There are few books that I read that have made a real impact on me. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us is one of those books. The only other book I can remember reading that made me this introspective was Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence. Drive is a great mix of scientific research that challenges historic positions of what motivates us. I found myself reading this and it resonated with me about my own motivations. This is something I have thought quite a bit about and this book gave me the research in a way that I completely understood.
They talk about a ton of different research that challenges the way most companies go about motivating their employees so if you are someone who manages someone or runs an organization you need to read this book. You may not be as motivating as you think.
They also talk about kids and school. If you are a parent, you should read this book because how you and I were raised is probably not the best way to have a long term impact on developing our kids into self motivated and satisfied adults.
They also talk a lot about flow which is a concept I LOVE. I have a picture of it hanging on my wall at work and I share the concept with lots of people. What I want out of work is flow.
I listened to this on audio book which was great, but I now need to buy a copy I can see. There are a ton of great resources they talk about at the end of the book that I want. They give you resources about how to apply this to work, your life and your kids. As a person that always wants to improve this was great, one of the best books I have read in years.
If you have read this I would love to know your thoughts.