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motivation

The Last Page In The Book Problem

I learned a very profound thing from my partner Dave Jilk at Feld Technologies 25 years ago. I have been practicing, and getting better at it, ever since. It’s a core part of the way I work with people and I have Dave to thank for it. First, some context. Feld Technologies was my first…

You Can’t Motivate People

I’m sitting on my balcony on the ninth floor of a hotel overlooking Miami Beach thinking about motivation. Specifically, mine. I’m deep into writing the first draft of Startup Communities and – with Amy – decided to plant myself in a warm place for two weeks as I finished up this draft. We got here…

Intrinsic Motivation

At a talk I gave recently to a room full of first year graduate business school students, I was asked “what motivates me.”  Before I answered, I felt compelled to explain what intrinsic motivation is and used the following example to describe it. “Tonight, I’ll spend about 90 minutes talking to y’all.  I’m doing it…

Does More Money Motivate Higher Performance?

One of my blog readers – Boaz Fletcher – sent me an awesome video this morning from RSA Animate.  It’s 11 minutes long and is a fascinating lecture by Dan Pink about The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.  I love the RSA Animate format – an artist animates the talk on a giant whiteboard…