The big idea
Daniel Pink has found three core pricniples that make up the surprising truth about what motivates us. The three principles are autonomy, mastery, and purpose and Pink highlights them throughout the book by citing data-driven research and anecdotal evidence.
Why to read
As with many of the books in this guide, Drive will help you develop an understand of how humans work, what motivates us, and how to apply the concepts to your own life to find more purpose and fulfillment. Aside from providing valuable information about the science of motivation, Pink also provides actionable exercises and resources at the end of the book for all types of readers.
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About the author
Daniel Pink is a former lawyer and political speech writer turned researcher and author. Pink focuses on the areas of positive psychology, engagement, and work to bring interesting trends to light for his readers. Pink has also given a TEDx talk related to the topic of this book that has been widely viewed and shared.
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