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Dan Pink | Orange is the New Pink
Dan Pink | Orange is the New Pink: A Whole New Mind. I cringe when I see left-brain and right-brain outside of quotes along with the lingering adoption in New-Age Sunday School Social-Psychological thinking about left-brained people and right-brained people. I hate to tell you, but most of the people I know are whole-brained people, with a smattering of those who manage an adroit pretense at being no-brained people. One of the remarkable privileges of having a brain is apparently an aptitude for not using it.
Well, by a long-wound [as in winding windy watches, not roads] approach (starting with Tim Leberecht on the Mindjet Blog who hasn’t noticed that “Just One Thing” has been dormant for over two years), I have before me the web page about Dan’s latest book. Nowhere do I see the cringe-inspiring abuse. That’s enough to make me want to know more about how to practice six great aptitudes that can be mastered: Design (I could use some of that right now—ask my dissertation advisor), Story, Symphony (awww), Empathy (awwwww), Play (weeee), Meaning (uh?). I can’t wait to find how meaning is situated. This fellow crafts his words very finely, gently, and carefully to boot. I think this is a whole-brained sort whose work I want to see.
So I ordered the book, Dan. I even clicked the amazon.com link that appears to give you some Amazon Dollars juice. Now, please respond to my left-brained need for an RSS feed on your site, huh? That unleashes my playfulness. Really. Hey, and it is a bundle with Blink and I get free shipping. Oh, there are all of these other recommendations. Umm, yummy. But I’m done: I have to figure out how to save my pennies for that whole-brained support instrument, Mind Manager, when my free-trial expires.
In honor of this event, I shall have this be my “Just One Thing” for today (here only) That other post was really yesterday for me. Late yesterday.]. After all, a guy with the playfulness to say “Orange is the new Pink” appeals to my empathic side, and it doesn’t hurt that he looks like Billy Joel as played by the younger Tom Hanks, but we won’t go there: It doesn’t mean anything [;<).
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