I wanted to get this out quickly. I'll update with a bit more context later. Here are some notes from the Outsource-Proof Your Career webinar with Tom Peters and Daniel Pink, author of Free Agent Nation. I've particularly emphasized Pink's portion of the presentation, as it peeks into what he will cover in his new book "A Whole New Mind: The Right Brain Revolution (I've been noting this book for quite a while).
"[Prosperity] has made it possible to extend the quest for self-realization from a minute fraction of the population to almost the whole of it." - Robert William Fogel, 1993 Nobel Prize winner in economics
We're moving from agricultural age to the conceptual age.
Information Age was about knowledge workers.
The Conceptual Age is about creators and emphathizers.
CREATORS and EMPHATHIZERS! (My emphasis ;-))
Using metaphors we go from using our backs (industrial) to our left brain (knowledge worker) to our right brain. (Here Daniel Pink tries to describe right brain thinking as: holistic, big picture, intuitive, non-linear.)
From high tech to high concept and high touch.
The Six Attitudes/Abilities Needed for the Conceptual Age
(Mentions that Tom talks about this all the time.)
(Crafting a narrative; argument isn't enough, logic isn't enough)
(Crossing boundaries, synthesis, metaphor)
(See through other's eyes, stand in someone else's shoes to understand them)
(Information age was intensely sober; inventions comes from play.)
(Transcedence, beauty and meaning is being seeked even in these tumultuous times. Baby boomers have more of their lives behind them than ahead of them - what about leaving a dent in the world?)