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Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us

Daniel H.

The author of the bestseller "A Whole New Mind" is back with a paradigm-changing examination of how to harness motivation to find greater satisfaction in life. This book of big ideas discusses the surest pathway to high performance, creativity, and well-being.

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Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publish Date: 12/28/2009
Pages: 242
ISBN-13: 9781594488849
ISBN-10: 1594488843
Language: English

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November 04, 2010

Amazon's Best of 2010

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Amazon has announced their Best of 2010 list, and a business book cracked the top 10 overall choices. Michael Lewis's The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine barely did so, coming in at number 10. (Two other books in the top ten that may appeal to nonfiction readers are The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot and The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson, which came in at numbers one and five respectively. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

February 02, 2016

A Q&A with Adam Grant

By Dylan Schleicher

Adam Grant's new book, Originals, drops today. He was kind enough to take some time during what's surely a busy launch to answer some questions for us. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

February 03, 2016

Farai Chideya presents a practical guide to navigating today’s volatile, fast-changing job market. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

December 28, 2010

Business book expert (and former president of 800-CEO-READ) Todd Sattersten has picked his top 10 business books of the year. We agree heartily with his list--a mix of big idea books and practical methodology--and think that you can't go wrong choosing any of these fine books as a blueprint for your business goals in 2011. Todd's Top 10: Drive by Dan Pink Switch by Chip and Dan Heath Linchpin by Seth Godin Rafi Mohammed's The 1% Windfall William Poundstone's Priceless Youngme Moon: Different Lisa Gansky: The Mesh The Big Short by Michael Lewis Steven Johnson: Where Good Ideas Come From Gamestorming: by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, and James Macanufo Click over to Todd's blog to read more about each of his picks. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

December 11, 2009

Jack Covert Selects - Drive

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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink, Riverhead Books, 256 Pages, $26. 95, Hardcover, January 2010, ISBN 9781594488849 When companies buckle down and tighten their belts during rough economic times, there is usually a meeting of the higher-ups to discuss how to get more out of employees. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

October 08, 2015

Neel Doshi and Lindsay McGregor explain why play, purpose, and potential are the best drivers of motivation and performance, and how to build (and build upon) them in your organization. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

August 22, 2011

The Myth of Work-Life Balance

By Sally Haldorson

When was the first time you heard that phrase: work-life balance? Initially, I remember it coming up primarily in discussions about women and the tough choices they make to balance their responsibilities and desires as mothers with the demands of their careers. So maybe the early 1990s? READ FULL DESCRIPTION

November 24, 2010

strategy + business's "best of" list is always a special treat—in large part because it's never just a list, but a series of essays. The magazine gathers together a different team of experts each year, and each takes the task of writing on their chosen category and the books in it. I've listed their picks below, linking to the essays at the head of each category. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

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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.

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