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What Makes Us Come Alive?

What Makes Us Come Alive?

May 25, 2010-- People don't just do things for money. At least that's what Daniel Pink says. "We do things because they're interesting, because they're engaging, because they're the right things to do, because they contribute to the world," Pink elaborates. In a world that operates on punishments and rewards, writers Clay Shirky and Daniel Pink are paving a new path. Both grew up in Midwest university towns in the 1970s, where they spent formative years watching television after school and at night. Both later went to Yale (a BA in painting for Shirky, a law degree for Pink). And both eventually abandoned their chosen fields, and are published authors and innovative thinkers on topics of technology, business, and society. Wired Magazine sat the two visionaries down for a conversation about motivation, television, and why people edit wiki articles in their free time. (4198 reads)

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