Driven: How Human Nature Shapes Our Choices

Driven: How Human Nature Shapes Our Choices

by Paul R. Lawrence, Nitin Nohria

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ISBN-13: 9780787963859
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/23/2002
Series: J-B Warren Bennis Series , #8
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 583,865
Product dimensions: 5.96(w) x 9.07(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Paul R. Lawrence is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Organizational Behavior Emeritus at Harvard Business School. His research, published in twenty-four books and numerous articles, has centered on the human aspects of management, organizational change, and organization design.

Nitin Nohria is Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration and chairman of the Organizational Behavior Unit at the Harvard Business School.
He is the author of more than seventy-five professional articles and the coauthor or editor of seven books, including the award-winning The Differentiated Network.

Table of Contents

Editor's Note, Warren Bennis.

Foreword, Edward O. Wilson.

The Authors.

Preface.

PART ONE: BRIDGING GAPS;
SETTING THE STAGE FOR UNDERSTANDING HUMAN NATURE.

1. Toward a Unified Understanding of Human Nature.

2. How the Modern Human Mind Evolved.

3. Innate Drives and Skills.

PART TWO: THE FOUR DRIVES BEHIND HUMAN CHOICES.

4. The Drive to Acquire (D1).

5. The Drive to Bond (D2).

6. The Drive to Learn (D3).

7. The Drive to Defend (D4).

PART THREE: THE DRIVES IN ACTION;
HOW HUMAN NATURE WORKS IN CONTEXT.

8. Culture, Skills, Emotions: Other Pieces of the Puzzle.

9. Origins of the Social Contract.

10. Why So Much Diversity?

PART FOUR: HUMAN NATURE AND SOCIETY.

11. Human Nature in Organizational Life.

12. The Road Forward.

Afterword: Future Research Proposals.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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