Drive Drive

Drive

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

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Publisher Description

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 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 our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation:

*Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives
*Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters
*Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves

Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward.

Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.

GENRE
Business & Personal Finance
RELEASED
2009
December 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Ehsan Alipour ,

Amazing book!

I should confess as a medical student interested in psychology this is one of the most mind opening books I have ever read.

Jadeventure ,

Long winded

This book could have been written in 5 pages or less.
Seems that he was most interested in seeing how long he could drag out his main point. Driven to bore the reader to exhaustion.

Mahbuba khan ,

Drive

This is a transformative piece that really changes your view of what motivates us. A must read for any one in a management position.

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