Book Excerpt: A Whole New Mind

A WHOLE NEW MIND

Authors: Daniel H. Pink

 

A Whole New MindSALIENT POINTS

+ Left – Brain, Right – Brain
Superiority of left – brain is a fallacy. Each is different with their distinct functions.

+ Abundance, Asia and Automation
Three potent forces that cause the shift from L – Directed thinking to R – Directed thinking.

+ The Passing of an Age
From information to Conceptual Age. To survive ask three pertinent questions.

+ Design
Is a whole-minded aptitude-must have utility and significance.

+ Story
The ability to encapsulate, contextualize and emotionalize are utmost important in the Conceptual Age.

+ Symphony
The ability to synthesize and seeing the whole picture. Metaphor is an important element of symphony.

+ Empathy
The ability to stand in others shoes, to see with their eyes and to feel with their heart.

+ Play
Becoming an important part of work, business and personal well-being. Manifest itself in games, humour and joyfulness.

+ Meaning
Two practical, whole-minded ways to search for meaning:
– Taking spirituality seriously
– Taking Happiness seriously

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