Synopsis from Goodreads:
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 empathic “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 the 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.
This is a great book. I never noticed before how l-directed thinking is not as important as it used to be. Which is great for me since I’m more r-directed. It gives many good tips for improving your r-directed skills. It also gives a lot of insight into said skills and why they’re becoming so important. It’s made me stop and think about how I can use more of my r-directed thinking in my l-directed job.
A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink
SuBC: Read a book from a summer reading list.