Daniel H. Pink
|Daniel H. Pink|
Daniel H. Pink
|Born||1964 (age 52–53)|
|Alma mater||Northwestern University (B.A.)
Yale Law School (J.D.)
|Notable works||Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us;
A Whole New Mind;
To Sell is Human;
Free Agent Nation;
The Adventures of Johnny Bunko
Daniel H. Pink (born 1964) is one of the world's leading business thinkers and the author of five best-selling books about work, management, and behavioral science. His books have sold more than two million copies and have been translated into 35 languages.
Early life and career
Pink grew up in the small suburban town of Bexley, Ohio, outside Columbus, in a childhood he claims was marked by “team sports, public libraries, and sitcoms” and graduated from Bexley High School in 1982. He then went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University, where he was a Truman Scholar and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In 1991, he obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of The Yale Law & Policy Review.
Deciding not to practice law, Pink worked in several positions in politics and economic policy. He served as an aide to Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, and from 1995 to 1997 he was chief speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore. In 1997, he quit his job to go out on his own, an experience he described in the 1998 Fast Company article, Free Agent Nation, which became the basis of his first book.
Pink has written five books that focus on the "changing workplace," and that have appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list:
- To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others
- Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
- The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need
- A Whole New Mind: Why Right Brainers Will Rule the Future
- Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself
• In 2013, Pink's To Sell is Human won the American Marketing Association's Berry Book Prize for the year's best book in marketing.
- Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself. 2001. ISBN 978-0-446-67879-7.
- A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future. 2005. ISBN 978-1-59448-171-0.
- The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need. 2008. ISBN 978-1-59448-291-5.
- Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. 2009. ISBN 978-1-59448-884-9.
- To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others. 2012. ISBN 978-1-59448-715-6.
- "The Book Stops Here". Wired. May 2005. Archived from the original on 2005-03-04.
- "Pomp and Circumspect". New York Times. June 4, 2005.
- "What Kind of Genius Are You?". Wired. July 2006.
- "Japan, Ink: Inside the Manga-Industrial Complex". Wired. November 2007.
- About Daniel H. Pink
- "Dan Pink's Crowd Control on National Geographic Channel uses design to tackle social problems across America" Slate, November 13, 2014
- Daniel Pink Google +
- "Meet Our 1984 Truman Scholars," Harry S. Truman Foundation
- Yale Law & Policy Review masthead, 1991
- Free Agent Nation, January 1998
- Andrew Keen (June 4, 2010). "Daniel Pink on How the 21st Century Brain Affects Creativity".
- Daniel H. Pink (December 11, 2005). "Folksonomy". The New York Times.
- Daniel H. Pink (November 22, 2011). "The First Rule Of Being Your Own Boss? Be Authentic".
- Daniel H. Pink (February 2005). "Revenge of the Right Brain". Wired.
- "Oprah Gives Stanford Grads Book, Calls Class to Service," Huffington Post 2008
- "Oprah talks to graduates about feelings, failure, and finding happiness" Stanford Report June 15, 2008
- "Ted.com, Business Insider (March 2016)"
- "Berry Book Prize 2013
- "The 50 Most Influential Management Gurus," Harvard Business Review 2011
- "Georgetown University 2016 Honorary Degree Receipients"
- "Pratt Speaker, Honorees Announced for 2013 Commencement"
- "Author Daniel H. Pink Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Arts Degree from Ringling College of Art and Design.
- Official website
- Johnny Bunko
- Dan Pink at TED
- "The puzzle of motivation". TED. TEDGlobal. 2009.
- Roberts, Russ. "Dan Pink Podcast Episodes and Extras" (podcast). EconTalk. Library of Economics and Liberty.
- "Profile and interviews". 33voices.
- "interview". Oprah Soul Series. 2008. Archived from the original on December 4, 2008.
- "Oprah Talks to Daniel Pink". O, The Oprah Magazine. Dec 2008.
- "Meet Johnny Bunko". WNYC. Brian Lehrer Show. May 6, 2008.
- Doctorow, Cory (June 18, 2008). "Upfront and Unscripted with Daniel Pink". Book Expo America. Archived from the original on September 30, 2008.
- von Zastrow, Claus (February 27, 2008). "Are We in Our Right Minds? LFA's Interview with Bestselling Author Dan Pink". Learning First.
- von Zastrow, Claus (January 3, 2010). "Carrots and Sticks are So Last Century: A Conversation with Author Dan Pink". Learning First.
- "Daniel Pink IMNO Interview". International Mentoring Network Organization (IMNO). Archived from the original on January 15, 2010.
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- "interview with Pink on Free Agent Nation". Booknotes. November 18, 2001.