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March 21, 2005

Excerpts: A Whole New Mind by Dan Pink

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 4:34 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

A Whole New Mind


A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age
by Daniel Pink
Riverhead Book - March 2005
272 Pages - ISBN 1573223085


Here is the product blurb:
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.

We are going to run excerpts from the Portfolios in the book. These are sections at the end of each chapter. They give you a list of ideas to improve your "six senses".