Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us


Every day we make decisions to do things or not do them. Our patients are doing the same. We may not even realize it, but there are underlying forces that are motivating us in either direction. That’s exactly what you will discover in Daniel Pink’s book, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. When you are finished with this book you will have a much better idea about what motivates you, and your patients, to do what they do.

In this book, Pink offers a concise look at what it is that motivates and moves people. The book is written in an engaging manner that provides useful insight, as well as helpful tools, that can be used in the business world. As he explains in the book, the business world has largely not caught up yet with understanding what motivates people. When we in business have a better understanding of what motivates people we can use that information and those tools in order to grow our business.

This book is written in three parts, with the first two covering the flaws that are within the system and the behaviors that are being used. The third section of the book provides the reader with a helpful toolkit. These exercises will strengthen your ability in being able to motivate others. Not only can this information be helpful with patients, but it can prove beneficial in managing your staff, and even in your personal life.

There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t want to motivate or persuade someone in some way. This book just helps you learn how to become more effective at it, so that your efforts and attempts pay off.

Worked at Burleson Orthodontics. Attended University of Missouri–Kansas City. Lives in Kansas City, Missouri.