Monkeys work harder when they are not rewarded. People do, too.
That’s not why I’m writing this post.
People are asking me from time to time why do I put so much work into providing free code and knowledge to the community.
My usual answer to that is: “Er, that’s hard to explain. I feel the need.” (Yep, that kind of need.)
But that’s also not why I’m writing this post.
Not so much ago, RSA Animate published an 11-minute YouTube video containing a concentrated version of Daniel Pink’s talk based on the Drive book.
Now that’s why I’m writing this post!
This concentrated version of the book is so great that I definitely want to read the whole thing (in fact I already bought the Kindle version).
Even more – at 8:44 it defines me in few words: “Challenge, mastery and making a contribution.”
Exactly! I need the challenge, I want to master the subject and then I want to make a contribution!
Thanks to Dan Pink and the great people at RSA Animate I learned something about myself.