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October 20th, 2009
Pink lectures moved due to weather

Best-selling author Daniel Pink will be at Evans Auditorium Wednesday.

STAFF REPORT

Author Daniel Pink’s free public lectures, originally slated for the LBJ Student Center Mall on Wednesday, have been relocated to Evans Auditorium due to expected inclement weather.

Part of the Common Experience program at Texas State, Pink will discuss his books in two lectures. Pink’s first lecture, at 4 p.m., will be on his most recent book, Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need. The lecture is sponsored by the McCoy College of Business. The book illustrates six core lessons of finding, keeping and flourishing in satisfying work.

At 8 p.m., Pink will discuss A Whole New Mind (Why Right Brainers Will Rule the Future). The book is the 2009-2010 Common Experience summer reading selection for Texas State. A best seller on both the New York Times and Business Week list, A Whole New Mind speaks to the changing economy and the skills needed for a successful future.

Pink’s website explains, “Lawyers. Accountants. Computer programmers. That’s what our parents encouraged us to become when we grew up. But Mom and Dad were wrong. The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind. The era of “left brain” dominance, and the Information Age that it engendered, are giving way to a new world in which “right brain” qualities — inventiveness, empathy, meaning — predominate.”

Daniel Pink is a graduate of Northwestern University and Yale Law School. He worked in the White House from 1995-1997 as chief speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore. He worked as an aide to U.S. Labor Secretary, Robert Reich, and has been an economic policy staffer in the U.S. Senate.

Further information about this event and other Common Experience programs are at www.txstate.edu/commonexperience.

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