Jason Hartman talks with Daniel Pink, author of Drive and To Sell is Human, about what he did on his Nat Geo show crowd control, and some interesting ways we can motivate others.

In 2015, Daniel was named one of the top 10 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers 50, and his TED Talk on the science of motivation is one of the 10 most-watched TED Talks of all time, having been watched over 19 million times. Prior to becoming an author and a speaker, Daniel worked as chief speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore from 1995-1997.

Key Takeaways:

[5:00] How Daniel’s show was able to help a beef jerky vendor double his sales

[9:47] Daniel’s fascination with the width to height ratio of people’s faces based on scientific research

[13:54] Daniel’s idea to stop bike theft in New Orleans that didn’t work so well (but he still thinks is a great one)

[19:41] It’s human nature to discount the future self

[21:40] What motivates people and how we can be better at it

[26:57] The importance of giving people a purpose, not just a job

Website:

www.danpink.com
www.twitter.com/danielpink

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