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When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

Daniel H. Pink

Daniel H. Pink, the bestselling author of Drive and To Sell is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home.

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.

Timing, it’s often assumed, is an art. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shows that timing is really a science.

Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology, and economics, 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?

In When, Pink distils cutting-edge research and data on timing and synthesises them into a fascinating, readable narrative packed with irresistable stories and practical takeaways that gives readers compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives.

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Daniel H. Pink
About the Author

Daniel H. Pink is the author of four provocative books about the changing world of work—including the long-running New York Times bestsellers A Whole New Mind and Drive. His books have been translated into 32 languages. In 2011, Harvard Business Review named him one of the top 50 business thinkers in the world. A graduate of Northwestern...

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Extent:
256pp
Format:
Paperback
Text publication date:
2 January 2018
ISBN:
9781925498189
AU Price:
$32.99
NZ Price:
$38.00
Themes:
Popular Science, timing your day, self-help, Decision-making
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‘An appreciation of time, some might say an obsession to the fraction of a second, seems to set humans apart from all other species…Despite the subtitle, this book is not about the scientific measurement of time, but about relative time, revealing the regular patterns of people’s lives they so often adhere to, unaware, and with no idea why.’

‘Pink’s fourth book should be compulsory reading for bosses, educators, and schedulers, for policymakers, company executives, and performers, but there is plenty in this fascinating book that the average person will find applicable to their lives. This is a quick read that rewards time spent with some excellent insights.’

‘He [Pink] offers practical advice in the form of “life hacks,” which feel modern, relevant and timely…Pink’s engaging prose and useful advice make for some entertaining and engaging reading. This is one highly readable volume about a fascinating topic that affects us all in a multitude of different ways.’

‘Artfully blend(s) anecdotes, insights, and studies from the social sciences into a frothy blend of utility and entertainment.’

‘Full of aha! moments…timely, original, thoroughly engaging, deeply humane.’

‘Excellent…radical, surprising, and undeniably true.’

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