PNC Thought Leaders Lecture Series will feature best-selling author Daniel Pink
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – Best-selling author Daniel Pink will present “The Future of Work and Innovation” as part of the PNC Thought Leaders Speaker Series from 8-9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12 at the Harrisburg Hilton in Harrisburg, PA. Pennsylvania.
The event is presented by PNC and Penn State Harrisburg. It is free and open to the public, but prior registration is required.
Pink is the New York Times #1 bestselling author of “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing,” “Selling is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others,” “Driving: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” and “A Whole New Mind: Why Right Brains Will Rule the Future.”
His latest book, “The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward”, was published this year and is about “our most misunderstood emotion and what it teaches us about the good life”.
His book “The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need” is the first American business book in the Japanese comic format known as manga and the only graphic novel to make the best-in-class list. BusinessWeek sellers. It was also named the best graphic novel for teens by the American Library Association.
His book “Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself” has been named by the US Department of Labor as a “book that has shaped work in America” over the past 100 years.
He is one of the best-selling nonfiction authors of the past decade, with books on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Amazon, and publications in the whole world. Pink’s books on work, business and behavior have won numerous awards, been translated into over 40 languages and sold millions of copies worldwide.
Pink was the host and co-executive producer of “Crowd Control,” a National Geographic Television series about human behavior that aired in more than 100 countries. His MasterClass on Sales and Persuasion is one of the most popular courses on this platform. His TED Talk on the science of motivation has been viewed over 38 million times. He also appears frequently on NPR, PBS, and other television and radio networks in the United States and abroad.
He was editor of Fast Company and Wired as well as a business columnist for The Sunday Telegraph. His articles and essays have also appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The New Republic, and other publications. In 2007, he was a member of the Japan Society Media in Tokyo, where he studied the country’s huge comic book industry. For the past six years, London-based Thinkers50 has named him one of the top 15 business thinkers in the world.
Before striking out on his own 20 years ago, Pink held several positions in politics and government, including serving as editor to Vice President Al Gore from 1995 to 1997.
He received a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University, where he was a Truman Scholar and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School. He has also received honorary degrees from several colleges and universities, including Georgetown University and the Pratt Institute.
Pink and his wife live in Washington, DC They have three children.
The PNC Thought Leaders Conference Series is a forum to drive economic development in Pennsylvania by creating a place where innovative thinking can be converted into economic impact, intellectual property, entrepreneurship, and business best practices.