When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing (Large Print / Paperback)

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While I knew on a basic level that managing timing was important to my personal life, I never closely considered the secrets to good timing. After reading Pink’s fascinating study of timing as a science, I am eager to put his lessons to work.

Pink’s extensive research helps him reveal how best to live, work, and succeed in a style which is in-depth, engaging, and easy for readers to comprehend. When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing taught me how we can use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule, how individuals can turn a difficult beginning into a fresh start, and the ideal times to take big life steps such as quitting a job, among many other lessons. I cannot wait to use Pink’s practical takeaways about timing to improve my everyday life, and am confident readers will feel the same way.

— Danny


Daniel 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 When: 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, more engaged lives.

About the Author

Daniel H. Pink is the author of several books including the New York Times bestsellers Drive, To Sell is Human, and A Whole New Mind. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into 35 languages. He lives with his family in Washington, DC.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780525589334
ISBN-10: 0525589333
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing
Publication Date: January 9th, 2018
Pages: 416
Language: English