My theatre management program went to see Dan Pink-- author of the hit book A Whole New Mind: Why Right Brainers Will Rule the Future-- speak at Orange County Performing Arts Center this morning. OC corporations, performing arts representatives, Arts Orange County leaders and education officials were all gathered together (a rather strange juxtaposition). Pink was promoting his new book, Drive, which discusses what motivates people other than carrots (rewards) and sticks (punishment). Autonomy, mastery, and purpose are the chief motivators the book discusses as human drives, but it also touches on two questions that can have a lasting impact on not just the business and educational, but also the personal, and I thought I'd share. They may sound a bit cliche, but for those of us -- like me-- who sometimes get bogged down in the details, it can be nice to have reminders to assure that, in the big picture, we're living the life we want.