Daniel Pink

When / Drive

Daniel Pink is top ten ranked by Thinkers50, and author of some of the most accessible and influential business books of our time, including When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Drive and To Sell is Human.

He has hosted a National Geographic Television series about social science, studied the comic industry in Tokyo, and served from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter for US Vice President Al Gore. He  has been a contributing editor at  Fast Company  and  Wired,  as well as a business columnist for  The Sunday Telegraph.

His provocative ideas draw on research in behavioural and social sciences. He examines the mismatch between what science knows, and what business does.

His work on human motivation explains that the secret to high performance is not monetary reward, but the need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things.

His theory on timing is not that it is an art, but a science, and we can use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule. The “when”, he argues, is just as important as the “why” and the “what”, when we make decisions.

12:00 - 13:00


Best-selling author of When, Drive, and To Sell is Human, #6 on the Thinkers50 ranking of management thinkers, addressing "What is the most compelling way forward for individuals and organizations?"