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Demetri Kofinas interviews some of the most brilliant minds in science, technology, finance, politics and culture as he uncovers the underlying forces driving the most powerful changes we experience in the world.
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How Can We Learn to Hack Our Chronobiology? Breaking down the Science of Perfect Timing. | Daniel H. Pink
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In Episode 45 of Hidden Forces, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Daniel Pink, the highly acclaimed author of numerous, best-selling books including his latest,When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. In addition to his writing career, Pink was also the host and co-executive producer of “Crowd Control,” a television series about human behavior on the National Geographic Channel. He also appears frequently on NPR’s Hidden Brain, the PBS NewsHour, and other TV and radio networks. 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. For the last six years, London-based Thinkers 50 named him, alongside Michael Porter and Clayton Christensen, as one of the top 15 business thinkers in the world. Pink’s TED Talk on the science of motivation is one of the 10 most-watched TED Talks of all time, with more than 19 million views, and his RSA Animate video about the ideas in his book, Drive, has collected more than 14 million. We live in a world where people increasingly work on their own time and make their own schedules. 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. Daniel Pink shows us how timing is really a science. In this conversation, Daniel Pink teaches us how we can learn to hack our chronobiology. How does timing affect our ability to excercise? What difference does it make when we scheudle a meeting or take a singing class? Is there a time of day that is better for cognitive heavy work vs. inspirational meditations? How can synching with a group better our mood and increase our levels of harmony? Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @hiddenforcespod