I was listening to this for help on how to motiviate my teenager so it wasn't a great choice for me to begin with. I think I would have preferred it had the author provided more examples of ways of setting up an intrinsic motivational environment.
Occasional binge listener!
I highly recommend this well narrated audible book! The argument is straightforward in that traditional motivation reward systems do not work in the modern business environment. Modern research shows how wrong these systems are. Daniel Pink puts forth a well thought out argument. He succeeded in changing my views. Well done! Highly recommended purchase.
This book outright ignores certain psychological facts of human behavior in order to promote an idea that only works for those that already have basic needs in life met. While it would be wonderful to implement in a utopian world that is not reality.
While it may incorporate Maslow's Hierarchy it does its best to outright ignore the basic facts at the same time to bolster a point. Case studies are rarely people selected at random from society but are those willing to commit to testing for various reasons - motivating children (semi-random selections) who have their basic needs met in life is a far cry from a person (more than likely not the average test subject) trying to keep their family fed and secure. So using children and volunteer test subjects while comparing to adult test subjects that are NOT random is very misleading. I'll give you a hint: If pay (which he constantly decrees) is not a factor then why will people in the U.S. culture not work certain available jobs for low pay? But those in foreign countries are more than willing to do so for far less? This is just one of the obvious errors of his thinking.
I will admit I could not finish the book; I started reading other reviews which I would advise you to do as well (there are plenty on amazon-the critical ones are most helpful).
Don't waste your money.
A different way of hearing about multilple research studies and what makes us tick. You can alway pick out new information when you listen again.
Drive will give you insight about how to structure work for more fulfillment.
It is not a story. It is nonfiction.
What was the real eye opener was the sticks and carrot theory, I just hate it when
I love Daniel H. Pink voice - very clear and enthousiastic!
Daniel H. Pink is a great writer with a book that could change the way the world works. As a voiceover talent, I have difficulty listening to some people narrate their own book. His voice is a little dry for my taste, but the content makes it worth the listen.
sometimes more pay does not result in better work (and sometimes it will).
this may not be surprising to everyone, but the book presents a lot of interesting research, and will not bore you.
a great read.
A lot of helpful information for becoming more efficient and better motivated. Daniel Pink brings to light a lot of information about what drives each of us to become better at what we do(something that is needed for every human being).
Out of the audiobooks I've listened to I'd compare it most to Quitter by Jon Acuff. Information that will motivate you to try harder and be better.
The most helpful aspect of the book was that it reminded that money isn't the most important motivator for people. But not in an idealistic, hope-for-humanity kind of way but in a very real scientific way. Showing that studies prove that people are motivated more by the pursuit of mastery than by an increase in wealth.
An avid reader
If you want a new perspective on what motivates us in our work, play...everything, then this is the book you need to read/listen to.
Solid research. Thoughful analysis. Actionable information. I've read a lot of books in this vein, but Drive has given me new ideas.
A friend of mine recommended Drive to his brother, who read it and promptly changed his entire approach to compensation within his business.
This is every bit as much of a must-read as Outliers, Tipping Point, Blue Ocean Strategy or Black Swan. This is a new classic and bears reading and re-reading.