Spark | Jan 4, 2013 | 22:52

"To Sell Is Human" with author Daniel Pink

In his new book "To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth about Moving Others" Daniel Pink argues that we're all in sales now, whether we're trying to convince people to listen to a radio show, or convincing a child to set the table. And he wants to show how we can do that happily and ethically.

Now Playing on CBC Radio Help Refresh

Live audio streams for phones and tablets: Radio One and CBC Music (Radio 2, Radio 3 and more)

CBC Radio One

Listen Live Ottawa change

CBC Radio 2

Listen Live Eastern change

CBC Radio 3

Listen Live Radio 3
Spark - How infrared cameras can stop your house from leaking heatApr 19, 2015 | 8:31Spark How infrared cameras can stop your house from leaking heat Audio
Spark How infrared cameras can stop your house from leaking heat Apr 19, 2015 | 8:31Tom Scaramellino is the CEO of Essess, a company that creates heat maps by driving around neighbourhoods with heat sensing cameras to tell you where your house is leaking energy.
Spark - When tech titans step up for social justiceApr 19, 2015 | 10:43Spark When tech titans step up for social justice Audio
Spark When tech titans step up for social justice Apr 19, 2015 | 10:43Recently we've seen tech leaders publicly speaking up about social issues. But is it hypocritical to speak up for social justice when your own company is tarnished? Mónica Guzmán looks at the tech sector's complicated relationship with social change.
Spark - How not to .suck for $2,500Apr 19, 2015 | 8:45Spark How not to .suck for $2,500 Audio
Spark How not to .suck for $2,500 Apr 19, 2015 | 8:45Anyone can now register for a .sucks domain, and many celebrities and companies are doing just that to protect their brands. Mark Jeftovic tells us why he won't pay the money to register his company as easyDNS.sucks.
Spark - 282: dot-internet, dot-ethics, dot-sucks and moreApr 19, 2015 | 53:59Spark 282: dot-internet, dot-ethics, dot-sucks and more Audio
Spark 282: dot-internet, dot-ethics, dot-sucks and more Apr 19, 2015 | 53:59Confusing Facebook with the internet, the continuing .sucks controversy, infrared cameras that sense your house is leaking heat, and the tech sector steps in for social justice.
Spark - Beyond the buzz: why haptics matterMar 29, 2015 | 12:00Spark Beyond the buzz: why haptics matter Audio
Spark Beyond the buzz: why haptics matter Mar 29, 2015 | 12:00Haptics designer and inventor David Birnbaum explores the possibilities of modern tactile design beyond buzzing cell phones and rumbling video games.
Spark - For this guy, forums are foreverMar 29, 2015 | 8:29Spark For this guy, forums are forever Audio
Spark For this guy, forums are forever Mar 29, 2015 | 8:29Dylan Scott has posted more than 27,000 times on the Rotten Tomatoes forum. He believes that forums still have a place in our social media world that's devoted to endless engagement.
Spark - This Week in Totally Trippy Haptic Technology ResearchMar 29, 2015 | 3:46Spark This Week in Totally Trippy Haptic Technology Research Audio
Spark This Week in Totally Trippy Haptic Technology Research Mar 29, 2015 | 3:46Spark producer Dan Misener drops by to talk about tactile illusions, and how technology can fool your brain into thinking you're touching something that's not there.
Spark - Good forums make good neighboursMar 29, 2015 | 7:58Spark Good forums make good neighbours Audio
Spark Good forums make good neighbours Mar 29, 2015 | 7:58In an age of social media, Front Porch Forum is an example of why online forums still matter. Their local approach helps neighbours connect and build community.
Spark - This vibrating bike senses obstacles before you doMar 29, 2015 | 6:19Spark This vibrating bike senses obstacles before you do Audio
Spark This vibrating bike senses obstacles before you do Mar 29, 2015 | 6:19Researchers in the Netherlands are working on a bicycle that senses the traffic around you and vibrates when there are obstacles. It's made particularly with seniors in mind.
Spark - The quantified pen palMar 29, 2015 | 11:07Spark The quantified pen pal Audio
Spark The quantified pen pal Mar 29, 2015 | 11:07Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec send each other weekly postcards with hand-drawn visualizations of the data they've collected about themselves.
Spark - 281: Vibrating bikes, drawing data and moreMar 29, 2015 | 53:59Spark 281: Vibrating bikes, drawing data and more Audio
Spark 281: Vibrating bikes, drawing data and more Mar 29, 2015 | 53:59Drawing data, why forums are forever, vibrating bicycles, and the future of haptic design.
Spark - Watch yourself write and you could be a better writerMar 22, 2015 | 9:04Spark Watch yourself write and you could be a better writer Audio
Spark Watch yourself write and you could be a better writer Mar 22, 2015 | 9:04James Somers created Draftback, a tool that lets you replay what you've written in Google Docs, so you can gain insight into your writing process.
Spark - Is your email aging you?Mar 22, 2015 | 4:49Spark Is your email aging you? Audio
Spark Is your email aging you? Mar 22, 2015 | 4:49Why the email provider you use may affect how others see you. Spark listener Niraj Joshi shares a recent experience.
Spark - An easy way to swap shifts with your co-workersMar 22, 2015 | 6:39Spark An easy way to swap shifts with your co-workers Audio
Spark An easy way to swap shifts with your co-workers Mar 22, 2015 | 6:39Austin Vedder is the co-creator of Shift Messenger, a messaging app specifically designed to help retail and restaurant employees swap shifts.
Spark - We expect you'll be brilliant! Unless you're a woman.Mar 22, 2015 | 9:11Spark We expect you'll be brilliant! Unless you're a woman. Audio
Spark We expect you'll be brilliant! Unless you're a woman. Mar 22, 2015 | 9:11Sarah-Jane Leslie, co-author of a recent study on the public perception of genius, discusses the consequences of our stereotypical idea of what brilliance looks like.

2 of 34