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Book: A Whole New Mind Author: Dan Pink Reviewer: johnmoore (from Brand Autopsy) In A Whole New Mind, Dan Pink writes how right-brain thinking (artistic, empathic, and contextual) is replacing left-brain thinking (functional, literal, and analytical) as we evolve from the Information Age into the Conceptual Age. Pink compellingly argues the left-brain powered business engine of the Information Age has resulted in an abundance of everything and in an environment where automation gains have become so efficient and so prevalent that we can now outsource previously un-outsourceable white collar jobs to Asia and beyond. The crux of his argument is, .
Article: Jack Covert Selects - A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age
A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age by Dan Pink, Riverhead Books, 240 Pages, $24. 95 Hardcover, March 2004, ISBN 1573223085 Dan Pink wrote a very influential book a few years ago called Free Agent Nation whichcaused quite a stir. The concept made the cover of some business magazines.
I have been feeling quite bored with the usual business stuff for some time. Bored with talk of efficiency, bored with most business books (like Johnnie), bored with the usual chatter on most of the 98 business blogs I read (and that stuff is infinitely more interesting than whats in the magazines and books). Bored.
We post an awful lot of content on A Whole New Mind this week. I wanted to pull it all together in one post for those who have come in and out during the week. It is also an opportunity to point out the other weblogs where we are running content.
Our third installment of articles from past issues of In the Books, our annual review of the finest business books, comes from the indomitable spirit of Erika Andersen, founder of Proteus International. Erika is a friend of the company, and I've always thought of her as our cool and world-wise aunt. She is one of those people that teaches you something about yourself every time you meet her and, lucky for us, she does so for organizations as well.
First, of course, you must read my book EMERGENETICS. After that I encourage you to read A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Informational Age to the Conceptual Age by Daniel Pink. Another brain-based book is The Creating Brain: The Neuroscience of Genius, by Nancy Andreasen, M.
I recently sent one of our favorite authors, Charles Fishman, a few questions about his new book, <i>A Curious Mind</i>—a book he wrote with Brian Grazer.
I am a huge fan of the new book from Jeff Pfeffer and Bob Sutton called Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths & Total Nonsense. I am making it my Must Read for Spring 2006. Hard Facts is really the prequel to their 2000 book The Knowing Doing Gap.
I know most people would say they can remember the music they were listening to when important events happened in their lives. I can define my career by the business books I was reading. I can remember reading Built To Last and realizing that Porras and Collins were talking about me when they said great companies have cult-like cultures and those who don't fit are "ejected like a virus".
Here is a dump of some of those links that have been building up in my bookmarks: Charles Fishman walks around Wal-Mart with Washington Post reporter Bob Thompson and talks about The Wal-Mart Effect. Andy Kessler reads alot of business books, but doesn't know why because they mostly suck. He does see our view of the new business book as one that shows you a different way of viewing the world.
POST & WIN! Post a reaction or question for Erika in one of her Thinker in Residence posts, and not only will Erika pop by for the discussion, but we'll randomly pick one participant to win a copy of Leading So People Will Follow! In our past two Thinker in Residence posts featuring the thoughtful and motivating work of Erika Andersen, we introduced you to her newest book on leadership, Leading So People Will Follow, and also shared an in-depth Q&A with Erika about strategy.
Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire's new book coincided serendipitously with the death of David Bowie.
"A creative life is an amplified life. It's a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life. Living in this manner—continually and stubbornly bringing forth the jewels that are hidden within you—is a fine art, in and of itself." - Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic
In our second installment with Charles Fishman, we have an excerpt from a ChangeThis manifesto he wrote with Brian Grazer and a link to the book's Introduction.
These are 25 of the best books in a flood of great books being released in October.
It's the time of year for reflecting on 2005 while starting to create that list of new year's resolutions. This month for Jack Covert Selects, I looked over all of the reviews written during the year and chose my top six reviews. These are the best of the best books for 2005.
Looking for something new to read? These are just some of the books we have our eyes on in June, in order of publication date.
Sebastian Mallaby has written a complete portrait of the most important and influential economic statesmen of our time.