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Daniel H. Pink, the number one best-selling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home. 

Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don't know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of "when" decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork. 

Timing, it's often assumed, is an art. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shows that timing is really a science. 

Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology, and economics, Pink reveals how best to live, work, and succeed. How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? Why do certain breaks dramatically improve student test scores? How can we turn a stumbling beginning into a fresh start? Why should we avoid going to the hospital in the afternoon? Why is singing in time with other people as good for you as exercise? And what is the ideal time to quit a job, switch careers, or get married? 

In When, Pink distills cutting-edge research and data on timing and synthesizes them into a fascinating narrative packed with irresistible stories and practical takeaways that give listeners compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Daniel H. Pink (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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  • W. Brooks
  • Seattle, WA United States
  • 01-11-18

Fun. Enlightening. Fast Paced.

This is an awesome book. So much going for it. The author, Dan Pink, is a great storyteller. He presents a lot of information but weaves it all into easy-to-follow stories. Some of the information - a lot of it, actually - is eye-opening and applies to everything one does. If you are like me, you’ll find yourself Googling this and that to help with applying these nuggets to your personal and professional life. You might even start thinking who you could buy copies for, only to find the list grow far too long to afford. Finally, Dan Pink is an excellent narrator. Nothing lacks or lags in the way he reads the book. It’s almost as if he’s talking personally to you. Yes, I loved it.

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Fun, accessible and actionable

Really enjoyable book. I've read quite widely on many of these subjects, but still fascinating to hear Pink's take on them and to have them all in one place. I'm a business strategy coach and ll be referring clients to this book for a long time. But there is much in here for everyone.

Included with the audio book is a helpful pdf that covers all the suggested items at the end of each chapter. Find it in your audible library. Often these addendums are less than stelar, but this is excellent. I'd been considering having to buy a physical copy of the book to remember everything (hard for me as a dyslexic to take notes from audio).

This is a quick, fun read that will affect many aspects of your life for the better

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  • Pekka
  • Oulu, Finland
  • 01-22-18

Very light on content

Mostly a series of already familiar anecdotes on behavior with a few article length insightful chapters. Not worth the money.

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Fantastic!

This book, by one of my favorite authors, did not disappoint! I started implementing some of the ideas in this book before I even finished it (creating meaningful endings). I highly recommend it.

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Timely Book

Daniel Pink does not disappoint. And you would be disappointed if you do not read or listen to this book.

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  • JAWS78
  • Cancun, Mexico
  • 01-22-18

interesting and practical

interesting and practical, read it and use the advice. some if it is well known, but rarely are the practical aspects applied.Take notes.

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"Timely"

Right now, in today's environment of information, distraction and work overload, time hacks are perfectly timed.
This book provides statistically supported natural rhythms to our best timing from all things from work to sleep to exercise. During the book you will find these rhythms will ring so true to your own schedule.
Fearlessly try to follow your natural rhythm and you will find happiness and productivity.
Also, the stories of how we behave in our "endings" also ring true and show you how-to make the most of yours and others.
Daniel Pink is also a wonderful narrator and I prefer books narrated but the author.

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The case for WHEN

Daniel Pink makes a powerful argument for the importance of when, rather than the traditional focus on what. Important information to know if you are serious about making the most of each day and making resolutions and other beginnings successful.

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  • LL
  • 02-19-18

Waste of time

Points to other’s research with no critical thinking, garnish that with bunch of boring sports stories...

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When? Maybe later.

I'm a huge fan of Daniel Pink's other audio books - his approachable yet insightful research, and perfect made-for-audiobooks narration style make for great books. All of that is still true with "When", but I found this book to be a little lighter coverage than with earlier hits like "Drive".

The first third of the book really got me thinking about time of day, and my daily routine. I need to take a deeper look at the physical book to pull out more of the resources offered in the text.