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A Whole New Mind

Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future

Daniel H. Pink - Author

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ISBN 9781573223089 | 272 pages | 24 Mar 2005 | Riverhead | 6.25 x 9.25in | 18 - AND UP
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A groundbreaking guide to surviving and thriving in a world turned upside down by rising affluence, the outsourcing of good jobs abroad, and the computerization of our lives

Lawyers. Accountants. Radiologists. Software engineers. That's what our parents encouraged us to become when we grew up. But Mom and Dad were wrong. The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind. The era of "left brain" dominance, and the Information Age that it engendered, are giving way to a new world in which "right brain" qualities-inventiveness, empathy, meaning-predominate. That's the argument at the center of this provocative and original book, which uses the two sides of our brains as a metaphor for understanding the contours of our times.

In the tradition of Emotional Intelligence and Now, Discover Your Strengths, Daniel H. Pink offers a fresh look at what it takes to excel. A Whole New Mind reveals the six essential aptitudes on which professional success and personal fulfillment now depend, and includes a series of hands-on exercises culled from experts around the world to help readers sharpen the necessary abilities. This book will change not only how we see the world but how we experience it as well.

A Whole New Mind Introduction

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

"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..."
— Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence


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