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Published by Soundview Executive Book Summaries, P.O. Box 1053, Concordville, PA 19331 USA © 2006 Soundview Executive Book Summaries • All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part is prohibited. Moving From the Information Age to the Conceptual Age A WHOLE NEW MIND THE SUMMARY IN BRIEF Lawyers. Accountants. Radiologists. Software engineers. That’s what our parents encouraged us to become when we grew up. But Mom and Dad were wrong. The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind. The era of “left brain” dominance, and the Information Age that it engendered, are giving way to a new world in which “right brain” qualities — inventiveness, meaning, empathy — predominate. That’s the argument at the center of this summary — a summary that uses the two sides of our brains as a metaphor for understanding the contours of our times. In the tradition of Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence and Marcus Buckingham’s and Donald O. Clifton’s Now, Discover Your Strengths , Daniel H. Pink offers a fresh look at what it takes for individuals and organizations to excel. Drawing on cutting-edge research from around the world, A Whole New Mind reveals the six essential aptitudes on which professional success and personal fulfillment now depend: Design, Story, Symphony, Empathy, Play and Meaning. It also includes several hands-on exercises and examples culled from experts around the world to help read- ers sharpen the necessary abilities. This summary will change not only how we see the world but how we experience it as well. In addition, this summary will also show you: Why a seismic — though as yet undetected — shift is now under way in much of the advanced world. Differences between the left and right hemispheres of our brains. Why three huge social and economic forces — abundance, Asia and automation — are nudging us into the Conceptual Age. Why people who master high concept and high touch are setting the tempo of modern life. How six essential aptitudes can help you make your way across the emerging landscape. Concentrated Knowledge™ for the Busy Executive • www.summary.com Vol. 28, No. 5 (3 parts), Part 3, May 2006 • Order # 28-13 CONTENTS Introduction Page 2 Right Brain Rising Pages 3, 4 Abundance, Asia and Automation Page 4 High Concept, High Touch Page 4 Introducing the Six Senses Page 5 Design Pages 5, 6 Story Page 6 Symphony Pages 6, 7 Empathy Page 7 Play Pages 7, 8 Meaning Page 8 Afterword Page 8 By Daniel H. Pink FILE: SUCCESS/ CAREER TECHNIQUES ®
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Introduction The last few decades have belonged to a certain kind of person with a certain kind of mind — computer pro- grammers who could crank code, lawyers who could craft contracts, MBAs who could crunch numbers. But the future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind — creators and empathiz- ers, pattern recognizers, and meaning makers. These people — artists, inventors, designers, storytellers, care-
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