Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Author(s): Daniel H. Pink

Personal Development

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.

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An important new ideas book about motivation from an influential and bestselling author

'What really drives high performance? In this eye-opening book, Daniel Pink draws on forty years of science to offer some surprising answers. He shows the limits of carrots and sticks and explores the hard-headed power of autonomy, mastery, and purpose to help us work smarter and live better.' Chris Anderson, author of THE LONG TAIL and FREE. 'A very important, convincingly argued and mind-altering book.' Po Bronson, author of What Should I Do With My Life? 'His book is inspiring; if you think of your work as art, rather than drudgery, you'll do it well.' The Guardian

Daniel H. Pink is the author of the long-running New York Times and BusinessWeek bestseller A Whole New Mind. He has written for the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company and Wired, where he is a contributing editor. He has provided analysis for CNN, CNBC,ABC, NPR and other networks in the U.S. and abroad. Pink lectures on economic transformation and the new workplace at corporations, associations and universities around the world, and was a keynote speaker at TED's 2009 Global Conference in Oxford. He lives in Washington DC, with his family.

General Fields

  • : 9781847677693
  • : Canongate Books Ltd
  • : Canongate Books Ltd
  • : January 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 16mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 256
  • : Main
  • : Paperback