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Guest: Daniel H. Pink


Drive: Discovering the Motivators

Roy Saunderson and S. Max Brown speak with Daniel H. Pink,the author of several provocative, bestselling books about the changing world of work. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, uses 50 years of behavioral science to overturn the conventional wisdom about human motivation and offer a more effective path to high performance. Drive is a New York Times,Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Publishers Weekly bestseller — as well as a national bestseller in Japan and the United Kingdom. Learn the difference between Motivation 2.0 and Motivation 3.0 and discover what the “hidden costs of rewards” really are.

Daniel H. Pink is the author of five provocative books — including three long-running New York Times bestsellers: A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human. Dan’s books have been translated into 34 languages and have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. He is also host and co-executive producer of “Crowd Control,” a new television series about human behavior on the National Geographic Channel. In 2013, Thinkers 50 named him one of the top 15 business thinkers in the world. Before venturing out on his own seventeen years ago, Dan worked in several positions in politics and government, including serving from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore. He received a BA from Northwestern University and a JD from Yale Law School. He has also received honorary degrees from the Pratt Institute(2013), the Ringling College of Art and Design (2011), and Westfield State University (2010).