The way Dan Pink, breaks motivation down into easily understandable small units makes this book quite enjoyable. What is likely or unlikely to work in relation to motivating/ motivation is explained in an easy to understand and a very erudite way.
The concept is very interesting. The first few chapters are fairly dry while most items can be learned in chapter 7. I wish that I would have purchased the digital book or study guide so that I could take notes.
There was nothing really fresh or new about the material. I have heard similar theories and research in many other books.
I was bored by the material and couldn't finish the book
I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.
This was not my all time favorite book, but I liked the ultimate message of the book. If you are the kind of person who likes to hear about all the studies and details of how people have arrived at a conclusion, you will probably love this book. I found that it was a little drawn out in places and I just wanted him to get to the point. However, I think the research is good and I think the message is something more people (especially those in leadership positions) should understand.
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.