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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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    Rodrigo DORAL, FL, United States 12-11-12
    Rodrigo DORAL, FL, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2017

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    "Great book"

    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.

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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 Member Since 2017
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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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  • Paul Sykes
    8/14/17
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    "this book was recommended - rightly so"

    stimulating, challenging and yet pragmatic. almost too much information but well worth listening to. I'm going to get the hard copy too.

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  • Mr. D. Whittaker
    Birmingham, UK
    6/18/17
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    "Interesting, if a little shallow at times"

    Dan Pink regurgitates a lot of research in an engaging way, but at no point do you feel like he is really taking his idea apart for you so you can really examine it. It's quite a small idea contained within, so he seems to repeat a lot of information but never really presents it differently throughout. The central idea is a good one and Dan Pink argues it with gusto.

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  • Amazon Customer
    5/21/17
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    "Some great concepts for anyone who leads people"

    This audio book , read by the author, has some fascinating insight into ways in which general methods of reward work - or not.

    I'd recommend this book to anyone in any kind of management or educational position as it shares so many intriguing aspects to how and why people want to do things.
    There are a few different ideas which I shall revisit and I know I'll be able to put into practice.
    Another aspect of this book is that it's not too long or particularly repetitive and so it was easy to get through and finish!
    Recommended if you want to help others attain goals, either personally or professionally.

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  • Raistrick
    5/14/17
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    "Thought provoking"

    Really enjoyed this book and will certainly think about it in my work. The structure is good, articulately the summary at the end. Read following an interview with author at www.optimize.me, and a review that is better than I could write here.

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  • Tom
    Liverpool United Kingdom
    3/16/17
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    "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.

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  • Justina
    3/8/17
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    "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.

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  • DaveW
    2/27/17
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    "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?

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  • Conor Turner
    2/26/17
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    "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.

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  • Rosanna
    Derby, United Kingdom
    2/13/17
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Gavin J. Barnett
    2/8/17
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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