[VIDEO] The Science of Human Motivation — Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace

This lecture was given at the Royal Society of Arts in London (The RSA) and was commissioned by them as part of their “RSAnimation” series of videos.

Daniel H. Pink is an American writer. He is the author of four books focused on the changing world of work: New York Times best-seller A Whole New MindFree Agent Nation; the first American business book inmanga, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko, and Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. Pink’s articles on business and technology have appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review,Fast Company and Wired. Pink also speaks to corporations, associations, universities, and education conferences about such topics as the shift from the Information age—with its premium on logical, linear, computer-like abilities—to what he calls “the Conceptual age,” where “right-brain” qualities like empathy, inventiveness, and meaning predominate.

Pink worked previously as Vice President Al Gore’s chief speechwriter from 1995-97, and before that as an aide to Secretary of Labor Robert Reich.[1]

Daniel Pink received a BA from Northwestern University and a JD from Yale Law School, although he has never practiced law.


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