The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Author: Daniel H. Pink
Category: Business & Economics
Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.
The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Author: Daniel H. Pink
Publisher: Canongate Books
Category: Business & Economics
Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people - at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his new and paradigm-shattering book DRIVE: THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT WHAT MOTIVATES US, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does - and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In DRIVE, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: AUTONOMY - the desire to direct our own lives; MASTERY - the urge to get better and better at something that matters; PURPOSE - the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves. Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. DRIVE is bursting with big ideas - the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.
The Surprising Truth about what Motivates Us
Author: Daniel H. Pink
Category: Business & Economics
The author of the best-selling A Whole New Mind challenges popular misconceptions to reveal what actually motivates people and how to harness that knowledge to promote personal and professional fulfillment.
A Saudi Woman’s Awakening
Author: Manal al-Sharif
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This is a memoir about living, loving, dreaming, daring, and driving while female -- in a country where it's dangerous to do all of the above. Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year strict fundamentalism took hold. In her adolescence, she was religious radical, melting her brother's boy band CDs in the oven because music was haram: forbidden by Islamic law. But what a difference an education can make. By her twenties, she was a computer security engineer, one of a few women working in a desert compound built to resemble suburban America. That's when the Saudi kingdom's contradictions became too much to bear: she was labeled a slut for chatting with male colleagues, her school-age brother chaperoned her on a business trip, and while she kept a car in her garage, she was forbidden from driving on Saudi streets. Manal-al-Sharif has written a memoir about the making of an accidental activist, a story of a young Muslim woman who stood up to a kingdom of men -- and won.
Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan-American Highway
Author: Teresa Bruce
Publisher: Seal Press
The Drive follows Teresa Bruce on her 2003 road trip through Mexico and onto the Pan American Highway, in a rickety camper with her old dog and new husband in tow. Bruce first set off on the exact same route in 1973, her parents at the helm and their two young daughters in tow, as a reaction to the accidental death of their youngest child, Bruce's brother John John. Her attempt to follow the route, using her mother's travel journal as an anecdotal guide, is as much about her need for exploration as it is about trying to understand her parents and their pain, and to finally begin to heal her own wounds over the accident. Bruce is immensely talented in bringing scenery of Central and South America to life—countries from Mexico and Guatemala to Bolivia and Argentina are detailed with her innate attention to detail and sense of storytelling. The Drive details a really incredible journey through these beautiful, at times corrupt and war-torn countries, across roads that are as likely to be barricaded by guerrillas or washed out by floods as they are to be passable. The Drive is travel writing at its best, combining moments of deep heartbreak with unimaginable joy over a panoply of unforgettable settings.
Author: James Sallis
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
Much later, as he sat with his back against an inside wall of a Motel 6 just north of Phoenix, watching the pool of blood lap toward him, Driver would wonder whether he had made a terrible mistake. Later still, of course, there’d be no doubt. But for now Driver is, as they say, in the moment. And the moment includes this blood lapping toward him, the pressure of dawn’s late light at windows and door, traffic sounds from the interstate nearby, the sound of someone weeping in the next room....Thus begins Drive, a new novella by one of the nation’s most respected and honored writers of noir fiction. Set mostly in Arizona and L.A., the story is, according to Sallis, ...”about a guy who does stunt driving for movies by day and drives for criminals at night. In classic noir fashion, he is double-crossed and, though before he has never participated in the violence (‘I drive. That’s all.’), he goes after the ones who doublecrossed and tried to kill him.”
Author: Lynne Ewing
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Juvenile Fiction
"Jimmy always told me there were only two kinds of gangbangers: Those who were dead and those who were going to die. Joining a gang doesn't make sense to Jimmy..." Jimmy is dead now—gunned down in front of his little sister, Mina, and his brother, Tito. And Tito is left wondering: Was Jimmy in a gang after all? Ice Breaker Joe and Lamar think so. They say Jimmy was skimming their drug money. And if the missing cash isn't returned, Tito may have to pay—with his life. Some people go to the crossroads, but Tito's crossroads laid themselves down in front of him. His brother Jimmy sprawls on the sidewalk at his feet. Shot in a drive by. Now a gang claims that Jimmy was their Ace Man. They say Tito must take his place and resolve some unfinished business. They give him a gun. "You need protection. It's not safe on the street." What path will be choose at the crossroads? He knows one leads to safety and one to death . . . but which is which?
Real World Instruction and Advice from Hollywood's Top Driver
Author: Ben Collins
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Here's the ultimate guide to being the best—and safest—driver possible. And an absolute must for everyone with a learner's permit. Former Top Gear Stig and professional driver Ben Collins shares expert skills culled from a twenty year career as one of the best drivers in the world, famous for racing in the Le Mans series and NASCAR, piloting the Batmobile, and dodging bullets with James Bond. Refined over thousands of hours of elite-level performance in the physics of driving, his philosophy results in greater control and safer, more efficient and fun driving for all skill levels.
Book 1 in the Velva Jean series
Author: Jennifer Niven
From the author of the New York Times bestsellers Holding Up the Universe and All the Bright Places (soon to be a major motion picture starring Elle Fanning), a spellbinding debut about ill-fated love—and what it means to grow up. “A touching read, funny and wise, like a crazy blend of Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, a less morose Flannery O’Connor, and maybe a shot of Hank Williams . . . Niven makes some memorable moon-spun magic in her rich fiction debut.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) Like All the Bright Places, hailed as a “charming love story about [an] unlikely and endearing pair” (New York Times Book Review), Jennifer Niven's debut novel is a big-hearted story about the struggle to find happiness. Velva Jean's mother urged her to "live out there in the great wide world,” and growing up in Appalachia in the years before World War II, Velva Jean dreams of becoming a big-time singer in Nashville. Then she falls in love with Harley Bright, a handsome juvenile delinquent turned revival preacher. As their tumultuous love story unfolds, Velva Jean must choose between keeping her hard-won home and pursuing her dream of singing in the Grand Ole Opry. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Richard W. Longstreth
Publisher: MIT Press
Winner of the 2000 Historic Preservation Book Prize presented by the University of Mary Washington Center for Historic Preservation Richard Longstreth is one of the few historians to focus on ordinary commercial buildings—buildings usually associated with commercial builders and real estate developers rather than architects and thus generally overlooked by historians of "high" architecture. Here Longstreth explores the early development of two kinds of retail space that have become ubiquitous in the United States in the second half of the twentieth century. One, external, is devoted to the circulation and parking of automobiles on retail premises. Longstreth analyzes the origins of this development in the 1910s and 1920s, with the super service station and then the drive-in market. The other type of space, internal, was introduced soon thereafter with the single-story supermarket. The most innovative aspect of the supermarket was how its interior was designed for high-volume turnover of a large selection of goods with a minimum of staff assistance. Longstreth focuses on Los Angeles, the principal center for the development of both kinds of space, during the period from the mid-1910s to the early 1940s. This richly illustrated study integrates architectural, cultural, economic, and urban factors to describe the evolution of retailing and how it has affected the urban landscape.
Author: Mariah Stewart
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart returns to her beloved Chesapeake Diaries series with a charming beachside romance that is “everything you love about small-town romance” (#1 New York Times bestselling author Barbara Freethy). Always believing she was an ugly duckling, Chrissy Jenkins thought she had finally turned into a swan when her real-life Prince Charming swept her off her feet. But as his true character began to crack his perfect facade, Chrissy realized that not only was she better off without him, but that she was the only one who had the power to transform her life. Returning to her ancestral home on Cannonball Island for a family wedding, Chrissy is reintroduced to a legacy she’d all but forgotten. In choosing to stay on the island, she reboots her life, successfully reinventing herself as a chef at Blossoms, an up-and-coming restaurant in St. Dennis. But despite her newfound self-confidence, she still doesn’t trust her taste in men. So when she meets Jared Chandler, a handsome ship salvager staying at the inn while he conducts a nearby recovery operation, Chrissy’s certain she can keep him as a friend—even though he’s everything any woman would want in a man. As fellow newcomers, together they discover the charm of the historic bayside town and explore the idyllic island. But when Chrissy agrees to be Jared’s date for his father’s wedding, they embark on a weekend that will find them each seeing the other in a completely different light, one that will change their lives foreve
A Family's Fight Against Three Countries
Author: Mary Todd,Christina Villegas
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Category: True Crime
Murder, cover up, and conspiracy in Singapore—the harrowing true story of an American mother’s battle for justice following her son’s murder. On June 24, 2012, Dr. Shane Truman Todd, a young American engineer, was found hanging in his Singapore apartment, only days before his scheduled return home. Though he’d repeatedly expressed apprehension that his work with his oppressive Chinese company was becoming a threat to his own safety, as well as his country’s security, authorities immediately ruled Shane’s death a suicide. The US Government agreed and quickly closed the case. Shane’s family didn’t know what to believe—until they arrived in Singapore. The evidence suggested murder, not suicide. Their suspicions escalated when they found the external drive on Shane’s computer. The information on those files transformed their personal tragedy into an international saga of intrigue, deception, and collusion between three countries. What did Shane know that others had killed to keep hidden? Now, Shane’s mother reveals the shocking and heartbreaking story of her son’s mysterious death, and his family’s arduous battle to reveal the truth against inconceivable odds.
9 Ways to Motivate Your Kids to Achieve: Easyread Edition
Author: Janine Walker Caffrey
Category: Family & Relationships
Help Your Child Dream It - and Achieve It! Is your child reluctant to try new things? Does she seem content bringing home average grades? Does he lack the initiative to get a job? In an age of instant gratification with very little effort, many young people are unable to move forward because they're not sure how - or if they even want to. Now, in Drive, nationally renowned educator Dr. Janine Caffrey shows how children can have big dreams for themselves and the motivation to accomplish them on their own. Designed to get kids off the couch and into the world, Drive reveals the secrets of raising a self-starter, whether your child is in middle school or is a young adult who has moved back home. Dr. Caffrey outlines her nine powerful techniques proven to beat boredom and foster resourcefulness, with thoughtful suggestions for how to: Get your child excited about learning; Encourage her to seek opportunities beyond her comfort zone; Use rewards and consequences that get results; Be an effective resource in the college application process; Inspire him to take charge of his own life Soon your child will have the determination to finish projects, take pride in achievements, be better able to cope with uncertainty and change, and have healthier relationships. Filled with quizzes, anecdotes, and practical strategies, Drive helps parents turn ''Generation Me'' into ''Generation Move.'' Janine Walker Caffrey, EdD, has more than twenty years' experience in education and is the founder and head of Renaissance Academy, a private pre-K12 school. A frequent seminar speaker, she is also director of the Drive Institute, dedicated to helping young people propel their lives forward. She lives with her family near Tampa, Florida. www.driveinstitute.com
The Road Map to Driving Greatness
Author: Paul F. Gerrard
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
Category: Sports & Recreation
Optimum Drive ─ Why should you just be good when you can be great? Attaining peak performance: Optimum Drive is a motivational book that uses top level race car driving as a metaphor for peak performance. As a professional racing driver himself as well a driving coach for over 20 years, the author Paul F. Gerrard has penned his unique perspective on what causes people to stagnate with the idea of being merely good, when each of us has the potential to be great. Gerrard believes that peak performance is within our grasp. He lays out his step-by-step process for attaining peak performance with detailed nuance threaded throughout. If you have ever been curious about maximizing your own ultimate potential, Optimum Drive is for you! Mental toughness: Greatness is as hard to quantify as it is to achieve...probably not a coincidence. In this debut book, Optimum Drive, professional driver Gerrard helps you understand the mental toughness that it takes to reach that greatness. He starts off by taking you onto the track as he explores what driving at 200 mph can teach us about who we are. Using his experiences from behind the wheel at death-defying speeds, Gerrard breaks down the psychology of driving, what it takes, and how we can use it to achieve greatness in life. Flow psychology and staying in the zone: The key to the mental toughness that Gerrard believes it takes to achieve peak performance is the nirvana-like sensation of flow psychology or being in the zone. Flow psychology, or being in the zone, is a mental state in which one who is performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and joy. It is through flow psychology that Gerrard introduces a blend of holistic mindset combined with a competitive edge, which is essential to successful professional driving. This mix of guts, tenacity and endurance is the foundation of Gerrard’s philosophy for attaining greatness. Natural vs. earned talent; After flow psychology, you will learn about natural vs earned talent and how the way we drive is representative of who we are. From braking, cornering and accelerating to anticipation vs. reaction, refining a process that defines our greatness in or out of the car.
Author: Jim Carrington
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A gripping tale of guilty secrets with ghostly twists and turns that will keep readers guessing right to the very end, from a Carnegie Medal nominated author
What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry
Author: Eve Light Honthaner
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Performing Arts
Hollywood Drive: What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry is the essential guide to starting and succeeding at a career in film and TV. The completely updated second edition features new interviews with industry professionals, information about the changing social media landscape, the wide array of distribution platforms that are available to aspiring filmmakers, and much more. Honthaner's invaluable experience and advice give those attempting to enter and become successful in the entertainment industry the edge they need to stand out among the intense competition. Hollywood Drive explores the realities of the industry: various career options, effective job search strategies, how to write an effective cover letter and resume, what to expect on your first job, the significance of networking and building solid industry relationships, how a project is sold, and how a production office and set operate. You'll learn how to define your goals and make a plan to achieve them, how to survive the tough times, how to deal with big egos and bad tempers, and how to put your passion to work for you. Although no book or class can totally prepare you for a career in the entertainment industry, Hollywood Drive offers insights, direction, and a sense of confidence.
The Dilemma of Technological Determinism
Author: Merritt Roe Smith,Leo Marx
Publisher: MIT Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
These 13 essays explore to what extent, and by what means, a society's technology determines its political, social, economic and cultural forms. Karl Marx launched the modern debate on determinism and this book clarifies the debate and carries it forward.
Author: Diana Wieler
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Jens, a young car salesman, and his sixteen-year-old musician brother, Daniel, head out on a weekend trip in hopes of earning some of the five thousand dollars Daniel needs to pay off a debt. Reprint.
A Road Trip Through Our Complicated Affair With The Automobile
Author: Tim Falconer
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Liberation, lust, envy, rage, power, thrill—our cars provoke enough emotion to jam a six-lane highway. If you name your ride, reminisce about sex in the back seat or enjoy roaring down the open road, you know why we love our wheels. But if you hate traffic, curse at the price at the pump or fight over parking spaces, you know why we hate them too. Drive is a cross-continent adventure that explores where our fuel-injected dreams have taken us. Award-winning journalist Tim Falconer invites us on his road trip as he meets vintage car enthusiasts on Route 66, rides along in a police cruiser, kicks the tires at a Las Vegas auto show and takes a hydrogen-powered car for a spin. Steering us along North America's interstates and blue highways, meandering through small towns, sprawling suburbs and walkable neighbourhoods, Falconer shows us the growing collision of cars and people. In this complicated affair, who's really in the driver's seat? Can smart growth, public transit and complete streets free us? A spirited, front-seat view of quirky locals and locales, Drive looks at what auto-dominated life means to our health, environment and communities. Falconer also opens the door on British and Argentine car cultures, and considers the road ahead for China and India, nations with increasingly American attitudes. As billions grab their keys, can we avoid carmageddon? "[A] fascinating survey of the automobile and its effect on society … A fun book about a serious topic." —Winnipeg Free Press "Essential reading for any Canadian intrigued by the conundrum of finding better ways to get from here to there." —Spacing magazine
Author: Jennifer Sherer Janisch
Publisher: Drive-On-In, Inc.
Have you noticed that drive-ins are experiencing a revival lately? Several drive-ins have been renovated and reopened, new ones have been built, and some have even added screens. Drive-in culture is thriving these days. Because of their nostalgic appeal, drive-ins offer a refreshingly unique alternative to cineplexes and other forms of today's commercialized entertainment. Drive-in movies appeal to young and old alike, especially families, all looking for good value for their entertainment dollar. Drive-ins are more than just movies; they're about starry nights, cruisin' in and cookin' out. They can offer quality programming, special events, and in-car stereo sound. If you or someone you know is thinking about visiting a drive-in, or just heading out on a cross country road trip, the Pocket Drive-In Locator is just the ticket. This quick reference of over 500 operating drive-in movie theaters around the world, lets you find drive-ins by name or metropolitan area. The United States drive-in listings are even cross-referenced with a state map providing approximate locations. You can also consult special sections highlighting Route 66 drive-ins and drive-ins operating all year. The Pocket Drive-In Locator is brought to you by brother-and-sister team, Kipp Sherer and Jennifer Sherer Janisch, who have been researching drive-ins since 1995 when they decided the world needed more good drive-ins. Their website, Drive-ins.com and this pocket guide are byproducts of their drive-in research over the years combined with contributions from drive-in goers and enthusiasts around the world. Today, the duo continues to research drive-ins in preparation for an entertainment facility they will open in Las Vegas, Nevada. They also make frequent road trips and visit drive-ins across the country whenever they can, sharing their experiences via the World Wide Web at Drive-ins.com.