Motivation, Dan Pink, and TED

I’m a fan of Dan Pink. He simplifies complex topics and communicates them in very relateable terms. TED is the perfect avenue for someone like Dan. Below is his speech. There are a few concepts I don’t completely buy, but I’ll wait for the book.

About benleeson
My name is Ben Leeson. I currently work for a large financial company in IT. I went to school at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. I graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration concentrating in HR. Professor William Brown taught me and I enjoyed his classes; even acquiring an appreciation for just about all things HR. I didn’t pursue a job in that field after college but I’ve kept up with it. This blog will further my fascination with all things HR. I hope to grow my knowledge of the area through thoughtful writings and spirited feedback. I will attempt to have a fairly routine style so anyone reading can come to expect certain segments. Please excuse my incorrect grammar and occasional misspelling.

One Response to Motivation, Dan Pink, and TED

  1. Lydia Hirt says:

    Hi Ben:Thanks for posting Pink’s video – we’re also inspired and motivated by the work and appreciate your interest in the man behind the groundbreaking bestseller, A WHOLE NEW MIND. I’m excited to remind you that December 29 marks the release of Pink’s latest book, DRIVE. I’ve pasted a quick synopsis below, but if you’d be interested in an advance reading copy for review consideration please email me!Bursting with big ideas, DRIVE is the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.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 Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, 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 We hope Daniel Pink’s DRIVE will open your eyes and change the way you think in 2010!Please visit and for additional details.Best,Lydia

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