How Financial Incentives May Actually Stifle Business

One of these days, 3p will get invited to the TED conference. In the meantime, their presentation videos are continuously phenomenal. In case you’re not familiar with the format, TED videos are all ~19 minutes long and feature leading thinkers from around the world working on ideas to solve humanity’s biggest problems.

Sit back and watch Dan Pink talk about how narrow-minded financial incentives can paradoxically decrease performance in the workplace. It really adds extra question marks to the incredible rewards given to some CEOs lately, especially in the financial sector.

What do you think?

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.

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