Drive by Daniel H. Pink

Book Review: Drive

As I delved into the pages of Daniel H. Pink’s Drive, I was immediately struck by the depth and complexity of his exploration into human motivation. The book is an incredibly thought-provoking read, and one that left a lasting impression on me long after I had finished it.

At its core, Drive is all about what drives us – not just in terms of work or career goals, but in all aspects of our lives. Using a combination of scientific research, real-world examples, and personal anecdotes, Pink masterfully breaks down the various factors that influence our motivation levels – from the role of money and rewards to the importance of autonomy and purpose.

What really resonated with me about this book was its emphasis on intrinsic motivation – that is, doing things because we genuinely enjoy them or find them meaningful – as opposed to external rewards like money or status. As someone who has often struggled with finding true fulfillment in my own career path, this concept really hit home for me. Pink’s insights into how we can foster intrinsic motivation in ourselves (and others) were truly eye-opening.

Of course, no book is without its flaws – and one critique I have of Drive is that at times it can feel somewhat repetitive or overly technical. There were moments where I found myself getting lost in the minutiae of brain chemistry or psychology studies, rather than being fully engaged with Pink’s overarching message.

But ultimately, these minor nitpicks don’t detract from what is an incredibly powerful and thought-provoking read. Drive is a must-read for anyone looking to understand more about what makes us tick as human beings – whether you’re already deeply passionate about your work or struggling to find your sense of purpose in life. This book will challenge you to re-think your assumptions about motivation and push you towards living a more fulfilling life overall. Score: 8/10

See also  Psychological Interventions

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Drive

publishedDate : 2009-12-29

authors : Daniel H. Pink

publishers : Penguin Publishing Group

pageCount : 256

Drive | Daniel H. Pink

Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live. “Important reading…an integral addition to a growing body of literature that argues for a radical shift in how businesses operate.” —Kirkus Most of us believe that the best way to motivate ourselves and others is with external …

Drive


Drive

Author by : Daniel H. Pink
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2011-04-05
Publisher by : Penguin

ISBN :

Description : The New York Times bestseller that gives readers a paradigm-shattering new way to think about motivation from the author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others). In this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction-at work, at school, and at home—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 life. He examines the three elements of true motivation—autonomy, mastery, and purpose-and offers smart and surprising techniques for putting these into action in a unique book that will change how we think and transform how we live....






A Whole New Mind


A Whole New Mind

Author by : Daniel H. Pink
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2006-03-07
Publisher by : Penguin

ISBN :

Description : New York Times Bestseller An exciting--and encouraging--exploration of creativity from the author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: artists, inventors, storytellers-creative and holistic "right-brain" thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn't. Drawing on research from around the world, Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) outlines the six fundamentally human abilities that are absolute essentials for professional success and personal fulfillment--and reveals how to master them. A Whole New Mind takes readers to a daring new place, and a provocative and necessary new way of thinking about a future that's already here....






The Adventures Of Johnny Bunko


The Adventures Of Johnny Bunko

Author by : Daniel H. Pink
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2008-04-01
Publisher by : Penguin

ISBN :

Description : Look out for Daniel Pink’s new book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing From Daniel H. Pink, the #1 bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, comes an illustrated guide to landing your first job in The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need. There’s never been a career guide like The Adventures of Johnny Bunko by Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others). Told in manga—the Japanese comic book format that’s an international sensation—it’s the fully illustrated story of a young Everyman just out of college who lands his first job. Johnny Bunko is new to the Boggs Corp., and he stumbles through his early months as a working stiff until a crisis prompts him to rethink his approach. Step by step he builds a career, illustrating as he does the six core lessons of finding, keeping, and flourishing in satisfying work. A groundbreaking guide to surviving and flourishing in any career, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko is smart, engaging and insightful, and offers practical advice for anyone looking for a life of rewarding work....






When The Scientific Secrets Of Perfect Timing


When The Scientific Secrets Of Perfect Timing

Author by : Daniel H. Pink
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2018-01-09
Publisher by : Penguin

ISBN :

Description : The instant New York Times Bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller Instant Washington Post Bestseller "Brims with a surprising amount of insight and practical advice." --The Wall Street Journal Daniel H. Pink, the #1 bestselling 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, readable narrative packed with irresistible stories and practical takeaways that give readers compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives....






To Sell Is Human


To Sell Is Human

Author by : Daniel H. Pink
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2012-12-31
Publisher by : Penguin

ISBN :

Description : Look out for Daniel Pink’s new book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing #1 New York Times Business Bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller #1 Washington Post bestseller From the bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind, and teacher of the popular MasterClass on Sales and Persuasion, comes a surprising--and surprisingly useful--new book that explores the power of selling in our lives. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in nine Americans works in sales. Every day more than fifteen million people earn their keep by persuading someone else to make a purchase. But dig deeper and a startling truth emerges: Yes, one in nine Americans works in sales. But so do the other eight. Whether we’re employees pitching colleagues on a new idea, entrepreneurs enticing funders to invest, or parents and teachers cajoling children to study, we spend our days trying to move others. Like it or not, we’re all in sales now. To Sell Is Human offers a fresh look at the art and science of selling. As he did in Drive and A Whole New Mind, Daniel H. Pink draws on a rich trove of social science for his counterintuitive insights. He reveals the new ABCs of moving others (it's no longer "Always Be Closing"), explains why extraverts don't make the best salespeople, and shows how giving people an "off-ramp" for their actions can matter more than actually changing their minds. Along the way, Pink describes the six successors to the elevator pitch, the three rules for understanding another's perspective, the five frames that can make your message clearer and more persuasive, and much more. The result is a perceptive and practical book--one that will change how you see the world and transform what you do at work, at school, and at home....






What Works


What Works

Author by : Hamish McRae
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2010-02-26
Publisher by :

ISBN :

Description : ...






To Sell Is Human In 30 Minutes


To Sell Is Human In 30 Minutes

Author by : Garamond Press
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2013-04-16
Publisher by : Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN :

Description : To Sell Is Human ...in 30 minutes is the essential guide to quickly understanding the important sales lessons outlined in Daniel H. Pink's best-selling book, To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others. In To Sell Is Human, renowned author Daniel H. Pink contends that the line between seller and customer has blurred, and that everyone, no matter their occupation, spends most of their time selling something to somebody else, whether it's a product, an idea, or an agenda. Pink breaks down the science of selling effectively, pulling from extensive research on the psychology of persuasion. To Sell Is Human is an invaluable resource for improving your ability to successfully move others in your professional and personal life. Use this helpful guide to understand To Sell is Human in a fraction of the time, with tools such as: Concise synopsis examining the key principles of To Sell Is Human In-depth analysis of the new ABCs of sales (Attunement, Buoyancy, and Clarity) Breakdown of how to create a successful pitch Lessons on applying important sales concepts from To Sell is Human in personal and professional contexts As with all books in the 30 Minute Expert Series, this book is intended to be purchased alongside the reviewed title, To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others....






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