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
It's a really good explanation of the behavior of the people around me, why they do or don't do things.
I can use the information provided to make changes in the company I work for, in my family, in my own behavior... I definitely will try.
I bought both! It was nice to read over the passages I liked best.
His personal voice!
Focus more on the intrinsic factors that motivate people in the 21st century.
I really enjoy reading how he explains why lawyers are fundamentally unhappy people!
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)
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
How to get my kids to do chores.
Very clear voice and expression that draws you in. One of the most pleasant voices. Extremetly well researched and presented.
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.
Never pay a child for good grades!
I will listen to this book multiple times and I recommend it to every parent, professional and, particularly, to educators.
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!
Don't know - have not read the print.
Excellent book - really made me think about how I organize my classroom.
This guy knows his stuff. He is smart! But he could have said more in less time.
It was interesting.
"Excellent explanation of motivation and work"
Brilliant book explaining the fundamental principles of motivation, and how different they are from the practice used in most workplaces.
The book explains what we know intuitively about motivation but often fail to implement, and backs it up with a wide range of evidence and relevant examples.
Daniel Pink's narration is engaging and enthusiastic, perfect for this sort of content.
"Great book full of good examples!"
full of interesting examples! It also inspires you to look around and see what can be changed in your or your companies attitude and work life.
"Unlistenable, I wish I'd had returned it when I had the chance"
Waffle layered upon waffle. I tried speeding it up, and I was skipping 30 second increments forward trying to find nuggets of actual content.
The author chooses to feed-in the lame old progressive world view which might work on seventeen year olds and get a NYT thumbs up, but irritating for me since I just wanted information.
I also tried the technique of listening to the first minute of each chapter to find some content, alas, it was just more waffle.
What do these authors learn at Uni?
"Love this audiobook"
This book is the epitome of quality over quantity. Not especially long but it is very clear and concise and explains the new concepts in great detail. Very interesting ideas too, ones which I can draw clear parallels with in my own life. Love this book, will definitely be listening to it again.
"Useful, accessible and thought-provoking"
'Drive' clarifies and brings together a range of theory and research on motivation and engagement. As a teacher, I found this book provides useful insights and practical strategies.
"Short, sounds good but..."
Although there is plenty of anecdotal evidence discussed in the book and references to other material it lacks good evidence for its claims. I would have preferred the book to discuss larger studies and look more deeply at the psychological of "type I" and the methods.
"Direct & simple with scientific evidence"
Thoroughly enjoyed and will listen again.. stand out points lead to self reflection and improvement!
"Motivational ... Inspiring"
Yes.. it may not directly apply to all business, but the consept is applicable.
How to motivate creative thinkers... A fresh out look that us Brits could do with taking on board ..
"Great book full of great insights"
This book is for the modern man/woman who wants to understand why business is broken. Definitely worth a read for new bosses and old who want to create companies people actually want to work for!
"Definitely worth 6 hours of your time to read. "
Definitely opens one's eyes to common beliefs and how they may have changed. I found the timeline a little difficult to follow as it moves very quickly through each methodology and idea. This is acknowledged by the author who recommends revisiting the book regularly.
Very useful action plan at the end.
Would recommend for business as well as for educators and parenting.
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