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Perfect Timing Adventure
February 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm PST
About the Event
Adventures by the Book® is pleased to partner with the Library Shop for a fascinating evening with Daniel Pink, the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Drive, To Sell is Human, and A Whole New Mind. Pink’s 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.
In his new book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shares the results of his cutting edge research which conclude that timing is not necessarily an art, but rather a science that can be utilized to help you flourish at home, at work, and at school.
Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology, and economics, Pink reveals how best to live, work, and succeed. How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? Why do certain breaks dramatically improve student test scores? Why should we avoid going to the hospital in the afternoon? Why is singing in time with other people as good for you as exercise? And what is the ideal time to quit a job, switch careers, or get married?
This Adventure includes a signed copy of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, author presentation, book discussion, Q&A, book signing, and the opportunity to meet one of the “ten best business thinkers in the world.”
*A portion of event proceeds will support the San Diego Public Library
About the Author
Daniel H. Pink is the author of several provocative, bestselling books about business, work, and behavior. Pink was host and co-executive producer of “Crowd Control,” a television series about human behavior on the National Geographic Channel. He also appears frequently on NPR’s Hidden Brain, the PBS NewsHour, and other TV and radio networks in the US and abroad.
He has 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, Slate, and other publications. In 2007, he was a Japan Society Media fellow in Tokyo, where he studied the country’s massive comic industry. In 2015, London-based Thinkers 50 named him, alongside Michael Porter and Clayton Christensen, as one of the top 10 business thinkers in the world.
Pink’s 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 RSA Animate video about the ideas in his book, Drive, has collected more than 14 million views.