March 25, 2005

News & Opinion: Whole New Mind: A Primer for the Conceptual Age

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 1:24 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

We are witnessing a shift from the logical, linear, computer-like capabilities of the Information Age to an economy and a society built on the inventive, empathic, big picture capabilities of whats rising in its place, the Conceptual Age. I wholeheartedly (and whole mindfully) agree with the premise of A Whole New Mind: Moving From the Information Age to the Conceptual Age by Daniel Pink. And while this isnt the definitive handbook into personally delving into that new age, it is an excellent primer -- with caveats.
I had high hopes for A Whole New Mind. I wanted to fall headlong in love with this book but could only muster a strong "let's be friends" attraction. So maybe I'm still pining as I write this.

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.