In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have an interesting conversation with Daniel Pink. Dan is the author of six provocative books, including his newest, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, which spent four months on the New York Times Bestseller List, and was named a “Best Book of 2018” by Amazon, iBooks, Goodreads, and several more outlets. His other books include the long-running New York Times bestseller A Whole New Mind, and the #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into 39 languages.
I have so much respect and admiration for Dan as a writer. Plus, he was a ton of fun to chat with and we have the same favorite pizza restaurant.
In this conversation, we’ll discuss:
Dan’s favorite pizza in New Haven (6:58)
The first lesson he’d teach in the Dan Pink writing course (8:58)
Why he wrote his previous books:
The Adventures of Johnny Bunko (10:55)
A Whole New Mind (13:15)
To Sell is Human (21:15)
The best time to do your most important work (26:16)
The “danger-zone” time period of the day (29:25)
What larks, owls, and third-birds are, and how you figure out which one you are (34:14)
The importance of taking breaks (42:13)
What is “nappuccino?” (46:10)
LINKS & RESOURCES:
Check out Dan’s website: http://bit.ly/danpinkwebsite
Watch Dan’s Pinkcasts: http://bit.ly/pinkcastsdp
Listen to Billy Joel: http://bit.ly/billyjoelyoutube
BOOKS FROM EPISODE:
Do The Work by Steven Pressfield: http://bit.ly/dotheworksp
War of Art by Steven Pressfield: http://bit.ly/warofartsp
The Adventures of Johnny Bunko by Dan Pink: http://bit.ly/theadventuresofjohnnybunko
A Whole New Mind by Dan Pink: http://bit.ly/awholenewminddp
Drive by Dan Pink: http://bit.ly/drivebookdp
To Sell is Human by Dan Pink: http://bit.ly/tosellishumandpbook
When by Dan Pink: http://bit.ly/whenbookdp
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl: http://bit.ly/manssearchformeaningviktorfrankl
A Sense of Where You Are by John McPhee (a book that’s changed Dan’s thinking): http://bit.ly/sensewhereyouare
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