Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

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By (author) Daniel H. Pink

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  • Publisher: Riverhead Books,U.S.
  • Format: Hardback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 20mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 4 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1594484805
  • ISBN 13: 9781594484803
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 3,372

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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 (author of "To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others"). 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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Daniel H. Pink is the author of five books, including "To Sell Is Human" and the long-running "New York Times" bestsellers "A Whole New Mind" and "Drive." His books have been translated into thirty-three languages and have sold more than a million copies in the United States alone. Pink lives with his family in Washington, D.C.

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"Pink makes a convincing case that organizations ignore intrinsic motivation at their peril." -Scientific American "Persuasive . . .Harnessing the power of intrinsic motivation rather than extrinsic remuneration can be thoroughly satisfying and infinitely more rewarding." -"Miami Herald" "These lessons are worth repeating, and if more companies feel emboldened to follow Mr. Pink's advice, then so much the better." -"Wall Street Journal" "Pink is rapidly acquiring international guru status . . . He is an engaging writer, who challenges and provokes." -"Financial Times" "Pink's ideas deserve a wide hearing. Corporate boards, in fact, could do well by kicking out their pay consultants for an hour and reading Pink's conclusions instead." -Forbes "Pink's deft traversal of research at the intersection of psychology and economics make this a worthwhile read-no sticks necessary." -"SEED" "[Pink] continues his engaging exploration of how we work." -"Inc. Magazine" "Pink's a gifted writer who turns even the heaviest scientific study into something digestible-and often amusing-without losing his intellectual punch." -"New York Post" "A worthwhile read. It reminds us that those of us on the right side of the brain are driven furthest and fastest in pursuit of what we love." -"Minneapolis Star Tribune" "Pink's analysis--and new model--of motivation offers tremendous insight into our deepest nature." -"Publishers Weekly" "Important reading...an integral addition to a growing body of literature that argues for a radical shift in how businesses operate." -"Kirkus" ""Drive" is the rare book that will get you to think and inspire you to act. Pink makes a strong, science-based case for rethinking motivation--and then provides the tools you need to transform your life." -Dr. Mehmet Oz, co-author of "YOU: The Owners Manual"