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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us | [Daniel H. Pink]

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

From Daniel H. Pink, the author of the groundbreaking best seller A Whole New Mind, comes his next big idea book: a paradigm-changing examination of what truly motivates us and how to harness that knowledge to find greater satisfaction in our lives and our work.
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Publisher's Summary

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:

  • Autonomy - the desire to direct our own lives
  • Mastery - the urge to get better and better at something that matters
  • Purpose- the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves
  • 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

    What the Critics Say

    "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)

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      Daniel United States 02-08-12
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      "Average not really worth your time or money"
      Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

      I would say this is okay at best. Not really inspiring or educational. Kinda like a boring lecture with no real goal.


      What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

      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.


      What do you think the narrator could have done better?

      Chose better books to read.


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      Richard Weaverville, NC, United States 02-11-11
      Richard Weaverville, NC, United States 02-11-11 Member Since 2009

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      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.

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      Arman London, Ontario, Canada 11-19-10
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      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.
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      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.

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      Dean 03-19-10
      Dean 03-19-10 Member Since 2009

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      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.

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      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.
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      Keith Chesapeake, VA, Virgin Islands, U.S. 04-07-10
      Keith Chesapeake, VA, Virgin Islands, U.S. 04-07-10 Member Since 2009
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      "Must read!!"

      Fantastic book on what drives people. Simply intuitive. Take these lessons and apply them in business or life.

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