The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

Book - 2018
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Illuminates the scientific factors that shape the hidden patterns of a day and challenge scheduled activities, drawing on research in the disciplines of psychology, biology, and economics to share practical advice and anecdotes for promoting a richer, more engaged life.
Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don't know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of "when" decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork. Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology, and economics, Daniel Pink reveals how best to live, work, and succeed. How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? Why do certain breaks dramatically improve student test scores? How can we turn a stumbling beginning into a fresh start? Why should we avoid going to the hospital in the afternoon? Why is singing in time with other people as good for you as exercise? And what is the ideal time to quit a job, switch careers, or get married? Pink distills cutting-edge research and data on timing and synthesizes them into a readable narrative packed with irresistible stories and practical takeaways that give readers compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives.
Publisher: New York :, Riverhead Books,, 2018
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780735210622
Characteristics: 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Mar 10, 2018

"When" is a little less detailed than his other books but the reader can glean whatever suits them to their needs. The research on the beginning, middle, or end in certain circumstances brings interesting "uh huh's" to the mind. Parts of the book were not particularly speaking to me and some of his writings were personal to me or universal to all. I like the group synch - Do we have a clear boss..who engenders respect?....., Belongingness..to tribe?, Activating the uplift...that helps the group survive? There seems to always be a pearl or two to Pink's books that I can take away and be satisfied with.

Mar 01, 2018

Looks like a salesman, gonna sell you some snake oil and this is another book that really doesn't do what the hype promised. A waste of time . Even glance reading proved that this guy if full of beans

Feb 12, 2018

I've read a few Daniel Pink books and this one follows his regular format. He walks through a concept and than gives lots of practical exercises that relate to the idea. This one wasn't my favorite book of his but was definitely worth the read for tips on how to manage and work with time.

Jan 25, 2018

This is a fascinating book. It is well-written and gives practical tips we can all use. For example:
- Why you should never make major decisions in the late afternoon.
- Best times to schedule job interviews.
- Optimal exercise times, depending on your goals.
- Why group singing is the "new exercise."
I highly recommend it.
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