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Daniel H. Pink : Drive – The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

29 Mar 2011 · No Comments

Pink is an engaging writer, and I certainly was entertained by and learned useful things from Drive. It examines the difference between extrinsic motivation (e.g., “I want to earn a million by the the time I’m 35″) and intrinsic motivation (e.g., “I want to be the best criminal lawyer in the state.”), and argues, with [...]

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Tags: business · d-title · p-author · psychology · sociology

Eduardo Porter : The Price of Everything

21 Feb 2011 · No Comments

There are a lot of intriguing concepts in The Price of Everything, but I was bothered throughout by logic that seemed sloppy. But on the other hand, I mistrust my judgement a little bit because I had a vehement, irrational, negative emotional reaction to some of the book’s content.
Porter’s key concept is that [...]

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