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The puzzle of motivation [ TED Talk : Dan Pink ]

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward. This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

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