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
I have been in management and leadership for many years and struggled with it. This book explained why. This book is a summary of many years of research about what truly motivates humans -- hint: it isn't more money!! The book also teaches how to apply the results of these findings. This book is a must read for anyone who wants truly motivate a team and create exponential productivity.
I like this book but the way the narrator talks sucks the life out of it. For a book called Drive you'd think he'd have more emotion in talking. It makes it a bit hard to stay engaged and want to listen to it.
A lot of regurgitated info, but gives plenty of credit to the sources - all while providing good insight into the shortsightedness of money-driven motivation. Dollars aren't the best long-term motivator, and intrinsic motivation trumps extrinsic in many cases. There are also some fantastic business stories about how companies took different approaches to motivate workers. Good stuff and a quick read.
There's a lot to learn from this book. The thinking is transformative, and the evidence base is strong and interesting. This was entertaining, and also strategically insightful.
Drive reminded me a bit of the Jobs biography mashed in with Gladwell's Blink, in a neat, concise and consumable package. If you enjoyed those, you'll enjoy this.
Everyone who has the ability to radically shift their organisation should listed to this for inspiration.
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!
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