Thursday, April 30, 2009


For additional background information on outsourcing, read this article from, including a great section on the Economics of Outsourcing. In an Opinion article in The New York Times, Thomas Friedman describes a visit to a call center in Bangalore during which he asked the question: "How can it be good for America to have all these Indians doing our white-collar jobs?" Read the article and find out the answer to Friedman's question. Share your reaction to this view of the global economy and outsourcing.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Abundance, Asia, and Automation

View the video "Did You Know 2.0." Copy and paste the link in an email to someone you know who might appreciate it. Share your reactions together. Post a comment about your reactions. Did you and your email correspondant have similar or different reactions? Why?

Friday, April 24, 2009


View the video "Reality Check" linked on Dan Pink's blog. Did you find this video humorous? How does it resonate for you?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Please complete this very brief survey to evaluate yourself and to provide feedback to us about your learning.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Hemispheric Dominance Test

Do you have a perception of yourself as a left- or right-brained person? You may be surprised at the results of this Hemispheric Dominance Test. Take it and find out. Please post a comment about your result. What were your numbers for right and left brain responses? Were you surprised about the result?

We may be discussing this further as a part of our second session on May 27.


Welcome to the A Whole New Mind blog, which will be our learning and sharing tool as we read together. Our vision for this book study is:
  • What we learn together, we learn better.
  • This powerful book needed to be shared.
  • It is essential that we come together to learn what is essential for 21st century learners so that we better meet the needs of the global community.
  • Each of you is here because you are dynamic, have something to offer, and are the vision keepers.
  • We are all learning-leaders: business leaders, parent leaders, educator leaders, and student leaders.

The activities on this blog will enhance this experience; in fact, many are included as references in the book itself. If you have suggestions for sites to add, please feel free to share them as a comment on the blog.