Story: Anyone can argue a point, but in order to effectively persuade and communicate, you need to develop a compelling narrative.
Symphony: Left-directed thinking analyzes; right-directed thinking synthesizes. This synthesis is looking at all the components and using them to create a symphony.
Empathy: The ability to imagine yourself in someone else’s position and intuit what that person is feeling (p. 159).
Play: Problem solving, self-expression, self-exploration and humor.
Meaning: Meaning is the key to happiness. One should see one’s work as a calling. Drive/ambition is the pursuit of meaning (and the topic of Pink’s current book, I presume).