All hail the arts!
And rightly so. With thought leaders such as author Daniel Pink (“A Whole New Mind”) boldly stating that “the MFA is the new MBA,” the movement to recapture the value of the arts in an academic platform has emerged.
Pink’s pivotal book, published more than a decade ago, predicted forces in the world economy would shift society from left-brain thinking to right-brain thinking as the dominant thought pattern. In retrospect, that is precisely where we’ve landed today. Think about the relevance of storytelling, our desire for product design, a resurgent demand for all things handcrafted, or how individuals are searching for greater meaning in their lives. It’s all foreshadowed in his book.
Thankfully, the arts (literary, culinary, media,... [ MORE ]