Intentional Performers with Brian Levenson

Dan Pink on the Power of When

May 6, 2020

Dan Pink joins us on this week’s episode of the podcast. Dan is a very well-known author that has six provocative books about business and human behavior. His books include the longtime New York Times best-seller “When,” “A Whole New Mind,” “Drive,” and “To Sell is Human.” Dan’s books have won multiple awards, have been translated into 39 languages, and have sold more than 3 million copies. Dan currently lives in the Washington, DC area.

In this episode, we discuss when he knew he was passionate about writing (3:10), what he was into as a kid (7:40), why he went off on his own (8:40), how to be productive with distractions (12:20), his habits to be productive (15:10), his research process (18:00), his mindset when speaking vs. creating (20:10), how he best acquires information (22:10), his ideas for future books (25:10), what’s driving him (28:00), advice he gives to people that want to be writers (29:10), how important legacy is for him (30:30), how he handles re-reading his work from years ago (34:10), advice he’d give to someone going off on their own (35:20), authors that he really likes (36:30), and what he’s noticing in quarantine (38:40)

Thank you to Dan for coming on the podcast. We encourage you to check out his website and you can find him on Twitter here.

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