Daniel Pink

Daniel Pink

Author of 6 books. Father of 3 kids. Husband of 1 wife.

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"In the long run, we are all dead." - John Maynard Keynes , December 1923 "In the long run almost anything is possible." - John Maynard Keynes, April 1942 (via @zachdcarter )

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Some companies are now *requiring* employees to take time off. They're discovering what athletes have always known: Breaks aren't deviations from performance. Breaks are part of performance.

Wisdom via Seth: Things rarely turn out precisely the way we hoped. Sometimes, if we’re lucky, we can figure out why. If we find the lesson and learn from it, it might be even more valuable than if we’d simply gotten lucky.

For inspiration and enlightenment during these dark times, check out the 2 books that @susancain  , @AdamMGrant  , @Gladwell , & I have selected for the @heleoworld  : THE BIGGEST BLUFF by @mkonnikovaankind '>HU @mkonnikovaANKIND  by @rcbregman 

Warren Buffett accrued more than 95% of his wealth after age 65. “His skill is investing, but his secret is time.” (via @morganhousel )

Just heard of Brandolini's Law. And it explains, well, everything: "The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it."

52% of Americans age 18 to 29 are now living with their parents -- the highest rate since the Great Depression.

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Some good WFH advice here: - Create a "commute" -- a short period to transition from home to work. - Design a closing ritual to mark the day's end. - Focus on your daily "must win." - Schedule & protect uninterrupted heads-down time.

Breaks aren't a deviation from learning. They're *part* of learning. So, don't cram over long, unbroken stretches of time. Instead, space out learning and take frequent pauses to refresh your mind and body.


This is a great tip for people visiting Washington DC today and over the weekend. (via @arlusk )

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Excellent advice for life in general: 1. Clean up after yourself 2. Write a thank you note

Is it better to solve problems in isolation or by collaborating with others? Harvard research says . . . neither. The best solutions come from "intermittent collaboration" -- group work punctuated by breaks to think & work by ourselves.

For reasons known only to the K-pop gods, one of my books (DRIVE) makes a cameo in BTS's just-released music video. HT: @RuthieErgo  & @BTSBookClub_twt  (Link: )

Top teachers were the *most* likely to seek advice from their peers. The better the teacher performed, the more likely they were to obtain feedback on how to be even better. Asking for advice & feedback is a sign of strength, not weakness.

Research: "Homework in elementary school does not contribute to academic achievement," but daily reading does.

One of the best predictors of academic success in young children: Curiosity. It's as important as self-control, and especially valuable for lower-income kids. Classrooms should spark curiosity rather than demand compliance.

This school replaced detention with meditation. The results? Suspensions plummeted, attendance climbed.

1. When elementary teachers specialize in a subject (ex: math) & students switch teachers for each class, students learn *less*. 2. Students with the same teacher 2 years in a row learn more. Bottom line: Kids do better when teachers know them well.

When teachers started class by greeting each students at the door by name, academic engagement increased by 20 percentage points and disruptive behavior decreased by 9 percentage points.