Learn the key ideas of the book by Daniel H. Pink


The scientific secrets of perfect timing

When shows us how time is a science and how we can improve our performance, our health and our personal satisfaction by applying the results of useful scientific studies. We will identify our chronotype, in order to understand our daily "when"; the best time to make decisions or how to make the most of our evenings. Daniel H. Pink offers us a series of useful tips to “kickstart” our goals, not lose motivation along the way and successfully reach our goals.

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Many useful tips to:

  • Try a distillate of over 700 studies in different cutting-edge fields: economics, anthropology, endocrinology, chronobiology, social psychology.
  • Discover how to surf the waves of the day instead of ignoring them.
  • Understand the importance of lunch breaks, naps, and walks.

The author of the book:

Daniel H. Pink is an American author who has written six books on the world of business and psychology, which have been translated into 39 languages and sold over three million copies. He often appears on the radio and television and he was a host and co-executive producer of a television series for National Geographic Channel. Pink has worked in journalism both as a columnist and as an editor, as well as working in politics. In 2019, Thinkers 50 nominated him the sixth most influential thinker in the world on the science of motivation.


24 hours and our performance

There is a unit of time that we cannot control. We live on a planet that rotates on its own axis at a constant speed, following a regular pattern: we call this rotation “day”. 

Let's start from here: what have scientists learnt about the rhythm of a day? How can we use this knowledge to improve our performance, our health and be more satisfied?


The key ideas of "When"

24 hours and our performance
The hidden model of everyday life: at what time of the day are you the most alert?
Larks, owls and third birds: which chronotype do we belong to?
The afternoon and the power of breaks
The secret is to have a good start
Starting a new job. Four tips to do it better
Transform a slump into a spark
Ways to spark motivation during a midpoint crisis
Four ways to shape endings
Synchronization: the secrets of the group moment
Take-home message

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