Cube58 – College vs Pro

Ben Roethlisberger is a Superbowl Winning Quarterback, who ended up in the wrong place & suspended from the NFL.

Merril Hoge is a former NFL quarterback & NFL analyst who came alongside Ben in his dark time and mentored him.


This cube pulls from Drive by Danial Pink, specifically the chapter titled “Autonomy”. It presents a small section, then shifts to an episode of ESPN’s NFL Live where Merril Hoge tells a little about his relationship with Ben. Tony Dungy adds some insight, he has also mentored NFL players who got into trouble.


[mp3 – 8:39] One-Click Subscriptions: Zune : iTunes : RSS


Starting Questions:

  1. Which of these is it more important and less important for you to have control or influence over? task, time, technique, team
  2. Have you seen situations, settings, or systems that teaches or helps people to accept more responsibility or autonomy?
  3. Any other thoughts?

Cube37 – Motivation : Why you are having issues

Long ago the primary motivations with humans was survival. If you could help someone survive, you could motivate them to do just about anything.

More recent the method of motivating people, mostly employees, was carrots & sticks.

Now, Daniel Pink explains in his book Drive, to motivate or influence the actions of more and more people, you have to find something else. This is not universal for everyone, at this point, but the more a task requires creativity, the less extra money will cause better results.


In working on this episode, the previous two work well with it:

Here is Starting Cube 37 – Motivation : Why you are having issues

[mp3 – 6:57] One-Click Subscriptions: Zune : iTunes : RSS


Starting Question:

  1. Is your work interesting? If not, is that a source of frustration?
  2. What was the strongest thought as you listened to this?