Daniel Pink is the author of several New York Times bestselling books about business, work and behavior including A Whole New Mind, Drive and To Sell is Human. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Wired and a number of other publications. His TED talk on the science of motivation is one of the 10 most watched TED talks of all time. His latest book is titled WHEN: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing.
Some interesting insights from this episode:
- Curiosity is more important than planning. If you simply follow your curiosity, that in itself is a pretty good plan.
- Learn about our chronotype and how it has a massive effect on our performance.
- To optimize your day, you should do analytic work during the peak, the administrative work during the trough, and the creative work during the recovery.
- Napping has been shown to improve reaction time, increase alertness and boost memory.
- Having coffee first thing in the morning can actually be counterproductive.
- Learn when it’s advantageous to go first when you’re competing for business and when you’re better off going last.
- There’s really no such thing as a midlife “crisis”. But most of us do hit a natural slump in our lives that we eventually overcome.
Daniel Pink’s Book: WHEN: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1517698858&sr=8-1&keywords=when+the+scientific+secrets+of+perfect+timing%2C+daniel+pink
Daniel Pink’s TED Talk: The Puzzle of Motivation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrkrvAUbU9Y
Daniel Pink’s Website: www.danpink.com