Hi everyone, it’s Hope. Today, enough about traveling (not for too long though ha-ha). I love reading and I decided to share with you, one book each month to keep your mind open, makes you think in a different way, or just to increase your knowledge.

Drive : the surprising truth about what motivates us by Daniel H. Pink

Daniel H. Pink is an American journalist born in 1964. He wrote Drive : the surprising truth about what motivates us in 2009.


I am not going to make a huge summary, but just what I kept from the book, the things that made me think or surprised me.

The fact is money is, a motivator, but what you learn is that if you don’t pay enough, people won’t be motivated. Daniel Pink describes a scientific experiment made by Harlow in 1949 which shows that personal satisfaction is more important than money when it comes to motivation.

Three factors lead to better performance and personal satisfaction : autonomy, mastery and purpose. We like to get better at things; for example, why do we like playing an instrument during our time off?

“grades become a reward for compliance—but don’t have much to do with learning. Meanwhile, students whose grades don’t measure up often see themselves as failures and give up trying to learn.”
― Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.

And that’s all for today, see you next time, bye!


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