The Dawning Age of the Right Brain48:22

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photoIn the 1990s, Americans looked like hands-down winners of the information age. But globalization, outsourcing, and the rise of new giants like India and China have people thinking again.

Author Daniel Pink says that the very set of skills, the fundamental way of thinking, that made America great in the industrial and information economies, was left-brained.

But for America's 21st century challenges, claims Pink, the future belongs to right-brained thinkers. Engineers, accountants and lawyers, he says, need to muscle up their right brain skills — high-concept thinking, invention, and expressiveness, so they can transition from the mechanical to the meaningful.

Hear the argument for the right brain as the winning mind for the 21st century.


Daniel H. Pink, author of "A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age."

This program aired on March 28, 2005.