Thursday, April 12, 2007

From Dan Pink's A Whole New Mind...Thanks Om Dani for the book.

Today, the defining skills of the previous era --the 'left brain' capabilities that powered the Information Age-- are necessary but no longer sufficient. And the capabilities we once disdained or thought frivolous-- the 'right brain' qualities if inventiveness, empathy, joyfulness and meaning-- increasingly will determine who flourishes and who flounders.

High concept, high touch...
* Not just function but also Design
* Not just argument but also Story
* Not just focus but also Symphony
* Not just logic but also Empathy
* Not just seriousness but also Play
* Not just accumulation but also Meaning

Design. Story. Symphony. Empathy. Play. Meaning. These six senses increasingly will guide our world and shape our world.

Fear not. This high concept, high touch abilities that now matter most are human attributes.

In addition to what Dan Pink had said in his book, I've translated a birthday wish from my best friend--who is more like an older sister I've never had-- sent to me at the dawn of my birthday. Few seconds after midnight...
'May your colorful life full of blessings and even more beautiful as you fill it with love for all. Follow your path, KEEP GROUNDED AND AT THE SAME TIME SHINE LIKE A STAR ABOVE THE SKY'

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