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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Drive:The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Daniel H. Pink

Summarized May 2010


SKU: 5101

ISBN: 1594488843

Price: $12.50

Available Formats: pdf mp3 ipad audiobook

Summary Description

Most people believe that the best way to motivate themselves and others is with external rewards like money.  But that’s a mistake, as we’ll explain in our summary of Drive, by Daniel H. Pink.

Pink’s last book, A Whole New Mind, explored why and how the left-brain skills long at the center of business have been marginalized by technology, giving those with well-developed right-brain skills a distinct advantage.  A Whole New Mind was a New York Times best-seller and has been translated into more than 20 languages.

Now, in Drive, Pink demonstrates that the secret to high performance and satisfaction is intrinsic motivation.  This 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.

Drawing on four decades of scientific research into human motivation, Pink examines the three elements of true motivation – autonomy, mastery, and purpose – and offers simple, yet powerful, techniques for putting them into action.

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