Right Brain Revenge

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Move over all you Left Brain analyst types, the future belongs to those with the Right stuff. At least that’s according to Daniel Pink. In his new book, “A Whole New Mind,” he argues that there’s a seismic shift going on in the workplace.

For the last few decades, parents have been telling their kids to be accountants and computer programmers if they want to make it in America. But according to Pink, changes in the economy — like outsourcing and advances in computer technology — are causing many of those reliable jobs to disappear or to move overseas.

Pink says the future belongs to the creative, the empathic and the entrepreneurial — skills that can’t be duplicated by anyone, anywhere else. It is the dawning of the age of the curious.


Daniel Pink, work, business and politics writer for Wired Magazine, New York Times, Salon and Fast Company, author of the book “Free Agent Nation” and most recently, “A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age”

Philip Gardner, Director of the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University.