FALL COMMON EXPERIENCE SPEAKER: Daniel Pink
Daniel Pink is a best-selling author and an expert on innovation, competition, and the changing world of work. His book, A Whole New Mind, is the 2009-2010 Common Experience summer reading selection for Texas State. A New York Times and Business Week best seller, the book charts the rise of right-brain thinking in modern economies and explains the six abilities individuals and organizations must master in an outsourced and automated world. Pink held his last real job in the White House, where he served from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore. He’s also worked as an aide to U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert B. Reich, as an economic policy staffer in the U.S. Senate, as a legal researcher in India, and as a latrine builder in Botswana. Pink’s most recent book, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need is being used as the focus of Career Month at Texas State. Pink is working on his next book, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, due out in January 2010.
When: Wednesday, October 21, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Evans Auditorium and the LBJ Student Center Ballroom