This "breakthrough" comes to light as Daniel Pink, author of A Whole New Mind and former speechwriter for Al Gore, makes the rounds promoting his new book. His stops included a high-profile pitch on Oprah the other day. Pink persuasively argues that creative thinking, innovative design and artful storytelling are the most important skills for our future. Meanwhile, left-brain inclinations like accounting and computer programming are "not enough" anymore, he says, and are increasingly being outsourced to Asia. But it's not all bad news for left-brainers. The author claims everyone can tap their sensitive side and adapt over time to these new expectations.
Cheers to all of us loosey-goosey right-brainers. Some of you may have thought we were just daydreaming losers, but we'll soon be bossing around all the stuffy bean-counting automatons, claiming our rightful place as kings and queens of the world!