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When : the scientific secrets of perfect timing

Author: Daniel H Pink
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don't know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of "when" decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork. Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology, and economics, Daniel Pink reveals how best to live, work, and succeed. How can  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Self-help publications
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel H Pink
ISBN: 9780735210622 0735210624 9780525589334 0525589333 9780525535041 0525535047 0735210640 9780735210646
OCLC Number: 1001431465
Description: 258 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Captain Turner's decision --
The hidden pattern of everyday life --
Afternoons and coffee spoons: The power of breaks, the promise of lunch, and the case for a modern siesta --
Beginnings: Starting right, starting again, and starting together --
Midpoints: What Hanukkah candles and midlife malaise can teach us about motivation --
Endings: Marathons, chocolates, and the power of poignancy --
Synching fast and slow: The secrets of group timing --
Thinking in tenses: A few final words.
Responsibility: Daniel H. Pink.

Abstract:

Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don't know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of "when" decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork. Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology, and economics, Daniel Pink reveals how best to live, work, and succeed. How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? Why do certain breaks dramatically improve student test scores? How can we turn a stumbling beginning into a fresh start? Why should we avoid going to the hospital in the afternoon? Why is singing in time with other people as good for you as exercise? And what is the ideal time to quit a job, switch careers, or get married? Pink distills cutting-edge research and data on timing and synthesizes them into a readable narrative packed with irresistible stories and practical takeaways that give readers compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives.
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