Dan Pink, what event or events in your life inspired you to write this book?
In a world with so many different aspects of life, how did you decide which elements were the most important for a person to grow and expand on?
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Did anything happen in your life that made you want to improve others life through this book?
Why are you so biased toward right-brained thinkers? If everyone becomes a right-brained thinker, what would the outcomes be?
What was the most difficult part of presenting the ideas in your book to the reader? For instance, what idea was the most challenging to articulate?
Out of all the aspects you mentioned in your book (i.e. play, symphony, etc.) which do you think is most important?
Mr. Pink, I noticed you have written several books, of those which would you say you are most proud of?
I found it very interesting that your book was written to inform readers that right-brainers would gain dominance in society, yet was written in a very left-brained style. Was this a purposeful stylistic choice? And do you think it was detrimental to the overall message?
How did you come up with the six right-brain senses you describe in your book?
I know that this book has changed a lot of other people's lives, has writing this book had any affect on your life?
Which of the 6 aptitudes from the book do you most incorporated into your own life?
Do you feel that you are naturally more inclined towards left-directed thinking or right-directed thinking?
Why do you find the 6 aptitudes from the book you chose to be so important?
Considering that you wrote this book several years ago, would you consider updating/changing some of the things you said in your book to make it more relatable to people today?
When you were in middle and high school, did you consider being an author/motivational speaker?If not, what was your original career choice and why did you switch?What got you interested in right brain vs. left brain and motivation?Was there ever a personal experience whether it be in the workplace or just interacting with people that made you want to find and write about possible solutions?
Mr. Pink, I saw on your bio that you attended Yale Law School. Why did you decide to reverse your career path to become an author about change in the workplace? What sparked this shift for you?
Do you believe that left brain thinkers holds any importance? Should we still have left brain thinkers or should everyone be more right brained in their thinking?
How did the idea first come to you that maybe right-brained tendencies would become more important than left-brained ones? What made you think it was vital enough to write an entire book about it?
Mr. Pink, you grew up in and are still living in a world where left-brain dominant thinkers are dominant. You obviously disagree. How, then, do you think the world has functioned at a high quality of life for so long?
Mr. Pink, while you were writing your book, what aspect did you find most intriguing? What aspect did you think would make the greatest impact? Has the actual impact of the book surpassed your hopes for it?
What made you interested in learning about and writing a book on psychology.
How do you think schools could implicate the aptitudes(Design, story, symphony, empathy, play, and meaning) to encourage higher learning?
Mr. Pink do you apply the principles from your book to your daily life?Did you raise your children to be more right brained?If you did apply the principles from you book at an early age, do you think that you would have been a different person?
Mr. Pink, do you think that a right brained job in entertainment will truly be more valuable than a left brained job in the sciences that have been shown to be more likely to bring in higher income?
How much longer do you think it will be before we fully transition from the Intellectual Age to the Conceptual Age? Also, what are some new right-brained activities that you have witnessed worldwide since you wrote "A Whole New Mind?"
If you could sum up all of the concepts that you bring that describes "right- brained thinking" in one whole idea, what would it be?
How do fact based, logical relationships and ideas contribute or not contribute into developing creative mental pathways and strategies? Aren't a person's creative pursuits a connection of facts and details that develop and mix with each other?
Did you witness and/ or experience an event that resulted in the creation of this book? If so, what happened that sparked inspiration for you to build up on this idea that the more creative side of a person (right directed) will rule coming society?
Our society it is dominated by a left-brained way of thinking but your book is geared toward encouraging and increasing the number of right-brained people. At the end of each of your addressed "aptitudes" you gave suggestions on how to increase your abilities in each one. With those suggestions we could, in a way, train ourselves to think in a new way. This suggests that the reason why we think either left or right is because of what we've been introduced to in our lives. With that being said, how do you expect things to change? Our schools are more acclimated toward left-brained thinkers, we live in a society where it is dominated by left-brained people, and, not to mention, these people can be narcissistic and self-absorbed. This means that a challenge to their intelligence could trigger a massive superiority complex which could further handicap a rise in right-brained thinkers. With all these things working against a growth of right-brained people, how and will there still be a change?
Why do you call the group of design, story, symphony, emathy, play, and meaning, the six senses? Is there one that you feel is more powerful than the others and why?
If you were to add on a chapter or "sense" to your book, what would it be and why?
After writing the book, which sense do you think impacts your life the most, design, story, symphony, empathy, play or meaning?
Kwabena Boahen thinks that he can build a computer that functions like a brain. How does this affect the automation of both right brain jobs and left brain jobs?
You wrote this book in 2005, would you add new chapters to your book that would help aid right-brainers in 2015?
Do you think that with the advancements in technology, that right-brainers will still overrule left-brain thinking?
Why are the six topics you chose most important?
Has this book influenced you to be more left- brained/ right- brained? If so, how? Do you believe that left brained or right brained people are more important/ will succeed more in life?
Do you believe that people can be a mix of the 2 brain sides, or is there one distinct trait to everyone?
Has your opinion of the "Left Brain Right Brain" theory changed over the years since writing this book?
Why did you name the six senses what you did? DO you value any of the senses above the others in your personal life?
Why do you write the way you do? I've noticed that you use a lot of...affirmative sentences. A lot of blunt statements. Why do you write like this?
If the brain's right hemisphere controls most of the left side of the body and the left hemisphere controls most of the right side, can learning to write with your nondominant hand improve the hemisphere that controls it? Would it be beneficial to use your left hand to when doing activities that require interpretation and creativity and to use your right hand when doing activities that require mathematical skills and logical or sequential thinking?Is there an extent to which each of the 6 senses you discussed can become unhelpful or even harmful to us and the people around us? If so, in what ways can it become harmful, and how can we prevent it?What specific idea, process, or action of the brain do you find the most fascinating and why?
If you had to re-write this book what would you change due to the rapidly changing world we live in?
Have you noticed the theoretical changes occur during the time that has lapsed since you wrote the book? Were there some changes that merely became apparent?-- Josh Adams
1) You are in a dark room with a candle, a wood stove and a gas lamp.You only have one match, so what do you light first?2) If you could change one thing about your learning style, what would it be?
Do you believe that people are born with the fate of being right brained or left brained, or do you think that leaning one way or the other can be trained?Clearly you have participated in events (such as the laughing club) that try to bring out the right brain. Do you think that those activities have personally helped you be more of a right brained person?
Do you support what the publishers put on your book,"Why Right-Brainers will rule the world"?