Five Minds for the Future

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Harvard Business Press, 2006 - Business & Economics - 196 pages
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We live in a time of relentless change. The only thing that's certain is that new challenges and opportunities will emerge that are virtually unimaginable today. How can we know which skills will be required to succeed?

In Five Minds for the Future, bestselling author Howard Gardner shows how we will each need to master "five minds" that the fast-paced future will demand:

· The disciplined mind, to learn at least one profession, as well as the major thinking (science, math, history, etc.) behind it

· The synthesizing mind, to organize the massive amounts of information and communicate effectively to others

· The creating mind, to revel in unasked questions—and uncover new phenomena and insightful apt answers

· The respectful mind, to appreciate the differences between human beings - and understand and work with all persons

· The ethical mind, to fulfill one's responsibilities as both a worker and a citizen

Without these "minds," we risk being overwhelmed by information, unable to succeed in the workplace, and incapable of the judgment needed to thrive both personally and professionally.

Complete with a substantial new introduction, Five Minds for the Future provides valuable tools for those looking ahead to the next generation of leaders - and for all of us striving to excel in a complex world.

Howard Gardner—cited by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the one hundred most influential public intellectuals in the world, and a MacArthur Fellowship recipient—is the Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
  

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Review: Five Minds for the Future

User Review  - Gina - Goodreads

The author shows how it is important to master five different "minds" for the future. These five minds include the Disciplined Mind, the Synthesizing Mind, the Creating Mind, the Respectful Mind, and the Ethical Mind. Read full review

Review: Five Minds for the Future

User Review  - Aaron Bolin - Goodreads

Although the message is not new, I think the validating evidence behind Gardner's central premise is starting to pile up -- the jobs of the future are going to be based on thinking; many doing jobs ... Read full review

Contents

The Disciplined Mind
21
The Synthesizing Mind
45
The Creating Mind
77
The Respectful Mind
103
The Ethical Mind
127
Conclusion
153
Notes
169
About the Author
195
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About the author (2006)

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Senior Director of Harvard Project Zero. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and twenty-one honorary degrees, he is the author of more than twenty books, including Changing Minds, Good Work, and Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons.

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