Daniel Pink

Daniel Pink



  • The Changing World of Work
  • Work Practices
  • Outsourcing
  • Economic Transformation
  • Business Trends
  • Recruiting
  • Innovation
  • Competition

What he offers

A popular speaker, Dan lectures to corporations, associations, and universities around the world. He’s provided analysis on dozens of television and radio broadcasts and as an independent business consultant, he provides invaluable advice to start-up ventures and Fortune 100 companies on recruiting, business trends, and work practices.

How he presents

An engaging speaker, Dan challenges audiences with his radical thinking backed up with detailed research and numerous examples of business successes from around the world.

Daniel H. Pink is the author of several provocative books — including three long-running New York Times bestsellers, A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human. Dan’s books have been translated into 34 languages and have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. His book, To Sell is Human is a #1 bestseller on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post lists. It also won the American Marketing Association’s Berry Book Prize as the year’s best book on marketing. He is also host and co-executive producer of “Crowd Control,” a new television series about human behavior on the National Geographic Channel.

His articles on business and technology appear in many publications, including the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Wired, and The Sunday Telegraph. Dan has provided analysis of business trends on CNN, CNBC, ABC, NPR, and other networks in the U.S. and abroad. And he lectures to corporations, associations, and universities around the world on economic transformation and the new workplace. Before venturing out on his own, Dan worked in several positions in politics and government, including serving from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore. He received a BA from Northwestern University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a JD from Yale Law School. He has also received honorary degrees from the Pratt Institute (2013), the Ringling College of Art and Design (2011), and Westfield State University (2010).


  • To Sell Is Human (2012)
  • Drive (2009)
  • The Adventures of Johnny Bunko (2008)
  • A Whole New Mind (2005)
  • Free Agent Nation (2001)


  • In 2013, Thinkers50 named him one of the top 15 business thinkers in the world
  • In 2011, Thinkers50 ranked him one of the 50 most influential business thinkers in the world
  • In 2011, Harvard Business Review named him one of the top 30 business thinkers in the world
  • As of 2011 Pink’s 2009 talk on the surprising science of motivation had become one of the 20 most-watched TED Talks


“Dan Pink’s message was timely for our organization and the manner in which he delivered, combined with the active interaction of the engaged participants made it a very lively event.”

“Dan Pink’s presentation exceeded all expectations-he was fantastic! Everyone commented on how valuable and wonderful it was to have him as our Keynote Speaker.”

“I have had the opportunity to hear from many thought leaders and speakers, and Dan Pink was one of my favorites. His presentation felt very personal to our organization’s mission and I really appreciated his humor and preparation for the talk. He really made it feel like he was talking to each one of the audience members.”

“Daniel Pink did a wonderful job! He talked about relevant topics and the audience was extremely happy with taking time out of their schedules to hear what he had to say.”

“Dan Pink was AMAZING! The audience was thrilled with his presentation and asked some great questions. He was a perfect speaker to be honest, was intelligent, concise, everything that you hope for as the meeting planner!”

“One word…perfect! Dan Pink was super and so very gracious.”

“Dan Pink’s powerful keynote set the perfect tone for the whole conference.”

“Daniel Pink’s presentation was great! He is a very skilled public speaker and had the audience engaged and interested during his entire presentation.”

“As a speaker, Dan provides the perfect mix of energy, showmanship and great content. He was the lunch speaker at our annual meeting and to steal a phrase from Broadway reviews, he was ‘a smash hit.’ ”

Presentation Languages: English

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