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Five Minds for the Future

By: Howard Gardner

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Paperback : 224 pages
Publisher : Harvard Business Press (February 2009)
ISBN - 10 : 1422145352
ISBN - 13 : 9781422145357
Product Dimensions : 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)
Subjects : Cognitive Science, Leadership, Cognitive Psychology

About the author :

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Senior Director of Harvard Project Zero. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and twenty-one honorary degrees, he is the author or more than twenty books, including Changing Minds, Good Work, and Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons.


We live in a time of changes that include accelerating globalization, mounting quantities of information, the growing hegemony of science and technology, and the clash of civilizations. Those changes call for new ways of learning and thinking in school, business, and the professions. In this audiobook, psychologist Howard Gardner defines the cognitive abilities that will command a premium in the years ahead:



  • The disciplinary mind - master of major schools of thought.

  • The synthesizing mind - ability to integrate ideas.

  • The creating mind - capacity to uncover and clarity problems, questions and phenomena.

  • The respectful mind - awareness of and appreciation for differences among human beings.

  • The ethical mind - fulfillment of one's responsibilities.
Armed with these well-honed capacities, a person will be equipped to deal with what is expected in the future-as well as what cannot be anticipated. Without these "minds," individuals will be at the mercy of forces they can't understand-overwhelmed by information, unable to succeed in the workplace, and incapable of making judicious decisions about personal and professional matters.

BusinessWeek

. . . a detailed and thoughtful description of the multifaceted brains that are likely to be most valued in the coming decades.

Publishers Weekly

Psychologist, author and Harvard professor Gardner (Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons) has put together a thought-provoking, visionary attempt to delineate the kinds of mental abilities ("minds") that will be critical to success in a 21st-century landscape of accelerating change and information overload. Gardner's five minds-disciplined, synthesizing, creating, respectful and ethical-are not personality types, but ways of thinking available to anyone who invests the time and effort to cultivate them: "how we shoulduse our minds." In presenting his "values enterprise," Gardner uses a variety of explanatory models, from developmental psychology to group dynamics, demonstrating their utility not just for individual development, but for tangible success in a full range of human endeavors, including education, business, science, art, politics and engineering. This is a tall order for a single work, yet Gardner avoids overly technical arguments as well as breezy generalizations, putting to fine use his 20 years' experience as a cognitive science researcher, author and educator, and proving his world-class reputation well earned. Though specialists might wish Gardner had dug a bit more into the research, most readers will find the book lively and engaging, like the fascinating lectures of a seasoned, beloved prof. (Apr.)

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