Friday, January 4, 2013

Dan Pink (Give-Away): To Sell is Human (@DanielPink ) Autographed *new* book!


One Book that Changed the Way I Teach

Anyone that follows my digital footprint knows that I admire the work of Dan Pink.

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Daniel H. Pink is the author of five provocative books about the changing world of work — including the long-running New York Times bestseller, A Whole New Mind, and the #1 New York Times bestseller, Drive. His books have been translated into 33 languages. 

A free agent himself, Dan held his last real job in the White House, where he served from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore. He also worked as an aide to U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich and in other positions in politics and government.



It's no surprise that his one Talk has flooded the educational circuit and helped to transform the way we, as educators, think about our practice.  If you haven't had the pleasure of viewing "The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us," you can click on it here.  RSA took his talk and animated it.  I've seen this clip about two dozen times.  I show pieces of it in many of the presentations I do and have sat alongside many colleagues as they view it for the first time.  In fact, my elementary shared this same video in one of our meetings this year.  If you've seen it before, I know you'll enjoy it again.

This video confirmed the beliefs I had about classroom management.
Do you offer rewards, incentives, or implement any sort of token economy?
- you may also enjoy this post highlighting a popular clip from The Office - 


- no wonder it's been viewed over 9 million times -

Pink's work transcends into a variety of professional landscapes.  Whether you're in sales, teaching, parenting, or logistics, you can take away some big ideas from his work.


Exciting News for Kleinspiration Readers

I'm excited to announce that Dan has just launched the release of his NEW book, To Sell is Human.  He is currently on the road for the next two months promoting this book.


{click here to read more, purchase, and see his other books}

He and I have been talking back and forth over the past year about an idea we're working on together.  Through these discussions, I asked if it would be alright to share the release of his new book with Kleinspiration readers.  He graciously agreed and mentioned that he'd contribute an autographed copy to a reader - WOW, right?!?  Here is a trailer to preview his book...


Get your copy of To Sell is Human

If you're interested in an autographed copy of Dan Pink's new book, please enter your information in the widget provided through Rafflecopter.  Be sure to check out his blog - click here!  I just saw such an inspirational 4 minute video he shared in his most recent post.  You can click here to view that post (you're guaranteed to smile).  I recommend following him on Twitter, too - @DanielPink

- click here to connect to Daniel Pink's blog - 
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28 comments:

  1. I think I could have written that book! A long time ago, someone with a bigger vocabulary than I have described me as a "maven". It sounds like that is what Mr. PInk is describing in his book. I would love a copy of either book!

    Diane
    Teaching With Moxie

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  2. Thanks Diane!

    Congrats on your blog followers, too. :) Great contest you're running. Best of luck!!

    Have a great weekend,

    Erin

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  3. Nice giveaway - I would love a copy of this book!

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  4. I had never heard of him before! Thank you for "introducing" me. Onto Amazon!!!

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  5. HJ,

    My pleasure! You'll love his books. I'm so glad you're on your way to Amazon. That is exactly the way I was after hearing his talk for the first time. :)

    Have a great weekend,

    Erin

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  7. I saw the video that his daughter made posted on his blog. Simply inspiring.

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    1. I'll have to find that one. Thanks for sharing!

      Erin

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  8. I've seen this video, too, and it certainly is food for thought!

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  9. Love the video and I am definitely getting the book, thanks!

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  10. Love the video and I am definitely getting the book, thanks!

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    1. You're welcome. I look forward to hearing what you think about the book.

      Thanks,

      Erin

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  11. I really enjoyed the video! Thanks for this, I will be going to get some of his other books. You have provided me with some food for thought!

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    1. Heidi,

      If you don't have Drive, I certainly recommend that one. It's one of my favorite books.

      Have a great weekend,

      Erin

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  12. I loved that video! Thanks so much for sharing it! I hope I win the book and if I don't, I'll probably buy it. Amazing stuff!

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  13. Laura,

    Thanks for sharing the post. I appreciate it.

    Glad you liked the video. I really love his book, Drive. I look forward to reading this new one, too.

    Have a great weekend,

    Erin

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  14. Hi Erin,

    I got DRIVE for a Christmas present from my daughter. Just saw latest book at Costco.

    When I first began teaching in 1982, I told a fellow veteran teacher that I hated selling. He told me that I was "selling" French to my students every day. And he was right. Teachers don't like to be equated with sales people, but we do sell our subjects, our expertise, ourselves every day.

    Two very good companion books for Drive (that I also got for Christmas) that I highly recommend:

    Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action by Simon Sinek

    The Power of Why by Amanda Lang

    Marjan Glavac

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    1. Marjan,

      Thanks for the suggestions. I look forward to checking those out.

      Cheers,

      Erin

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  15. I have read his other books, and always learn something. Thank you for offering this giveaway. I will be sharing some of this with my fellow teachers.

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  16. I saw Dan Pink present at the IDA conference in Baltimore a few months ago and was hooked! I just got "Drive" for Christmas and I'd love his newest!

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  17. Pink's work has helped me as an educator and writer. I am very right-brained and his book gave me a better understanding of me.

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  18. I sell English every day I teach. I hope I win!!

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  19. The video was very interesting. I kept thinking about how politicians are pushing performance based pay for teachers. "We aren't horses...." I am on the waiting list at my library for Drive. Can't wait to read it!

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  20. Sounds interesting! I'm adding it to my "Must Read" list.

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  21. The RSA animation for this talk was amazing. I remember watching this video (http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pink_on_motivation.html) on TED a few years ago and I was totally hooked. Daniel Pink's writing is both versatile and inspiring. I thought that his point about the research regarding what DOES work was really interesting... and TRUE. When you can provide employees with autonomy, mastery, and purpose, then people perform better. I really think that this is the entire explanation behind the Teaching Blog Addict phenomenon. As educators, we want to increase our mastery, we want to be better, and we want to increase our feeling of satisfaction and purpose.

    Awesome giveaway. I love your blog even more now ;)

    ❀ Kate
    Purely Paperless

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  22. I love the RSA animations, and this one is no exception! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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