The DC/SLA book club will meet on Wednesday, July 29th, 2009, to read A
Whole New Mind:
Why Right Brainers Will Rule the Future, by Daniel Pink.
About the book:
Lawyers. Accountants. Computer programmers. That's what our parents
us to become when we grew up. But Mom and Dad were wrong. The future
a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind. The
"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
the center of this provocative and original book, which uses the two
our brains as a metaphor for understanding the contours of our times.
In this insightful and entertaining book,
Daniel H. Pink, best-selling author of Free Agent Nation (2001) and
chief speech writer for former vice-president Al Gore, offers a fresh
what it takes to excel. A Whole New Mind reveals the six essential
aptitudes on which professional success and personal fulfillment now
and includes a series of hands-on exercises culled from experts around
world to help readers sharpen the necessary abilities. This book will
not only how you see the world but how you experience it as well.
The book is available in paperback on Amazon:
About the author:
Daniel Pink’s web site is http://www.danpink.com/ . It’s an
filled with interesting information, and worth a look! Pink will also
at TED 2009 on July 22, so look for that talk to be up online near the
About the meeting:
When: Wed., 07/29/09, at 6:30
Where: California Pizza Kitchen (1260 Connecticut Avenue at N Street)
Metro: Farragut North (Red Line)
Directions: Leave from the Connecticut Avenue/L Street exit; walk 2
or see http://www.cpk.com/locations/store_details.php?LID=086
I look forward to seeing you all in July! Please RSVP to let me know
if you are planning to come.
DC/SLA Book Club Chair
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