For years, Daniel Pink has been investigating the intersection of science and business. His last book championed the role of creativity and ‘right-brain’ thinkers in the business world. He joins us to discuss his new book, "Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us." Pink’s previous books include "A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future."
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Daniel Pink, author of Drive, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about drive, motivation, compensation, and incentives. Pink discusses the implications of using monetary rewards as compensation in business and in education. Much of the conversation focuses on the research underlying the book, Drive, research from behavioral psychology that challenges traditional claims by economists on the power of monetary and other types of incentive. The last part of the conversation turns toward education and the role of incentives in motivating or demotivating
Daniel H Pink tells us how we can embrace his innovative approach to the science of motivation.