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Moving From the Information Age to the
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
In the tradition of Daniel Goleman’s
Marcus Buckingham’s and Donald O. Clifton’s
Now, Discover Your
, Daniel H. Pink offers a fresh look at what it takes for individuals
and organizations to excel. Drawing on cutting-edge research from around
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
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Vol. 28, No. 5 (3 parts), Part 3, May 2006 • Order # 28-13
Right Brain Rising
Pages 3, 4
Abundance, Asia and
High Concept, High Touch
Introducing the Six Senses
Pages 5, 6
Pages 6, 7
Pages 7, 8
By Daniel H. Pink