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

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Penguin, 2006 - Business & Economics - 275 pages
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A Right-Brain Revolution! Artists will rule the universe! Or so suggests best-selling author Daniel Pink. This groundbreaking book shows that recruiters for Fortune 500 companies are favoring graduates in art and design over number-crunching MBA grads. An enjoyable read, providing credible proof that art education has intrinsic value in the marketplace. Read it yourself, then give it as a gift to those in your district who make funding decisions. 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 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 readers to a daring new place, and offers a provocative and urgent new way of thinking about a future that has already arrived.

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This book is very interesting and easy to read. - Overstock.com
The writing was too repetitive for my taste. - Goodreads
Lots of great insight - Goodreads
Great overview of the true nature of "soft skills". - Goodreads
Fascinating book and the suggested tips are useful. - Goodreads
... but gnever gets past the opening premise... - Goodreads

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User Review  - Maurya - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book - as it gave a different way of thinking about things. It seems to lack depth in some areas. At the some time gives ideas of new places to explore new ideas. It has a nice layout, making it easy to read and follow. Read full review

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User Review  - Terry Stevens - Goodreads

Easy read which says a lot for me. Read full review

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One Right Brain Rising
Two Abundance Asia and Automation
Introducing the Six Senses
Five Story
Six Symphony
Seven Empathy
Three High Concept High Touch
Eight Play
Nine Meaning

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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.

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