Saturday, September 4, 2010

Drive - The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

7 comments:

Martin K said...

this was great. i've read 'a whole new mind' by dan pink, but i think i need to check out 'drive' as well...

Alexander said...

Very interesting! Hope the society's governing structures watch the vid as well :-).

Boris said...

I haven't read anything by Dan Pink - I'll have to check it out. Thanks!

It is a little bit "freaky" but, at the same time, not all that surprising, isn't it?

Michael said...

Atfer listening to Dan Pink, I will have to completely agree with the man's logic. It is true, most people are alway's concern about the rewards, instead of excepting what they allow themselve's to receive! Think big and chance's are, one day make big, it's all up to you. Thanks Bro.

Boris said...

Thanks Michael - yes, we do seem to worry about rewards and returns A LOT,... when it's stuff we'd rather not be doing in the first place and/or when the task is something new. Points, grades, $, food, etc; it doesn't really matter what the currency is - Dan Pink's right that once basic needs are met, there has to be something else.

Paul B. said...

GREAT. Can't wait to read the book(s).

I'm not sold that "motivated" or "motivation" exist at all. "Motivation" only came into English ca. 1873, "motivated" ca. 1922. Almost always in the negative sense--"He's unmotivated." "I've got to get motivated today." "Motivational speaker"--they generally suck. Motive, in English ca. 14th cent.: "The (conscious or unconscious) stimulus for action towards a desired goal, esp. as resulting from psychological or social factors; the factors giving purpose or direction to human or animal behaviour. Now also more generally (as a count noun): the reason a person has for acting in a particular way, a motive"--OED.

The original meaning resonates with me: goal, purpose, or direction=action.

Boris said...

Agreed Paul, Motivation is Overrated!