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The Power of Regret

Daniel H. Pink

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Daniel H. Pink explores the science of regret, revealing that wishing you'd done something different can help you own and change your future.

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The Power of Regret

The Power of Regret

by Daniel H. Pink

Overview

You've heard the old phrase 'no regrets.' It's become an anthem of sorts, a denial of anything negative in life. But regret is an undeniable part of the human experience and not necessarily a negative one.

Daniel H. Pink is a behavioral science writer, editor, and researcher whose previous books include A Whole New Mind and When. In The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward, Pink details the fundamental categories of regret and explores three steps for helping turn it into a positive, transformational force.

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Regret is not dangerous or abnormal, a deviation from the steady path to happiness. It is healthy and universal, an integral part of being human.

- Daniel H. Pink

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