March 13, 2018
Bestselling Author and TED Speaker
in conversation with Professor Adam Grant on his new book
When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
A Penn ID is required for admission.
Daniel Pink changes the way we live by changing how we think. From To Sell Is Human to Drive to A Whole New Mind, Pink’s enormously influential, New York Times-bestselling books illuminate the hidden forces that affect our lives in major ways. His highly anticipated new book, WHEN: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, shows us the essential keys to timing our decisions and actions so that we can thrive both personally and professionally.
We constantly ask ourselves how to do something. But how often do we ask when? Our lives are a continuous stream of “when” decisions: when to change jobs, when to hold meetings, when to start a relationship. Yet we make those decisions based on guesswork and intuition. In many cases, we don’t even know that we should be considering time as a decisive factor in outcome: when to go to the doctor, when to take a test, when to arrange a crucial meeting. Drawing on an impressive range of scientific research in the fields of psychology, biology, economics and anthropology, Pink reveals how we can use the hidden patterns of the day to succeed in all facets of our lives.
What do 500 million tweets tell us about the ideal work schedule? How do you turn false starts into fresh starts—and which are the best 86 days to begin again? Why should you never have surgery—or let your kid take a standardized test—in the afternoon? Should you deliver bad news or good news first during a job performance review? How can the right kind of nap boost your productivity and creativity? Why are sports teams that are slightly behind at halftime more likely to win? Why is lunch (not breakfast) the most important meal of the day? And why is a break list as significant as a to-do list?
Compelling and instructive, Pink’s potent insights, delightful storytelling, and extraordinarily useful takeaways make WHEN a vital read for everyone. With cutting-edge research distilled into captivating prose, WHEN will change how you think about your past, present, and future.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Daniel H. Pink is the author of several books including the New York Times bestsellers Drive, To Sell is Human, and A Whole New Mind. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into 35 languages. He lives with his family in Washington, DC.