The term "Brain Dancing" originated out of my efforts to describe the mental synergy that results from mobilizing right-brain thought processes, especially in those individuals who habitually favor the left side. Right-brain creativity gives the left side more and better ideas to analyze. The disciplined structure of the left provides a framework for organizing these ideas and coming up with questions that stimulate additional creativity. The result is a dynamic loop between the two hemispheres a "br ain dance." As you will discover, this metaphor has evolved over the past five years to include additional oscillations that are not necessarily between left and right-brain thinking.
Working on technical projects for dozens of companies has been my laboratory for testing the usefulness of various self-development techniques. These projects include the Boeing 777, multi-million dollar real estate deals for Weyerhaeuser and over three years of software-related projects at Microsoft.
While my goal was to write a book to help readers build technical capacity, the resulting ideas seem to be useful in a wide variety of contexts. Rapid technological change has forced people in all industries to become lifelong learners.
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