The man in the picture is Dan Pink, a career analyst that uses a scientific approach to investigate the mysteries of motivation. He summarised the results of his researches in this TED talk.
We think we know what motivation is, don't we? The truth is that our perception is radically different from the reality. The business world is based on carrots and sticks. But this approach doesn't work for jobs that require creativity.
Learn more by dedicating twenty minutes of your day to view the video (it also has subtitles in forty languages). It lasts eighteen minutes. Then, use the remaining two minutes to reflect.
Enjoy: The Puzzle of Motivation