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- Listening Length: 5 hours and 53 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Penguin Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: December 29, 2009
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0032COUMC
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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Pink breaks down motivation into different versions. Motivation 1.0 is our basic need of survival. It's the simplest level of motivation and there isn't much time spent on this topic.
Motivation 2.0 is what Pink believes to be an outdated model. This is what is referred to as "carrots and sticks." We use these tools to encourage or reinforce positive behaviors and to curb behaviors we want to eliminate.
Pink shows, through research and studies, that adding monetary incentives does not inspire us like many have believed. It only serves as a temporary boost but winds up fading fast.
Instead, Pink believes we need to move to Motivation 3.0. This is where we are inspired by internal drivers rather than external factors.
There are three main themes to 3.0 with autonomy, mastery and purpose. These are the driving factors that need to be fostered in order to motivate us. Companies employing ROWE, results-only work environments, have shown statistically that Motivation 3.0 works.
Pink weaves in his book the findings of other noted authors and books in this same line of study like Dweck's Mindset, Csikszentmihalyi's Flow, Duckworth's work on Grit, along with work by Deci, Deming, Drucker, Kahneman, Gladwell, Godin, and many others.
This book receives a 4.4 rating on Amazon after 1,039 reviews. Goodreads gives this one a 3.95 after 60,238 ratings and 3,131 reviews. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it.
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Overall, good insight into what drives people to be successful but take the suggestions and apply them accordingly.
The one thing I thought was particularly interesting was the idea that rewarding performance in an "if-then" way ("if you do X, I'll give you Y") can actually DECREASE long-term productivity. As a software developer, I've seen this play out in real life, so it was fun to see someone formally write about this phenomenon.
Reading this book was not a waste of time. Was it a "game changer?" No.
It was a quick read, so if the topic sounds interesting to you, give it a go!