Counterintuitive Ideas about Motivation, Innovation, and Leadership
by Daniel Pink
Bestselling author, Daniel Pink is an influential voice on motivation, innovation, and creativity. Pink is the author of Drive, A Whole New Mind and Free Agent Nation. Pink's articles on business and technology have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The Sunday Telegraph, Fast Company and Wired. He has provided analysis of business trends on CNN, CNBC, ABC, NPR, and other networks in the U.S. and abroad. He also advises both Fortune 100 companies and startups on recruiting, innovation and work practices.
A free agent himself, Pink's last official job was in the White House where he served as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore. He also worked as an aide to U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich and in other positions in politics and government. His new book, To Sell is Human, will be published at the end of 2012.
Topics that Daniel Pink will address:
• Innovating on the art and science of selling: why we are all in “sales” (whether we know it or not)
• Persuading, pitching, cajoling: the new meaning of the “moving business”
• The three human qualities and the four surprising skills at the core