Daniel Pink is one of the best-selling non-fiction authors of the last decade. His 5 books on work, business, management and behavior have been translated into 35 languages and have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. His TED Talk on the science of motivation is one of the 10 most-watched TED Talks of all time, with more than 19 million views.
Daniel Pink is one of the best-selling nonfiction authors of the last decade. His 5 books on work, business, management and behavior have been translated into 35 languages and have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. His TED Talk on the science of motivation is one of the 10 most-watched TED Talks of all time, with more than 19 million views.
His latest book When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, draws on extensive research from psychology, biology and economics to explain how best to live, work and succeed. This includes how to build the perfect schedule using hidden patterns, the science of work/life balance, and even the best timing for your first cup of coffee of the day.
Before venturing out on his own, Daniel worked in several positions in politics and government, including serving from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore. He later published his first book, Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself, which was a Washington Post best seller that Publishers Weekly says "has become a cornerstone of employee-management relations". Daniel went on to author five more books including A Whole New Mind, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko, Drive, To Sell Is Human and When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing.
In A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future, Daniel charts the rise of right-brain thinking in modern economies and explains the six abilities individuals and organizations must master in an outsourced, automated world.
The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need was the first American business book in the Japanese comic format known as manga. The book was one of the best-selling graphic novels of 2008 and the only graphic novel ever to become a BusinessWeek best seller.
In Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Daniel uses 50 years of behavioural science to overturn the conventional wisdom about human motivation. He shows that carrot and stick motivators have been oversold and that high performance depends much more on the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things and to do better by ourselves and the world.
To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, offers a fresh look at the art and science of selling. Daniel reveals the new ABCs of moving others (it’s no longer “Always Be Closing”), explains why extroverts don’t make the best salespeople, and shows how giving people an “off-ramp” for their actions can matter more than actually changing their minds. Along the way, Daniel describes the six successors to the elevator pitch, the three rules for understanding another’s perspective, and the five frames that can make your message clearer and more persuasive.
Daniel was the host and co-executive producer of Crowd Control, a National Geographic Television series on behavioral science. He also appears frequently on NPR’s Hidden Brain, the PBS NewsHour, and other TV and radio networks in the US. He has also been a contributing editor at Fast Company and Wired as well as a business columnist for The Sunday Telegraph. His articles and essays have also appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The New Republic, and other publications.
In 2015, London-based Thinkers50 named him as one of the top 10 business thinkers in the world. He currently serves on the advisory boards of Hubspot, Heleo, Betterment Institutional, and RiseSmart.
Daniel is a highly sought-after keynote speaker using behavioural science and extensive research to offer deep insight into business, sales, managemen, motivation and daily life.