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Dan Pink

Dan Pink

Formal First Name
Daniel (Dan)
Dates
1964 - present

Daniel Pink is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of seven books, who has made his mark as one of the foremost thinkers of the 21st century. His books have sold millions of companies around the world, been translated into 42 languages, and have won multiple awards. Writing at the intersection of work, psychology and society, he is a recognized expert on the science of motivation, the science of timing, and the business zeitgeist. His provocative ideas draw on research in behavioral and social sciences, and examines the mismatch between what science knows, and what business does. In addition, Dan is a well-known keynote speaker whose career has focused on today’s evolving workplace and how to succeed in an era of major turbulence and reorganization of the structure of society. Previously, Dan worked in several positions in politics and government, including serving as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore.

BOOKS

  • The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward

  • When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

  • To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others

  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

  • A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future

  • The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need

  • Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself


EARLY CAREER

  • Dan has been a contributing editor at Fast Company and Wired, as well as a business columnist for The Sunday Telegraph.

  • Before his time spent at the White House under VP Gore, Pink was employed as an aide to Labor Secretary Robert Reich.

  • He was a host and a co-executive producer of the 2014 National Geographic Channel social science TV series Crowd Control.


HONORS & RECOGNITIONS

  • Honorary Doctorate, Georgetown University

  • Honorary Doctorate, Pratt Institute

  • Honorary Doctorate, Ringling College of Art and Design

  • Honorary Doctorate, University of Indianapolis

  • Honorary Doctorate, Westfield State University

  • Japan Society Media Fellow, Tokyo


MEDIA & APPEARANCES

  • Dan hosts a popular MasterClass on sales and persuasion.

  • He has appeared frequently on NPR, PBS, ABC, CNN, and other TV and radio networks in the US and abroad. 

  • His articles and essays have also appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, Slate, and other publications.