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Payoff

The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations

By Dan Ariely
Narrated by Simon Jones / 2 hours 35 minutes

Bestselling author Dan Ariely reveals fascinating new insights into motivation—showing that the subject is far more complex than we ever imagined.

Every day we work hard to motivate ourselves, the people we live with, the people who work for and do business with us. In this way, much of what we do can be defined as being “motivators.” From the boardroom to the living room, our role as motivators is complex, and the more we try to motivate partners and children, friends and coworkers, the clearer it becomes that the story of motivation is far more intricate and fascinating than we’ve assumed.

Payoff investigates the true nature of motivation, our partial blindness to the way it works, and how we can bridge this gap. With studies that range from Intel to a kindergarten classroom, Ariely digs deep to find the root of motivation—how it works and how we can use this knowledge to approach important choices in our own lives. Along the way, he explores intriguing questions such as: Can giving employees bonuses harm productivity? Why is trust so crucial for successful motivation? What are our misconceptions about how to value our work? How does your sense of your mortality impact your motivation?

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Author
Narrator Simon Jones
ISBN 9781508224136
Length 2 hours 35 minutes
Language English
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio / TED
Publication Date
Abridged No
Libro.fm Rank #60,181 Overall
Genre Rank #2,584 in Self-Improvement
 

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