Daniel H. Pink
|Born||July 23, 1964|
|Citizenship||United States of America|
|Alma mater||Northwestern University (B.A.)|
Yale Law School (J.D.)
|Notable works||When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing|
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us;
A Whole New Mind;
To Sell is Human;
Free Agent Nation;
The Adventures of Johnny Bunko
Daniel H. Pink (born July 23, 1964) is an American author. He has written six books, four of them The New York Times bestsellers. He was a host and a co-executive producer of the 2014 National Geographic Channel social science TV series Crowd Control. From 1995 to 1997, he was the chief speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore.
Early life and education
Pink grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated from Bexley High School in 1982. He is also a 1986 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Northwestern University, where he was a Truman Scholar. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review.
Upon graduating law school, Pink immediately began working in politics and economic policy. From 1993 to 1995, he was special assistant to Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. From 1995 to 1997, he served as chief speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore. In 1997, he quit his job to go out on his own, an experience he described in the 1998 Fast Company article, "Free Agent Nation," which grew into his first book.
- Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself. 2001. ISBN 978-0-446-67879-7.
- Pink, Daniel H. (2005). A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future. ISBN 978-1-59448-171-0. NYT Hardcover Nonfiction bestseller No. 12, December 28, 2008.
- Pink, Daniel H. (2008). The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need. ISBN 978-1-59448-291-5.
- Pink, Daniel H. (2009). Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. ISBN 978-1-59448-884-9. NYT Hardcover Nonfiction bestseller No. 12, March 7, 2010.
- Pink, Daniel H. (2012). To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others. ISBN 978-1-59448-715-6. NYT Hardcover Nonfiction bestseller No. 8, February 10, 2013.
- Pink, Daniel H. (2018). When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. ISBN 978-0-73521-062-2. NYT Hardcover Nonfiction bestseller No. 2, January 28, 2018.
- "Dan Pink's Crowd Control on National Geographic Channel uses design to tackle social problems across America" Slate, November 13, 2014
- "Daniel Pink, former Gore speechwriter, discusses selling as a way of life". Washington Post.
- American Booksellers Association.
- "Class of 2017 Bexley High School Distinguished Alumni", Bexley High School website, May 2017. Retrieved September 16, 2021.
- Northwestern Alumni Association
- YLPR masthead Issue 8.2
- Kinni, Theodore. "Daniel Pink's New Pitch". strategy+business. Retrieved 2019-11-06.
- Layton, Lyndsey (2012-02-15). "As teacher merit pay spreads, one noted voice cries, 'It doesn't work'". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2019-11-06.
- Fox, Justin (2011-03-18). "It's a Free Agent Nation, Except in Washington". Harvard Business Review. ISSN 0017-8012. Retrieved 2019-11-06.
- "Paperback Nonfiction Books - Best Sellers - December 28, 2008 - The New York Times". Retrieved 2018-05-18.
- "Hardcover Nonfiction Books - Best Sellers - March 7, 2010 - The New York Times". Retrieved 2018-05-18.
- "Hardcover Nonfiction Books - Best Sellers - February 10, 2013 - The New York Times". Retrieved 2018-05-18.
- "When To Do Everything". Fortune (mailed print edition): 16. 1 February 2018. ISSN 0015-8259.
- "Hardcover Nonfiction Books - Best Sellers - January 28, 2018 - The New York Times". Retrieved 2018-05-18.