An Evening With
June 26, 2019 – 7PM • City Opera House
Meet Daniel H. Pink:
Daniel H. Pink is the author of six provocative books, including his newest, WHEN: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. An instant New York Times bestseller, it’s also been on the bestseller list of the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, and Publishers Weekly. Pink’s other books include the long-running New York Times bestseller A WHOLE NEW MIND and the #1 New York Times bestsellers DRIVE and TO SELL IS HUMAN. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into 37 languages.
In WHEN, Daniel Pink unlocks the secrets of how to best time your life’s happenings. 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? And why is singing in time with other people as good for you as exercise?
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.
About Daniel H. Pink
Pink was host and co-executive producer of “Crowd Control,” a television series about human behavior on the National Geographic Channel. He has appeared frequently on NPR, PBS, ABC, CNN, 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, Slate, and other publications. In 2007, he was a Japan Society Media fellow in Tokyo, where he studied the country’s massive comic industry.
Pink’s TED Talk on the science of motivation is one of the 10 most-watched TED Talks of all time, with more than 20 million views. His RSA Animate video about the ideas in his book, Drive, has collected more than 14 million views.
Before venturing out on his own 20 years ago, Dan 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 BA from Northwestern University, where he was a Truman Scholar and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a JD from Yale Law School. He has also received honorary doctorates from Georgetown University, the Pratt Institute, the Ringling College of Art and Design, and Westfield State University.
Pink and his wife live in Washington, DC. They have three children — two college students and a high school student.