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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15,817 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel H. Pink Narrator: Daniel H. Pink Publisher: Penguin Random House 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 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 twentieth century, it’s precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today’s challenges.

Drive is a groundbreaking book that will change how you think—and transform how you live.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Important reading…An integral addition to a growing body of literature that argues for a radical shift in how businesses operate.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Pink’s analysis—and new model—of motivation offers tremendous insight into our deepest nature.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A worthwhile read. It reminds us that those of us on the right side of the brain are driven furthest and fastest in pursuit of what we love.”

    Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • “Pink’s a gifted writer who turns even the heaviest scientific study into something digestible—and often amusing—without losing his intellectual punch.”

    New York Post

  • “Pink’s ideas deserve a wide hearing. Corporate boards, in fact, could do well by kicking out their pay consultants for an hour and reading Pink’s conclusions instead.”


  • “Pink is rapidly acquiring international guru status…He is an engaging writer, who challenges and provokes.”

    Financial Times

  • “These lessons are worth repeating, and if more companies feel emboldened to follow Mr. Pink’s advice, then so much the better.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Persuasive…Harnessing the power of intrinsic motivation rather than extrinsic remuneration can be thoroughly satisfying and infinitely more rewarding.”

    Miami Herald

  • “Pink makes a convincing case that organizations ignore intrinsic motivation at their peril.”

    Scientific American

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 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 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 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 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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