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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 4.13 (15,817 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel H. Pink Narrator: Daniel H. Pink Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people--at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his new and paradigm-shattering book, 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.

    Download and start listening now!

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    Listener Reviews

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Melissa | 2/16/2014

      " Interesting stuff to be considering as I watch the Olympic and consider these athlete's path to the games. In a nutshell, it is all about autonomy, mastery, and purpose. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by David | 2/12/2014

      " Good to know that money is not the primary driver behind drive for excellence. Does make some sense. But unfortunately many of us workers do not get to choose our work assignment. So money is certainly the prime motivator. Also the fact that the productivity shoot up dramatically during the 2008 - 9 downturn proves that the fear (of lay off) is the prime factor behind an employee's drive. This would be a great book for employers who wants to minimize profit sharing. Wonder what Goldman guys think of this book. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by John | 2/7/2014

      " This provides a different view on motivation than what we have previously believed. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Gwyneth | 1/27/2014

      " I found a good chunk of this book to be interesting but rather dry, but when I got to the practical application portion I found myself taking notes and wanting to call all the young parents I know to see if they are using this approach with their children. Hopefully I will remember this book when I have children. I want my future child to keep his/her I-type approach to mastery! "

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