I mean aside from the fact that it was a stupid movie.
There was this scene where Eva Mendes shows up at Will Smith’s house for a date. And she’s pissed about something, although I can’t remember what, but it doesn’t really matter because, you know, chicks, right? Anyway, they talk for like 10…
“We do things because they’re interesting, because they’re engaging, because they’re the right things to do, because they contribute to the world. The problem is that, especially in our organizations, we stop at that second drive. We think the only reason people do productive things is to snag a carrot or avoid a stick. But that’s just not true. Our third drive—our intrinsic motivation—can be even more powerful.”
Clay Shirky and Daniel Pink discuss spare time and what motivates us.