The Power of Regret : How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward - Daniel H. Pink

The Power of Regret

How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward

By: Daniel H. Pink

Paperback | 15 February 2022

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Product Description
From the internationally bestselling author of When, Drive and To Sell is Human, a new book about the transforming power of that crucial and misunderstood emotion: regret.

'Regret is not dangerous or abnormal, it is healthy and universal, an integral part of being human', Daniel H. Pink writes in his provocative and eye-opening new book. 'Done right, it needn't bring us down; it can lift us up.'

Drawing from new research in social psychology, neuroscience, biology and more, as well as from more than 10,000 people in 35 countries around the world who responded to his World Regret Survey - the largest of its kind ever conducted - Pink challenges the idea of regret being a drag on our self-esteem and outlook. In fact, understanding how regret actually works and using those insights to reframe our perspective of it will help us reclaim regret as an indispensable emotion that can help us make smarter decisions, perform better at work and school and bring greater meaning to our lives.

As he did in his other paradigm-changing books When, Drive and A Whole New Mind, Pink sets down a dynamic new way of thinking about regret and frames his ideas in ways that are clear, accessible and pragmatic. Packed with true stories of people's regrets as well as practical takeaways for reimagining regret as a positive force in your own life, this book shows how we can live richer, more engaged lives - with no regrets.

About the Author

Daniel H. Pink is the author of several books including the New York Times bestsellers When, Drive, To Sell Is Human and A Whole New Mind. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into more than 40 languages. He lives with his family in Washington, D.C.

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Industry Reviews
'Praise for Daniel H. Pink: Intriguing . . . written with a light, assured touch' - Observer

'[Pink] unveils the hidden patterns of our lives . . . A fascinating combination of How-to and When-to' - Independent

'When brims with a surprising amount of insight and practical advice' - Wall Street Journal

'Provocative and fascinating' - MALCOLM GLADWELL, author of Outliers

'Bold and persuasive' - RICHARD WISEMAN, author of 59 Seconds

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Published: 3rd January 2022