A business book on motivation


Drive by Daniel Pink asks what motivates people to do anything? We all started off with a biological drive for survival. For most of American history, external motivation, rewards and punishment determined by the boss, got things done. But now, argues Pink, we must embrace the power of internal motivation for the 21st century. We can no longer do things just for the money or to avoid punishment. We need to love what we do and commit to the process.My notes and quotes might be sufficient for the book:

The business model of the 21st century is open source, which relies on internal motivation“Routine work can be outsourced or automated; artistic, empathic, nonroutine work generally cannot”“Rewards narrow our focus”“Some will choose the quickest route there, even if it means taking the low road”External motivation works for boring and undesirable workInternal motivation is made not born“Money is a threshold motivator”“Hire good people, and leave them alone”Mastery is a mindset

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