The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

Large Print - 2018
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"Brims with a surprising amount of insight and practical advice." -- The Wall Street Journal

Daniel H. Pink, the #1 bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human , unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home.

Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don't know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of "when" decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork.

Timing, it's often assumed, is an art. In W hen: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing , Pink shows that timing is really a science.

Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology, and economics, Pink reveals how best to live, work, and succeed. How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? Why do certain breaks dramatically improve student test scores? How can we turn a stumbling beginning into a fresh start? Why should we avoid going to the hospital in the afternoon? Why is singing in time with other people as good for you as exercise? And what is the ideal time to quit a job, switch careers, or get married?

In When , Pink distills cutting-edge research and data on timing and synthesizes them into a fascinating, readable narrative packed with irresistible stories and practical takeaways that give readers compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives.
Publisher: [New York] :, Random House Large Print,, [2018]
Edition: First Large Print Edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780525589334
Branch Call Number: LT 153.753 PI
Characteristics: 404 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
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JCLHebahA Apr 06, 2020

Lots of interesting food for thought on the rippling effects of timing from our daily routines to organizational timing to the effects of time and its professional implications (sobering for those of us who graduate(d) into a recession). Each chapter is followed by a section with more personal life application, from understanding your own circadian rhythm to the best time to consider career changes. An engaging read.

Aug 23, 2019

This book talks about the science and art of timing. For any decisions, we worry about the how and what of our actions; Daniel Pink suggests, and with examples proves that, it is the 'when' which is more important.Perhaps Pink's last line in the book "I used to believe that timing was everything. Now I believe that everything is timing," sums it all up very nicely. A handy book to read at any stage of life.

Jun 05, 2019

Interesting concept, didn't really help me though. As adults, we have jobs, responsibilities, etc, things that we have to power through no matter when our mood or energy peaks or troughs, so most of this doesn't help adult productivity, but it would help children's education as they have less self control and mood control, the book is too long, should have been an article.

ArapahoeHannah Apr 15, 2019

In-depth and informative! I was introduced to a new way of thinking on the concept of time.

Sep 27, 2018

’ve shared more information with teachers about timing and learning than I’ve ever shared before from a book. I wish the book had been available before I retired. There is lots of good information for people in any career.

Jun 14, 2018

Refreshing and light, with some great science and actionable items for daily application! Thoroughly enjoyed.

Jun 11, 2018

This book is for people who have no common sense and are not in tune with their own bodies or personality. Book should have been whittled down as a magazine article!

May 21, 2018

Informative and fascinating in places, but a bit drawn out and overly elaborated in others. The "self-help" chapters seemed redundant and read as if they had been added to make the book a marketable length.

May 02, 2018

This book is a compilation on multiple studies on chronobiology and its manifestations in other areas like psychology, anthropology and team dynamics. While this book is clearly designed with the mass market in mind, it still offer some good insights on how to apply the concepts of circadian rhythms to everyday life.

If you are looking for a more in-depth, scientific based literature about chronotherapy I highly suggest to read the following: Terman, Michael | Chronotherapy - Resetting your Inner Clock to Boost Mood, Alertness, and Quality Sleep.

Apr 13, 2018

More affirming than surprising. A more entertaining read as a self help book.

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