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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

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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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      Tom S Philadelphia, PA 11-22-15
      Tom S Philadelphia, PA 11-22-15 Member Since 2017
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      "Excellent read for a manager"

      It is interesting to read what motivates us as worker and as a team. Autonomy seems to be king, and that makes sense.

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      Rushabh Mehta 10-14-15
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      "80% of this is in the TED talk"

      Great ideas and useful concepts. It lacks data (in my opinion, there was some data) in selling the idea. I cant see my self selling this idea to my CEO as a new way to motivate the sales force. However, I think the ideas a great, resonate with what I have seen and definitely points to the future.

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      Kevin 09-27-15
      Kevin 09-27-15 Member Since 2016
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      "Excellent!"

      The second section was the best. It really shows the future of motivation and how we can make people's lives better.

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      Josiah 09-12-15
      Josiah 09-12-15 Member Since 2014
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      "Phenomenal look into human motivation that gives traditional thought a swift kick!"

      After listening to this audiobook, I was paralyzed by the surprising new pair of eyes through which I now looked at the world. From motivating our children, our coworkers, and even our nation, Pink describes the motivation behind why most of us suffer from discontentment in our careers.

      Through science-backed research, Pink has ripped a black hole in the universe where most of us have lost our Drive, and opened a whole new world of possibilities in personal motivation.

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      Jaret 09-10-15
      Jaret 09-10-15 Member Since 2014
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      "Top 5"

      Perfect balance between science and stories that provides the reader tangible ways to make changes to our thinking. Daniel Pink has an entertaining way explaining things that sticks in the mind of the reader.

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      Adam J. Singer Savannah, GA 09-03-15
      Adam J. Singer Savannah, GA 09-03-15 Member Since 2017

      Solopraneur, father of three, husband, thinker (not necessarily in that order)

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      "Exceptional, perhaps utopian, but still certainly practical"

      Deeply enjoyable and remarkably practicable. Pink goes out of his way to make the topic understandable and the way to implement it clear.

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      Alyssa 07-31-15
      Alyssa 07-31-15 Member Since 2014
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      "Great new ideas"

      I've always thought there was something missing from our culture and this is a great look into why people are so unmotivated or not lit up by things as we accomplish them

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      Kevin K Kruse II GREENVILLE, SC, US 07-15-15
      Kevin K Kruse II GREENVILLE, SC, US 07-15-15 Member Since 2016
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      Excellent book. Really opened my eyes about what drives is as human beings. Everyone should read this book.

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      Gina Woodbridge, VA, United States 07-06-15
      Gina Woodbridge, VA, United States 07-06-15 Member Since 2012
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      I would recommend this book to all managers. 2.0 methods of motivation are antiquated. Try 3.0 methods.

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      "Well done!"

      The way Dan Pink, breaks motivation down into easily understandable small units makes this book quite enjoyable. What is likely or unlikely to work in relation to motivating/ motivation is explained in an easy to understand and a very erudite way.

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