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Daniel H. Pink
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the scientific secrets of perfect timing

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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 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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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.

When

the scientific secrets of perfect timing

First large print edition.

This edition published in


Edition Description

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Captain Turner's decision
Part one: The day. 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
Part two: Beginnings, endings, and in between. 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
Part three: Synching and thinking. Synching fast and slow: The secrets of group thinking ; Thinking in tenses: A few final words.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-390) and index.

Copyright Date
2018

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
153.7/53
Library of Congress
BF468 .P57 2018b

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Pagination
404 pages (large print)
Number of pages
404

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26948767M
ISBN 10
0525589333
ISBN 13
9780525589334
OCLC/WorldCat
990286616

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