Explaining the Purpose Motive

Daniel Pink has definitely been making the rounds to promote his new book, “Drive“. Don’t get me wrong, it sounds like a fascinating read judging by the same speech I’ve heard him give on a couple of podcasts. The speech is an excerpt or distillation from the book and ultimately arrives at open source projects to help illustrate some of his points about non-monetary incentives and motivations other than profit. The underlying idea is not necessarily new, I think it harkens right back to Yochai Benkler’s exploration of peer production in Coase’s Penguin.

The most entertaining presentation of Pink’s talk, though, has to be this RSA Animate video I found via Neal Gorenflo at  Shareable.

This reminds me of the practice of visual note taking, the mixture of cartooning with traditional note taking to make a lecture more immediately memorable and accessible. Even if you’ve heard this speech from Pink before, I think it is worth the ten minutes to see this fun and illustrative take on it.

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