8pm (Reception: 6:30-7:30pm)
Daniel H. Pink
in conversation with Daniel J. Levitin
discussing his book,
When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre
New Roads School
Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
$45 General Admission Seat + a copy of When
$55 Reserved Section Seat + a copy of When
$20 General Admission Seat
$95 Reception + Reserved Section + a copy When
Daniel H. Pink is the author of six provocative books — including his newest, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. His other books include the New York Times bestsellers A Whole New Mind, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, To Sell is Human and Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into 35 languages.
Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don’t know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of “when” decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork.
Timing, it’s often assumed, is an art. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shows that timing is really a science. Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology, and economics, Pink reveals how best to live, work, and succeed. How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? Why do certain breaks dramatically improve student test scores? How can we turn a stumbling beginning into a fresh start? Why should we avoid going to the hospital in the afternoon? Why is singing in time with other people as good for you as exercise? And what is the ideal time to quit a job, switch careers, or get married?
In When, Pink distills cutting-edge research and data on timing and synthesizes them into a fascinating, readable narrative packed with irresistible stories and practical takeaways that give readers compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives.
Daniel J. Levitin is a neuroscientist, musician, and best-selling author. He is the Founding Dean of Arts & Humanities at the Minerva Schools at the Keck Graduate Institute, San Francisco, California, a Distinguished Faculty Fellow at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, and James McGill Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Music at McGill University.
Levitin has published more than 100 scientific articles, in journals including Science, Nature, PNAS, and Neuron; and over 300 popular articles about music, music technology, and cognitive science. His research has been featured in The New York Times, The London Times, Scientific American, and Rolling Stone. He has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS This Morning and CNN; and is a frequent guest on NPR and CBC Radio.
He is the author of four New York Times bestselling books: This Is Your Brain On Music, The World in Six Songs, The Organized Mind, and A Field Guide to Lies. His books have been translated into 22 languages. A TED talk based on just four pages of The Organized Mind reached one million views in its first week of release and as of 2018 has more than 16 million views. He has been a visiting professor at Stanford, Dartmouth, Harvard, and UC Berkeley.