A little over a year ago, I came across an article titled "Happiness is using the brain the right way" Download happiness.doc . The article was a really interesting piece—and more than a year later much of it seems to be coming to pass as we see left-brain and right-brained thinkers needing each other more than ever, while right-brainers enjoy more appreciation in recent years. Below are some choice exerpts:
“a ''Conceptual Age" is upon us. Thanks to a combination of globalization, outsourcing, and technology, many traditional white-collar jobs are either disappearing or being shipped overseas. When coupled with a growth in ''nonmaterial yearnings," he says, that paves the way for a US economy in which an MFA will be a more potent credential than an MBA, and growing clout will be wielded by creators, inventors, and storytellers.”
“Human evidence for his argument was gathered before him in a conference room at Design Continuum, in the form of an individualistic array of design strategists, marketing coordinators, and ''envisioners," who think of ways that new products can fit people's needs.”
The article also features Dank Pink, author of "A Whole New Mind"