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Daniel H. Pink is an American author. Four of his books have been featured on the New York Times bestsellers' list. He was host and co-executive producer of the 2014 National Geographic Channel social science TV series Crowd Control.
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The Sum of Us
What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together
Heather McGhee - Feb 16, 2021
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One of today's most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone--not just for people of color. "This is the book I've been waiting for."--Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracis...
Daniel Pink
May 06, 2021
This is a good short recap of one of the best books I've read this year: THE SUM OF US by @hmcghee. Among its big ideas: - Racism exacts a cost on everyone, not just those directly targeted. - Zero-sum thinking (If you gain, I lose) is pernicious.      source
Sunny Days
The Children's Television Revolution That Changed America
David Kamp - May 12, 2020
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From bestselling writer David Kamp, the engrossing, behind-the-scenes story of the cultural heroes who created the beloved children’s TV programs Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Free to Be...You and Me, and Schoolhouse Rock!—which collectively transformed American childhood for the better, teaching kids about diver...
Daniel Pink
Dec 11, 2020
This week, I'm sharing a short daily video about my favorite books of 2020. Today it's . . . SUNNY DAYS by @MrKamp.      source
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Such a Fun Age
Kiley Reid - Dec 31, 2019
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A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a liv...
Daniel Pink
Dec 10, 2020
This week, I'm sharing a short daily video about my favorite books of 2020. Today it's . . . SUCH A FUN AGE, written by @kileyreid and read by Nicole Lewis.      source
Overground Railroad
The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America
Candacy Taylor - Jan 07, 2020
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The first book to explore the historical role and residual impact of the Green Book, a travel guide for black motorists  Published from 1936 to 1966, the Green Book was hailed as the “black travel guide to America.” At that time, it was very dangerous and difficult for African-Americans to travel because black travelers couldn’t eat, sleep, or buy ...
Daniel Pink
Dec 09, 2020
This week, I'm sharing a short daily video about my favorite books of 2020. Today it's . . . OVERGROUND RAILROAD by @candacytaylor.      source
The Cactus League
A Novel
Emily Nemens - Feb 04, 2020
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An explosive, character-driven odyssey through the world of baseballJason Goodyear is the star outfielder for the Los Angeles Lions, stationed with the rest of his team in the punishingly hot Arizona desert for their annual spring training. Handsome, famous, and talented, Goodyear is nonetheless coming apart at the seams. And the coaches, writers, ...
Daniel Pink
Dec 08, 2020
This week, I'm sharing a short daily video about my favorite books of 2020. Today it's . . . The Cactus League by @EmilyNemens.      source
The Biggest Bluff
How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win
Maria Konnikova - Jun 23, 2020
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How a New York Times bestselling author and New Yorker contributor parlayed a strong grasp of the science of human decision-making and a woeful ignorance of cards into a life-changing run as a professional poker player, under the wing of a legend of the gameIt's true that Maria Konnikova had never actually played poker before and didn't even know t...
Daniel Pink
Dec 07, 2020
This week, I'm sharing a short daily video about my favorite books of 2020. First up . . . The Biggest Bluff by @mkonnikova.      source
Leif and the Fall
Allison Sweet Grant - Sep 08, 2020
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Persistence and creativity can lead to amazing things, as Leif the leaf discovers in this lovely storybook from Allison Sweet Grant and Adam Grant, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Originals.Leif is a leaf. A worried leaf. It is autumn, and Leif is afraid to fall. "All leaves fall in the fall," say the other leaves. But Leif is determine...
Daniel Pink
Sep 17, 2020
That pile of discarded ideas? They’re not failures. They might save your life. Just ask Leif, the botanical protagonist of the latest children's book from Allison Sweet Grant & @AdamMGrant. It's a great parable about creativity and courage.      source
Born a Crime
Stories from a South African Childhood
Trevor Noah - Feb 12, 2019 (first published in 2016)
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followedNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times - USA Today - San Francisco Chronicle - NPR - Esquire - Newsday - Booklist...
Daniel Pink
Jun 16, 2020
BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah. Consider the audio edition, too. It might be the best audiobook I've ever encountered.      source
Think Like a Rocket Scientist
Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life
Ozan Varol - Apr 14, 2020
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Named a "must read" by Susan Cain, "endlessly fascinating" by Daniel Pink, and "bursting with practical insights" by Adam Grant. A former rocket scientist reveals the habits, ideas, and strategies that will empower you to turn the seemingly impossible into the possible. Rocket science is often celebrated as the ultimate triumph of technology. But i...
Daniel Pink
Apr 29, 2020
Because of corona, lots of good books aren’t getting the attention they deserve. So, do yourself a favor & check out: HOW TO THINK LIKE A ROCKET SCIENTIST by #OzanVarol WEIRD by @olgakhazan LEARNING BY HEART by @DrTonyWagner      source
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Learning by Heart
An Unconventional Education
Tony Wagner - Apr 07, 2020
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"A page turner. With candor and clarity, Tony Wagner tells the story of his remarkable life and, in so doing, tells the story of our education system."--Angela Duckworth, Founder and CEO, Character Lab, and New York Times bestselling author of Grit One of the world's top experts on education delivers an uplifting memoir on his own personal failures...
Daniel Pink
Apr 29, 2020
Because of corona, lots of good books aren’t getting the attention they deserve. So, do yourself a favor & check out: HOW TO THINK LIKE A ROCKET SCIENTIST by #OzanVarol WEIRD by @olgakhazan LEARNING BY HEART by @DrTonyWagner      source
Weird
The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World
Olga Khazan - Apr 07, 2020
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In the tradition of Susan Cain's Quiet and Scott Stossel's My Age of Anxiety, Atlantic staff writer Olga Khazan reclaims the concept of "weird" and turns it into a badge of honor rather than a slur, showing how being different -- culturally, socially, physically, or mentally -- can actually be a person's greatest strength.Most of us have at some po...
Daniel Pink
Apr 29, 2020
Because of corona, lots of good books aren’t getting the attention they deserve. So, do yourself a favor & check out: HOW TO THINK LIKE A ROCKET SCIENTIST by #OzanVarol WEIRD by @olgakhazan LEARNING BY HEART by @DrTonyWagner      source
The Fearless Organization by Amy C. Edmondson
Quiet by Susan Cain
The Progress Principle by Teresa Amabile
Influence by Robert B. Cialdini
The Path Between the Seas by David McCullough
Daily Rituals by Mason Currey
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Together by Vivek H Murthy M.D.
Hit Makers by Derek Thompson
Infomocracy by Malka Older
Tools of Titans by Timothy Ferriss
Cumulus by Eliot Peper
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Levels of the Game by John McPhee
Give and Take by Adam Grant
It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
A Sense of Where You Are by John McPhee
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller