A Whole New Mind

  • by Daniel H. Pink
  • Narrated by Daniel H. Pink
  • 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lawyers. Accountants. Software Engineers. That's what Mom and Dad encouraged us to become. They were wrong. Gone is the age of "left-brain" dominance. The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: designers, inventors, teachers, storytellers - creative and emphatic "right-brain" thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn't.Drawing on research from around the advanced world, Daniel Pink outlines six fundamentally human abilities that are essential for professional success and personal fulfillment - and reveals how to master them.From a laughter club in Bombay to an inner-city high school devoted to design, to a lesson on how to detect an insincere smile, A Whole New Mind takes listeners to a daring new place, and offers a provocative and urgent new way of thinking about a future that has already arrived.


What the Critics Say

"Thought-provoking moments abound." (Publishers Weekly)
"This book is a miracle. Completely original and profound." (Tom Peters)
"For soon-to-be liberal arts graduates, it makes an encouraging graduation gift." (Newsweek)
"This is one author who knows how to narrate. Pink has excellent pacing, diction, and tone." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A waste of a good credit

This book is not worth purchasing. The author spends too much time defending his position on 'how the right brain works' and the significance in the future.
I ordered this book because I want to improve my right brain function with exercises.
Betty Edwards "drawing on the right side of the brain" or "A Whack on the side of the Head" by Roger von Oech are much better in my opinion.
These books are more fun and engaging.
In summation A Whole New Mind is a re-hashing of much older and better books on the Right Brain.
I hope this helps your decision if you are in doubt.
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- Lonnie

Not Particularly Interesting...Actually,

The audio book bored the hell out of me. Bob Lutz, the genius who will make GM! Funny how this book can totally collapse in the light of the economic change over the past few months.

The author over stretches his point to incredulity. So, there are companies employing comedians to keep employees happy...still think jokes are the key to survival in this economy?

I think this one tries to be Freakanomics but ends up far short and pointless.

And, yup. I'm a creative problem solver.

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- Chris

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-30-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios