Not Motivated? Good!

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So… you get up and go to work everyday, if you even have a job, and you’re teetering constantly on the edge of financial catastrophe. The bills are overdue, you’re nervous about answering the phone, and you inspect the sidewalks and alleys everyday for soft spots in case you might end up living on them one day?

Then you get to work, if you even have a job, and you spend all day pissed off at the unfairness of it all and wondering why the brainless conforming moron in the next cubicle takes home four times what you do on payday while operating on three brain cells, asking how high everytime the boss says jump, and performing rote repetitive tasks all day long that a hampster could do faster?

The answer is simple, obviously. You think too much! You’re too effing smart for your own good!

theRSAorg | 01 April 2010 This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace. www.theRSA.org

Dan Pink’s full 41 minute talk “Drive” is here.

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    • Edger on July 14, 2010 at 4:08 pm
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    If you want to get paid. 😉

  1. and you happen to know what the rule of law is and that you are not breaking any law, the public defender assigned to argue your case of false arrest will tell you that – “you are too smart for your own good.  you are not supposed to know what the rule of law is”

    don’t think if you want to stay out of jail

  2. January 27, 2010

  3. me is craftsmanship.  To take something complex and make it simple, or something very sophisticated and see it working in real time like a living being — there’s nothing else like it in the world.  Like giving birth to a child, male version, heh.

    In an earlier era, I would have been making Rube Goldberg contraptions.

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