This event took place on
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Daniel H. Pink
bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human
in conversation with Irwin Miller, Principal, Gensler
discussing his book,
When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
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Daniel H. Pink is the author of six provocative books — including his newest, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. His other books include the New York Times bestsellers A Whole New Mind, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, To Sell is Human and Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into 35 languages.
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.
Irwin Miller is a Leader of Gensler’s Lifestyle Sector and Retail Practice Area. He brings a unique design sensibility to retail and mixed-use projects, with a focus on elevating user experience through innovative brand and technology integration. A Principal and Design Director in our Los Angeles office, he promotes collaboration across disciplines, project types and geographic regions to ensure that we are exploring integration at all levels of design. Irwin received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.