I just finished Daniel Pink’s “A Whole New Mind” after about 2 months of trying to “get my read on” (it takes discipline… go figure). With the holidays and starting my own business (CreateWOW), I was having troubles committing the time I needed to sit down and focus on reading and figuratively feed the monster that Michael Wagner awoke 7 years ago with “Orbiting The Giant Hairball.”
ANYWAY… Pink’s book inspired me. Not simply because he says right brainers (the more empathetic, creative and “Big Picture”- type people) are destined to run the show; it proved to me the track I have been on for the last 20 years hasn’t been for not. Repeatedly, I was told to “get my head out of the clouds,” and “get a secure paying job that you can simply do day-in and day-out… never mind the love of what you do.” (yes, I had some pretty optimistic folks around me back then.) Yet, the right brain in me prevailed… And according to “A Whole New Mind” I didn’t have a choice.
I planned on doing a book review on it for the CreateWOWmarketing blog, but found this video post by Elaine Fogel that did it one better (she interviewed Pink, himself).
So here you are. A Whole New Mind in six minutes (took me 2 months…) 🙂
Thank you again to Daniel Pink, Elaine Fogel and Mike Wagner for keeping the monster fed and constantly encouraging others to create and make the world a better place for us to live and do business.
Be watching for a new program being developed by The Brand Chef and CreateWOW to further encourage reading and fostering creativity! (Yes, that’s how much these books did for me… 😉
Keep Cooking! (or you’re going to starve)
Andrew B. Clark
The Brand Chef