Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Question for Mr. Pink

Please post a thoughtful and intriguing question for Mr. Pink to answer at our live blogging session on Friday. Mrs. Moritz and myself will select 10 questions and if selected, you will be able to read your question to Daniel Pink.

51 comments:

Megg2012 said...

Mr. Pink-
If so many things are being done via technology-part of the "Conceptual Age"- will human communication skills be lost?

carolynf2012 said...

Mr. Pink-
Do you believe that other qualities such as wisdom will grow in human understanding as the Conceptual Age becomes more abundant?

justinp2012 said...

Mr. Pink-
Technological advancement has helped our world in countless ways, and in the Conceptual Age, it is supposed to get better. However, could this have some down sides to this? For example, since the TV came out, information was easier to broadcast, but it also has gotten people lazier. Could the Conceptual Age also have its down sides?

AllisonM2012 said...

Mr. Pink-
In Thomas Friedman's book "The World Is Flat" the point of the book is how the world is becoming more connected or as he says it "flattened". Do you think that the three items that you talked about in the first chapter of your book "A Whole New Mind", Automation, Abundance, and Outsourcing, are the main, driving force in this feat?

sammiet2012 said...

Mr. Pink-
The sub-title on your book, A Whole New Mind is, "Why right- brainers will rule the future", but in the book you argue that both Right and Left brained people will be more successful then just right- brainers or just left- brainers. Why then does your sub title say that right- brainers will rule the future?

katiez2012 said...

Mr. Pink-

What inspired you to write this novel about a whole new mind? Meaning- were there any ideas that somehow sparked your idea to write a book about this.

jays2012 said...

Mr Pink-

Which sense do you think is the most important to a whole new mind? Why?

kailynw2012 said...

Mr. Pink - I have always thought that creativity is a luxury, are you saying that perhaps it is not any more?

and

In your opinion, why did you write this book? Why does it matter, not only to the world but to me a high school student?

and

In your opinion what is the next step? Do we change schools, hospitals or workplaces, or do we do all of this simultaneously?

carolineb2012 said...

Mr. Pink-
In A Whole New Mind, you say that "right-brainers" have more of an edge over "left-brainers" in this changing society, is there any possibility that "left-brainers" can either shift their way of thinking or use the skills described in your book to make it so that they too, can remain successful and keep their position "on top"?

AustinW2012 said...

Mr. Pink-

You mention how the control of buisness shifts from left-brainers to right-brainers back to left-brainers and on and on, then when do you predict it will shift back to left-brainers, or will it stay in a state where both are required?

bridgetL said...

Mr. Pink- I found your book to be a little controversial within itself. The title is "A Whole New Mind" suggesting that the future will require a "whole" mind that utilizes both the right and left-brain. But then it goes on to say that right brainers will rule the future. Even throughout the book, the broad message introduced at the beginning is that both sides of the brain are equally valuable and must be used together, yet the book seems to suggest time and time again that the right brain is the dominant side and that those with a stronger right brain will thrive in the future.
Which one do you really feel is necessary to succeed? Do you think that as left brained people we must develop the six senses so that both sides of our brains are strong, or do you think that the six senses must be learned to make our right brain STRONGER than our left?

samis2012 said...

Mr. Pink- Give the economic collapse, not just in America, but in the world, have your views about the shift in society changed at all?

KyleL2012 said...

Daniel Pink - for one you explain these senses you have in the right brain, but you never explain the left-brained people's role in this new conceptual age. What will become of the left-brained people in the future?

Secondly, are we in this conceptual age as we speak...er....type? Right brained people come up with the left brained people so....

KyleL2012 said...

Edit- right brained people come up with the ideas for the left brained people.

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treyb2012 said...

Mr. Pink -
Should we as students already be acquiring the six senses you describe? At what age can children begin to learn them?

and

Will there be a clear and defined start to the Conceptual Age (like an invention or and event) or will in dawn slowly?

annas2012 said...

Mr. Pink-
Did you have to overstate this book in order to get your point across?

kaelib2012 said...

Mr. Pink,
How long do you think it will be until Asia catches up with us again in the "Conceptual Age," they can do everything we can, so wont it just be a matter of time until were doing this all over again?

kinseym2012 said...

Mr. Pink-

What was your reasoning in ordering the book like you did? Why did you put the six senses in the order you did? Was there a purpose that helped the book?

kelseyc2012 said...

Mr. Pink-
Have you found these qualities/scenses important to your own personal success? Would you define yourself as successful?

bens2012 said...

Mr. Pink:
Do you consider one of you chapters more than the other? and if so what is it and why?

bens2012 said...

more important

chelseac2012 said...

Mr. Pink - This year, I walked into this school and began it like every other year. When I walked into my english class, our class was told "Change the World". In your mind, what is it to "Change the World"?

ericak2012 said...

Mr. Pink-
In what ways to the uses of the senses change with the changing world and economic situations?

LisaL2012 said...

Mr. Pink,

In your book, you say “her” when describing a person and/or using them as an example. Why is that?

How long did it take you to write this book including the research you did?
What inspired you to write A Whole New Mind?

Say you didn’t actually write A Whole New Mind, if you were to read this book, what would you agree with most and disagree with most? I say this because there are a lot of people who don’t agree with what you say in A WHOLE NEW MIND.

In class, we talked a lot about changing the environment for education, such as class set-up and the way classes should be run and the ways teachers should teach. How do you want to see the education system change? What problems in it do you think need to be fixed so that when your kids go to school they will be able to get the best education possible?

If you could rewrite your book, what would be the biggest change you would make to it? Would it me the change of an idea… ect?

Looking back on your lifetime of education, from elementary through college, what do you think was the most important tool/idea/element/lesson that you got out of your education, and do you think we have lost it in the 21st century?

What inspired you as a student?

I disagree with you about video games. I think that they are detrimental to society and don’t teach good messages.

In A Whole New Mind you seem to glorify video games and say that they are helpful to our society. What do you believe is so great about them? What are some effects of them that you believe are harmful to our society? What video games do you play and why? And what games do your children play… their friends?

Thank you

TristanL said...

Mr Pink~
What ties do Asia, Automation, and Abundance provide for each other? For example, How does Asia affect Automation, or how does Abundance affect Asia? Finally, how will these ties affect the human race?

jonathanp2012 said...

Mr. Pink-
Many changes in the world today are happening that compliment the conceptual age. When do you think the full change will take place or will it just go in spurts over a long period of time?

mariep2012 said...

Mr. Pink

I know my question may be a little different that everybody else's, but I was wondering what inspired you to become an author and how did you make that happen? What or who pushed you to become what you are today? And are you happy with what you have accomplished?

ashleys2012 said...

Mr. Pink-

Do you think computers could ever be right brained as well as left brained? In years to come, do you think it is possible for computers to be whole minded and possess each of the 6 traits you discuss in your book?

johnc2012 said...

Mr. Pink

After reading through your book and discussing all of the traits, I want to ask So What? What do these traits and forces pushing us into the "Conceptual Age" mean for not only our future, but for our lives today?

And also,

When the world starts to change and enters the "Conceptual Age", will these senses/ traits change? If so, how?

alexandriab2012 said...

Mr. Pink-
How was it working with Al Gore; what was your favorite speech or funny line that you wrote for him? I know that you were also on the Oprah show promoting your book A Whole New Mind, what was that like? Who of all the famous people you have meet, do you think thinks the most into the future and has similar thoughts as you do in your book A Whole New Mind if any?

Zivenc2012 said...

Mr. Pink –
You say in your book that abundance is one of the key factors pushing the United States into the Conceptual Age. How can there be abundance if the world is experiencing a financial disaster?

bradyp2012 said...

Mr. Pink-
In your book, A Whole New Mind, you describe six skills needed to be successful in the conceptual age, are there any other important skills that are needed to be successful in the conceptual age outside of the skills described in your book?

stellab2012 said...

Mr Pink -
My class watched a video about wisdom the other day with many different meanings and thoughts about it for many different people, old and young. What is your personal definition of wisdom? Do you believe it relates to any or all of the six senses you included in A Whole New Mind? How might wisdom effect and/or relate to the Conceptual Age?

leslieh2012 said...

Mr. Pink- The agricultural age came to an end when farming was made easier and essencially outsourced. The industrial age ended when factorys no longer needed mass amounts of assembly line workers. What do you think the age after the conceptual age will be? If it is possible to outsource creators and empathizers, what does that free us up to focus on?
-LeslieH

Maxe2012 said...

Mr. Pink-

Do you think that technology will someday take over right brained jobs too?

katieh2012 said...

Mr. Pink-

What inspired you to write you book? And what made you feel qualified to state the importance of the right brain in schools and workplaces when you are not a teacher at a school or a boss in the workplace? Was this strictly based on research, or rather on opinion and experience?

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alisonr2012 said...

Mr. Pink-
Are their any subjects that schools should be focusing on teaching to help prepare students for the future?

robertc2012 said...

Mr. Pink~
How did you develop the six senses? Did you research to find them or did you notice them within everyday life? How long had they been forming in your mind?

BernardoT2012 said...

Mr. Pink-

Do you believe that the senses you mentioned in your book will change in how effective they are, and how they are employed, according to culture?

If so, which cultures do you think would adapt best to your six senses?

loganc2012 said...

Mr. Pink -

With fossil fuels at risk of becoming obsolete is the future of the world's energy, a driving force in the economy, going to be the product of left or right brained ideas.

jordang2012 said...

Mr. Pink,
In your book, we are consistently talking about incorporating each or the six senses into life in the school. I wonder which one, out of all six, should be the one that we enforce most in the school.

kristenm2012 said...

Mr. Pink
With technology becoming such a large part of our lives, is there room alongside that technology for right brained activities and actions (those that do not incorporate technology)?

stephaniel2012 said...

Mr. Pink,
Those of us in the generation being raised in the Conceptual age that find our strengths in one or two of the senses, are we less likely to thrive in the coming years than those of us who were able to master the idea of creating a whole new mind incorporating all senses?

Brianc2012 said...

Mr. Pink- out of all the senseswhic one is the most important and why?

PeterH2012 said...

Mr. Pink-
Although you spoke of left brain outsourcing, Do you see the possibility of Right brain outsourcing in the future?

NickM2012 said...

Mr Pink-
When/what was your first inspiration that got you involved in writing your books?

lsadler2012 said...

How can one teacher suit the learning needs for 20 students when some are left brained and others right? Doesnt this seem a little idealistic? Or even too individualistic?

SydneyR2012 said...

Mr. Pink-
In your chapter "High Concept, High Touch" you list the ages as Argicultural, Industrial, Information and now Conceptual. What do you think is next? Once we have advanced and conquered the conceptual age?