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Venues changed for Daniel Pink's Common Experience lectures

By Brett Fails
University News Service
October 19, 2009

Daniel Pink

Daniel Pink

Due to expected inclement weather, author Daniel Pink's free public lectures on his book A Whole New Mind at Texas State University-San Marcos on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. have been relocated to Evans Auditorium.

The lecture is part of the Common Experience program at Texas State and is also sponsored by the University Public Lecture Series.

Pink will discuss A Whole New Mind during his 8 p.m. talk, and speak on his most recent book Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need, at his 4 p.m. lecture. The earlier lecture is sponsored by Career Services.

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 formal job in the White House, where he served from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore. He has 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.

His book, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need is a story of a young man who lands his first job out of college. He builds a career, illustrating as he does the six core lessons of finding, keeping and flourishing in satisfying work.

For more information about this event and other Common Experience events, visit http://www.txstate.edu/commonexperience.