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    Daniel H. Pink.
    Summary: Daniel H. Pink, the #1-bestselling author of Drive and To Sell is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets of good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home. All of us confront a never-ending stream of "when" decisions. When to change jobs. When to schedule a class. When to get serious about a person or a project. Yet we make those decisions haphazardly - based on intuition, hunches, and guesswork. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Daniel H. Pink aruges this is exactly the wrong approach. We all know that timing is everything, PInk says. But we assume that timing is an art. In When, he makes clear that timing is really a science. Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology and biology, neuroscience and economics, Pink reveals in When how best to live, work, and succeed. How can we use the hidden pattern of the day to build the ideal schedule? Why do certain types of daily breaks dramatically improve our children's test scores? How can we turn a mediocre beginning into a fresh start? Why do endings boost motivation and deepen meaning? And how, ultimately, can we make time our ally rather than our enemy? In When, Pink distills cutting-edge research and data and sythesizes them into a fascinating, compelling narrative packed with irresistible stories and practical takeaways. Bursting with big ideas and enduring lessons, it will transform how you think about your past, your present, and your future. -- From dust jacket.

    Introduction: Captain Turner's decision
    Part One. The day. 1. The hidden pattern of everyday life: "Across continents and time zones, as predictable as the ocean tides, was the same daily oscillation - a peak, a trough, and a rebound" ; 2. Afternoons and coffee spoons: The power of breaks, the promise of lunch, and the case for a modern siesta: "A growing body of science makes it clear: Breaks are not a sign of sloth but a sign of strength."
    Part Two. Beginnings, endings, and in between. 3. Beginnings: Starting right, starting again, and starting together: "Most of us have harbored a sense that beginnings are significant. Now the science of timing has shown that they're even more powerful than we suspected. Beginnings stay with us far longer than we know; their effects linger to the end." ; 4. Midpoints: What Hanukkah candles and midlife malaise can teach us about motivation: "When we reach a midpoint, sometimes we slump, but other times we jump. A mental siren alerts us that we've squandered half of our time." ; 5. Endings: Marathons, chocolates, and the power of poignancy: "Yet, when endings become salient - whenever we enter an act three of any kind - we sharpen our existential red pencils and scratch out anyone or anything nonessential."
    Part Three. Synching and thinking. 6. Synching fast and slow: The secrets of group timing: "Synchronizing makes us feel good - and feeling good helps a group's wheels turn more smoothly. Coordinating with others also makes us do good - and doing good enhances synchronization." ; 7. Thinking in tenses: A few final words: "Most of the world's languages mark verbs with time using tenses - especially past, present, and future - to convey meaning and reveal thinking. Nearly every phrase we utter is tinged with time."
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