Jan Kubr

A book read: A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink

In Uncategorized on October 27, 2008 at 23:16

I usually don’t skip pages. Usually.

In the beginning of this book Daniel explains the difference about the two hemispheres of our brains as scientists see them today. I know you know it, but you still can watch this video about Jill Bolte Taylor’s stroke; it will fill the gaps.

Then he explains how skills driven by the right hemisphere (design, story-telling, synthesis, empathy, play, and [deeper] meaning) will be more appreciated that those controlled by the left one since they can be easily automated or cheaply outsourced.

Is there anything surprising in this book? No. Is there any reason you should pick this book over Friedman’s The World Is Flat? No. Do I have the slightest idea why Seth Godin recommended this book? Hell no.

Fortunately I am reading a very interesting book now; stay tuned for the next review.

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