5 Minds for the Future
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 should use our minds."
He has taken his studies about multiple intelligences and worked them into a more of a "how to" exercise of looking at what skills are important in this day and age. Fascinating stuff.
Anyone else read it? I might have to look for it when I hit the library this week…