“Daniel’s philosophy of ‘the MFA is the new MBA' made it evident that our viewpoints on the criticality of creativity to business success in the third millennium were aligned,” said Dr. Larry R. Thompson, president of Ringling College of Art and Design.
Sarasota, FL (Vocus/PRWEB) March 18, 2011
Ringling College of Art and Design today announced the awarding of an Honorary Doctorate of Arts degree to New York Times best-selling author Daniel H. Pink at Ringling College in Sarasota, Florida. Mr. Pink presented on campus last week to an audience comprised of business and civic leaders, Ringling College faculty, staff, and students outlining his premise behind motivating peak performance and creative thinking as put forth in his latest book, “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.”
“Ever since Daniel’s philosophy of ‘the MFA is the new MBA,’ was published in the Harvard Business Review as one of the breakthrough strategies of 2004,” said Dr. Larry R. Thompson, president of Ringling College of Art and Design, “it was evident that our viewpoints on the criticality of creativity to business success in the third millennium were aligned. Pink’s eloquence and effectiveness in communicating the essential nature of what motivates us to perform at our highest potential and the importance of educational and professional environments that foster creativity and the success that ensues are messages that speak to the core of Ringling College’s mission. I am personally honored to award Daniel this Honorary Doctorate of Arts degree on behalf of the Board of Trustees of Ringling College of Art and Design.”
Pink is the author of four provocative books about the changing world of work – including the New York Times bestsellers, A Whole New Mind and Drive, which together have been translated into 29 languages. His articles on business and technology appear in many national publications, he provides analysis of business trends to major television news networks and he lectures to organizations around the world on economic transformation and the new workplace.
Editors Note: Photos of the Doctorate award to Mr. Pink by Dr. Thompson are available upon request.
About Ringling College of Art and Design
Ringling College of Art and Design is a private, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering the Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in 13 disciplines: Advertising Design, Computer Animation, Digital Filmmaking, Fine Arts, Game Art & Design, Graphic & Interactive Communication, Illustration, Interior Design, Motion Design, Painting, Photography & Digital Imaging, Printmaking and Sculpture, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Business of Art & Design. Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the picturesque 47-acre campus now includes more than 100 buildings, and enrolls 1,320 students from 46 states and 46 countries. It is recognized as being among the best and most innovative visual arts colleges in the United States as well as a leader in the use of technology in the arts. http://www.Ringling.edu
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