When by Daniel H. Pink
The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

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There's common sense in here, but it also reads like a series of slick lectures by slick a salesman.
-The Sydney Morning Herald


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 When: 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.

About Daniel H. Pink

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Daniel H. Pink is the author of the acclaimed national and international bestseller Free Agent Nation. A contributing editor at Wired magazine, he has written articles and essays for The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Salon, Slate, Fast Company, and other publications, and has provided analysis of business and social trends on dozens of television and radio programs.
Published January 9, 2018 by Riverhead Books. 268 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Self Help, Business & Economics. Non-fiction
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Peak Rank on Feb 18 2018
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Above average
on Oct 17 2017

...also notes points at which our culture is inefficient in its accommodation of people who move to different rhythms...Solid science backed by sensible action points—good airplane reading for business travelers.

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Reviewed by By Steven Carroll on Feb 01 2018

There's common sense in here, but it also reads like a series of slick lectures by slick a salesman.

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Reviewed by Robert Collison on Jan 19 2018

Pink also offers numerous helpful tips to mitigate against the pitfalls of bad timing: vigilance breaks, restorative breaks, etc. But one finishes his book with the feeling we’re all occasionally victims of time-related events beyond our control.

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Reviewed by Matthew Hutson on Jan 19 2018

He skips around between disparate topics, he notes the use of research assistants, and he has a tic of quoting study findings rather than putting these mostly pedestrian passages in his own words, a habit that gives the vague impression of lacking mastery of the material (or, more generously, of carefulness).

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