When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

When The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing Start the new year with the instant New York Times Bestseller Wall Street Journal Business BestsellerInstant Washington Post Bestseller Brims with a surprising amount of insight

  • Title: When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
  • Author: Daniel H. Pink
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  • Start the new year with the instant New York Times Bestseller 1 Wall Street Journal Business BestsellerInstant Washington Post Bestseller Brims with a surprising amount of insight and practical advice The Wall Street JournalDaniel 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 wor Start the new year with the instant New York Times Bestseller 1 Wall Street Journal Business BestsellerInstant Washington Post Bestseller Brims with a surprising amount of insight and practical advice The Wall Street JournalDaniel 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, engaged lives Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 288 pages Published January 8th 2019 by Riverhead Books first published January 9th 2018 More Details Original Title When The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing ISBN 0735210632 ISBN13 9780735210639 Literary Awards Choice Award Nominee for Science Technology 2018 Other Editions 36 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Featured Notes Highlights Daniel Pink author 12 notes 13 highlights Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about When, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Since this book is about TIMING, can it help me overcome Procrastination 4 likeslike one year ago See all 5 answers Skeptycal While I loved this book, I would say you are better off looking elsewhere for specific help with procrastination at first Procrastination is usually While I loved this book, I would say you are better off looking elsewhere for specific help with procrastination at first Procrastination is usually not a time management issue, but instead an avoidance behavior, perhaps caused by overthinking and becoming overwhelmed by things We end up avoiding things that are stressful as a way of not having to deal with it It can be fear of something, inability to control things, low self esteem, or any number of common or uncommon reasons There are great checklists online to work through things Here is one There is one part of this book that would be very helpful That is the part about the cycles and best times to do rational activities and best times to do creative activities part of the lark owl discussion Once you have a plan to stop procrastinating, this would be great to fine tune life less flag See 1 question about When Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Mar 13, 2018 da AL rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves audio books, non fiction The author does an entertaining job of writing and reading He does an admirable job of making one contemplate the importance of considering timing one s inner rhythms and those of others Too bad it often rings of glossy pop psychology, though an amalgamation of sometimes iffy statistics via sweeping conclusions flag 70 likesLike see review View 2 comments Aug 31, 2017 Marianne rated it really liked it review of another edition 4.5 sWhen The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing is the fourth book by bestselling American author, Daniel H Pink If we re making an important life decision, what we decide obviously requires careful consideration But what about when we decide Could the time of day that we make a decision be significant Could the time of day affect how well we learn or do our work Does it really matter when we have that first cup of coffee According to Dan Pink, it definitely does.In this intriguing bo 4.5 sWhen The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing is the fourth book by bestselling American author, Daniel H Pink If we re making an important life decision, what we decide obviously requires careful consideration But what about when we decide Could the time of day that we make a decision be significant Could the time of day affect how well we learn or do our work Does it really matter when we have that first cup of coffee According to Dan Pink, it definitely does.In this intriguing book, Pink examines the importance of good and bad timing He begins by explaining how our individual chronotype easily established determines both our mood and our ability to perform at any given time of the day how it affects our professional and our ethical judgements, as well as our physical function.But he doesn t just pontificate on the best time to do something for future success and happiness He acknowledges that not everyone can control their work environment or the financial climate as they enter the job market Pink also gives practical suggestions for dealing with less than ideal conditions, as well as hints and tips to improve everyday life Pink supports his points with data and simple, clear graphs The depth of his research is apparent in every paragraph, and supported by his extremely comprehensive 26 page notes section detailing references for each chapter As well as six suggestions for further reading, Pink includes an 8 page index But the most useful thing about this book is his Time Hacker s Handbook salient points from each section are condensed into summaries full of hints and tips and practical exercises that appear after each of the first six chapters Pink explains in detail why having a coffee before a power nap makes sense why combining a lunch break with an education session at 1pm as some teaching hospitals do with their Grand Rounds is counterproductive ditto 8am lectures for University students when the worst time to be a hospital patient is, and why and the reason some people have the so called mid life crisis He looks at the effects of starting one s career during a depressed jobs market why a mid point in a project, in a career, in a life can cause a slump or a spark how to overcome a bad start when to quit your job when to get married when to exercise the importance of breaks and much, much Illustrating his points are choirs and rowing teams and basketballers and dubbawalas delivering tiffin tins and Hanukkah candles and the captain of the Lusitania Pink s fourth book should be compulsory reading for bosses, educators, and schedulers, for policymakers, company executives, and performers, but there is plenty in this fascinating book that the average person will find applicable to their lives This is a quick read that rewards time spent with some excellent insights Recommended flag 50 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 27, 2018 Mehrsa rated it did not like it review of another edition It s my fault for reading this pathetic excuse for a book It s not Pink s fault for writing a book that says nothing new at all or the publisher s fault for promoting a book that has absolutely no value whatsoever I knew what it was when I picked it up And yet, I am a sucker for self help books that just regurgitate a bunch of soft science I already read in the New York Times It s my fault Don t make the same mistake Maybe I made this terrible decision in the afternoon flag 38 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Feb 24, 2018 7jane rated it really liked it review of another edition Recommends it for to have perfect timings in your everyday life and self improvement since my paperback version is not here, I use the hardcover one music Robert Palmer Housework like the little twist to the story in this song This book is a good one to have when trying to improve one s life, at work and at home When decision times come in so many ways changing jobs, starting a project, running a marathon, when to exercise it s importantly to do things not in a haphazard way, especially with important decisions.This book is good when you want to build an ideal sched since my paperback version is not here, I use the hardcover one music Robert Palmer Housework like the little twist to the story in this song This book is a good one to have when trying to improve one s life, at work and at home When decision times come in so many ways changing jobs, starting a project, running a marathon, when to exercise it s importantly to do things not in a haphazard way, especially with important decisions.This book is good when you want to build an ideal schedule, have a fresh start, or see time as a friend, not an enemy Each chapter has a time hacker handbook in the end, where you can learn the best bits of the chapter, and use them in your life You might want to keep a bookmark in this Place to be able to see what things are mentioned in the text and which are just in the main text At the end are some suggestions for further reading just books.Plenty of studies are included examples Twitter s emotion moods during the day, hospital handwashing, student gym attendace, state of well being in zoo apes, age of first time marathon runners, and an interesting study of the dabbawalas of Mumbai, how they work every day.How the text is broken down Pt.1 the day breaks in it Pt.2 beginnings middles ends Pt.3 coordinatings with others time in language and use.Some things that appear in the text that are interesting to me biological clock lark, owl, third bird persons importance of appointment time the nappucino coffee and a nap recessions impact on the luck at getting work after graduation midlife crisis term since 1965 9 enders ages of 29, 39, 49 challenges or destruction of self, cheating etc starting thenThis was a good read to me I found it very helpful inspiring me, surprising me, making me think Self improvement really benefits from good timing, and this book really help you with it There is certain plenty of ideas for everyone, wherever they are in life I recommend this flag 32 likesLike see review View 1 comment Feb 19, 2018 Peter rated it liked it review of another edition I feel I have to stress that the title of this book is very misleading This book doesn t convey any actual secrets and it also doesn t teach you much about perfecting your timing in any of the various scenarios that it covers What it does teach you, is that there are certain trends and rhythms in many aspects of one s life, from your daily energy and focus levels to general feelings and commonalities people experiences during a lifetime There are also the few obligatory case studies focu I feel I have to stress that the title of this book is very misleading This book doesn t convey any actual secrets and it also doesn t teach you much about perfecting your timing in any of the various scenarios that it covers What it does teach you, is that there are certain trends and rhythms in many aspects of one s life, from your daily energy and focus levels to general feelings and commonalities people experiences during a lifetime There are also the few obligatory case studies focusing on business aspects and other fields such as education which means that pretty much anyone can find something relatable in this book.Pandering to the masses aside, it s actually a difficult book to actively dislike Sure, there s very little here that s particularly new or mind blowing, but the style in which it s written in is very engaging and very easy to follow Having interesting, scientific case studies set up an idea and then following them up with concise discussions and lessons on the topic just works really well The topics are also usually very applicable to one s own life, so you re constantly engaging with every topic and thinking of how it applies to you I think it s fair to say that the author has got the formula for writing this type of non fiction worked out pretty well.There were a few elements I didn t like though The practical advice at the end of each chapter was either very obvious or very self helpy What I mean by the latter is that the advice wasn t as practical as it sounded since it required implementing ideas that require a lot of mental effort and aren t very sustainable, much like the advice I ve read in many self help books that very few people can actually follow through on Another smaller element I disliked was the cherry picking of data and then using it as the basis for far reaching theories This is a common practice in books like this and while I suspect for many cases, the theories actually hold up, making broad generalizations sound like facts is unscientific and annoying As the stars say, I liked this book I d even recommend it to most people simply for the exposure to some of the case studies and ideas brought up It s a weird book though in that it s both engaging and a bit boring at the same time The latter is probably due to some unnecessary repetition and foreknowledge of some of the ideas The issues I had with it were mostly relatively minor though, so don t let my average rating put you off too much The only warning I d give to anyone thinking of reading this book is that you shouldn t go into it expecting to learn how to improve your timing, instead, expect to be made aware of timing related theories that are usually quite insightful flag 29 likesLike see review View 2 comments Mar 09, 2018 L.A Starks rated it it was amazing review of another edition Pink has written a gem of a how to book that cites and summarizes a huge amount of research on how to get things accomplished efficiently, despite basic biological organizational challenges like afternoon lulls and beginning of project chaos Readers will close the book with several ideas about how to make better, happier use of each day s hours Don t miss the last section on the joys of synchronicity, from crew to choral singing to the tradition in India of lunch delivery.Highly recommend Pink has written a gem of a how to book that cites and summarizes a huge amount of research on how to get things accomplished efficiently, despite basic biological organizational challenges like afternoon lulls and beginning of project chaos Readers will close the book with several ideas about how to make better, happier use of each day s hours Don t miss the last section on the joys of synchronicity, from crew to choral singing to the tradition in India of lunch delivery.Highly recommended flag 24 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 30, 2017 Christopher Lawson rated it it was amazing review of another edition In WHEN THE SCIENTIFIC SECRETS OF PERFECT TIMING, author Daniel Pink shares scientific, surprising findings that have serious consequences Did you know, for instance, that the timing of your surgery is important Studies show that far mistakes are made later in the day, so be sure to get a morning appointment Similarly, if you are in court, the disposition of the judge is a lot lenient in the morning.To work the most efficiently, it s important to figure out your own cycle of effect In WHEN THE SCIENTIFIC SECRETS OF PERFECT TIMING, author Daniel Pink shares scientific, surprising findings that have serious consequences Did you know, for instance, that the timing of your surgery is important Studies show that far mistakes are made later in the day, so be sure to get a morning appointment Similarly, if you are in court, the disposition of the judge is a lot lenient in the morning.To work the most efficiently, it s important to figure out your own cycle of effectiveness what the author calls Waves of the Day Each day, our disposition traverses three stages a peak, a trough, and a recovery So try to tailor your activities to match the best time for that type of task For instance, most people do analytical tasks better in the morning, and insightful tasks in the evening The worst time to tackle serious problems is in the afternoon that s the trough time That period is your least effective time and good for very little Use that time to do trivial things like checking e mail.The author provides a simple way to figure out if you are a Lark early bird or Owl late riser The cycles are different for each chronotype Also, not all places are equally good for both types For example, school schedules, with classes beginning early, are setup to favor the larks, or early risers This is unfortunate, since many teens are at their best much later in the day Here s something really scary A study of parole judges showed a significant difference in their rulings, based on the time of day If your hearing was scheduled in the afternoon, you had almost zero chance of winning a parole However, if the judges took an afternoon break, their disposition drastically changed, and parole was far likely The author emphasizes the importance of restorative breaks These are especially important in countering the low time of the trough Just a ten minute break, such as a nature walk, can have an enormous impact For school kids, taking a break is especially important One Danish study showed that if students took a 20 minute break before a test, their scores were substantially higher Restorative breaks should ideally be outside, with nature, and away from work It s best to be moving, and with others Consider a short walk outside with a friend during which you discuss something other than work When you start a task has a lasting effect on our attitude and our success The author cites statistics showing the career path of graduates based on when they first started their career Beginnings stay with us far longer than we know their effects linger to the end So, starting anew, or a fresh start helps us recover from a false start There are many ways and times to do the reset In the section, Eighty Six Days in the Year when you can Make a Fresh Start the author provides suggestions for starting anew You can re start on the first of the month, for example, or on an anniversary.I found the Science of Endings particularly intriguing Research shows that we tend to remember events based on how they end So, we can decide to change the ending to make it positive and memorable If we re conscious of the power of closing moments and our ability to shape them, we can craft memorable and meaningful endings in many realms of life.For example, if you are on vacation, plan a great close You ll enjoy the vacation , both in the moment and in retrospect, if you consciously create an elevating final experience The same priniciple applies at work end your workday on a positive note One easy trick is to take a few minutes to jot down your accomplishments for the day This step of recording what you ve achieved can encode the entire day positively Ending the day with a moment of gratitude is another easy trick, and is a powerful restorative Note The author includes a surprising item of generiosity in the book itself I hope you find it So all in all, I found WHEN to be a fascinating, fun read The author is a witty writer, who brings a lot of humor to the subject His experience as a speech writer is evident in the quality of the writing I enjoyed reading about the various studies that illustrated peak times and low times The statistics showing the correlation of medical mistakes to the time of day was especially alarming Perhaps the most alarming research was the study showing how parole board judges were stricter later in the day If I ever have to appear before a parole board, I m definitely asking the judges to first take a restorative break flag 23 likesLike see review Jan 29, 2018 Brandice rated it really liked it review of another edition I really liked When The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel Pink The book was interesting I was into it from the get go but the last chapter was probably my favorite thinking in terms of tenses The book discusses the factor of time, in many facets of life The impact of one decision and the timing in which you arrived at that decision It discusses among other things the hidden pattern of every day life, beginnings, midpoints, and ends, synching and belonging, and thinking in I really liked When The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel Pink The book was interesting I was into it from the get go but the last chapter was probably my favorite thinking in terms of tenses The book discusses the factor of time, in many facets of life The impact of one decision and the timing in which you arrived at that decision It discusses among other things the hidden pattern of every day life, beginnings, midpoints, and ends, synching and belonging, and thinking in tenses There are also interesting studies to support the points made for example, it s better to have surgery in the morning than the afternoon studies show significantly less mistakes are made in the morning There s something to be learned for everyone here Experiences of awe bring people into the present moment, and being in the present moment underlies awe s capacity to adjust time perception, influence decisions, and make life feel satisfying than it would otherwise.Taken together, all of these studies suggest that the path to a life of meaning and significance isn t to live in the present as so many spiritual gurus have advised It is to integrate our perspectives on time into a coherent whole, one that helps us comprehend who we are and why we re here Daniel Pink is, and has been, for many years, my favorite non fiction author He does a great job describing social studies and uncovering results and tips that can help people be better at work and in life His books are comprehendible but importantly, really interesting at least they always have been to me He s speaking at a local event about When that I look forward to attending soon flag 19 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Feb 06, 2018 Daniel rated it it was amazing review of another edition I am a fan of Pink In this book he talks about timing 1 Most people do well in analytical tasks and have better mood in the morning, worse in the afternoon, and slightly better in the evening That is, except the night owls 2 Breaks are powerful and improve performance A power nap of 20 minutes is good it is even better if one drinks coffee just before the nap so that when one wakes up the coffee perks one up 3 Beginnings are important Students who start later for school do better Gra I am a fan of Pink In this book he talks about timing 1 Most people do well in analytical tasks and have better mood in the morning, worse in the afternoon, and slightly better in the evening That is, except the night owls 2 Breaks are powerful and improve performance A power nap of 20 minutes is good it is even better if one drinks coffee just before the nap so that when one wakes up the coffee perks one up 3 Beginnings are important Students who start later for school do better Graduates who start in a lousy economy earn less throughout their lives So some sort of debt forgiveness should be given to them 4 Midpoint can be bad or good People s happiness dip during midlife In competitions, the team that is 1 score behind win 5 Endings will always be remembered 6 Working in synchrony with others makes us happy 7 People who speak languages with poor tenses Chinese, German, Finnish prepare for retirement , practice safer sex etc There are other tidbits of timing divorce peaks in March and August, 2 months after the holidays Marry between 25 and 32 is best Switch jobs every 3 5 years Interesting and to the point, I learn much from this book flag 16 likesLike see review Feb 11, 2018 kartik narayanan rated it really liked it review of another edition Read the full review at my blog Digital AmritI used to believe that timing was everything Now I believe that everything is timing.What is the book about When The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing is written by Daniel Pink, famed author of books like Drive, A Whole New Mind, To Sell is Human etc Daniel Pink talks about the importance of timing in this book According to him, Timing is an emerging science and he explores this science further in When Some of the themes he covers in this bo Read the full review at my blog Digital AmritI used to believe that timing was everything Now I believe that everything is timing.What is the book about When The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing is written by Daniel Pink, famed author of books like Drive, A Whole New Mind, To Sell is Human etc Daniel Pink talks about the importance of timing in this book According to him, Timing is an emerging science and he explores this science further in When Some of the themes he covers in this book include when to change careers, deliver bad news, schedule a class, end a marriage, go for a run, or get serious about a project or a person.What does this book cover When is a relatively short book with 7 chapters spread across three sections The first section covers diurnal patterns i.e how to arrange our daily life, when to drink coffee, the benefits of micro naps etc The second section covers long terms patterns how do we start habits, how we are influenced by beginnings and endings, how to deal with mid life crises etc The last section covers how to get into harmony with timings.Each chapter is also followed by a time hacking section which has practical advice on timing.Read the full review at my blog Digital Amrit flag 15 likesLike see review Dec 28, 2017 UB rated it liked it review of another edition I picked this up because lately, I can t shake a sense of panic about time slipping through my fingers babies becoming biggies will do that, so too will turning 39 in a few weeks, which the author spends some time talking about the nines and how they approach life No big surprises in this book but a quick and fun read nonetheless Also, So Much Stanford But I love that place, so flag 13 likesLike see review Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves e books EGO DEPLETION flag 11 likesLike see review Jan 11, 2018 Text Publishing added it review of another edition Shelves non fiction, science 2018 Choice Awards semifinal nominee He Pink offers practical advice in the form of life hacks, which feel modern, relevant and timely Pink s engaging prose and useful advice make for some entertaining and engaging reading This is one highly readable volume about a fascinating topic that affects us all in a multitude of different ways AU Review An appreciation of time, some might say an obsession to the fraction of a second, seems to set humans apart from all other species Desp 2018 Choice Awards semifinal nominee He Pink offers practical advice in the form of life hacks, which feel modern, relevant and timely Pink s engaging prose and useful advice make for some entertaining and engaging reading This is one highly readable volume about a fascinating topic that affects us all in a multitude of different ways AU Review An appreciation of time, some might say an obsession to the fraction of a second, seems to set humans apart from all other species Despite the subtitle, this book is not about the scientific measurement of time, but about relative time, revealing the regular patterns of people s lives they so often adhere to, unaware, and with no idea why Otago Daily Times Pink s fourth book should be compulsory reading for bosses, educators, and schedulers, for policymakers, company executives, and performers, but there is plenty in this fascinating book that the average person will find applicable to their lives This is a quick read that rewards time spent with some excellent insights BookMooch flag 10 likesLike see review May 04, 2018 Anton rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves managing self, smart thinking, humans The first when to among crowded how to book genre Strengths brief, enjoyable and clever lots of useful and practical advice plenty of insightful examples well crafted non fiction with memorable anecdotes and vignettes Weaknesses does not go into scientific depth behind the phenomena discussed it stays a quite high level throughout Perfect commuter companion for planes or trains flag 9 likesLike see review Jan 03, 2019 Becca Noggle rated it really liked it review of another edition Interesting Not your how to book but a when book Glad I started the new year with this one The backing, research and facts within this book were entertaining and intriguing flag 9 likesLike see review May 20, 2018 Katie rated it it was amazing review of another edition Unless you re a night owl, prepare to make your sales calls, schedule your classes, and attend your criminal trial early in the morning because science The time of day affects how the brain functions, and early in the day, our minds are vigilant For most, alertness and energy levels tend to peak around noon This means you want to solve all your analytical problems in the morning when your brain is processing data best , and all your insight problems in the afternoon you want your filte Unless you re a night owl, prepare to make your sales calls, schedule your classes, and attend your criminal trial early in the morning because science The time of day affects how the brain functions, and early in the day, our minds are vigilant For most, alertness and energy levels tend to peak around noon This means you want to solve all your analytical problems in the morning when your brain is processing data best , and all your insight problems in the afternoon you want your filters to be loose.Here are some things that happen when we don t allow our brains to do things at the proper time of day People go to jail for longer doing poorly in school is easier due to fatigue after long hours without restorative breaks the Lusitania is catastrophically torpedoed by the Germans How the F do we even function Other statements of fact from Daniel Pink Lunch is the most important meal of the day.Workout in the morning if you want to burn fat.Naps are zambonis for your brain, they smooth out all the scratches.Delaying high school start times until 8 30am increased number of high school graduates by 11% When we are younger ie 7yrs old we are early to rise larks, but teenagers on avg are owls and perform better later in the day.Truly one of the most interesting books I ve read in a long time I don t know how much of this is reasonable for me to believe, but I found it all thoroughly entertaining and thought provoking See of my reviews Blog Instagram flag 8 likesLike see review Nov 30, 2017 Bookworm LLC rated it really liked it review of another edition When is destined to become required reading for all college students regardless of major Daniel H Pink shines the stage lights on Perfect timing, bringing it out of the shadows of mystic good ol fashioned luck and showcasing it as a learnable, teachable and accomplishable part of the show of life This may have been the first time I read about studies and laughed Mr Pink s humor and chapter summations kept me going at just the right time flag 8 likesLike see review Jan 28, 2018 Asia Burnett rated it liked it review of another edition I wish I could do 3.5 stars This book was a little slow repetitive to start but the useful tips and exercises throughout have had me quoting it for the past week and gave me some good work ideas including ending the day with a quick thank you email to someone Worth the read if you re looking for ways to strategize your time or make a fresh start flag 8 likesLike see review Nov 07, 2018 Alex Givant rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves tts, best of 2018, read again Excellent book on when you need to do something work, relax, decision making etc I like all of Daniel s books but this one is the best flag 8 likesLike see review Jun 27, 2018 Kelly added it review of another edition Shelves boldness bravery and authenticity, non fiction, read in 2018 Pink talks about why time and how we use it matters But unlike a typical productivity book, this one is based on your own rhythms and needs, coupled with what science has said about those things The biggest take away is that the dip in productivity and clarity in the middle of the day is average across all types of people and maybe is best used not on your brainy tasks, but on the mundane That, or, prior to those brainy needs mid day, time is offered for a break, a walk, socializing, or other Pink talks about why time and how we use it matters But unlike a typical productivity book, this one is based on your own rhythms and needs, coupled with what science has said about those things The biggest take away is that the dip in productivity and clarity in the middle of the day is average across all types of people and maybe is best used not on your brainy tasks, but on the mundane That, or, prior to those brainy needs mid day, time is offered for a break, a walk, socializing, or other means of stepping away to unplug and replug Nothing here is hard to enact It s a quick and thought provoking read that, like with any self help business productivity book, is take some, leave the rest I kept thinking about Laura Vanderkaam s books and lo and behold, he cites her Lots of similar wave lengths Same with a shout out to Brene Brown flag 7 likesLike see review Feb 06, 2018 Christine Nolfi rated it it was amazing review of another edition Fabulous tips on how to increase productivity by making subtle changes to your work routine Highly recommended for any woman crawling through the afternoon energy slump by consuming too much sugar and caffeine Highly recommended flag 7 likesLike see review Jan 09, 2018 Gary Moreau rated it it was amazing review of another edition Daniel Pink has already written a couple of best selling books, and it s safe to say this one will be his latest It s a book about timing, the when side of the what coin When is a lot critical than most of us assume And it s importance is naturally underscored simply because when seems less controllable than what.But both assumptions are generally wrong Or at least a bit myopic We can adapt the what to the when in most cases And we can control the when, perhaps by starting ove Daniel Pink has already written a couple of best selling books, and it s safe to say this one will be his latest It s a book about timing, the when side of the what coin When is a lot critical than most of us assume And it s importance is naturally underscored simply because when seems less controllable than what.But both assumptions are generally wrong Or at least a bit myopic We can adapt the what to the when in most cases And we can control the when, perhaps by starting over, or taking a short break, or even a nap Zambonis for our brains , far than we may currently imagine.The key is to understand when in a expansive context And, in the end, that s what the book strives to do, and does well Pink puts when in the context of the waves of the day your chronobiology , the events of the day the importance of lunch, breaks, naps , the when of getting on track sometimes you need to re start , the meaning of when milestones the importance of midpoints and poignant endings , and the important role of timing in becoming synchronized with the people and the world around us, which, in turn, fosters belonging and a sense of purpose.As is the current trend in books of this genre, the prognosis and the recommendations are scientific, which essentially means that Pink and his researchers have scoured a lot of literature looking for patterns.The problem with patterns, however, is that it is often difficult to know if you are witnessing a causal pattern or a resulting pattern Pink is clearly aware of the problem and has taken as many steps as can be practically taken to differentiate one from the other Nonetheless, even in a thorough and responsible research effort such as this, the patterns discerned are ultimately probabilistic, not certain.A related problem is determining which patterns are truly natural and which are acquired A night owl behaves and performs like the night owls in the study but were they born that way or did they acquire the pattern through prior habit, ingrained out of necessity, not choice And can those patterns be altered or redefined Maybe the stuff of a future book Pink, however, is well aware of both of these limitations to research such as is chronicled here And in addition to navigating around them he makes it work by not over promising on the conclusions While the book is inspirational, therefore, it stops short of promising an end to world hunger And that, compared to many popular books in the genre, I think, gives the work even credibility and importance.In the beginning, I might warn you, many of the observations and recommendations may strike some readers as plainly intuitive As a sexagenarian I have to admit that I had, through trial and error, already come to some of the same conclusions the book identifies without the benefit of the scientific research That s no claim to fame or attempt to dissuade you from reading it, however I lost a lot of time getting there on my own and, in the end, Pink does what great researchers and historians ultimately do by rising above the facts and figures He puts it all into a larger perspective that draws it all together and enhances the impact in a way that I never had While it s a minor footnote in the book s premise, the money line for me had less to do with timing and to do with the bandwidth of time itself Pink notes, By now, it s well known that 99 percent of us cannot multitask I could not agree Multitasking, I believe, or attempts to multitask, are killing productivity in the American workplace and, in fact, causing a lot of harm e.g texting while driving Multitasking is a myth and we do people a grave injustice by encouraging it If your boss tells you that you are good at multi tasking I strongly recommend you find a new boss.I also agree that contrary to what we are frequently told by our personal coaches and advisors, living in the present is a lot less important than understanding the present in the larger context of who we are and why we re here.All told, this is a very easy and quick read The writing is crisp and clear and the author has a good sense of humor It should take no than a few hours and there are plenty of study guides and worksheets to help you translate the research into actual behavior.Very well done flag 6 likesLike see review View 1 comment Feb 08, 2018 Jim Razinha rated it really liked it review of another edition I read Dan Pink s Drive before I read his A Whole New Mind, which was a better order because Drive was better written and had a accurate message than Mind Okay, a message that resonated better When is as good as Drive, if not as much a paradigm shifter But it is still a think prompter.Dan Pink writes an easy readhe s really good at it Drive is excellent And, as with Drive, he s very good at summarizing the extensive research he s done on this book which he provides in his end note I read Dan Pink s Drive before I read his A Whole New Mind, which was a better order because Drive was better written and had a accurate message than Mind Okay, a message that resonated better When is as good as Drive, if not as much a paradigm shifter But it is still a think prompter.Dan Pink writes an easy readhe s really good at it Drive is excellent And, as with Drive, he s very good at summarizing the extensive research he s done on this book which he provides in his end notes, and encourages his readers to read and check his conclusions Some authors don t even provide referencesBill O Reilly, take note Pink looks at timing patterns of the day, associated with beginnings, middles, and endings, and synchronization There s a lot behind what he presents Yet, what he presentswell, I m a rather informed person but I learn stuff every dayat least I try Drive may have shifted my paradigms, but When taught me some physiological and behavioral changes that I might just want to make How did I not know that caffeine disrupted the natural cortisol production of my body And that I needed to delay my morning extra jolt Things I do naturally seem to be right according to what Pink shares Detachment is supposed to be critical I m paraphrasing, butcheck out and you ll actually check in Not focusing on something else might just help you actually focus on the task that needs your focus Time is obviously the focus of Pink s work here, and he talks about short and long term timelines, significance of milestones holidays, just before decades of life, just after sayNew Year s Day , taking stock of time in general A point that emphasizes living in the present is researchers found that the experience of awe the sight of the Grand Canyon, the birth of a child, a spectacular thunderstorm changes our perception of time When we experience awe, time slows down It expands We feel like we have of it And that sensation lifts our well being Experiences of awe bring people into the present moment, and being in the present moment underlies awe s capacity to adjust time perception, influence decisions, and make life feel satisfying than it would otherwise Yesour perception changesI ve experienced it Walking through the redwoods or sequoiastime seems to slow.Lots here, and hidden behind here worth a read, and maybe a reread read or two Pink s books have that quality flag 6 likesLike see review Apr 01, 2018 David rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves read psychology Sometimes an interesting book of popular science writing about time and timing related research At other times, a not as interesting self help book for the overextended and or the procrastinator I recommend you skim over the self help book and enjoy the popular science book The popular science book still gives some good ideas about how to behave.There are some pretty terrifying statistics that should give second thoughts to anyone with an appointment for surgery in the afternoon However, the Sometimes an interesting book of popular science writing about time and timing related research At other times, a not as interesting self help book for the overextended and or the procrastinator I recommend you skim over the self help book and enjoy the popular science book The popular science book still gives some good ideas about how to behave.There are some pretty terrifying statistics that should give second thoughts to anyone with an appointment for surgery in the afternoon However, there are also some reassuring paragraphs about the sort of counter measures that well run hospitals are taking to remedy the daily mid afternoon drop in mindfulness by medical staff There s evidence presented that naps are good for you and teenagers who start school later on the morning do better There are no instructions on how to beat into submission the mid level managers and school board who will inevitably fail to be impressed by the evidence.One chapter said, in summary, that groups of people condemned to work together under deadline never get anything done until 50% of the allotted for the task is wasted Those of us who loath working as a team will be happy to learn that there is solid scientific evidence to back up our misanthropy flag 6 likesLike see review Apr 04, 2018 Mohammad rated it liked it review of another edition flag 6 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Nov 28, 2017 Roxanne rated it really liked it review of another edition This is a win review This book having perfect timing for everything in your life He talks about the patterns we have every day flag 6 likesLike see review Jan 21, 2018 Anderson rated it really liked it review of another edition A very good book about timingOS The book is concise and clear about what it offers After reading it you will surely feel you have learned about timing and you will have specific changes that you would like to implement Indeed, Pink demonstrates once again that he is a very practical person and that he is not writing just to keep the wads piling up, but rather because he truly wants to help himself and the readers Because of that, you can expect very practical strategies recommended at A very good book about timingOS The book is concise and clear about what it offers After reading it you will surely feel you have learned about timing and you will have specific changes that you would like to implement Indeed, Pink demonstrates once again that he is a very practical person and that he is not writing just to keep the wads piling up, but rather because he truly wants to help himself and the readers Because of that, you can expect very practical strategies recommended at the end of each chapter and a nice commented bibliography at the endNS Obviously, this book is the result of research However, it does feel like it is saturated with citations that do not necessarily flow It actually reminded me of the way I was writing my thesis, and one of the reasons why I did not finish it Basically, there are several parts in which it feels like, oh we have to use this study we researched about, so let s just put a slightly related sentence at the end of the paragraph and add one footnote Since I was reading on a Kindle and I was genuinely interested in his actual comments in the footnotes, I checked them all, but I wish he would have used a different symbol to distinguish actual comments from study referencesNCLUSION This is a nice book Although I knew for a long time about circadian rhythms and the difference between morning and night people, this book presented everything in such a clear way that just for that is worth the reading Also, I just love when you see that people are passionate about what they do, and it is obvious that this is one of those authors that walks the talk In fact, once you read the book, you will see that he is even willing to take concrete actions to show you so Overall, I liked his book Drive better, but this is still a nice piece of work flag 5 likesLike see review Feb 04, 2018 Frank rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves for peaceful reflection Very well written, with a touch of humour The book is about what we feel at different times of day and different times of our life But not all of the info is practically useful some of the info is only emotionally useful, but that is still a good thing For example, it is typical for people to feel a slump, a lack of motivation, in the middle of their lives, and this can take some of the edge of a person s guilt for not getting goals achieved by a set time Other examples It is typical to fee Very well written, with a touch of humour The book is about what we feel at different times of day and different times of our life But not all of the info is practically useful some of the info is only emotionally useful, but that is still a good thing For example, it is typical for people to feel a slump, a lack of motivation, in the middle of their lives, and this can take some of the edge of a person s guilt for not getting goals achieved by a set time Other examples It is typical to feel the need for a nap in the middle of the afternoon Taking a nap is good for you, it is restorative, it helps cognitive functioning The best way to take a nap is to have a coffee immediately before the nap and then take the nap But the nap should not be longer than 20 minutes, or you ll feel groggy afterwards And the coffee is to ensure the nap isn t longer than 20 minutes, as it takes that long after consumption for the caffeine to kick in.Most people are productive in the morning between 7 and 12 and then again between 5 pm and 9 pm For those people, it is best to do their analytical work between those hours He gives a questionnaire at the end of the chapter to help you determine if you are one of those people.He gives tips or questionnaires at the end of each chapter.I want to mention that everything is based on others research in case you re wondering on what Pink bases this book The references to that research are plenty I have to say, though, I can t write on the quality of that research.It s a fast read In fact, I ll be reading it again and taking notes before I return it to the library flag 5 likesLike see review Feb 04, 2018 Romans Karpelcevs rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves non fiction, science, brain and self It has some useful tips, but the books is written like a collection of lifehacks and towards the end of the book stops being about time or the when problem at all.Some research seemed dubiously attributed to the morning afternoon hypothesis because it originally targeted other problems related to our thinking and I m not convinced you can just change before after mealtime research into morning afternoon like Pink did without running a new research On top of that, somewhere midway it start It has some useful tips, but the books is written like a collection of lifehacks and towards the end of the book stops being about time or the when problem at all.Some research seemed dubiously attributed to the morning afternoon hypothesis because it originally targeted other problems related to our thinking and I m not convinced you can just change before after mealtime research into morning afternoon like Pink did without running a new research On top of that, somewhere midway it started to seem like Daniel picked a time topic, ran out of research and core material and started to fill the book with whatever was even remotely related, and sometimes unrelated, like tips when you should quit your job When your boss doesn t have your back Thanks, but I hardly think it s a timing problem flag 5 likesLike see review View 1 comment Aug 20, 2018 Eli ka Vyhn nkov rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves chtela bych napsat Kn ka se skv le te, je pln zaj mav ch informac , studi , praktick ch n vod i ob asn ho mil ho humoru Dozv te se, jak moc d le it mohou b t va e denn rytmy na kvalitu ivota a nau te se s nimi pracovat Posledn roky a obzvl m s ce iju v neust l m nest h m tahu, kdy m m pocit, e s t m moc nejde d lat a neust le doh n m co se d U v pr b hu ten KDY jsem si za ala uv domovat, e tak trochu o ividn fakt M n je n kdy v ce je mo n nasadit i v nejv t m frmolu a za ala pomoc pr Kn ka se skv le te, je pln zaj mav ch informac , studi , praktick ch n vod i ob asn ho mil ho humoru Dozv te se, jak moc d le it mohou b t va e denn rytmy na kvalitu ivota a nau te se s nimi pracovat Posledn roky a obzvl m s ce iju v neust l m nest h m tahu, kdy m m pocit, e s t m moc nejde d lat a neust le doh n m co se d U v pr b hu ten KDY jsem si za ala uv domovat, e tak trochu o ividn fakt M n je n kdy v ce je mo n nasadit i v nejv t m frmolu a za ala pomoc praktick ch rad m nit po mal ch kr c ch sv j denn re im A hle Ono to jde a pros m v s, necho te na operaci odpoledne flag 5 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity POBL Nonfiction B September Book Discussion When 1 1 Jan 07, 2019 08 20AM Play Book Tag When The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel Pink 5 surprising stars 6 18 Oct 31, 2018 12 27PM CMLE Librarian Pr April 2018 Book When The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing 1 6 Apr 09, 2018 12 18PM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed Daniel H Pink is the author of six provocative books including his newest, When The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing WHEN has spent 4 months on the New York Times bestseller list and was named a Best Book of 2018 by and iBooks Dan 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 39 languages He and his wife, who live in Washington, DC, have three children a college senior, a college sopho, and a high school sopho Books by Daniel H Pink More Trivia About When The Scienti No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now Quotes from When The Scienti coffee then nap combination known as the nappuccino 9 likes decisions and negotiations, should be conducted earlier in the day 7 likes More quotes renderRatingGraph 2794, 4215, 2708, 654, 392 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work with us Authors Advertise Authors ads blog API Connect 2019 , Inc Mobile version

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