The Chicken and the Egg – Influence and Motivation

A couple of days ago I wrote an entry called Consider Your Influence . The idea being that we are influenced by not only people, but by other sources such as art. In the piece I mentioned Tim O’Reilly and Steve Jobs as two prominent thinkers in the technology world. Each of them is very wealthy, but neither of them does it for the money. They are motivated by something beyond a pay check. Dan Pink in his book Drive: The Surprising Truth Behind What Motivates Us , which I reviewed expands on why people behave a certain way. What influences behavior? This PBS video helps:


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.

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