boring, most of the middle interesting and the last part of the book had numerous stories that either were off topic or really didn't make his point. Overall an OK book, not great.
Date published: 2010-01-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not recommended The author argues that most professional programs (Medicine, MBA, Engineering) are creating left-minded people, with little creativity and innovative abilities (wonder why he forgot all the innovation graduates of such programs brought into the world, for example the engineers who created laser printers that print his book!) The author also uses statistics in the most absurd way to prove his point, for example: "There are four times as many graphic design graduates than chemical engineering graduates" and so graphic design is the way to go in the next decade! Let me put in words he can understand: You need better grades to get into chemical engineering (graduation is altogether a different story!)!!! It's not because people don't want to be engineers, doctors or MBA's; it's because many don't get to be!
Date published: 2006-09-28

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A Whole New Mind: Why Right-brainers Will Rule The Future

by Daniel H. Pink

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.92 × 5.94 × 0.6 in

Published: March 7, 2006

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1594481717

ISBN - 13: 9781594481710

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PRAISE FOR A Whole New Mind “This book is a miracle. On the one hand, it provides a completely original and profound analysis of the most pressing personal and economic issue of the days ahead—how the gargantuan changes wrought by technology and globalization are going to impact the way we live and work and imagine our world. Then, Dan Pink provides an equally original and profound and practical guidebook for survival—and joy—in this topsy-turvy environment. I was moved and disturbed and exhilarated all at once. A few years ago, Peter Drucker wondered whether the modern economy would ever find its Copernicus. With this remarkable book, we just may have discovered our Copernicus for the brave new age that’s accelerating into being.” —Tom Peters “[Pink’s] ideas and approaches are wise, compassionate, and supportive of a variety of personal and professional endeavors. It’s a pleasant and surprisingly entertaining little trip as he explores the workings of the brain, celebrates the proliferation and democratization of Target’s designer products, and learns to draw and play games, all as a means of illustrating ways we can think and live in a better, more meaningful and productive manner. What surprised me about this book is how Pink realized that to empower individuals, it’s necessary to really understand and act upon the powerful socioeconomic forces that shape the world economy. Unlike many of the recent xenophobic screeds that rail against the ev
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Table of Contents

A Whole New MindIntroduction

Part One: The Conceptual Age

One. Right Brain Rising
Two. Abundance, Asia, and Automation
Three. High Concept, High Touch

Part Two: The Six Senses

Introducing the Six Senses
Four. Design
Five. Story
Six. Symphony
Seven. Empathy
Eight. Play
Nine. Meaning

Afterword
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

From the Publisher

The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: artists, inventors, storytellers-creative and holistic "right-brain" thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn't.

Drawing on research from around the world, Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) outlines the six fundamentally human abilities that are absolute essentials for professional success and personal fulfillment--and reveals how to master them. A Whole New Mind takes readers to a daring new place, and a provocative and necessary new way of thinking about a future that's already here.

About the Author

Daniel H. Pink is the author of five books, including To Sell Is Human and the long-running New York Times bestsellers A Whole New Mind and Drive. His books have been translated into thirty-three languages and have sold more than a million copies in the United States alone. Pink lives with his family in Washington, D.C.

Editorial Reviews

Will give you a new way to look at your work, your talent, your future. (Worthwhile magazine)

Very important, convincingly argued, and mind-altering. (Po Bronson, author of What Should I Do With My Life?)

Wow! This is not a self-help book. It's way more important than that. (Seth Godin, author of Purple Cow)