Drive: The Surprising Truth about what Motivates Us

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Canongate, 2010 - Self-Help - 242 pages
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We've been conditioned to think that the best way to motivate ourselves and others is through external rewards like money or fame, or by the fear of punishment - the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake, Daniel H. Pink says in his transformative new book. The key to high performance and satisfaction is intrinsic, internal motivation: the desire to follow your own interests and understand the benefits in them for you. In Drive, Pink lays out the hard science for these surprising insights; describes how people and corporations can embrace them; offers details about how we can master them; and provides concrete examples of how intrinsic motivation works on the job, at home and in ourselves.

This is a book of big ideas that explains how each of us can find the surest pathway to high performance, creativity and even health and well-being.

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User Review  - Razinha - LibraryThing

It's an extremely rare book that invokes such a rapid paradigm shift in me, but this one did. I normally read these with a too critical eye. Pink's summary yields a face palm, a "wow" and a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

If you're tired of carrots and sticks as extrinsic motivators in the workplace, this is the book for you. Pink argues that intrinsic motivators are superior for achieving results in today's "workplace ... Read full review

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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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