A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule The Future
by Daniel H. Pink.
As technology becomes second-nature it’s easy that we forget to question the extent of our advanced future. Pink’s book, A Whole New Mind, possess the necessary questions to determine if your current mind set is enough to survive, as he calls it, The Conceptual Age of Abundance, Asia, and Automation.
Although the book’s focus is largely on creativity and its importance, his book weaves in topics of global well being, which gives creativity a more humanist approach.
Pink introduces the roles of the left and right sides of the brain from a scientific and physiological perspective capitalizing on their duality to bring forth his Six Senses: Design, Story, Symphony, Empathy, Play, and Meaning. The book primarily focuses on these six senses, and each one serves as a chapter. Pink claims these six senses to be the backbone of tomorrow’s forward thinkers. Each chapter brings forth eye opening claims and research that’ll keep you on your toes and make you question your current mindset.
When I began reading I immediately thought, am I behind the curve? However, Pink is reassuring in his thoughts letting you know that we all have possess the six senses, we simply need to strengthen them, and he gives you the tools to do so. Each chapter ends with a portfolio section which consists of resources, exercises, and more information so that you can strengthen your senses.
Throughout the book Pink reminds you that it’s not about starting from scratch, but rather complimenting the left side of your brain with the right side, and developing what you already have. A Whole New Mind not only leaves you inspired at the end to become a better individual, but also gives you the tools and confidence needed to getting ahead of the game.