Business & Motivation: The Psychology of Drive

This is an excellent presentation (with fun doodles) on the economics and pyschology behind your motivation in business. If you have employees or are thinking about hiring employees, this is a must watch.

My thoughts? I completely agree. I can say for myself, monetary incentives for my creativity and general awesomeness never work in driving me to do better, or output more. And fundamentally, I just want to get better at what I do and feel like I am contributing something to the world. As I have gotten to know some people over the years of this career I’ve cobbled together, a few of these people don’t seem to understand this about me. I know I can’t be bought. I used to think this was a gift and a curse, but I’m glad to know it’s not just me and it’s not just a fluke.

Anyway, I think is a good concept for business owners to think about as they hire people for their companies and devise their company policies.

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