Tuesday, 27 February 2007

"The last few decades have belonged to a certain kind of person with a certain kind of mind... computer programmers who could crank code, lawyers who could craft contracts, MBAs who could crunch numbers. But the keys to the kingdom are changing hands. The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind - creators and empathisers, pattern recognisers and meaning makers. These people - artists, inventors, designers, storytellers, caregivers, consolers, big picture thinkers - will now reap society's richest rewards and share it's greatest joys."

From 'A Whole New Mind' by Dan Pink

Dan Pink's brilliant book offers a fresh look at what it takes to excel in this new conceptual age. 'A Whole New Mind' identifies the six skills on which, Dan argues, our professional success and our personal fulfillment now critically depend, and includes a series of hands-on exercises to help us develop the necessary abilities.

This book not only changes how we see the world but how we experience it as well. Visit Dan's website at http://www.danpink.com


Oaf said...

So, thought you could hide eh? Well oaf, set and pat will root you out.
Actually, they might not as the link on infobase takes you to the old defunct site.
Still I am pleased you are still with us.
I thought you had passed on.

Sorry to hear you get bored.
When possessed with such feelings, I approach Mrs oaf or drink beer (my favourite).

On your piece about schools being blamed for everything, I agree (not with schools being blamed but on what you said).

Hey, I am dead impressed you went to 10 Downing Street (but not with Richard Harker who is my local councillor and has a beard).
I hope you got Tony's autograph.
Did he ask for yours? Its only manners after all.
If Tony comes to Leeds, bring him to our school for some coffee and a pie.

Chris'Blog said...

Oaf, I am really grateful for your feedback and very helpful suggestions for dealing with the boredom. I wasn't trying to get away from you, Set and Pat.

I'd be very happy to bring the Prime Minister to your school for coffee and a pie. Perhaps we could meet for a coffee to plan something.