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.
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.