Dan Pink: Rejection made me more constructive
We met Dan Pink when we were both speakers at the Art of Sales conferences in Toronto and Vancouver. Dan has written 5 books, three of which are long-running New York Times bestsellers, A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human.
His articles on business and technology appear in many publications, including the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Wired, and The Sunday Telegraph. Dan has provided analysis of business trends on CNN, CNBC, ABC, NPR, and other networks in the U.S. and abroad.
And he lectures to corporations, associations, and universities around the world on economic transformation and the new workplace. He is also host and co-executive producer of “Crowd Control,” a television series about human behaviour on the National Geographic Channel.
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.
Dan’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. You can find out more about Dan at danpink.com.
We are excited to talk with Dan today about the early influences that led him to where he is today.