Monday, January 11, 2010

Daniel H. Pink's 6 favorite books about work

Daniel H. Pink is the author of A Whole New Mind, Free Agent Nation, and Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.

For The Week magazine, he named his six favorite books about work.

One title on the list:
Working by Studs Terkel (New Press, $17).

My mother brought this book home from the library when I was 10, and I snatched it to read Terkel’s interview with a baseball player. To my surprise, I ended up staying for the bus drivers, strip miners, and schoolteachers. Hearing real grown-ups talk about what they did for a living was, for me, far more exciting than phantom tollbooths or Mrs. Frankweiler’s mixed-up files.
Read about the other books on Pink's list.

--Marshal Zeringue