The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

by Daniel Pink

Number of pages: 288

Publisher: Riverhead Books

BBB Library: Psychology and Strengths

ISBN: 9781594484803

About the Author

Pink is the author of four 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.


Editorial Review

Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake. In this provocative and persuasive book, Daniel H. Pink 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.

Book Reviews

"Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Usby Daniel H. Pink is one of those books that makes you wonder why we are having so much trouble getting over the command-and-control/face- time-and-billable-hours business models." Entrepreneur

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