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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Drive The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Author: Daniel H. Pink
From Daniel H. Pink, the author of the groundbreaking bestseller A Whole New Mind, comes his next big idea book: a paradigm-changing examination of what truly motivates us and how to harness that knowledge to find greater satisfaction in our lives and our work. — We've been conditioned to think that the best way to motivate ourselve...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781594488849
ISBN-10: 1594488843
Publication Date: 12/29/2009
Pages: 272
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3.5 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 64
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I have been listening to this audio book, and like it very much. It outlines a new paradigm for motivation that makes much more sense to me than what I was taught in Psychology classes a decade ago. Pink makes the case for intrinsic motivation, for mastery, flow, and autonomy as 21st century workforce necessities, with examples from various companies that are applying the principles.

I read this book because I teach high school math and science at an alternative school to unmotivated students. I see how the "carrot and stick" approach of using extrinsic rewards as motivators earlier in their school career has ruined their intrinsic motivation. I think I can apply some of the principles of this book to my classroom to improve motivation.

I found out about "Drive" from a publication aimed at principals, reviewing it as a resource for reform of the educational system. In my opinion, that can't come soon enough!
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