This is really a very interesting talk. Pink tackles the mismatch between what social science knows about motivation and incentives and what businesses actual do. Really quite a fascinating talk.
My mind immediately goes to what happens in the classroom and what we intend to teach in college rooms (virtual and non-virtual) across the country and across the world. Really quite interesting to think about.
Here is Daniel Pink’s July 2009 TED talk:
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A few months ago our Kaplan group discussion group read and talked about Daniel Pink’s A Whole New Mind. It was a pleasant surprise for me. I didn’t have a lot of expectations for the book, because the whole right brain/left brain idea left me suspcious. Also, I have a strong lay understanding of neuroscience and I wasn’t sure what this book was going to add to my knowledge.
What surprised me was how practical, inspirational and motivational the book was. Each section had a “portfolio” section with a list of activities to do. Really cool stuff. I created a ToDo list, essentially a Whole New Mind personal curriculum for my own benefit.
Here are some of the things that I have accomplished:
- READ: Re-Read The Non-Designer’s Design Book by Robin Williams
- DO: Design Activity: Keep a Design Notebook
- DO: Watch IDEO’s Shopping Cart on Nightline
- READ: Read “A Theory of Fun” by Raph Koster
- READ: Story: The Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee
And somethings I have left to do include:
- READ and DO: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
- DO: Listen to Symphonies (TODO)
- READ: Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning.”
- DO: Activity: Find local labyrinths to walk.
I’ll see you on the web!