A Whole New Mind

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Over the holiday break I read A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink. In this book Pink talks about how the the new dynamics of globalization has pointed towards a demand for a shift in the way we think.

He points towards the three A’s as the three factors that have created an increased demand for right-brain thinking skills:

  • Automation
  • Asia
  • Abundance

Among the right-brain thinking skills Pink lists holistic, gestalt, and systems thinking skills.

Reference:
Pink, D. H. (2006). A whole new mind why right-brainers will rule the future. [United States]: Better Life Media.

Related Elsewhere:

TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design conference video) – Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?
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2 thoughts on “A Whole New Mind

  1. I haven’t read this book yet though I’ve heard about it. A couple of years back I used to avidly read pop-science books but not so much lately as too many people jumped on that particular publishing bandwagon. I like the ‘right-brain’ so I might check it out next time at a book store!

    Anyhow nice to drop by your blog – I am just starting to get to know what other systems-and-related blogs are out there…

  2. Hi Leona thanks for your comment. I’m glad books like this one are out there because they provide an accessible, introductory level version of what could easily be a complicated topic. Right now we have way too many books out there that are hard to digest by your average curious person who may like to get a quick taste for the topic.

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