What motivates you? Dan Pink tells us what drives us today.

Thomas Friedman published an interesting, short opinion piece on the New York Times today that points to a simple fact: young people must learn what motivates them while they learn about the 3 Rs. It's not enough to know "facts and figures." Anyone can find this information on the Internet. What is more important is what you do with this knowledge. This is what employers pay for today: turning knowledge into action and results. And to do that you must be motivated.

Dan Pink, who we have written about before, tells us the 3 components of motivation in this inventive video. With over 10 million views, if you haven't seen this take a look, you won't be sorry. And maybe you will find a new source of motivation.


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Alex is a pioneer in using the cloud to meet the needs of small and medium sized business (SMBs) and membership-based organizations. He has a BSc in computer science from the University of Michigan and has worked as a product manager at two Internet startups. Alex is a father of 2 and plays the trumpet for fun. He is the founder and the president of the University of Michigan Alumni Club of Toronto.