Scientific research background details are sometimes overwelming and dificult to stay focused on but the story is worth it! I enjoyed the fresh view on looking motivation in the mirror! I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to improve their effectiveness and communication skills.
Pink did have and interesting book for the most part. That being said, It was mainly aimed towards motivation in a business setting and for primary education. I found this to be not exactly what I wanted to hear about for an entire book. I would have preferred more varying examples. The end of the book I also found to be annoying. Pink talks threw schools he recommends, and a list of books with a short blurb about them. I would have found this information more useful in paper version, rather than an hour long audio chapter.
Turns traditional management strategy on its head. I would pause the book at times to think about changes I could make in my own work environment. Very thought provoking.
The concepts presented in this book are good. A lot of antecdotes that keeps it interesting, but it is dry at times. However, the information presented was enlightening; dispelling myths of what motivates the American workforce, and how implementing those myths can be counter-productive. This is a fresh look at what really motivates humans and is worth listening too.
If you are a fan of Aubrey Daniels and Marcus Buckingham, you need this book. It's the bridge that provides the missing context in today's predominantly thinking based jobs.
Dan has got it nailed, the future of work culture that is! A must read for anyone wondering why many organizations are so dis-com-bob-u-lated. Very refreshing and enlightening, a real dose of hope and possibility to keep you "driving".
I love studyng business.
I found it hard to follow much of this book having read most of the books pink cites. If you are not up to date on a lot of mid set books, then this is a decent synopsis. I patently disagree with several of his examples as case studies because they use very faulty logic. Comparing the ability of a Harvard MBA to that of a poor indian farmer fails in so many ways. In that he cited the work correctly yes, I agree, but the work is myopic and fails on many levels as do most authors who use case studies to bring about broad sweeping generalities about society. This is a decent read and cites some very profound and amazing work.