Daniel pink does a good job of framing motivation and explaining to the reader the difference between the old industrial way of thinking about motivation and the new modern, knowledge worker Way of thinking about motivation.
I agree there were many areas of repetition in the overall argument, but it was nonetheless fun to listen to all the different examples about intrinsic vs extrinsic motivators. The narration was clear and captivating, with plenty of moments of subtle humor. overall, a good tool for the aspiring business manager, general supervisor, or even parents.
Love the book, love the research, good performance, though maybe tad too long.
Pink does a great job reading. The theories are strong, make sense and he gives a lot to support the theories. Personally I didn't need so much backup but I appreciate the examples.
The last chapter also gives a lot of ways to apply it to your life and work, which is nice.
Loved the book, it had many take aways and ponderables like the title. Lots of resources at the end of the book complete with more book suggestions and reviews. Plus a bonus list of questions that if engaged in are very insightful.
i really liked the topics and the approach of tge book. Yet I'm not psyched about the structure of the content and it's not a practitioner fieldbook.
it's a must read for anyone going into business management or anyone who manages a business now. I will definitely read it again and again and already recommended it to a couple friends.
This book also includes a lot of psychology and insight on why Motivation 3.0 works.
Decent book, plenty of new ideas about motivation in today's world. Lots of evidence rooted in scientific experiments presented.
The one complaint I have is the lack of any advice related to the folks in the "algorithmic" end of the spectrum. Sadly many jobs like that exist today and that's the reality. The book focuses more on those who have jobs that allow for some creativity. What I could gather is that if you have an algorithmic-type job, then motivation 2.0 is how you will be managed and the only thing you can do really is seek higher vocations that allow for some autonomy. The motivation 3.0 theory really only exists in places that are more progressive in their management styles. So while the end of the book is a bit pie-in-the-sky, the meat of the book serves as a good way of articulating that thrill you receive when solving problems that allow for some latitude when it come to how something is done.
I listened to it once and loved it so much that I got the print copy and listened to it again as I read along. I'm sure I will refer back to it even more as I try out some of the concepts at work and at home.
Everyone who wants to help their families, workmates, and themselves to find greater joy and fulfillment in their work should read this book!