Mr. Pink, in your book, you mention that there is a progression in "Ages" and that we are moving out of the "Information Age" and into the "Conceptual Age". What do you think will come after the "Conceptual Age"? Will a left- to right-directed thinking cycle emerge?
Mr. Pink, do you think that the world would have benefited if we started R-Directed thinking from an early stage? Or was it necessary for the L-Directed thinking to bring us to the point we are now, so that we can focus on the Right Brain? Could R-Directed thinking become more important if L-Directed thinking hadn't brought us to the point we are now?
Mr. Pink, what motivated you to write "A Whole New Mind?" Do you feel society as a whole is open to your new, refreshing ideas? If so, what is holding society back from reaching the Conceptual Age right now?
Mr. Pink, do you see the jobs connected L-Directed thinking slowly disappearing as we enter further into the "Conceptual Age"? Do you believe that the world will totally embrace your ideas and move almost totally to R-Directed thinking, just like the world moved to almost totally L-Directed thinking in the "Information Age"?
Mr. Pink, How did you come up with the Six Senses, Design, Story, Symphony, Empathy, Play, and Meaning? Why did these things stand out to you?
Mr. Pink, why did you write a book with so much opinion? Did it come to your mind while writing this book that several people may be very critical of its basis? And have you ever experimented in trying to change signs to be more empathetic?
Mr. Pink, you talk about the difference between L-directed and R-directed forms of education in your book, like with the CHAD public school program. How do you think this applies with education for younger ages(like in elementary school)?
Mr. Pink, what do you think about large companies like ExxonMobil supporting the Nationwide Math and Science Initiative and other corporations calling for an overhaul in L-directed education? Do you think that your message of a future relying on right-brained thinkers is in jeopardy?
Mr. Pink, what would you say is the most important of the six senses described in A Whole New Mind? Why? Also, which of these is the most difficult to master for you personally?
What really connected to my life was that two sides of the brain. You said that the right side, known as the creative half of the brain was the one that humans should have to be successful in the future. I know for a fact that I am very left brained. How can I teach myself to be more right brained? Which side are you? How have you adapted to society now that you know what side of the brain you are?
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At the end of your book you say to picture yourself at ninety. How do you see yourself then? In your words: What have you accomplished? What have you contributed? What are your regrets?
Mr. PInk, what compelled you to write about the six senses that you did? How did you invision these six senses and how did they stick out at you to create a piece of literature for the whole world to see? Are there other areas of our society that also need to be developed and understood that maybe we do not notice or fully understand now?
Mr Pink, what inspired you to write about this change in our culture? In other words, why do feel like this is so important in our lives today, and what should we do to get others involved, like you have?
Mr. Pink - What was your target for this book? Were you trying to inspire change in the current world or in the long run? Was it adults of this era or young people and teens that you were trying to influence?
On the cover of your book, it says something along the lines of 'why right-brains will rule the future'. However, in the beginning of the book, you said that equal right and left brained people are needed for society. So is this right brained future really a good thing?
Do you think that the future will only consist of right-brained thinkers? If so, what jobs will there be for the more left-brained thinkers? Will society have absolutely no need for more literal thinkers in the future?
How do you think the amount of right-brained thinkers in today's society has changed over time? What do you think was the cause of this shift and how heavily do you think our society's success depends on where we are at now in terms of right-brained thinkers and left-brained thinkers?
Mr. Pink, what would your advice be to an individual that really hasn't found their creative or right brained nitch yet? Or even further, what would your advice be to really finding that life/world changing talent?
I feel as though in society today as well as in the past, right-brained thinkers have been somewhat undervalued. If we shift to a dominantly right-brained society, do you think that left-brained thinkers will become the unappreciated ones instead? As you stated in A Whole New Mind, both types of people are important to society, so what can be done to prevent this from happening?
Mr. Pink, are you a more right directed thinker? Is that why you were able to write a book like this?
Mr. Pink, I wanted to know why you think just right brain oriented people will rule the future? It seems in your book that you want a balance between right and left yet you say in the title that the right brain is more important in the future. I personally believe that a balance is better, but if I understand correctly, you think computers can do the left brain work. Please explain what you mean exactly by the title A Whole New Mind: Why Right- Brainers Will Rule the Future.
At the end of each chapter you have portfolios which help give ideas of how people can practice being more right brained. Our class has done some of the exercises and tests, but have you found from other readers that doing these activities can significantly change the way a person thinks?
Mr. Pink, in the description of A Whole New Mind located on the back cover, it says: 'A Whole New Mind.. offers a provocative and urgent new way of thinking about a future that has already arrived.' Seeing as this book was published in 2006, how do you think our society has changed since? Is society today more balanced between R-brained and L-brained thinkers, or is it mostly dominated by R-brained thinkers like you claimed?
Mr. Pink: At what point in your life did you start realizing the main components that are spoken about in your book, and when did you whole-heartedly begin taking action on them?
Mr. Pink, when you wrote AWNM what did you want people to get out of it when they read it?
Mr. Pink: When you wrote AWNM, how much did you believe these ideas would be spread? Did you realize how big these ideas would become?
Mr. Pink, has your opinion about right brained thinking changed since you wrote the book? Have there been any changes in our society that might cause you to rethink the dominance of the right brain and the Conceptual Age?
How do you raise your kids knowing about their right-brained future?
Are you a right-brained person, because you tend to be a little bit biased on the right-brained side of things in your book.
Mr. Pink, at what age did you start thinking about the six senses in AWNM? And did anything that happened in your life affect your thoughts?
I noticed that you have a lot of background information. How long did it take you to write this book? How often do you plan to update it?
How did you come up with these six senses? Do you think you have mastered these senses?
How can the average student prepare for the Conceptual age?
Out of the six senses that you present in your book which one do you feel is essential to have?
Out of the six senses outlined in your book, which do you find is the easiest to incorporate into your life? Which do you have to work at the most?
Mr. Pink, where do you see left brained people's place in the world?
Mr. Pink, out of all the six senses, which one do you think is the most important and has had the greatest impact on our society today?
Mr. Pink, you say that we are into the "conceptual age" and out of the "information age". Do you think that after the conceptual age we will have another information age? Or just continue into the conceptual age?
You seem to say that R-directed thinkers are 'better' than Left brained thinker, but you also say that there needs to be a balance between L-Directed thinking and R-Directed thinking. Which do you personally think will be more useful now and in the future?
What do you think is more important in the business world; having exceptional skill in logic or creativity or having several intrinsic motivations?