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Where Africa and Technology Collide!

The truth about what motivates us

It’s a rare treat to see a great talk animated, as you get both verbal and audio input which truly brings things together. Here Dan Pink talks about the truth about what motivates us.

Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.


  1. Thanks for pointing this beautiful piece! From from your childhood play yard, Juba, this is such an energising piece on a Monday! Thanks! See you in Juba!

  2. This sounds like the solution to the problem Foxconn. Some one needs to go there and give the workers “meaning”:

    One 21-year-old assembly-line worker, who asked that his name not be used, says conditions at Foxconn make his life seem meaningless. He says conversation on the production line is forbidden, bathroom breaks are kept to 10 minutes every two hours, and workers get yelled at frequently.

    Foxconn says it’s taking other steps to get the situation under control. It has installed netting around outdoor stairwells of dormitory buildings to prevent people from jumping. Workers will also be getting a 30 percent raise. The additional money may not be enough to prevent further tragedies, says Xiao Qi, a college graduate who works at Foxconn in product development. He earns 2,000 yuan a month, or $293, more than twice as much as a line worker. “I do the same thing every day,” says Xiao, who says he has considered suicide. “I have no future.”

    Article: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_24/b4182035750226.htm

  3. Hmmh…3 Factors lead to better performance & personal satisfaction: Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose…Fabulous!

  4. Another similarly animated talk (with much different content) that I really liked is at:

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