Throwback Thursday: Drive by Daniel Pink

TBTBefore I start, a little shout out to my library elf who designed the new Throwback Thursday logo!


While I realize 2011 isn’t so long ago, I figure throwing back to four years ago is better than no post at all. Daniel Pink’s Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us is sometimes classified under Business Culture and Management or Health & Psychology. I found out about this book through a professional development class I took at a Literacy Institute, where the topic was on motivating our students to read and write.

Rather than write a long review about the book, I want to show you a video. It’s in sketch note form, so it’s super engaging. And all you have to do is to think about the real-world implications of these principles in your own context. Easy as pie! While you’re watching, I’m sure you’ll see the implications in areas of your life, such as in ministry, work, from when you were a student, or in some kind of avocation or passion you have. But try also to consider the implications as a parent who is trying to motivate your child to read, write, study, or practice piano/soccer/taekwondo. If you don’t have children, you can just think of it for yourself, for people you are trying to raise up, or your future children.

I hope you were able to catch the three driving (pardon the pun) principles: autonomy, mastery, and purpose. What implications do you see in terms of the topics we discuss here on this blog, such as fostering genuine love of reading?

3 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: Drive by Daniel Pink

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