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The Power of Regret

How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward

Daniel H. Pink



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01 February 2022
'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.
 The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward

Imprint:   Canongate
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Export/Airside - Export/Airside/Ireland
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   313g
ISBN:   9781838857035
ISBN 10:   1838857036
Pages:   256
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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. @DanielPink |

Reviews for The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward

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 Pink is rapidly acquiring international guru status . . . He is an engaging writer, who challenges and provokes * * Financial Times * * Inspiring * * Guardian * * Pink is one of our smartest thinkers about the interaction of work, psychology and society * * Worth * * Radical, surprising, and undeniably true * * Harvard Business Review * * A gifted writer who turns even the heaviest scientific study into something digestible - and often amusing - without losing his intellectual punch * * New York Post * *

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