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The case for “A Whole New Mind”

The case for “A Whole New Mind”



Even after two reads, Daniel Pink’s case for a whole new mind continues to be entertaining to me. This book must be a required reading for every STEM teacher/scholar/researcher.

The book revolves around the differences between the two hemispheres of the brain and presents a compelling case for cultivating six senses to succeed in our times – Design, Story, Symphony, Empathy, Play, and Meaning. He writes,

“Today, the defining skills of the previous era – the “left brain” capabilities that powered the Information Age – are necessary but no longer sufficient.

And the capabilities we once disdained or thought frivolous – the “right-brain” qualities of inventiveness, empathy, joyfulness, and meaning – increasingly will determine who flourishes and who flounders.

For individuals, families, and organizations, professional success and personal fulfillment now require a whole new mind.”

Hope the STEM readers of my blog will find time to read this book and challenge their “right-brains.”