Drive

Author: Daniel H. Pink
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101524381
File Size: 54,87 MB
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Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.

Drive

Author: Daniel H. Pink
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847678882
File Size: 11,63 MB
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Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people - at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his new and paradigm-shattering book DRIVE: THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT WHAT MOTIVATES US, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does - and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In DRIVE, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: AUTONOMY - the desire to direct our own lives; MASTERY - the urge to get better and better at something that matters; PURPOSE - the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves. Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. DRIVE is bursting with big ideas - the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.

Drive

Author: Daniel H. Pink
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1594488843
File Size: 48,89 MB
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The author of the best-selling A Whole New Mind challenges popular misconceptions to reveal what actually motivates people and how to harness that knowledge to promote personal and professional fulfillment.

Drive

Author: James Sallis
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
ISBN: 1615951881
File Size: 35,48 MB
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Much later, as he sat with his back against an inside wall of a Motel 6 just north of Phoenix, watching the pool of blood lap toward him, Driver would wonder whether he had made a terrible mistake. Later still, of course, there’d be no doubt. But for now Driver is, as they say, in the moment. And the moment includes this blood lapping toward him, the pressure of dawn’s late light at windows and door, traffic sounds from the interstate nearby, the sound of someone weeping in the next room....Thus begins Drive, a new novella by one of the nation’s most respected and honored writers of noir fiction. Set mostly in Arizona and L.A., the story is, according to Sallis, ...”about a guy who does stunt driving for movies by day and drives for criminals at night. In classic noir fashion, he is double-crossed and, though before he has never participated in the violence (‘I drive. That’s all.’), he goes after the ones who doublecrossed and tried to kill him.”

Daring To Drive

Author: Manal al-Sharif
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476793026
File Size: 76,33 MB
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This is a memoir about living, loving, dreaming, daring, and driving while female -- in a country where it's dangerous to do all of the above. Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year strict fundamentalism took hold. In her adolescence, she was religious radical, melting her brother's boy band CDs in the oven because music was haram: forbidden by Islamic law. But what a difference an education can make. By her twenties, she was a computer security engineer, one of a few women working in a desert compound built to resemble suburban America. That's when the Saudi kingdom's contradictions became too much to bear: she was labeled a slut for chatting with male colleagues, her school-age brother chaperoned her on a business trip, and while she kept a car in her garage, she was forbidden from driving on Saudi streets. Manal-al-Sharif has written a memoir about the making of an accidental activist, a story of a young Muslim woman who stood up to a kingdom of men -- and won.

The Drive In The Supermarket And The Transformation Of Commercial Space In Los Angeles 1914 1941

Author: Richard W. Longstreth
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262621427
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Winner of the 2000 Historic Preservation Book Prize presented by the University of Mary Washington Center for Historic Preservation Richard Longstreth is one of the few historians to focus on ordinary commercial buildings—buildings usually associated with commercial builders and real estate developers rather than architects and thus generally overlooked by historians of "high" architecture. Here Longstreth explores the early development of two kinds of retail space that have become ubiquitous in the United States in the second half of the twentieth century. One, external, is devoted to the circulation and parking of automobiles on retail premises. Longstreth analyzes the origins of this development in the 1910s and 1920s, with the super service station and then the drive-in market. The other type of space, internal, was introduced soon thereafter with the single-story supermarket. The most innovative aspect of the supermarket was how its interior was designed for high-volume turnover of a large selection of goods with a minimum of staff assistance. Longstreth focuses on Los Angeles, the principal center for the development of both kinds of space, during the period from the mid-1910s to the early 1940s. This richly illustrated study integrates architectural, cultural, economic, and urban factors to describe the evolution of retailing and how it has affected the urban landscape.

Drive By

Author: Lynne Ewing
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062028332
File Size: 29,68 MB
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"Jimmy always told me there were only two kinds of gangbangers: Those who were dead and those who were going to die. Joining a gang doesn't make sense to Jimmy..." Jimmy is dead now—gunned down in front of his little sister, Mina, and his brother, Tito. And Tito is left wondering: Was Jimmy in a gang after all? Ice Breaker Joe and Lamar think so. They say Jimmy was skimming their drug money. And if the missing cash isn't returned, Tito may have to pay—with his life. Some people go to the crossroads, but Tito's crossroads laid themselves down in front of him. His brother Jimmy sprawls on the sidewalk at his feet. Shot in a drive by. Now a gang claims that Jimmy was their Ace Man. They say Tito must take his place and resolve some unfinished business. They give him a gun. "You need protection. It's not safe on the street." What path will be choose at the crossroads? He knows one leads to safety and one to death . . . but which is which?

Drive

Author: Diana Wieler
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
ISBN: 088899348X
File Size: 65,58 MB
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Jens, a young car salesman, and his sixteen-year-old musician brother, Daniel, head out on a weekend trip in hopes of earning some of the five thousand dollars Daniel needs to pay off a debt. Reprint.

Pocket Drive In Locator

Author: Jennifer Sherer Janisch
Publisher: Drive-On-In, Inc.
ISBN: 9781412040327
File Size: 25,37 MB
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Have you noticed that drive-ins are experiencing a revival lately? Several drive-ins have been renovated and reopened, new ones have been built, and some have even added screens. Drive-in culture is thriving these days. Because of their nostalgic appeal, drive-ins offer a refreshingly unique alternative to cineplexes and other forms of today's commercialized entertainment. Drive-in movies appeal to young and old alike, especially families, all looking for good value for their entertainment dollar. Drive-ins are more than just movies; they're about starry nights, cruisin' in and cookin' out. They can offer quality programming, special events, and in-car stereo sound. If you or someone you know is thinking about visiting a drive-in, or just heading out on a cross country road trip, the Pocket Drive-In Locator is just the ticket. This quick reference of over 500 operating drive-in movie theaters around the world, lets you find drive-ins by name or metropolitan area. The United States drive-in listings are even cross-referenced with a state map providing approximate locations. You can also consult special sections highlighting Route 66 drive-ins and drive-ins operating all year. The Pocket Drive-In Locator is brought to you by brother-and-sister team, Kipp Sherer and Jennifer Sherer Janisch, who have been researching drive-ins since 1995 when they decided the world needed more good drive-ins. Their website, Drive-ins.com and this pocket guide are byproducts of their drive-in research over the years combined with contributions from drive-in goers and enthusiasts around the world. Today, the duo continues to research drive-ins in preparation for an entertainment facility they will open in Las Vegas, Nevada. They also make frequent road trips and visit drive-ins across the country whenever they can, sharing their experiences via the World Wide Web at Drive-ins.com.

Drive By

Author: Jim Carrington
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408822946
File Size: 31,26 MB
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Johnny and his friends have finished school for the summer. One sweltering day, on their way back from a water fight at the park, they spot an old lady who has wound them up by bursting their football. They make a bad decision. The boys pedal up to the old lady's parked car and commit a drive-by soaking, before pedalling away as quickly as they can. Revenge isn't all that's on Johnny's mind, however, as he spots an impossibly cool, black-clad, pale-skinned girl on the bus. He can't stop thinking about her, but has she even registered his existence? When Johnny discovers that the old lady suffered a heart attack after the drive-by and subsequently died, he is totally guilt-stricken. And when Johnny wakes up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night, feeling a presence in his room, he believes that he's being haunted and the strain starts to show . . . An incredibly dramatic, pacy novel about getting in over your head, guilt and facing up to your decisions. Jim Carrington is fast establishing himself as an accomplished writer for teens. New and existing fans alike will devour his latest offering.