Jun 23, 2021 • 8M

The Gnomic: Carrots & Sticks

How they motivate us to work

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Recently I had chats with a friend of mine, Dmitri Belikov, about work. We discussed other things too such as the nature of dreams, consciousness, and physical reality. What I was really interested in was his working life experience and in this clip, he shares how managers tried to motivate him and why that didn’t work. It’s part of a series of discussi…

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