I am just quickly posting this talk before some friends arrive for dinner, but I should watch it again.

Daniel Pink untidies the knot of motivation and has an answer on the tacky question what a good job involves. In his words, it is

  1. mastery – doing something you are actually good at
  2. autonomy – doing things independently
  3. purpose – doing something that matters.

An important lesson for as long as my job hunt continues! For now, I am pretty autonomous, I don’t really feel that I master anything, but the worst part: (apparently) I don’t have a real purpose at the moment.

Anyway, enjoy the talk and be inspired!