David Brooks has a gift for bringing audiences face to face with the spirit of
our times with humor, insight and quiet passion. He is a keen observer of the
American way of life and a savvy analyst of present-day politics and foreign
David’s current book, The
Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement
uses the story of a fictional American couple to explain the importance of
neuroscience and sociology in understanding America's politics, culture, and
future. It turns out that the unconscious mind is most of the mind — not a
dark, vestigial place but a creative and enchanted one, where most of the
brain’s work gets done. This is the realm where character is formed and where
our most important life decisions are made. David turns these discoveries into
a moving and nuanced intellectual adventure, a story of achievement and a
defense of progress.
Brooks entertained the audience in a perfect combination of wit, humor and intellect and brought the audience to its feet as Greenbuild 2014 officially concluded.
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