At The Fool: Dan Pink

Have you heard of Dan Pink? He’s a New York Times best-selling author who’s spent years studying work, management, and behavioral science. This 2009 TedTalk, where Pink discusses motivation, has racked up nearly 20 million views, plus his latest book, WHEN: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, has already earned impressive accolades, including Amazon Best Book of January, Washington Post 11 Leadership Books to Read in 2018, and Inc. 8 Books You Need to Read in 2018.

Needless to say, it was a pleasure to welcome Dan Pink to Fool HQ earlier this month. Pink was invited to discuss his newly released book with Chris Hill and the interview is available as an episode of Motley Fool Money. Employees were able to join live in our Foolitorium.

Throughout WHEN: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink explores the science of timing. He argues how daily breaks are crucial to performance and talks about how “what” type of break and “when” it’s taken can affect one’s performance, health, and well-being. For instance, moving breaks are preferred over stationary downtime, and social breaks are better than solo ones. Most importantly, all tech devices should be put away during breaks.

Listen to this Motley Fool Money episode here, or watch the video interview:

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