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This analytical essay presents a review of the book namely “A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future” by Daniel Pink. The bibliography appends three sources in APA format.


The book that has been taken under consideration has been written by Daniel Pink. A Whole New Mind is a book that presents to its readers an impudent set, and puts forward a thought-provoking and indispensable way of thinking that has been uncared for about a future that is already at hand. The book is rather ground-breaking and claims that the future belongs to a diverse grouping of human being with a contrasting kind of brain: artists, scientists, people who come up with stories and are creative, basically being "right-brain" thinkers, the abilities of whom score the mistake line amid those who get ahead and those who stay behind. The author of the book has presented to the readers what we can take as the six primarily human capabilities that are very significant for the success of the person with regards to his or her line of work as well as individual fulfillment. The author of the book also goes on to telling us how to master these capabilities. This title induces a person to consider that the equipment that is requisite by us so as to take on our near future is lying within us as something that has remained untouched but eager to be put to use (A Whole New Mind, 1998). The book as said discloses the six essential propensities on which professional accomplishment and individual fulfillment now depend, and consists of a vast number of practical exercises collected from professionals around the world in order to assist readers in honing the essential abilities. This book has the tendency to alter the way we see the world and also how we go through it.


The author of the book, Daniel Pink has presented to us a book that can enlighten the minds of many. The author claims that, “I've lived with my brain for forty years now, but I've never actually seen it. For a while now, I've been wondering what directions our lives will take in these outsourced, automated, upside-down times—and I've begun to suspect that the clues might be found in the way the brain is organized” (Pink, p.2). The basic claim of the author in his book is that the workplace environment is facing changes once again and authority is likely to move towards those who have tough right brain traits (A Whole new Mind-ii, 1997). His support of "R-directed thinking" starts with a little introduction to neuroscience and a bit of tourism to a brain lab. The author of the book is greatly interested in the ways by which certain sets of capabilities can be connected efficiently in what is called the emergence of the "Conceptual Age." Moving on, the second half of the books presents in-depth information about the six "senses" that the author has pointed out as vital to accomplishment in the innovative economy-design, narrative, work of art, understanding, play and meaning while on the other hand the "portfolio" divisions present realistic as well as quirky pieces of recommendation on how to develop these skills within oneself. Moments that have the tendency to provoke thoughts abound that too from the consequences of a rigorous portrayal workshop to the declaration that "bad design" shaped the commotion of the 2000 presidential election, but on the other hand the fundamental principle may still hit some as unverified. in addition, the forewarning that people who do not make attempts to cultivate their right brains possibly will fail to benefit from, or worse, endure badly in the financial system of tomorrow might sound to many as pessimistic.

The outline of the book makes it move in a way that every single chapter makes you think of ways to improve the six fundamental human abilities, which are design, story, symphony, empathy, play and meaning and then the author pursues each chapter with pages that are highlighted grey. These human abilities are particularly related to the workplace environment, as students in elementary school would be too young to get to understand them. Design means the way a product is presented to the customer as the people no longer buy a product for just its use but also consider its look. Story telling he believes is our power to communicate with people and remember them. Symphony he believes is the way we remain friendly with one and all. Empathy means putting yourself into someone else's shoes and feel how that person is feeling. Play is the way taken up by people to help others go through the same experiences, and he believes this is what has been used by the American army by creating a war based video game so that everyone can have the experience. Meaning he believes is something that should be there for everyone as something to live for. He believes that everyone has enough to live with but nothing to live for.

The grey pages put forward advices about the ways and techniques that can be taken up so as to improve these capabilities. For instance, subsequent to the chapter on "story" the author advices the readers to visit seminar on screenwriting. According to the author, the key to conveying value in the Conceptual Age is to get busy in activities that entail elevated notion or high touch aptitudes. High concept or elevated notion takes in generating imaginative or touching exquisiteness or appeal, becoming aware of models or prospects, as well as creating a novel amalgamation of apparently disparate ideas. High concept includes the capability to have compassion and grip nuance human interface, while finding happiness within ones own self and others, and follow reason and sense. High concept and high touch are abilities related to the right-brain which are dependant on the aforementioned six senses.

Evidently, incorporating these capacities into organizing ones line of business is just the beginning. I personally believe that these abilities will be the driving force behind originality and noticeable achievement in no matter what position a person is working in. And obvious success reveals the exceptional and persuasive worth a person delivers, which, lets a person's career move forward.


In the light of the above discussion we can hereby culminate that the book under consideration, that is A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future has been written by Daniel H. Pink. The author believes that in the near future power will lie with those who have strong skills of the right mind. He puts forward six senses that he believes are necessary for a person to hone in himself for his own professional success and personal fulfillment. All the six senses that he presents have been defined and are the fundamental characteristics that would be required in people in the future, particularly those who wish to excel in their careers. The book is highly recommendable for the kind of information that it provides on managing ones career.


A Whole New Mind. (1998). Retrieved on March 2, 2008 from: http://www.leadershipnow.com/leadershop/1594481717.html

A Whole new Mind-ii. (1997). Retrieved on March 2, 2008 from: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/A-Whole-New-Mind/Daniel-H-Pink/e/9781594481710

Pink, D. A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future. Riverhead Trade: United States of America. ISBN-10: 1594481717.