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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Read for consulting class. More like 3.5 stars. Although I take slight issue with the slant of the book (how to compete with foreigners, to whom our jobs are being outsourced), there is a decent ... Read full review

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Read for consulting class. More like 3.5 stars. Although I take slight issue with the slant of the book (how to compete with foreigners, to whom our jobs are being outsourced), there is a decent ... Read full review

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Contents

RIGHT BRAIN RISING
7
ABUNDANCE ASIA AND AUTOMATION
28
HIGH CONCEPT HIGH TOUCH
48
The Six Senses
63
DESIGN
68
STORY
100
SYMPHONY
129
EMPATHY
158
PLAY
185
MEANING
216
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Page 1 - The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind — creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers and meaning makers.

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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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