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Daniel H. Pink on “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing”

7:15-7:59am check-in and coffee: 8:00am sharp to 9:00am book talk: 9:00-9:10am book sale

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Speaker Series

Date: Friday January 19, 2018 | 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Speaker(s): Daniel H. Pink, Author of 6 Provocative Books; Member, Advisory Boards of RiseSmart, Betterment Institutional, Heleo, and Hubspot; former Chief Speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore
Topic: “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing" (Riverhead, Jan. 9, 2018)
Venue: Desautels Hall (Second floor, South Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: $36.30 plus HST per person (includes 1 seat for the talk, 1 hardcover copy of "When" and coffee)
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BOOK SYNOPSIS: Daniel H. Pink, the #1 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 distills cutting-edge research and data on timing and synthesizes them into a fascinating, readable narrative packed with irresistible stories and practical takeaways that give readers compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives.

BIOGRAPHY: Daniel H. Pink is the author of six provocative books — including his newest, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, to be published in January 2018. His other books include the long-running New York Times bestseller A Whole New Mind and the #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human.  His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into 35 languages. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and their three children. His longer bio: http://www.danpink.com/about/

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