Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people--at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his new and paradigm-shattering book, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world 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 our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation:
Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward.
Drive is bursting with big ideas-- the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.
©2009 Daniel H. Pink; (P)2009 Penguin
"Pink's analysis - and new model - of motivation offers tremendous insight into our deepest nature." (Publishers Weekly)
"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)
I would say this is okay at best. Not really inspiring or educational. Kinda like a boring lecture with no real goal.
Honestly I listened to this a month ago and it was so average I was just hapoy when it ended. It left me with absolutely no lasting ideas or inspiration.
Chose better books to read.
Writer, Reader, Former Bookseller (RIP Borders)
I cannot review this book because I quit listening. The only thing that kept me from being lulled to sleep by the horridly boring presentation of the subject and facts with a monotone that would kill Ben Stein, was the grating raspyiness of the author's voice. The whole time I'm thinking "someone get that guy a glass of water!" I had to quit after an hour and half when I found myself looking at the count-down timer and wondering if I could make it through, like it was some kind of endurance race. I've waded through some boring stuff to get a gem or two before... but Pink's voice is actually physically painful to listen to.
It is wate of time , I could not not belive how in the earth a publisher would allow this book to be published.
If I could I would slap the publisher for publishing the book, not the writer, go figure.
Very interesting content read very well by the author. I'm glad I listened to it. i think what I learned will be a benefit to my approach leading my team.
a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.
The Book is a read good guide for anyone in business that leads teams...or has an effect on the compensation of others...even parents dealing with an allowance. Great discussion of what we are really working for, and what compensation really drives us. I listened to it as an audiobook, read by the author.
My Rating Scale
Exceptional. This is the very best in writing and narration. I will listen to this book more than once and eagerly recommend it to family and friends. This book left me wanting more from the same author and narrator.
Very Good. I found it entertaining and engaging. It's worth the Audible membership price I paid. Based on this book I would purchase others from the same author.
This book has merit but some combination of elements (writing style, narration or length) made finishing it a challenge for me.
I found this book to be either poorly written or narrated. I couldn't finish it.
The audio quality or narration is so poor the content of this book couldn't be understood.
Fantastic book on what drives people. Simply intuitive. Take these lessons and apply them in business or life.
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