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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.


The Power of Regret

The Power of Regret

by Daniel H. Pink


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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