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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Pink, Daniel H.

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ISBN: 1594484805     ISBN-13: 9781594484803
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 2011

Annotation: Challenges popular misconceptions to reveal what actually motivates people and how to harness that knowledge to promote personal and professional fulfillment.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Motivation (Psychology)
BISAC Categories:
- Business & Economics | Motivational
- Self-help | Motivational & Inspirational
Dewey: 153.1/534
LCCN: bl2011009373
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.25" H x 6.25" W x 0.75" (0.60 lbs) 260 pages
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Contributor Bio(s): Daniel H. Pink is the author of five books, including To Sell Is Human and the long-running New York Times bestsellers A Whole New Mind and Drive. His books have been translated into thirty-three languages and have sold more than a million copies in the United States alone. Pink lives with his family in Washington, D.C.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2009 October #3)

According to Pink (A Whole New Mind), everything we think we know about what motivates us is wrong. He pits the latest scientific discoveries about the mind against the outmoded wisdom that claims people can only be motivated by the hope of gain and the fear of loss. Pink cites a dizzying number of studies revealing that "carrot and stick" can actually significantly reduce the ability of workers to produce creative solutions to problems. What motivates us once our basic survival needs are met is the ability to grow and develop, to realize our fullest potential. Case studies of Google's "20 percent time" (in which employees work on projects of their choosing one full day each week) and Best Buy's "Results Only Work Environment" (in which employees can work whenever and however they choose—as long as they meet specific goals) demonstrate growing endorsement for this approach. A series of appendixes include further reading and tips on applying this method to businesses, fitness and child-rearing. Drawing on research in psychology, economics and sociology, Pink's analysis—and new model—of motivation offers tremendous insight into our deepest nature. (Jan.)

[Page 46]. Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
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