A Whole New Mind

Work in progress mind map of key points from the book by Dan Pink.

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1. General Info

1.1. Author: Daniel H. Pink

1.2. ISBN: 1594481717 (paperback)

1.3. Amazon Link

2. Organization

2.1. Part One: The Conceptual Age

2.1.1. Right Brain Rising (1)

2.1.2. Abundance, Asia, and Automation (2)

2.1.3. High Concept, High Touch (3)

2.2. Part Two: The Six Senses

2.2.1. Design (4)

2.2.2. Story (5)

2.2.3. Symphony (6)

2.2.4. Empathy (7)

2.2.5. Play (8)

2.2.6. Meaning (9)

3. Introduction

3.1. Information Age (recent past)

3.1.1. economy built on

3.1.1.1. logic

3.1.1.2. computerlike capabilities

3.1.2. people / mind

3.1.2.1. computer programmers - crank code

3.1.2.2. layers - craft contracts

3.1.2.3. MBAs - crunch numbers

3.1.2.4. well educated manipulator of information and deployer of expertise

3.1.2.5. narrowly reductive / deeply analytical

3.2. Conceptual Age (future)

3.2.1. economy / society built on

3.2.1.1. inventive

3.2.1.2. big-picture capabilities

3.2.2. forces causing change

3.2.2.1. material abundance

3.2.2.1.1. more emphasis on nonmaterial yearnings

3.2.2.2. globalization

3.2.2.2.1. white-collar jobs moving overseas

3.2.2.3. technologies

3.2.2.3.1. eliminating some kinds of work

3.2.3. new thinking / new approach

3.2.3.1. high concept

3.2.3.1.1. capacity to detect patterns and opportunities

3.2.3.1.2. create artistic and emotional beauty

3.2.3.1.3. craft a satisfying narrative

3.2.3.1.4. combine seemingly unrelated ideas into something new

3.2.3.2. high touch

3.2.3.2.1. ability to empathize with others

3.2.3.2.2. understand the subtleties of human interaction

3.2.3.2.3. find joy in one's self

3.2.3.2.4. elicit joy in others

3.2.3.2.5. stretch beyond the quotidian in pursuit of purpose and meaning

3.3. brain

3.3.1. left hemisphere

3.3.1.1. sequential

3.3.1.2. logical

3.3.1.3. analytical

3.3.1.4. (Information Age)

3.3.2. right hemisphere

3.3.2.1. nonlinear

3.3.2.2. intuitive

3.3.2.3. holistic

3.3.2.4. (Conceptual Age)