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Drive Audiobook

Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us

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Publisher's Summary

A book that will change how you think and transform how you live.

Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people – at work, at school, at home. It is wrong. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, 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 the world. 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.

©2011 Daniel H Pink (P)2011 Canongate

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    SANDRINE Mexico City, Mexico 09-06-12
    SANDRINE Mexico City, Mexico 09-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Interesting new perspective about motivation"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Drive to be better than the print version?

    I bought both! It was nice to read over the passages I liked best.


    What does Daniel H. Pink bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His personal voice!


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Drive?

    Focus more on the intrinsic factors that motivate people in the 21st century.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoy reading how he explains why lawyers are fundamentally unhappy people!

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    Sandy Canby, OR, United States 09-03-12
    Sandy Canby, OR, United States 09-03-12
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    "I learned a few new things!"
    Where does Drive rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was my first audiobook - I enjoyed it, but need to write things down. I found it hard to remember everything while listening in a car (nothing personal against this book - just love business ideas - but need to write them down)


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    Robert Invermere, British Columbia, Canada 06-19-12
    Robert Invermere, British Columbia, Canada 06-19-12
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    "see the future"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes. it will shape the future of the planet. Business, family relationships and our success as a species. This book will change the way you interact with your colleages and kids


    What did you learn from Drive that you would use in your daily life?

    How to get my kids to do chores.


    Any additional comments?

    Very clear voice and expression that draws you in. One of the most pleasant voices. Extremetly well researched and presented.

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    Susann 05-26-12
    Susann 05-26-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Great read for parents & educators"
    Where does Drive rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    9/10


    What other book might you compare Drive to and why?

    I'd have to say it is most like Freakanomics. Both are nonfiction and discuss what motivates people. Both are very enjoyable and thought-provoking.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Never pay a child for good grades!


    Any additional comments?

    I will listen to this book multiple times and I recommend it to every parent, professional and, particularly, to educators.

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    MCB 05-07-12
    MCB 05-07-12
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    "So Much More Than You Might Think"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book teaches you truths about motivation and it applies to more than just motivating employees. It applies to everything we do in life. I actually bought the audio version as well as the book version. I have listened to the audio book at least twice and bought the book because I wanted to refer to concepts that resonate so deeply with me. They, I'm not exactly sure who "They" are...but they say that "The teacher appears when the student is ready"...I was so ready for this book! Thank you Daniel Pink for assembling such clear, and concise information!


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    Kayren 04-02-12
    Kayren 04-02-12
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    "excellent"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Drive to be better than the print version?

    Don't know - have not read the print.


    Which character ??? as performed by Daniel H. Pink ??? was your favorite?

    non-fiction


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent book - really made me think about how I organize my classroom.

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    Scott Nashville, TN, United States 12-20-11
    Scott Nashville, TN, United States 12-20-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Interesting ideas"

    This guy knows his stuff. He is smart! But he could have said more in less time.
    It was interesting.

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  • Matthew
    8/12/16
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    "very addictive read "

    great book. so many things that make sense in this book. is examples are spot on and I resonate with all of them. my only worry when reading was how similar I and my company are to the examples. but not seeing any solutions to overcome. Daniel gave solutions at the end but not in much detail. I suppose he can't give all the answers!

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  • E350
    7/22/16
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    "Not what I expected"

    The sole reason I disliked this audiobook was for the fact the language was of a high standard and a lot of the time it went over my head. Maybe it was my mistake but I was expecting something different, found it very hard to get involved and listen whilst I struggled to understand what Daniel Pink was talking about. Didn't enjoy and stopped half way through.

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  • Amazon Customer
    4/5/16
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    "Mind blown!"

    Everybody should read this book. With a critical mass of subscribers, motivation 3.0 could lead to a paradigm shift in the workplace

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  • BEHNAZ
    4/2/16
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    "incomplete"

    I would like to know more studies and researches on what is a good drive, not just what is bad!

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  • rafael garcia lepper
    4/5/15
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    "Good listen"

    I enjoyed the book, but didn't like the Operative System analogy in which most of the book is based. Otherwise it's good

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  • W. Baker
    Reading, UK
    4/1/15
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    "Love it"

    Daniel is a wonderful narrator reading a fantastic book. His stories and lessons are well laid out and enjoyable. You will not regret buying this!

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  • Anita Fronczak
    Warsaw, Poland
    2/27/15
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    "Interesting, useful but to repetitive"

    Liked the insights in the book. Stories were interesting but as I said a little too repetitive and business oriented.

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  • Zymbax
    2/2/15
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    "A definate must read!"

    The subjects and studies that are discussed in this book are serious eye openers for respectable entrepreneurs and businesses owners. The book has a fast pace and as I listened to it while driving I feel I need to listen to it again with a pen and paper to write down specific learnings. I see it as a book of study and intellectual enrichment. And not as a story book to take lightly. I'm sure it will have a similar effect on you.

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  • L
    Crowhurst, United Kingdom
    7/8/14
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    "A well considered motivation book"

    A very interesting read. Well narrated by the author who has a good voice to listen to.

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  • Matt
    Penarth, United Kingdom
    2/13/14
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    "thought provoking"

    The author talks with passion and with reference to a wealth of research on a number of aspects of motivation.
    It goes against an lot of perceived wisdom and current business practise, but it all makes sense and flows very well.
    I found myself agreeing with the author on most things, but then again I am right brained myself.

    It may help to have an introductory knowledge of motivation theories, NLP, left /right brain science but its not essential.

    I will certainly seek out other works by Daniel pink and other authors he references, particularly the Hungarian whose name I can neither pronounce or spell.

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