Texas State University Logo

Online Resources

Join the Conversation

adjust type sizemake font smallermake font largerreset font size

The Book: A WHOLE NEW MIND

2009-2010 Common Experience

A Whole New Mind

Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future

by Daniel H. Pink

New York Times bestseller

BusinessWeek bestseller

Wall Street Journal bestseller

Washington Post bestseller


Lawyers. Accountants. Computer programmers. That's what our parents encouraged us to become when we grew up. But Mom and Dad were wrong. The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind. The era of "left brain" dominance, and the Information Age that it engendered, are giving way to a new world in which "right brain" qualities-inventiveness, empathy, meaning-predominate. That's the argument at the center of this provocative and original book, which uses the two sides of our brains as a metaphor for understanding the contours of our times.

In this insightful and entertaining book, which has been translated into 18 languages, Daniel H. Pink offers a fresh look at what it takes to excel. A Whole New Mind reveals the six essential aptitudes on which professional success and personal fulfillment now depend, and includes a series of hands-on exercises culled from experts around the world to help readers sharpen the necessary abilities. This book will change not only how we see the world but how we experience it as well.

— Information above adapted from
Daniel H. Pink website (danpink.com) summary

A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink