One of the top 10 business thinkers in the world

Daniel Pink

A deep researcher and compelling communicator, Daniel Pink is one of the foremost business minds of our day. By distilling cutting-edge research in selling, psychology, biology, and economics, Pink presents a new paradigm of the opportune times for everything. By making the leading business research of our day accessible, Pink pushes audiences to consider their lives in a new light and unlocks the ways top performers flourish at home, at school, and at work. In 2015, Thinkers50 named him one of the top 10 business thinkers in the world, alongside Michael Porter and Clayton Christensen.

An acclaimed expert, Pink 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 TimesHarvard Business ReviewThe New Republic, and other publications. After co-producing and hosting the popular show Crowd Control on National Geographic Television, he now speaks directly to over 150,000 subscribers of his online show “The Pinkcast,” where he shares actionable tips for working smarter and living better. Provocative and inspiring—Pink shares irresistible stories and practical takeaways that give audiences compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives and the tools to make organizations more effective.

His 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. His RSA Animate video about the ideas in his book, Drive, has collected more than 14 million views. He currently serves on the advisory boards of Hubspot, Heleo, Betterment Institutional, and RiseSmart. Before venturing out on his own nearly 20 years ago, Pink worked in several positions in politics and government, including serving from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore.

Daniel H. Pink is one of the best-selling nonfiction authors of the last decade. His books include:

  • When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing (January 2018), which explores the science of timing in our lives. 
  • To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others
    A #1 best seller on The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post lists and winner of the American Marketing Association’s Berry Book Prize for the year’s best book on marketing.
  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
    #1 New York Times best seller. 159 weeks on the New York Times best seller lists. National bestseller in Japan and the UK.
  • A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future 
    96 weeks on the New York Timesbest seller lists. Freshman Read at several US colleges and universities. In 2008, Oprah Winfrey gave away 4,500 copies of the book to Stanford University's graduating class when she was the school’s commencement speaker. 
  • Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself 
    Washington Postbest seller.  Named by the U.S. Department of Labor as one a Book That Shaped Work in America over the last 100 years.