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When Free Library Adventure
February 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm PST
in partnership with The Carlsbad City Library
About the Event
Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to partner with the Carlsbad City Library for a Free Library Adventure to honor the 2018 choice for the Carlsbad Reads Together program, Daniel Pink.
Carlsbad Reads Together brings community members together and engages them in discussion about the same book at the same time. Join us as a community to celebrate Daniel Pink’s new book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing.
Daniel 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 When, with his signature detailed approach, Pink sets out to prove, with cutting-edge research and data, that timing is really a science. 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 free Adventure includes a book discussion, Q&A, book signing, and the opportunity to meet the author up close and personal.
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.