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)
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.
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.
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