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message 1: by Newengland (new)

Newengland Hmn. Maybe so, as this book -- pubbed in 2009 -- might be "old" by "next wave in corporate-think America" standards. Or maybe your company is just cutting edge.

Certainly my school isn't there, though we talk a good game.(less)


message 2: by Tuck (new)

Tuck dorkismo's thesis too is intrinsic vs extrinsic, nerds, geeks, and dorks are cool cutting edge because they work for the intrinsic, http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/65...
that siad, i could sure use a raise:)


message 3: by Newengland (last edited Feb 06, 2011 03:12PM) (new)

Newengland Tuck -- Pink DOES advocate that these cutting-edge companies pay better than average (so money is not an issue with the employees). He claims, in the long run, it saves the company money to pay better.

Elizabeth -- Right. Walking the walk is always harder than talking the talk.


message 4: by Jeanette (new)

Jeanette Awesome review! Which, btw, has more "likes" than any other review of the book here on good reads. :)


message 5: by Newengland (new)

Newengland Shucks thanks, Jeanette. I always worry that a good review will result in people reading it and then holding their noses -- especially with a book like this, which is a "niche" book, let's face it. Cue Doris Day and Que sera, sera....


message 6: by Jeanette (new)

Jeanette I'm planning to read it, if only to learn why I write reviews nobody reads. ;-) I promise I won't pinch my nose. I usually find some tidbits of value in "niche" books, even if I don't find them rave-worthy.


message 7: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten Thank you for this review - I was inspired to read his book as I did see the autonomy, mastery, and purpose video. Thanks for sharing this review.


message 8: by Stella (new)

Stella I agree with Newengland except for one thing. I believe most teachers, including me, would love to facilitate learners to explore what seems relevant to them. Teachers try to make the curriculum more relevant, but we are so restricted these days with time and performance pressure because of No Child Left Behind and Standardized Testing!


message 9: by Ryan (new)

Ryan Agrimson Your review on this book is spot on. I chuckled while reading the beginning. Thanks for taking the time to write.


message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

Mahatma Ghandi said: Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.


message 11: by Lowell (new)

Lowell In my review, I am referencing my friends to your review as a summary of why I appreciate this book. Thank you!


message 12: by Newengland (new)

Newengland Thanks too all of you who found the review worth your time to read....


message 13: by Sarah (new)

Sarah D I LOVE how this review is parallel to the book! You wanna get a feel of "Drive" before reading it? Read this review!


message 14: by Yotam (new)

Yotam Gutman love yor review man!


message 15: by Chris (new)

Chris Walton Well said! Thanks for taking the time to write this review. The preamble to your review makes me think of a video by Derek Sivers http://youtu.be/xcmI5SSQLmE.


message 16: by Corey A. (new)

Corey A. Jones great review !


message 17: by Salah Eddine (new)

Salah Eddine Ghamri best review


message 18: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne Great review. I do object to your dismissal of teachers. Today's teachers have fewer and fewer choices to make in how to teach. I've retired, but my colleagues tell me that they are discouraged from assigning whole books and even whole plays. Years ago,a chairman of the English Dept. suggested that I show the movie instead of discussing the plot, themes, character development , etc. He said it would be easier for everyone. In fact novels are being taken out of the curriculum and being replaced by science abstracts, social history abstracts, even literary abstracts. Teachers are being graded and paid by how their students do on short answer tests made by anonymous test writers.
Talk about responsibility for sterile, boring education. Right answers do not inspire creativity. Teachers know this. They also want to keep their jobs.
I agree with you that many of us like to write our reviews because we can and we don't have to. If we were paid, it would be work. We wouldn't want to shine, just...get it done.
This is a great review, Newengland. I don't know who you are or what else you've reviewed . I'm going to check out your other reviews. You may have some other good suggestions for me. Thank you.


message 19: by Nick (new)

Nick Sparagis Your review has context, thanks,


message 20: by Jane (new)

Jane Campbell Powell I really enjoyed reading your thoughts on Drive. My brother William Powell rated this book, and that's how it came to my notice. Unfortunately, I tend to fall asleep when I read hard copy, (and films)so it's unlikely I'll ever become a fully-fledged member of Goodread. I have recently become embroiled in Facebook, and Bill has many considerate friends who post interesting articles. I like to share some of those thoughts with my son and daughter and therefore their friends. My daughter has already commented that her page is 10x more interesting now.
It is because of (all) this that I ask if it ok to share your succinct and lively review of a valuable and innovative book

thanking you, in anticipation.


message 21: by Renea (new)

Renea Hanks Perhaps best review across every medium I have ever read. Excellent read. Will purchase book.


message 22: by Newengland (new)

Newengland Thanks. Aw, shucks. And for those who bring up the teacher part of the review, I am one myself and know full well that many of us DO try to apply the rules of DRIVE. Many others don't... (sigh).


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