Drive: The Surprising Truth about what Motivates Us

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Canongate, 2011 - Self-Help - 242 pages
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"The New York Times" bestseller that gives readers a paradigm- shattering new way to think about motivation.
Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money-the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink in "Drive." In this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction-at work, at school, and at home-is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.
Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does-and how that affects every aspect of life. He examines the three elements of true motivation- autonomy, mastery, and purpose-and offers smart and surprising techniques for putting these into action in a unique book that will change how we think and transform how we live.

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User Review  - Aniruddha. A - Flipkart

Loved reading this book. I had heard the content many times on the TED talk by Dan, but never thought about reading the book length version. Hats off to Dan for the amount of research he has done on ... Read full review

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User Review  - Satyaki Mitra - Goodreads

An amazing book which takes a very radical approach to understand how motivation works. The author uses groundbreaking research work in the field of psychology and neuro-psychology(from the scholars ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Daniel H. Pink is the author of the long-running New York Times and BusinessWeek bestseller A Whole New Mind. He has written for the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company and Wired, wherehe is a contributing editor. He has provided analysis for CNN, CNBC,ABC, NPR and other networks in the U.S. and abroad. Pink lectures on economic transformation and the new workplace at corporations, associations and universities around the world, and was a keynote speaker at TED's 2009 Global Conference in Oxford. He lives in Washington DC, with his family.

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