The marketing blurb on the back of Dan Pink’s book “A Whole New Mind” says:
“If it’s likely that . . . a computer can do your work faster than you can, READ THIS BOOK.”
The premise of Pink’s book, aligns closely with that of this blog: “the age of ‘left-brain thinking'” is gone. “The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind . . . creative and emphatic “right-brain” thinkers . . . .”
Pink, however, does not see a future entirely without lawyers (many of you non-lawyers breathe a HUGE sigh of relief). Rather this transition will result in the demand for a different kind of lawyer. Describing those attorneys who will thrive in the new economic reality, Pink says: they “will be those who can . . . provide something that databases and software cannot – counseling, mediation, courtroom storytelling, and other services that depend upon” right brain thinking.