October 31, 2005

News & Opinion: A Whole New Whole New Mind

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 4:52 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity

Heres a clever contest spawned by an equally clever book. Dan Pinks A Whole New Mind has been widely and justifiably touted on this site, which has also compiled a list of links. Now, with the paperback publication on the horizon, Pink asks readers to help him out. Heres the pitch from his website:

A Whole New Mind continues to sell strongly, thanks to your great support. We just went back for an eighth printing and recently sewed up our 10th foreign rights deal. But this is no time for complacency. It's time to start thinking about the paperback! For this version of the book, which will appear in 2006, I'm adding a bunch of new items to the Portfolios at the end of Chapters 4 through 9. But I need your help.

Is there an exercise you've found useful in sharpening your aptitude for Design or your capacity for Symphony? A tool you've used to get better at Story or Empathy? A book, magazine, or web site you'd recommend for deepening a sense of Play or Meaning?

If so, I'd like to hear from you. If we use your suggestion, you'll get: 1) full credit on the page on which your idea appears; 2) several free copies of the paperback; and 3) a chance to share your knowledge with tens of thousands of other readers.

Send your Portfolio ideas to by Nov. 2. Thanks, as always, for your sharing your creativity, enthusiasm, and brainpower.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.