What motivates to work hard?

What Marshmallows Tell Us About Silicon Valley

Why do some people work hard while others falter? Why does Silicon Valley produce new technologies and billion-dollar companies while efforts in other cities fail to foster entrepreneurship and brisker economies? You could spend a career studying this question, and depending on whom you ask, you may receive contradictory answers. But we suggest starting with a number of experiments run by Stanford psychologists in the sixties and seventies involving children and promises of marshmallows. ….[READ]

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