Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) 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 a...

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Title:Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Author:Daniel H. Pink
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ISBN:1594488843
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:242 pages

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Reviews

  • Doug
    Dec 30, 2009
    Some good ideas, but for once I'd like to see a book where the case studies about flexible scheduling and autonomy don't involve software companies or consultants. I'd like to see an example where they motivate DMV employees to work harder to do the same menial work, but if giving DMV employees 20% ...
  • Phoebe
    Jan 04, 2010
    Only the first chapter is necessary. The rest is repetitious and filled with soon-to-be-obsolete computer metaphors.However, I've been thinking a lot about this book since I read it (a few weeks ago?), so two stars was perhaps a stingy rating. Everywhere I go lately, I see examples of poorly-designe...
  • Donalyn
    May 23, 2010
    Reading Pink's book, I endlessly thought about teachers and what motivates us (it's NOT merit-pay) and students and what motivates them to read (it's not pizza coupons or AR points). Funny, insightful, and supported by research, Drive has far-reaching implications for our society and how we view wor...
  • Paul Eckert
    Jul 11, 2010
    I can think of a few alternate titles for this book.“The Art of Beating a Dead Horse: Your Guide to Regurgitating the Same Point in Every Chapter”“How to Filter Years of Other People’s Research into Broad Talking Points”“You Too Can Write a Book With At Least 25% Filler...
  • Trevor
    Aug 04, 2010
    This book comes with its own summary – a very handy thing:“COCKTAIL PARTY SUMMARYWhen it comes to motivation, there’s a gap between what science knows and what business does. Our current business operating system—which is built around external, carrot-and-stick motivators—do...
  • Laura
    Aug 30, 2010
    What frustrates me is the main premise has a contradiction that is never addressed. He begins the book with some research on monkeys that demonstrated an innate interest in solving puzzles. He then goes on to describe his big premise which is that we are are in the midst of a major motivational shif...
  • Ken
    Feb 03, 2011
    Why am I writing this review on Goodreads, anyway? I'm not getting paid for it. There are plenty of other things I should be doing. And it's not like I have a coterie of devoted followers waiting with bated breath for my next review (in fact, the vast majority of reviews I write here get zero commen...
  • Jeanette
    Feb 07, 2011
    So, I listened to this entire book about motivation, and I can't figure out why I don't feel motivated to write a review. No carrot, no stick, no review....
  • Ryan
    Feb 25, 2012
    In Drive, Daniel H. Pink suggests that there is a gap between what "science knows and what business does." I was not shocked to learn that this gap exists, and I attributed Pink's decision to emphasize the existence of this gap to what I believe is the author's drive to attract corporate speaking en...
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    Oct 12, 2013
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