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AutonomyMasteryPurposeI have first discovered these ideas in the book called "Cognitive Surplus" by Clay Shirky. The format was not as animated, but the ideas about these intrinsic motivators (and how they sometimes can be canceled by an addition of a monetary incentive) were interesting nonetheless. The book was a good read, though I must admit I was more impressed wit…