A Whole New Mind

Why Right-brainers Will Rule the Future
Author: Daniel H. Pink
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781594481710
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 275
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Uses the two sides of the human brain as a metaphor for understanding how the information age came about throughout the course of the past generation, counseling readers on how to survive and find a place in a society that is marked by rising affluence, job outsourcing, and computer technology at the expense of inventiveness, empathy, and meaning. Reprint.

A Whole New Mind

Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
Author: Daniel H. Pink
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101157909
Category: Psychology
Page: 304
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The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: artists, inventors, storytellers-creative and holistic "right-brain" thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn't. Drawing on research from around the world, Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) outlines the six fundamentally human abilities that are absolute essentials for professional success and personal fulfillment--and reveals how to master them. A Whole New Mind takes readers to a daring new place, and a provocative and necessary new way of thinking about a future that's already here.

A Whole New Mind

Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
Author: Daniel H. Pink
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101157909
Category: Psychology
Page: 304
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The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: artists, inventors, storytellers-creative and holistic "right-brain" thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn't. Drawing on research from around the world, Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) outlines the six fundamentally human abilities that are absolute essentials for professional success and personal fulfillment--and reveals how to master them. A Whole New Mind takes readers to a daring new place, and a provocative and necessary new way of thinking about a future that's already here.

Drive

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Author: Daniel H. Pink
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101524381
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.

The Adventures of Johnny Bunko

The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need
Author: Daniel H. Pink
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781594482915
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 160
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An innovative career handbook in manga form demonstrates the six core principles of finding, keeping, and achieving success in satisfying work through the fable of Johnny Bunko, a young college graduate who lands his first job in the parachute company Boggs Corp. Original.

Mind Wide Open

Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life
Author: Steven Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743258791
Category: Science
Page: 288
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BRILLIANTLY EXPLORING TODAY'S CUTTING-EDGE BRAIN RESEARCH, MIND WIDE OPEN IS AN UNPRECEDENTED JOURNEY INTO THE ESSENCE OF HUMAN PERSONALITY, ALLOWING READERS TO UNDERSTAND THEMSELVES AND THE PEOPLE IN THEIR LIVES AS NEVER BEFORE. Using a mix of experiential reportage, personal storytelling, and fresh scientific discovery, Steven Johnson describes how the brain works -- its chemicals, structures, and subroutines -- and how these systems connect to the day-to-day realities of individual lives. For a hundred years, he says, many of us have assumed that the most powerful route to self-knowledge took the form of lying on a couch, talking about our childhoods. The possibility entertained in this book is that you can follow another path, in which learning about the brain's mechanics can widen one's self-awareness as powerfully as any therapy or meditation or drug. In Mind Wide Open, Johnson embarks on this path as his own test subject, participating in a battery of attention tests, learning to control video games by altering his brain waves, scanning his own brain with a $2 million fMRI machine, all in search of a modern answer to the oldest of questions: who am I? Along the way, Johnson explores how we "read" other people, how the brain processes frightening events (and how we might rid ourselves of the scars those memories leave), what the neurochemistry is behind love and sex, what it means that our brains are teeming with powerful chemicals closely related to recreational drugs, why music moves us to tears, and where our breakthrough ideas come from. Johnson's clear, engaging explanation of the physical functions of the brain reveals not only the broad strokes of our aptitudes and fears, our skills and weaknesses and desires, but also the momentary brain phenomena that a whole human life comprises. Why, when hearing a tale of woe, do we sometimes smile inappropriately, even if we don't want to? Why are some of us so bad at remembering phone numbers but brilliant at recognizing faces? Why does depression make us feel stupid? To read Mind Wide Open is to rethink family histories, individual fates, and the very nature of the self, and to see that brain science is now personally transformative -- a valuable tool for better relationships and better living.

Free Agent Nation

How Americans New Independent Workers Are Transforming the Way We Live
Author: Daniel H. Pink
Publisher: Business Plus
ISBN: 0759522316
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 368
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Ever since the dawn of the industrial revolution, it has been the organizing principle of society -- people are what they do, defined by their corporate labels. But the modern corporation has begun its death march. There are 25 million free agents -- entrepreneurs, independent contractors, free-lancers, and temps. In this landmark book, trend-watcher Daniel H. Pink shows why those numbers are growing exponentially. He tells readers who free agents are, how they will impact the economy, and why the laws must be rethought to accommodate the new paradigm. He also asks what happens when life no longer revolves around the job, when people are not tethered to a single location or identity. The answers will surprise all.

What Should I Do with My Life?

The True Story of People Who Answered the Ultimate Question
Author: Po Bronson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588360482
Category: Self-Help
Page: 400
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“Brimming with stories of sacrifice, courage, commitment and, sometimes, failure, the book will support anyone pondering a major life choice or risk without force-feeding them pat solutions.” —Publishers Weekly What should I do with my life? It’s a question many of us have pondered with frequency. Author Po Bronson was asking himself that very question when he decided to write this book—an inspiring exploration of how people transform their lives and a template for how we can answer this question for ourselves. Bronson traveled the country in search of individuals who have struggled to find their calling, their true nature—people who made mistakes before getting it right. He encountered people of all ages and all professions—a total of fifty-five fascinating individuals trying to answer questions such as: Is a career supposed to feel like a destiny? How do I tell the difference between a curiosity and a passion? Should I make money first, to fund my dream? If I have a child, will my frustration over my work go away? Should I accept my lot, make peace with my ambition, and stop stressing out? Why do I feel guilty for thinking about this? From their efforts to answer these questions, the universal truths in this book emerge. Each story in these pages informs the next, and the result is a journey that unfolds with cumulative power. Reading this book is like listening in on an intimate conversation among people you care about and admire. Even if you know what you should do with your life, you will find wisdom and guidance in these stories of people who found meaningful answers by daring to be honest with themselves. Among them: -the Pittsburgh lawyer who decided to become a trucker so he could savor the moment and be closer to his son. -the toner-cartridge queen of Chicago, who realized that her relationships with men kept sabotaging her career choices. -the Cuban immigrant who overcame the strong dis-approval of her parents and quit her high-paying job to pursue social-service work in Miami. -the chemistry professor who realized, quite late in life, that he would rather practice law. -the mother torn between an Olympic career and her adolescent daughter. -the seventeen-year-old boy who received a letter from the Dalai Lama and was called to a life of spiritual leadership. -the creator of St. Elmo’s Fire, who wasn’t sure he could quit his successful Hollywood life for the deeper artistic life he had always wanted to pursue. -the author himself. Po Bronson has worked as a bus-boy, cook, janitor, sports-medicine intern, bus-lift assembly-line technician, aerobics instructor, litigation consultant, greeting-card designer, bond salesman, political-newsletter editor, high school teacher, and book publisher. Since then, he has written three books: Bombardiers, The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest, and The Nudist on the Late Shift. But none of those experiences compared to what he learned by writing this book. “We all have passions if we choose to see them,” he writes. “Most of us don’t get epiphanies. We don’t get clarity. Our purpose doesn’t arrive neatly packaged as destiny. We only get a whisper. A blank, nonspecific urge. That’s how it starts.” With humor, empathy, and insight, Po Bronson probes the depths of people who learned how to hear the whisper, who overcame fear and confusion to find a larger truth about their lives. A meditation, a journey, and a triumph of story-telling, What Should I Do with My Life? is a life-changing book by a writer who brilliantly tackles the big questions. From the Hardcover edition.

The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain

A 24 hour Journal of What's Happening in Your Brain as you Sleep, Dream, Wake Up, Eat, Work, Play, Fight, Love, Worry, Compete, Hope, Make Important Decisions, Age and Change
Author: Judith Horstman,Scientific American
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470500514
Category: Psychology
Page: 320
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Have you ever wondered what’s happening in your brain as you go through a typical day and night? This fascinating book presents an hour-by-hour round-the-clock journal of your brain’s activities. Drawing on the treasure trove of information from Scientific American and Scientific American Mind magazines as well as original material written specifically for this book, Judith Horstman weaves together a compelling description of your brain at work and at play. The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain reveals what’s going on in there while you sleep and dream, how your brain makes memories and forms addictions and why we sometimes make bad decisions. The book also offers intriguing information about your emotional brain, and what’s happening when you’re feeling love, lust, fear and anxiety—and how sex, drugs and rock and roll tickle the same spots. Based on the latest scientific information, the book explores your brain’s remarkable ability to change, how your brain can make new neurons even into old age and why multitasking may be bad for you. Your brain is uniquely yours – but research is showing many of its day-to-day cycles are universal. This book gives you a look inside your brain and some insights into why you may feel and act as you do. The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain is written in the entertaining, informative and easy-to-understand style that fans of Scientific American and Scientific American Mind magazine have come to expect.

When

The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
Author: Daniel H Pink
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1925410501
Category: Science
Page: 256
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Daniel H. Pink, the bestselling author of Drive and To Sell is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home. Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don’t know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of ‘when’ decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork. Timing, it’s often assumed, is an art. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shows that timing is really a science. Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology, and economics, Pink reveals how best to live, work, and succeed. How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? Why do certain breaks dramatically improve student test scores? How can we turn a stumbling beginning into a fresh start? Why should we avoid going to the hospital in the afternoon? Why is singing in time with other people as good for you as exercise? And what is the ideal time to quit a job, switch careers or get married? In When, Pink distils cutting-edge research and data on timing and synthesises them into a fascinating, readable narrative packed with irresistable stories and practical takeaways that gives readers compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives. Daniel H. Pink is the author of five provocative books—including three long-running New York Times bestsellers, A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell Is Human. His books have been translated into thirty-five languages and have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. He lives in Washington DC with his wife and their three children. ‘Pink’s fourth book should be compulsory reading for bosses, educators, and schedulers, for policymakers, company executives, and performers, but there is plenty in this fascinating book that the average person will find applicable to their lives. This is a quick read that rewards time spent with some excellent insights.’ BookMooch ‘Artfully blend(s) anecdotes, insights, and studies from the social sciences into a frothy blend of utility and entertainment.’ Bloomberg on To Sell is Human ‘Full of aha! moments...timely, original, thoroughly engaging, deeply humane.’ strategy + business on To Sell is Human ‘Excellent...radical, surprising, and undeniably true.’ Harvard Business Review blog on To Sell is Human ‘An appreciation of time, some might say an obsession to the fraction of a second, seems to set humans apart from all other species...Despite the subtitle, this book is not about the scientific measurement of time, but about relative time, revealing the regular patterns of people’s lives they so often adhere to, unaware, and with no idea why.’ Otago Daily Times

Presentation Zen

Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery
Author: Garr Reynolds
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0321601890
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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FOREWORD BY GUY KAWASAKI Presentation designer and internationally acclaimed communications expert Garr Reynolds, creator of the most popular Web site on presentation design and delivery on the Net — presentationzen.com — shares his experience in a provocative mix of illumination, inspiration, education, and guidance that will change the way you think about making presentations with PowerPoint or Keynote. Presentation Zen challenges the conventional wisdom of making "slide presentations" in today’s world and encourages you to think differently and more creatively about the preparation, design, and delivery of your presentations. Garr shares lessons and perspectives that draw upon practical advice from the fields of communication and business. Combining solid principles of design with the tenets of Zen simplicity, this book will help you along the path to simpler, more effective presentations.

Play

How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul
Author: Stuart L. Brown
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781583333334
Category: Psychology
Page: 229
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A psychological analysis based on the author's studies in play behavior reveals how play is essential to the development of social skills, problem-solving abilities, and creativity.

Left Brain, Right Brain


Author: Sally P. Springer,Georg Deutsch
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780716723738
Category: Brain
Page: 368
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New edition of a text which explores hemispheric asymmetries in the brain in the context of brain function in general. The author covers insights from surgical separation of the hemispheres, the link made between psychology and physiology with neuroimaging, behavioral approaches to asymmetry, sex differences in cognition and asymmetry, animal asymmetries, hemispheric specialization, and the mind-body problem. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

To Sell is Human

The Surprising Truth about Moving Others
Author: Daniel H. Pink
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1594631905
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 253
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Explores the power of selling while arguing that everyone, including non-salespeople, engages in persuasive or "moving" behaviors, and discusses how to navigate powerful economic changes while building modern negotiating skills.

ECOrenaissance

A Lifestyle Guide for Cocreating a Stylish, Sexy, and Sustainable World
Author: Marci Zaroff
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501123610
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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ECOrenaissance provides inspiring tips and tricks for how to live and shop in harmony with nature without sacrificing style or luxury, and how best to benefit from the current renaissance—a global rebirth of sustainable economics, progressive ethics, and green culture—through the wisdom of eco-entrepreneurs, green fashion designers, organic food purveyors, and innovative leaders of this new movement. Gone are the days of boxy hemp shirts and gritty granola—cutting-edge innovation has made ecology as stylish and sexy as red carpet fashion, and everyday people are leading the charge with the choices they make in grocery stores, car lots, at work, in schools, and in their homes. In ECOrenaissance, renowned visionary Marci Zaroff provides a comprehensive guide to help you embrace sustainable living as both a celebration of style and a necessary strategy for maintaining our everyday comforts despite increasingly limited resources. From global warming to drought, genetically modified foods to harmful chemicals in our beauty products, for too long commerce has ignored the health of our planet and our bodies. But now a new age is dawning: one that is uplifting, gorgeous, and accessible. With roundtable discussions from inspiring leaders of the green movement, ECOrenaissance offers you eye-opening and groundbreaking resources to transform your life through supporting companies making significant, practical ecological change. By shining a light on leaders of sustainability throughout the world, Zaroff will transform your understanding of eco-minded products and open new possibilities for you to make a positive impact. Equipped with these tools, you will find new, empowering ways to make “green” elegant in your life, prioritizing current global needs without sacrificing comfort.

Building Your Business the Right-Brain Way

Sustainable Success for the Creative Entrepreneur
Author: Jennifer Lee
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608682560
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 235
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""Advice, exercises, and real-world examples for small-business owners and self-employed artists for establishing solid business practices, growing and expanding, and troubleshooting problems. Addresses finding, marketing to, and keeping customers; working with staff and vendors; strategic planning, goal setting, and brand building; and taking time to celebrate"--Provided by publisher"--

Beyond Your Logo

7 Brand Ideas That Matter Most for Small Business Success
Author: Elaine Fogel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996661300
Category:
Page: 290
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There are plenty of hurdles to overcome running a small business. It may have excellent products and services, investment capital, and an ideal location, BUT, if its brand is lackluster or nonexistent, success will be that much harder to attain.Your small business' brand is more than its logo, look, and colors. It emanates from the mindsets, attitudes, and behaviors of anyone and everyone involved in it. And, since success depends on its brand reputation, it's critical that you do everything possible to ensure that your customers' experiences are amazing.Beyond Your Logo delivers 7 strategic ideas with loads of free and low-cost tactics and resources you can implement and use immediately. And, you don't need any marketing or branding experience to benefit from the guidance Elaine gives you!Whether you own an existing small business, work for one, or are starting a new one, learn the concepts and tools that can take your company well Beyond Your Logo.

RUA/TV?

Heidegger and the Televisual
Author: Tony Fry
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780909952211
Category: Social Science
Page: 125
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Heidegger and the Televisual Explores an ontological theory of television as it authors culture and expands beyond the limit of the technology and its social and economical institutions. As well, it employs ideas deliverd by Martin Heidegger as a way of understanding and investigating 'the Being' of what the book names as the televisual - the thinking of television beyond that which is normally characterised as television.

The Literary Mind

The Origins of Thought and Language
Author: Mark Turner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019512667X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 187
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Turner argues that story, projection, and parable precede grammar, that language follows from these mental capacities as a consequence. Language, he concludes, is the child of the literary mind