Drive: The Surprising Truth about what Motivates Us

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Canongate, 2011 - Self-Help - 242 pages
34 Reviews
A book that will change how you think and transform how you live Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people - at work, at school, at home. It is wrong. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives,to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and the world.Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation, and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward.

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Review: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

User Review  - Ko Matsuo - Goodreads

Pink's point is that carrot-stick external-type motivation is effective in some cases, but short sighted in others. He breaks out Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose as components of the sustainable ... Read full review

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User Review  - Angie Libert - Goodreads

The author outlined some excellent thought provoking distinctions between extrinsic and intrinsic motivations within families, schools and work. Many of these ideas I was familiar with from reading ... Read full review

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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