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Daniel Pink is one of the best-selling nonfiction authors of the last decade. His books on work, business, and behavior have won multiple awards, been translated into 41 languages, and have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide.

His books include:

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post bestseller. Named Amazon's Best Business Book of 2018.

To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others. A #1 best seller on The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post lists and winner of the American Marketing Association's Berry Book Prize for the year's best book on marketing.

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. #1 New York Times best seller. 159 weeks on the New York Times best seller lists. National bestseller in Japan and the UK.

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future. 96 weeks on the New York Times best seller lists. Freshman Read at several US colleges and universities. In 2008, Oprah Winfrey gave away 4,500 copies of the book to Stanford University's graduating class when she was the school's commencement speaker.

The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need. The first American business book in the Japanese comic format known as manga and the only graphic novel to appear on the BusinessWeek best seller list. Named an American Library Association best graphic novel for teens.

Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself. Washington Post best seller. Named by the U.S. Department of Labor as one a Book That Shaped Work in America over the last 100 years.

Pink was host and co-executive producer of Crowd Control, a National Geographic Television series on behavioral science. He also appears frequently on NPR, PBS, and other TV and radio networks in the US and abroad.

He has been a contributing editor at Fast Company and Wired as well as a business columnist for The Sunday Telegraph. His articles and essays have also appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The New Republic, and other publications. In 2007, he was a Japan Society Media fellow in Tokyo, where he studied the country's massive comic industry.

For the last six years, London-based Thinkers50 has named him one of the top 15 business thinkers in the world.

Before venturing out on his own 20 years ago, Pink worked in several positions in politics and government, including serving from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University, where he was a Truman Scholar and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School. He has also received honorary degrees from several colleges and universities, including Georgetown University and the Pratt Institute.

Pink and his wife live in Washington, DC. They have three children-- a recent college graduate, a college senior, and a high school senior.

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A New Path to a Strong Culture

As the world emerges from the pandemic, organizations everywhere are reexamining their operations and rethinking their priorities. What do they stand for? How should they navigate what comes next? And how might they build cultures where people can do their best work and be their best selves?

In this provocative and practical presentation, #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Pink offers a fresh set of strategies. Pink will draw on an unprecedented two-year study of our most misunderstood emotion: regret. He will show that ignoring or rejecting regrets is a colossal mistake. Instead, confronting regrets systematically can deliver an array of organizational benefits. It can sharpen leaders’ decisions, speed learning and development, and boost individual and team performance.

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With Pink’s trademark blend of big ideas and smart takeaways, compelling stories and sharp humor, this presentation provides an urgent and inspiring map for flourishing in unpredictable times.

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How to anticipate – and avoid – the most significant organizational regrets,
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Why regrets of inaction outnumber regrets of action – and how to enlist that insight to spark innovation,
Why doing the right thing is more important to employees than most C-Suite executives understand – and why, in this fraught moment, being a good organization can pave the way to becoming a great organization.

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How can we lead more satisfying personal and professional lives? As the world emerges from Covid, that question has become newly urgent for individuals and organizations alike. #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Pink has found the answer in an unlikely place.

In this provocative and engaging presentation, Pink will reveal a new approach to working smarter and living better by examining our most understood emotion: regret. He will show why the ever-popular “No Regrets” philosophy is utter nonsense. Everyone has regrets. And if we handle our regrets strategically, Pink says, they can be one of the most powerful ways we have to sharpen our decisions, elevate our performance, and deepen our sense of meaning.

To tell his stories and share his insights, Pink will draw on two massive and unprecedented research projects: The American Regret Project, the largest sampling of U.S. attitudes on regret ever conducted, and the World Regret Survey, which has collected more than 16,000 regrets from people in 105 countries. The result is a presentation packed with big ideas, practical takeaways, and a dose of inspiration.

You will learn:

The 4 core regrets that people around the world have – and what that teaches us about the good life,
A science-based, 3-step process to convert your existing regrets into tools for increasing happiness and boosting performance,
How simple, engaging techniques like “regret circles” and “failure resumes” can transform negative emotions into positive forces,
The Regret Optimization Principle, which offers a systematic method for anticipating and avoiding future regrets.

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