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Curious Minds at Work

219 EpisodesProduced by Gayle AllenWebsite

Want to get better at work? At managing others? Managing yourself? Gayle Allen interviews experts who take your performance to the next level. Each episode features a book with insights to help you achieve your goals.

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CM 219: Britt Frank on Getting Unstuck

August 1st, 2022

50:56

There are times in our lives where we feel stuck, be it personally or professionally. It might be in our career. It might in a relationship.

We’re smart, so we try to think our way out of it. But when we’re really stuck, …

CM 218: Michael Wenderoth on How to Get Promoted

July 18th, 2022

44:42

Most of us believe that if we're smart, work hard, and hit our targets, we've got what it takes to get promoted. And, in some organizations, we might be right.

But, in many organizations, those skills only take us so far.

CM 217: Anh Dao Pham on How to Succeed as a Project Leader

July 4th, 2022

59:20

In most organizations, moving up means managing projects. And if you want to grow your project management skills, you’ve got a wealth of resources to choose from. Everything from books and podcasts to courses and …

CM 216: Megan Gerhardt on Navigating a Multi-Generational Workplace

June 20th, 2022

57:15

For the first time in U.S. history, we have employees from five different generations working side by side. With so many different perspectives and life experiences, conflict is inevitable.

Unfortunately, this often …

CM 215: Roger Martin on Rethinking Management

June 6th, 2022

56:03

The most successful leaders are always looking for an edge. It could be a competitive edge for their organizations, their teams, even themselves.

One …

CM 214: Moshe Bar On Our Creative Brains

May 23rd, 2022

47:11

Most of us are productivity junkies. We pride ourselves on how much we accomplish and how long we maintain our focus.

But our brains know better. Sooner or later, they start to wander. To the tune of nearly half our …

CM 213: Todd Rose On The Hidden Costs of Fitting In

May 9th, 2022

1:01:50

Research shows our desire to fit in is incredibly strong. If you've ever disagreed with a group, but were afraid to speak up, you know the feeling. It means we go along to get along.

Unfortunately, these feelings are the …

CM 212: Zoe Chance on Influence, Charisma, and Persuasion

April 25th, 2022

1:00:31

The best filmmakers are influencers. They direct your attention using words, sounds, and images, and, within seconds, they’ve got you seeing the world through their eyes.  

But you don’t have to be a filmmaker to …

CM 211: Liz Wiseman on Standing Out at Work

April 11th, 2022

45:41

If someone asked what they should do to succeed in their job, you’d probably have a quick response. You might say something like, just do what you’re …

CM 210: Judson Brewer on Unwinding Anxiety

March 28th, 2022

44:11

Humans have always lived with anxiety. Thousands of years ago, we feared attacks by wild animals. Today we worry whether we’ll have enough money to retire.

It’s not the anxiety that matters, but how we handle it. Our …

CM 209: Joan Williams on Practical Solutions for Diversity

March 14th, 2022

46:37

Imagine that fewer people are buying your organization’s product or service. It’s a shift you didn’t anticipate. To fix it, you study the data, identify the problem, and then take steps to address it.

Your plan may …

CM 208: Mary-Frances O’Connor on How We Learn from Love and Loss

February 28th, 2022

52:25

Why do we grieve, and what happens when we do? For much of human history, answers to these questions have come primarily from writers and thinkers. …

CM 207: David Robson on How Our Expectations Shape Us

February 14th, 2022

48:27

From time to time, I’ll run across creative ways people are using apps I like. It often prompts me to learn more. I’ll watch some videos, read a few articles and, inevitably, what I discover is that I’ve been accessing …

CM 206: Nate Zinsser on Building Your Confidence

January 31st, 2022

50:52

Confidence seems elusive. We do something that comes easily and we don’t think twice about it. Or we try something new that’s challenging and we can't stop thinking about our mistakes. It can leave us thinking that …

CM 205: Claudia Goldin on Women, Careers, and Greedy Work

January 17th, 2022

56:53

For women who want a career and a family, we might expect things would be easier today. After all, women have greater access to education and job …

CM 204: Ayelet Fishbach on Achieving Your Goals

January 3rd, 2022

58:24

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with New Year’s resolutions. We love that feeling of a fresh start. But we hate how our commitments seldom …

CM 203: Azeem Azhar On Thriving In An Exponential Age

December 20th, 2021

48:54

We hear it all the time, that the pace of technological change today is faster than ever before. But what does that really mean, and why does it …

CM 202: Anne Helen Petersen on the Peril and Promise of Working from Home

December 6th, 2021

41:10

Just a few years ago, the possibility of working from anywhere made us wistful. With family and friends, we’d play the “what if” game: What if we …

CM 201: Rob Cross on Collaboration Overload

November 22nd, 2021

40:05

There are countless benefits to collaboration. We get new ideas. Solve problems more quickly. Produce higher quality work.

But too much of anything …

CM 200: Jay Van Bavel on Our Changing Identities

November 8th, 2021

52:01

We like to think of our identities as singular and stable: I’m an early riser (and will always be), or I’m a foodie (and can’t imagine otherwise).

But …

CM 199: Michael Rousell on the Power of Surprise

October 25th, 2021

33:08

How to change someone’s mind. It’s a topic that’s come up a few times before on the podcast. For example, I talked to Jonah Berger about how to make inroads by asking for less. I also spoke with Tali Sharot about how to …

CM 198: Eric Johnson on the Science of Decision-Making

October 11th, 2021

48:16

We like to think we’re in complete control of the decisions we make. From the sandwich we ordered for lunch to the Netflix show we watched last …

CM 197: Stefan Thomke on How to Run Game-Changing Experiments

September 27th, 2021

47:24

What do you think makes companies like Amazon or Google so innovative? With Amazon you might say their relentless focus on the customer. With Google, …

CM 196: Kat Vellos on Mastering Friendship

September 13th, 2021

50:14

I’ve spent a lot of time talking to guests about our relationships at work. For example, we’ve discussed how to listen better, how to navigate conflict, and how to influence others, just to name a few.

What I’ve spent …

CM 195: Vanessa Bohns on How We Influence Others

August 30th, 2021

53:30

One of the messages our culture delivers is “not enough.” Not clever enough. Not busy enough. Not successful enough. It’s a cultural mantra that …

CM 194: Joe Keohane on the Benefits of Talking to Strangers

August 16th, 2021

48:49

I have a confession to make. I enjoy talking to people I don't know. I like learning about them and hearing their stories. I'm sure it explains why I started this podcast nearly six years ago.

Yet I know a lot of people …

CM 193: Deborah Stone on How Data Can Lead Us Astray

August 2nd, 2021

50:57

Numbers have power. They convey certainty. For example, when we know whether cases of Covid-19 are rising or falling, we feel like we have more …

CM 192: Leidy Klotz on Doing More with Less

July 19th, 2021

36:03

So often, when we try to solve a problem, we focus on what we can add. Let’s say you're moving to a smaller space. Your first thought might be to …

CM 191: Lisa Feldman Barrett On How Our Brains Work

July 5th, 2021

57:42

I'll admit it. I'm a sucker for brain science. I love learning new things about how our brains work and how to get the most out of this amazing organ. That means I'm always scanning for my next book on the topic. And, …

CM 190: Jim Detert on Being Brave at Work

June 21st, 2021

38:31

When you think about courage at work, what comes to mind? Most of us think of the whistleblowers, the people who speak out on illegal corporate practices.

Yet many who succeed in changing the workplace, do so on a …

CM 189: Amanda Ripley on Breaking Free from High Conflict

June 7th, 2021

47:41

Think of your family, your friends, and your colleagues. In each of these relationships, you can expect to experience conflict from time to time. …

CM 188: Lisa Genova on the Science Behind Memory

May 24th, 2021

50:17

I've got a riddle for you. What do we need to get better at our jobs? To maintain relationships with family and friends? To find our keys?

The answer is memory. 

Yet when it comes to what it is and how to get the most out …

CM 187: David Smith and Brad Johnson on the Playbook for Male Allies at Work

May 10th, 2021

55:28

Change happens through action. For example, if we want to solve the hunger problem in our local community, we donate to a food drive. We volunteer at …

CM 186: Ethan Kross on Changing Our Self-Talk

April 26th, 2021

40:33

Most of us have a voice in our heads. On some days, it builds our confidence. On others, it tears us down. 

Our inner voice is an invisible force that has a big effect on our work and our lives.

I've often been curious …

CM 185: John Bowe on Mastering Public Speaking

April 12th, 2021

33:58

For many of us, public speaking creates a lot of anxiety. And like all phobias, it comes at a cost. Researchers have linked a fear of public speaking …

CM 184: Amelia Nagoski On Banishing Burnout

March 29th, 2021

36:09

A hundred years ago, if you asked someone about burnout, they wouldn't know what you were talking about. Fast forward to today and there's a good …

CM 183: Therese Huston On Getting Feedback Right

March 15th, 2021

57:37

Most of us are hungry for feedback. Whether it's from bosses, teachers, family, or friends, we know it's the key to getting better. And the research supports this: frequent, effective feedback improves our motivation …

CM 182: Lisa Feldman Barrett On How Our Brains Work

March 1st, 2021

57:21

I'll admit it. I'm a sucker for brain science. I love learning new things about how our brains work and how to get the most out of this amazing organ. That means I'm always scanning for my next book on the topic. And, …

CM 181: Dan Cable On Unlocking Your Potential

February 15th, 2021

53:40

For a good part of my life, I believed that focusing on my weaknesses was the key to achieving success. In fact, I didn't realize how much I'd embraced this way of thinking until I began working with an executive coach.

CM 180: Fred Dust On Making Conversations Better

February 1st, 2021

36:19

Meaningful conversations can be a creative lab space. At their best, they're a place to share perspectives and be heard. They can also be a place to …

CM 179: Marissa King On Feeling Good About Networking

January 18th, 2021

48:23

For most of us, networking is a topic that brings up a lot of strong feelings. And most of those feelings aren't all that positive.

Ultimately, we …

CM 178: Catherine Sanderson on the Bystander Effect

January 4th, 2021

42:08

When challenging situations arise, how do we make the shift from bystander to helper? What are the factors that determine whether or not we take action? And what if helping means disobeying an authority figure?

These are …

CM 177: Julie Shah on the Future of Robots

December 21st, 2020

43:10

What will the world look like when we're living and working with robots every day?

Robots work on assembly lines. They zoom around warehouses. And they even fly planes. Most of us aren't surprised to hear these stories …

CM 176: Eugenia Cheng on Rethinking Gender

December 7th, 2020

53:20

What if mathematics could help us rethink gender equality by questioning how society is structured?

Women are often told that, to succeed, they need …

CM 175: Roger Martin on the Efficiency Myth

November 23rd, 2020

49:29

What's driven our relentless obsession with economic efficiency and who are its winners and losers?

For much of the twentieth century, the U.S. economy benefited most individuals and families, no matter their social …

CM 174: Michael McCullough on the Kindness of Strangers

November 9th, 2020

45:12

How did humans, a species of self-centered apes, come to care deeply about complete strangers?

From an evolutionary standpoint, we shouldn't be kind …

CM 173: Katherine Kinzler on How Language Shapes Us

October 26th, 2020

44:35

We recognize the biases we hold around race, class, and gender, but what about language?

Katherine Kinzler, author of the book, How You Say It: Why …

CM 172: Ashley Whillans On How to Reclaim Your Time

October 12th, 2020

45:46

How can we escape the time traps that keep us from living our best lives?

These are the traps that make us feel like there are never enough hours in the day. They leave us time poor, a term Ashley Whillans talks about in …

CM 171: Anne Helen Petersen on Workplace Burnout

September 29th, 2020

43:52

How did we get to a place where life's become an endless treadmill of work?

In her latest book, Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation, Anne Helen Petersen tackles this question. Her book is for anyone …

CM 170: Nicholas Carr on What the Internet Does to Our Brains

September 14th, 2020

51:24

Is the onslaught of online information eroding our brain's ability to think deeply and creatively?

In 2008, Nicholas Carr, asked the provocative …

CM 169: David Livingstone Smith On Resisting Inhumanity

August 28th, 2020

42:43

What happens in our minds when we dehumanize others, and how can we resist it?

These are the kinds of questions David Livingstone Smith, author of the book, On Inhumanity: Dehumanization and How to Resist It, has found …

CM 168: Deirdre Mask on How Addresses Change Lives

August 17th, 2020

55:44

What can a simple street address reveal about a person’s identity, race, wealth and power?

For many of us, an address is something we don't spend a lot of time thinking about. It may be a string of numbers and letters we …

CM 167: Stefanie Johnson On Inclusive Leadership

August 3rd, 2020

37:46

How can we recognize the blind spots that cause us to build less inclusive teams?

When we commit to achieving greater diversity in the workplace, we're taking an important step. But we need to see this step as just the …

CM 166: Jonah Berger On Changing People’s Minds

July 20th, 2020

46:38

How can we get our staunchest opponents to come around to our way of thinking?

When we're trying to convince other people, we often start by sharing our ideas. If they resist our efforts, we usually just push harder. …

CM 165: Dan Heath On Innovative Problem Solving

July 6th, 2020

53:54

What would happen if, instead of reacting to problems, we solved them at the source?

That's a question that Dan Heath, author of the book, Upstream: …

CM 164: Stanislas Dehaene On How We Learn

June 22nd, 2020

42:38

What are the skills that can help us learn new things more quickly and efficiently?

Our ability to learn sets us apart from other species. Yet few of us understand how to maximize this ability.

Stanislas Dehaene, Director …

CM 163: Frances Frei on Leadership

June 8th, 2020

55:49

What if leaders spent less time building themselves up and more time building up others?

When leaders face challenges, they're often encouraged to take a long, hard look in the mirror. Frances Frei, co-author with Anne …

CM 162: Don Moore On How To Be Perfectly Confident

May 25th, 2020

51:52

What if the biggest barrier to our success wasn't a lack of confidence but overconfidence?

We tend to associate a high degree of confidence with success. In fact, most of us believe it's a requirement for achieving our …

CM 161: Eitan Hersh On Making Real Change

May 11th, 2020

45:34

What if the way we engage in politics today works against the changes we seek?

One-third of Americans say they spend at least two hours a day on …

CM 160: Olga Khazan on the Upside of Being Weird

April 27th, 2020

33:15

What if we transformed the word weird from an insult to a badge of honor?

When we call someone "weird," it's rarely positive. Growing up as a …

CM 159: Wayne Baker On The Power of Asking

April 13th, 2020

47:14

How much of a role can asking others for help play in achieving our goals?

It turns out, quite a bit. In fact, research shows that we're more likely …

CM 158: Emily Balcetis On How To Achieve Success

March 30th, 2020

58:23

What if knowing how successful people see the world could help us achieve our goals?

When we see people achieving their goals, we may be tempted to …

CM 157: Kate Murphy On How To Listen

March 16th, 2020

50:54

Listening improves our relationships, health, and workplaces. So how can we get better at it?

Think about the last time someone listened to you, a time when you felt heard. Those moments matter more than we realize. In …

CM 156: Lydia Denworth on the Science of Friendship

March 1st, 2020

51:58

What actions would you take if you knew how important friendships were for your health?

Most of us recognize that friendships play an important role …

CM 155: Jenny Odell on How to Do Nothing

February 16th, 2020

58:25

As we increasingly equate human worth with productivity, what does it mean to do nothing?

That's the question Jenny Odell explores in her book, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy. In it, she deftly draws …

CM 154: Laura Huang On Finding Your Edge

February 3rd, 2020

37:10

What happens when you actively shape how you're seen, rather than leaving it to chance?

At some point, many of us have felt overlooked, underestimated, or even ignored in our work. We may have responded by putting our …

CM 153: Janelle Shane on How Artificial Intelligence Works

January 20th, 2020

43:20

What happens when you teach an AI to write knock-knock jokes, recipes, and pick-up lines?

It's a rare week that goes by without someone talking about the power, and the perils, of artificial intelligence. But if you're …

CM 152: Wendy Wood on the Science of Habits

January 7th, 2020

49:09

What if our success was less about channeling willpower and more about building sustainable habits?

Too often, when we think about goals we've failed to achieve, we blame it on a lack of willpower. Yet research has shown …

CM 151: James Clear on Making and Breaking Habits – Rebroadcast

December 24th, 2019

1:00:20

We all have trouble changing our habits, but the problem isn't us. It's our systems.

Whether we want to adopt good habits or avoid bad ones, we need to think beyond willpower or setting bigger goals. According to James …

CM 150: Marc Brackett on Permission to Feel

December 9th, 2019

36:45

How can recognizing, understanding, and managing our emotions contribute to our happiness, success, and well-being?

Emotions play a big role in our …

CM 149: Jamil Zaki on the Science of Empathy – Rebroadcast

November 25th, 2019

56:21

In a world where empathy is in decline, how can we learn to care more?

If you sense we're less empathetic today than decades past, you're right. Studies show there's been a 48 percent decline in empathy between 1979 and …

CM 148: Adam Waytz on the Power of Human

November 11th, 2019

42:42

What if the very tech that connects us is taking away our need to interact?

Technology connects us to more people than ever before. Yet, as Adam …

CM 147: Bina Venkataraman on How to Think Ahead

October 28th, 2019

50:35

How would our decision-making change if we shifted focus from the present to the future?

Instant gratification comes easily to us. But when we delay …

CM 146: Lindsey Pollak on the Multigenerational Workplace

October 14th, 2019

56:32

How does work change when we have five generations in the workplace at once?

For the first time in history, there are five different generations working alongside one another in the workplace. In some organizations, that …

CM 145: Susan Schneider on the Future of Your Mind

September 30th, 2019

37:58

What does artificial intelligence mean for the future of machine consciousness and the human mind?
Every week, artificial intelligence is playing a …

CM 144: Sari Wilde On The Connector Manager

September 16th, 2019

42:06

Is there a certain type of leader whose management approach gets more from their teams?
Gartner, a research and advisory firm, recently conducted a study of thousands of managers and employees. They wanted to find out if …

CM 143: Paul Tough on How College Makes or Breaks Us

September 9th, 2019

55:50

Does college have a greater impact on the lives we lead than we ever imagined?
Is college still a tool for upward mobility or is the system engineered …

CM 142: Steve Magness on Finding Your Passion

August 19th, 2019

40:14

What if advice we get to “follow your passion” is more complicated that it seems?

Steve Magness is co-author with Brad Stulberg of the book, The …

CM 141: David Robson on the Intelligence Trap

August 5th, 2019

54:39

What if our IQ scores reveal far less about intelligence and reasoning than we think?

We often assume that people with high IQ scores are more intelligent. We may even believe they’re able to think more critically and …

CM 140: Elizabeth Segal on Why We Need Social Empathy

July 30th, 2019

39:59

How is our lack of social empathy affecting millions of people in surprising, unexpected ways?

To maintain and deepen our relationships with other …

CM 139: Kat Holmes on the Power of Inclusive Design

July 8th, 2019

50:52

What if you design a product or service that prevents certain people from using it?

These kinds of mismatches are everywhere: a computer mouse that works only for the right-handed; credit-card-only payment systems that …

CM 138: Caroline Criado Perez on Invisible Women

June 26th, 2019

51:03

What’s the cost when women are left out of healthcare, education, and public policy data?

Data drives decision making in critical areas. Yet, in most …

CM 137: David DeSteno on Emotions that Lead to Success

June 13th, 2019

55:14

What if achieving our goals is not about willpower but about gratitude, compassion and pride?

It’s natural to experience negative emotions, like discouragement, frustration, and even fear when we’re working on something …

CM 136: Jamil Zaki On The Science Of Empathy

June 3rd, 2019

55:37

In a world where empathy is in decline, how can we learn to care more?

If you’re sensing that people are less empathetic today than decades ago, your …

CM 135: David Epstein On Generalists Over Specialists

May 27th, 2019

1:09:15

Can we achieve greater success in life by choosing to generalize rather than to specialize?

If you want to be the best at something, the story goes something like this: Begin as early as you can. Focus on nothing else. …

CM 134: Brian Gunia on a Fresh Approach to Negotiation

May 16th, 2019

42:37

What if we entered negotiations with the goal of benefitting both sides, not just ours?

For many, the word negotiation conjures up images of a heated …

CM 133: Rob Walker on the Art of Noticing

May 7th, 2019

42:13

How can paying more attention to the world around us increase our engagement and creativity?

Most of us are fighting a daily tug-of-war with distraction – from phone alerts to streaming video to open office plans. Yet, …

CM 132: Donna Hicks on the Surprising Effects of Dignity

April 28th, 2019

45:22

How can we ensure we not only respect people’s dignity, but also protect our own?

Violations of dignity lie at the heart of many conflicts, from the …

CM 131: James Clear on Making and Breaking Habits

April 15th, 2019

59:36

We all have trouble changing our habits, but the problem isn’t us, it’s our systems.

Whether we want to adopt good habits or avoid bad ones, we need to think beyond willpower or setting bigger goals. Instead, James …

CM 130: Allison Schrager on Rethinking Risk

April 2nd, 2019

37:10

What if there were a better way for us to think through life’s riskiest decisions?

That’s where Allison Schrager comes in. She’s the author of the book, An Economist Walks into a Brothel: And Other Unexpected Places to …

CM 129: Jennifer Eberhardt on the Impact of Hidden Racial Bias

March 26th, 2019

48:48

Unconscious racial bias can influence what we see, what we do, and what we remember.

These are topics that Jennifer Eberhardt, author of the book, Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We See, Think, …

CM 128: Kartik Hosanagar On How Algorithms Shape Our Lives

March 12th, 2019

58:12

Are we making our own decisions or are machine learning algorithms making them for us?

Kartik Hosanagar, author of the book, A Human’s Guide to Machine Intelligence: How Algorithms are Shaping Our Lives and How We Can …

CM 127: Steven Rogelberg on Making Meetings Great

March 4th, 2019

36:59

How can we change boring, unproductive meetings into gatherings no one would want to miss?

Many of us dread meetings, even when we’re the ones leading …

CM 126: Hal Gregersen on Why Questions are the Answer

February 18th, 2019

58:36

What if the secret to getting unstuck isn’t the right answer, but the right question?

Hal Gregersen, author of the book, Questions are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to Your Most Vexing Problems at Work and in Life, …

CM 125: Cal Newport on Digital Minimalism

February 5th, 2019

59:47

What if instead of improving our lives, our technology is actually making them less meaningful?

Many of us live in a hyperconnected world. Hourly, …

CM 124: Liz Fosslien on Emotions at Work

February 5th, 2019

41:13

Which emotions should we bring to work and which ones should we leave at home?

When it comes to most workplaces, it’s a difficult question to answer. …

CM 123: Chris Bailey on Overcoming Distraction

January 26th, 2019

47:37

How can we reclaim our attention in a world that’s increasingly filled with digital distractions?

Chris Bailey, author of the book, Hyperfocus: How to be More Productive in a World of Distraction, has some answers. He is …

CM 122: Amy Edmondson on Maximizing Team Performance

January 12th, 2019

36:43

Which work environments are the most effective at leveraging their people’s talents, skills and abilities?

Amy Edmondson, award-winning Professor of …

CM 121: Chip Conley on Bringing Wisdom to Work

December 31st, 2018

39:50

What can older workers contribute to fast-growing companies populated by digital natives? A lot.

Chip Conley, author of the book, Wisdom at Work: The …

CM 120: Maryanne Wolf on Digital Reading

December 15th, 2018

47:48

By reading on our devices, we’re losing abilities it took us thousands of years to develop.

That’s because reading from a screen – a computer, a tablet, a phone – lends itself to skimming. This lack of deep reading …

CM 119: Chris Clearfield on Preventing Meltdowns

December 1st, 2018

48:00

Disastrous events take place all the time, but could many be prevented? For example, could discount retailer, Target, have spared thousands of people …

CM 118: Dolly Chugh on Becoming the Person You Want to Be

November 17th, 2018

43:49

Many of us strongly identify as supporters of equality, diversity and inclusion. Yet Dolly Chugh’s research suggests that by holding on to this …

CM 117: John Zeratsky on Creating Time for Things that Matter

November 4th, 2018

46:25

It can seem like we’re working harder, yet rarely getting to what matters most. John Zeratsky understands how we feel and wants to help. He’s the co-author with Jake Knapp of the book, Make Time: How to Focus on What …

CM 116: Jason Fried on Making Work Less Crazy

October 20th, 2018

46:59

Long hours, 24/7 access, and crushing goals have become the norm in many workplaces. Jason Fried, co-author of the book, It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work, thinks we need to stop celebrating this approach and, …

CM 115: Steven Johnson on Making Decisions that Matter the Most

October 6th, 2018

47:17

What if you could make better decisions? Even with the biggest, life-altering choices, such as where to live, who to marry, or whether to start a …

CM 114: Michele Gelfand on What Makes Us Different

September 22nd, 2018

41:58

When we try to explain cultural differences, we often turn to descriptions of east versus west, rich versus poor or, in U.S. politics, red versus …

CM 113: Priya Parker on Designing Better Meetings

September 9th, 2018

41:29

Gatherings play a big role in our lives. Weekly work meetings. Weddings. Holiday dinners. But over time, our gatherings can have a ho-hum feel. Priya …

CM 112: Nicholas Epley on How Well We Know Each Other

August 25th, 2018

41:30

Do we know what others think? What about our partners or closest friends?

Nick Epley, author of the book, Mindwise: Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want, explains that we can read the minds of …

CM 111: Kristin Neff on Self-Talk for Challenging Times

August 11th, 2018

37:35

What kind of self-talk can best help us achieve our goals?

When we run into challenges, the voice inside our heads can be harsh and critical. Kristin Neff, Associate Professor in Human Development at the University of …

CM 110: Laura Vanderkam on Getting More Done

July 29th, 2018

37:57

When it comes to time, most of us feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Yet we’ve probably got more time than we think. It's just that the way to win back more hours is counterintuitive.

That’s what Laura …

CM 109: Heidi Grant on the Science of Asking for Help

July 15th, 2018

36:55

How do you feel about asking for help? For most of us, asking for help feels uncomfortable, mainly because we expect we’ll be rejected when we ask.

CM 108: Leonard Mlodinow on Unleashing Our Creative Thinking

July 1st, 2018

33:33

In times of rapid change, people who can think creatively are invaluable. Leonard Mlodinow, author of the book, Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change, calls this type of thinking elastic. It is a bottom up …

CM 107: Adam Alter – Are We Addicted to Our Technology?

June 17th, 2018

50:58

Tech addictions don’t just happen to certain kinds of people. Increasingly we’re finding they can happen to any of us.

In today’s technology-rich …

CM 106: Daniel Cable on Happiness at Work

June 3rd, 2018

50:21

Unhappiness at work is at an all-time high. While some might blame bad attitudes or a lack of motivation, Daniel Cable offers another perspective. He believes that the routines of the modern workplace are simply out of …

CM 105: Tali Sharot On How To Change Someone’s Mind

May 20th, 2018

41:12

Can facts change someone’s mind? Most times, this approach is a dead end, especially when we try to convince those with top-notch analytical skills. In fact, neuroscience shows that analytical people will tend to use …

CM 104: Janice Kaplan on Making Your Own Luck

May 6th, 2018

30:54

We all know people who seem especially lucky or, in some cases, unlucky.

Janice Kaplan wondered whether this was due to random chance or luck overlooked, so she co-authored the book, How Luck Happens: Using the Science …

CM 103: Daniel Coyle on How to Build Amazing Teams

April 22nd, 2018

39:29

How do we build remarkable teams, the kind that are more than the sum of their parts? Daniel Coyle answers that question in his latest book, The …

CM 102: Morten Hansen On Working Smarter

April 8th, 2018

39:20

What sets top workplace performers apart?

To answer this question, Morten Hansen, Professor at University of California, Berkeley, studied over 5,000 U.S. corporate employees for his book, Great at Work: How Top …

CM 101: Idan Ravin on Rethinking Performance

March 25th, 2018

30:39

Sometimes an outsider can offer a game-changing take on a tried-and-true process. When it comes to performance, that person is Idan Ravin, author of the bestselling book, The Hoops Whisperer: On the Courts and Inside …

CM 100: Jeff Haden on How to Get Motivated

March 11th, 2018

33:22

Many of us view motivation as the spark we need to achieve our goals. But Jeff Haden, author of The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win, explains that it is actually the reverse.

To feel …

CM 099: Sean Young on the Science of Changing Your Life

February 25th, 2018

31:39

What is the secret to changing our habits?

Too often, we are led to believe that we need to study successful people and then use our willpower to act …

CM 098: Jon Kolko on Igniting Creativity in Organizations

February 11th, 2018

40:25

What if you are creative, but your organization is not?

Many of us have worked in places that have tried to adopt more creative practices, and we know …

CM 097: Sam Walker on Creating Outstanding Teams

January 28th, 2018

43:11

Do you have the seven qualities of a great leader?

As the former sports editor of the Wall Street Journal, Sam Walker chronicled the exploits of some of the most remarkable teams ever assembled. Fascinated by their …

CM 096: Olivia Cabane and Judah Pollack on Breakthrough Thinking

January 14th, 2018

37:31

Breakthroughs can take our work to new and exciting places, yet they rarely happen as often as we’d like. Are there ways to prompt these kinds of moments, so we can create them more often?

Olivia Fox Cabane and Judah …

CM 095: Lynda Gratton On The 100-Year Life – Rebroadcast

December 31st, 2017

35:15

Are you prepared to live to 100? Research shows that it is becoming the norm, but that few of us are planning for it. Many are surprised to learn that it not only requires rethinking saving and retirement, but also …

CM 094: Emiliana Simon-Thomas On How To Be Happier

December 17th, 2017

39:52

We have more control over our happiness than we think. And if we follow the advice of the most cutting-edge happiness researchers, we can help others …

CM 093: Tasha Eurich on the Science of Self-awareness

December 4th, 2017

41:50

Ninety-five percent of us think we are self-aware, but only ten to fifteen percent of us actually are. How important is that difference to our well being and happiness? Well, according to Tasha Eurich, self-aware …

CM 092: Barbara Oakley on Learning How to Learn

November 20th, 2017

38:18

Most of us can learn anything, if we're taught how. Yet few of us find this to be the case. Why? Because we lack the skills we need to deal with the …

CM 091: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz on Big Data as Truth Serum

November 6th, 2017

31:04

Do you really know your neighbors or coworkers?

To understand human behavior, we need research participants who act and respond truthfully. But that …

CM 090: Dan Heath on Creating Moments that Matter

October 23rd, 2017

45:45

What's behind the extraordinary experiences that stay with us? Are they as random as we're led to believe or is there a pattern to them that, if we …

CM 089: Daniel McGinn on Performing Under Pressure

October 9th, 2017

32:26

Maybe performing under pressure is easier than we think.

In those moments before an interview, an exam, or a presentation, we often feel our worst. Yet Daniel McGinn, author of the book, Psyched Up: How the Science of …

CM 088: Eric Liu on Your Hidden Power

September 25th, 2017

46:44

When you hear the word power, what comes to mind? For most of us, we imagine power-hungry leaders or think of phrases like power corrupts. But when my guest, Eric Liu, considers power, he sees something different. He …

CM 087: Steven Sloman on the Knowledge Illusion

September 11th, 2017

33:55

Few of us realize how dependent we are on the people and objects around us for our knowledge. But Steven Sloman does.

He reveals that we are …

CM 086: Keith Payne on the Surprising Effects of Feeling Unequal

August 28th, 2017

49:47

Most of us are aware of the negative effects of income inequality on health and well-being. But few of us realize that just seeing yourself as …

CM 085: Philip Auerswald on the Human Side of Code

August 14th, 2017

31:08

Could our code be making us more human?

When most of us hear the word code, we think of computer code -- the digital instructions that drive our …

CM 084: Mitch Prinstein on How Popularity Shapes Our Lives

July 31st, 2017

46:43

Why are high-school memories of popularity so strong? Because they still shape our lives today.

Mitch Prinstein, author of the book, Popular: The …

CM 083: Cesar Hidalgo on the Impact of Collective Learning

July 17th, 2017

33:59

When it comes to economic growth, why are some countries and companies better than others?

While many experts look to factors in geography, finance, …

CM 082: Scott Page on the Power of Diverse Teams

July 3rd, 2017

43:43

Does our obsession with the myth of the lone genius cause us to miss out on opportunities for high-impact innovation?

Scott Page helps us see how diverse teams repeatedly outperform not only smart individuals, but also …

CM 081: Future Partners on Overcoming Resistance to Innovation

June 19th, 2017

37:27

Have you ever had a great idea only to have it rejected by your organization?

If you are nodding your head, you will want to read Think Wrong: How to Conquer the Status Quo and Do Work that Matters. The authors, John …

CM 080: Oliver Luckett and Michael Casey Rethink Social Media

June 5th, 2017

29:30

Why is social media so pervasive?

Many have searched for just the right metaphor to capture its explosive growth, yet few have found ones that fit. Instead of turning to concepts like networks or connections, maybe we …

CM 079: Jennifer Mueller on Leading Creative Change

May 22nd, 2017

46:30

Think we want creative ideas? Think again.

While most of us are swimming in creative ideas, the research shows that we tend to go with what we already know. This love-hate relationship with creativity discourages …

CM 078: Scott Sonenshein on Succeeding With Less

May 8th, 2017

33:55

Why do some succeed with so little, while others fail with so much?

Scott Sonenshein, author of the book, Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less and Achieve More than You Ever Imagined, thinks it happens because we get …

CM 077: Emily Esfahani Smith on Creating a Meaningful Life

April 24th, 2017

38:40

Research shows that happiness is elusive. So how can we achieve a deeper, longer lasting sense of joy?

Emily Esfahani Smith, author of the book, The …

CM 076: Lisa Feldman Barrett on Rethinking Our Emotions

April 10th, 2017

45:55

When we get angry or excited, our emotions can seem automatic. But are they?

For decades, scientists have described these feelings as hardwired, …

CM 075: Andy Molinsky on Overcoming Your Fears

March 27th, 2017

29:30

Do successful people possess talents that we lack? Or do they just do things that scare the rest of us?

Andy Molinsky wants to help us embrace …

CM 074: Lisa Kay Solomon On Designing Strategic Conversations

March 13th, 2017

37:16

Leaders face an onslaught of new challenges that demand increasingly innovative solutions.

Yet their approaches to finding them often get stuck in …

CM 073: Joi Ito on Navigating Our Faster Future

February 27th, 2017

48:31

How can we stay on top of changes that are not only getting faster, but more complex?

We need strategies to take advantage of breakthroughs in fields as diverse as data mining, artificial intelligence and machine …

CM 072: Bill Taylor on Innovation in Everyday Organizations

February 13th, 2017

49:31

Can extraordinary innovation happen in ordinary organizations? Yes, if you know how.

In his latest book, Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways, Bill Taylor shines a spotlight …

CM 071: Ibram Kendi on Rethinking Racist Ideas in America

January 30th, 2017

39:45

Innovators often invent the future and some do so by rethinking the past. For example, innovative historical researchers not only help us understand what happened yesterday, they improve how we respond to those issues …

CM 070: Francesca Gino on the Benefits of Nonconformity at Work

January 16th, 2017

36:21

Employee engagement is at an all-time low, but why? Francesca Gino, an expert on employee engagement and productivity, advises that if we do only one …

CM 069: Lipson and Kurman on Our Driverless Future

January 2nd, 2017

35:46

Self-driving cars are just around the corner. Are you ready?

With the advent of machine learning and related tech, autonomous cars are more …

CM 068: Michelle Segar on Exercise for Life

December 26th, 2016

34:35

If you struggle with exercise, Michelle Segar has a secret for you: Stop blaming yourself! Blame the system!

After years of studying the science of motivation, Michelle Segar, Ph.D., Director of SHARP -- the Sport, …

CM 067: Mick Ebeling on Achieving the Impossible

December 19th, 2016

30:13

Have you ever felt powerless to improve the lives of those less fortunate than you?

Mick Ebeling believes that the key to helping many is to start by helping just one. He shares details and examples of this in his book, …

CM 066: Cathy O’Neil on the Human Cost of Big Data

December 12th, 2016

37:20

Algorithms make millions of decisions about us every day. For example, they determine our insurance premiums, whether we get a mortgage, and how we perform on the job.

Yet, what is more alarming is that data scientists …

CM 065: Tim Wu on Reclaiming Our Attention

December 5th, 2016

53:53

What is the hidden impact of constant demands on our attention? How does it affect how we think, how we act, and how we live?

We have clickbait on our mobile devices and computer screens, ads on buses, and commercials on …

CM 064: Catherine Turco on Leadership in a Digital Age

November 28th, 2016

53:38

Is it possible to lead with full transparency? Can openness be the cornerstone of a large, fast-growing tech organization?

These are just some of the …

CM 063: Janice Kaplan on the Power of Gratitude

November 21st, 2016

35:47

Gratitude has a dramatic impact on well-being and success, yet many of us are not aware of this research.

In this groundbreaking book, The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life, …

CM 062: John Maeda on Great Design

November 14th, 2016

32:10

Everyone benefits from understanding great design. Whether you make products, program apps, or provide services, design plays a critical role in how …

CM 061: Susan David on Emotional Agility

November 7th, 2016

59:35

It is essential to achieve our goals, yet few of us practice it.

It is emotional agility -- the ability to navigate the thoughts, feelings, and stories we tell ourselves as challenges arise. This does not mean ignoring …

CM 060: Stuart Firestein on How Breakthroughs Happen

October 31st, 2016

35:38

How do breakthroughs happen? Not how we think.

Movies, books, and articles, constrained by time and word limits, often leave out the realities --  the messy work, filled with dead ends, abandoned questions, and …

CM 059: Erika Andersen on Getting Good Fast

October 24th, 2016

30:59

Want to succeed in work and life? Be bad first.

Do not confuse this with the familiar call to fail fast (so often heard in the startup world in recent years). This is a longer game. It is about getting comfortable with …

CM 058: Jessica Tracy on the Benefits of Pride

October 17th, 2016

43:12

Is pride a deadly sin or a key to our survival? Will it lead us down a destructive path or can it actually help us resist temptation?

In this conversation, Jessica Tracy answers these questions and more. Jessica is a …

CM 057: Gretchen Bakke On Innovations In Energy

October 10th, 2016

37:31

We produce more wind and solar power than ever before, yet coal, oil, and gas constitute over 90 percent of our energy sources. Why? Blame it on the …

CM 056: Mahzarin Banaji On The Hidden Biases Of Good People

October 3rd, 2016

48:15

Do good people discriminate more often than they think? That is exactly what a team of researchers found when they analyzed the thoughts and reactions of millions of people around the world.  

Harvard University …

CM 055: Jocelyn Glei On Slaying The Email Dragon

September 26th, 2016

39:08

What stands between us and meaningful work? Email!

It is killing our productivity and distracting us from the creative work we crave, yet we spend …

CM 054: Amantha Imber On The Formula For Innovation

September 19th, 2016

35:35

Is there a formula for innovation? Yes! And the most successful individuals, teams, and organizations rely on it to achieve their goals.

Innovation …

CM 053: Amy Whitaker on Carving Out Creative Space

September 12th, 2016

44:59

How do we make time for creative work, and how do we sustain it?

Amy Whitaker, author of Art Thinking: How to Carve Out Creative Space in a World of …

CM 052: Tom Davenport On Avoiding Obsolescence in an Automated Age

September 5th, 2016

32:26

Smart machines are coming, so what are we doing about it?

Instead of cowering in fear, what if we took a proactive approach? What if there were a …

CM 051: Devora Zack on Singletasking for a Richer, Happier Life

August 29th, 2016

32:15

Multitasking is a myth. And we are poorer for trying to do it.

The research shows that we have less productivity, more stress, diminished creativity, …

CM 050: Julia Shaw on the Science of Memory

August 22nd, 2016

37:20

Can you trust your memory? Probably not.
Research shows that we can be convinced fairly easily that we are guilty of a crime we did not commit. We not only misremember information, but we can misremember information …

CM 049: Arun Sundararajan on the Sharing Economy

August 15th, 2016

32:02

We all share, but today, millions get paid for it. Is this new trend just a fad or is it radical rethink for how we work?

When we catch a ride with an Uber driver or contract with someone on Upwork, we marvel at the …

CM 048: Dacher Keltner on the Power Paradox

August 8th, 2016

37:48

Is there a secret to lasting power? Yes, and Dacher Keltner has been teaching leaders about it for decades. And the secret is not the ruthless, …

CM 047: Todd Rose on the Myth of Average

August 1st, 2016

50:31

Average is a myth, so why should it control our lives? We measure ourselves -- and others -- against averages all the time. Think GPAs, personality …

CM 046: Kevin Kelly On How Tech Shapes Our Future

July 25th, 2016

40:55

Do we shape tech or does it shape us? Turns out it is both. And that is just 1 of the 12 big ideas Kevin Kelly explores in his latest bestseller, The …

CM 045: Lynda Gratton on The 100-Year Life

July 18th, 2016

35:15

Are you prepared to live to 100? Research shows that it is becoming the norm, but that few of us are planning for it. Many are surprised to learn that it not only requires rethinking saving and retirement, but also …

CM 044: Jonah Berger on Hidden Forces Shaping Our Behavior

July 11th, 2016

32:28

More than 99 percent of our decisions are shaped by others. From the clothing we buy to the cars we drive to the political candidates we vote for, …

CM 043: Iris Bohnet on Finding and Keeping Great Talent

July 4th, 2016

47:45

Want to hire, evaluate, and collaborate more effectively? The same design principles that are changing how we think about products and services can …

CM 042: Matthew Crawford on Individuality in an Age of Distraction

June 27th, 2016

34:45

What if our distractions are robbing us of our individuality? Philosopher-machinist Michael B. Crawford noticed just how much attention we give up -- often against our will -- to all the distractions strategically …

CM 041: Liz Wiseman on Why Learning Beats Knowing

June 20th, 2016

41:40

Do you fear becoming obsolete? Liz Wiseman offers a solution. Rather than run from challenging roles, seek them out. In fact, in a world where 85 …

CM 040: Therese Huston Shatters Myths About Women Leaders

June 13th, 2016

45:39

When it comes to risk, confidence, and stress, who handles them better, men or women? Believe it or not, just asking this question shows we have a lot to learn. Turns out it is not about better, but about different. And …

CM 039: Anders Ericsson on Peak Performance

June 6th, 2016

43:15

If you are searching for your natural talents, think again. Award-winning psychologist, Anders Ericsson, is reshaping our conception of innate …

CM 038: Dan Ariely Shares the Truth about Dishonesty

May 30th, 2016

46:00

We like to think that cheating is limited to criminals and other wrongdoers. But what if it were true that the majority of people cheated most of the time?

That is exactly what has been revealed in the extensive …

CM 037: Steve Case on the Next Wave of Internet Innovation

May 23rd, 2016

39:14

Steve Case, co-founder of America Online, believes that Internet companies have grown in three successive waves. Tech entrepreneurs spent the first wave getting us on the Internet. They spent the second wave connecting …

CM 036: Michael Casey on Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Our Economic Future

May 16th, 2016

33:58

While bitcoin and blockchain may sound like something from science fiction, they have become powerful tools to help us rethink banking and finance. …

CM 035: Greg McKeown on Achieving More by Choosing Less

May 9th, 2016

45:38

Productivity strategies do not work if we are focused on the wrong things. What we really need is an effective system for determining what is …

CM 034: Amy Wilkinson on the Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs

May 2nd, 2016

31:44

We may believe that successful entrepreneurs possess innate abilities that set them apart, but what if those skills are just the result of practice …

CM 033: Karie Willyerd on Future-Proofing Your Career

April 25th, 2016

35:41

Fear of job obsolescence ranks higher for most people than their fear of dying! Only half of workers today believe their skills will be valuable …

CM 032: Doug Rushkoff on Redesigning the Economy

April 18th, 2016

51:56

Named one of ten most influential thinkers in the world by MIT, Doug Rushkoff asks some seriously big questions on this episode of Curious Minds.

The biggest one is: what if an economy predicated on growth is …

CM 031: Farai Chideya on the New World of Work

April 11th, 2016

31:29

Technology and globalization are reshaping work, but what can we do about it? What approaches should we take as organizations do more with fewer …

CM 030: Chris Guillebeau on Winning the Career Lottery

April 4th, 2016

26:10

We each have work we were born to do, but it can take time and effort to find it. Becoming comfortable with the search is half the battle, because we need to try different kinds of jobs and work environments. With each …

CM 029: Herminia Ibarra on Learning to Lead

March 28th, 2016

27:22

We are taught to think before we act. But what happens when we need to act in order for that thinking to make sense?

Herminia Ibarra’s research suggests that is exactly the case when learning to lead. Based on decades …

CM 028: Cal Newport on Deep Work

March 21st, 2016

41:03

Should we expect distractions at work? Or are we unwittingly cooperating in our own ineffectiveness?

In this conversation, Cal Newport, bestselling …

CM 027: Bee Wilson on How We Learn to Eat

March 14th, 2016

37:22

Why do we love certain foods? What role do families and memories play in our tastes? How can we help our children to eat well and wisely? While we …

CM 026: Dan Gardner on Predicting the Future

March 7th, 2016

35:15

How can you better forecast the future? What are the characteristics and habits of mind of those who are the best in the world at doing it? And why are those people rarely the forecasters featured in the national and …

CM 025: Sydney Finkelstein on Leaders Who Move the World

February 29th, 2016

48:40

If you are going to have a boss (or be a boss), make it a Superboss. Why? Because a Superboss leads individuals, teams, and organizations in ways that move the world.

Sydney Finkelstein, bestselling author of Super …

CM 024: Adam Grant on Being Original

February 22nd, 2016

36:59

Abraham Lincoln, Lucy Stone, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Steve Jobs: What set them apart and helped them achieve such world-altering success? In his …

CM 023: Donald Sull on Making Smarter Decisions

February 15th, 2016

34:43

Every day we have problems to solve and decisions to make. Too often, the steps we take to address them result in more complexity, rather than less. …

CM 022: Miki Agrawal on Pursuing Your Passion

February 8th, 2016

26:04

What does it take to pursue your dream? For Miki Agrawal, it took a catastrophic event that had a direct impact on her work and her life. It woke her up to three goals she had always wanted to achieve. And it led her to …

CM 021: Jocelyn Glei on Creativity, Happiness and Meaningful Work

February 1st, 2016

29:15

We all want to do meaningful work that gives our lives purpose and lets us be creative. And yet, the very tools that help us stay organized and …

CM 020: Martin Ford on Artificial Intelligence, Automation and the Future of Work

January 25th, 2016

39:07

Artificial intelligence, robotics, and automation technologies are fulfilling (and surpassing) predictions from the most creative science fiction. …

CM 019: Gillian Tett on Breaking Down Silos

January 18th, 2016

33:54

When we operate in silos, we narrow our perspective in ways that can limit, and even destroy, innovation. So where have we seen silos before and what can we learn from them?

In this fascinating conversation with Gillian …

CM 018: Jeff Speck on Designing Cities that Fuel Innovation

January 11th, 2016

45:00

Why do most people want to live in walkable cities and towns? What's the impact on innovation and well-being?

Jeff Speck, city planner, urban designer, TED Talk speaker, and bestselling author of Walkable City: How …

CM 017: Jonah Berger on Why Things Catch On

January 4th, 2016

32:56

Why do certain products, services, or stories go viral? How can we make our own work contagious?

These are questions Wharton Professor, Jonah Berger, answers in his bestselling book, Contagious: Why Things Catch On. In …

CM 016: Michelle Segar on Rethinking Exercise and Motivation

December 28th, 2015

34:12

If you are one of the millions of people who struggle to stick with an exercise program, Michelle Segar has a secret for you: It is not your fault; …

CM 015: Warren Berger on Questions that Prompt Innovation

December 21st, 2015

22:20

What if the secret to successful innovation lies in asking ambitious questions, the kinds most of us rarely ask? That is exactly what Warren Berger …

CM 014: Alvin Roth on the Secrets of Market Design

December 14th, 2015

31:26

Nobel-prize-winning economist Alvin Roth explores the markets that shape our lives, particularly our work, our health care and our schools. He also …

CM 013: Jamie Holmes on the Surprising Benefits of Uncertainty

December 7th, 2015

40:37

No one likes uncertainty, yet our success may depend on it. In the bestseller, Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing, Jamie Holmes argues that …

CM 012: Thiel Fellow Madison Maxey on Making and Design

November 30th, 2015

26:33

At 16, Madison Maxey was the youngest to intern at Tommy Hilfiger. Shortly after that, she founded her company, The Crated, a product innovation …

CM 011: Thiel Fellow Alex Koren on Learning to Fail

November 30th, 2015

26:30

Alex Koren had never considered dropping out of college. A successful high school student, he headed to Johns Hopkins University and was class …

CM 010: Thiel Fellow Jihad Kawas on Young Entrepreneurs

November 30th, 2015

28:08

Jihad Kawas started his company, Saily, when he was 16 years old growing up in Lebanon. Now, two years later, after a recent public launch, his app …

CM 009: Thiel Fellow Charlie Stigler on College and Career

November 30th, 2015

30:03

At the age of 16, Charlie Stigler built SelfControl, an app designed to block out online distractions. It has been downloaded by millions. Encouraged …

CM 008: Mona Patel on What Drives Great Design

November 23rd, 2015

24:09

Design thinking and creativity are like muscles: we all have them, but they are more useful when they are strengthened! In this bestselling book …

CM 007: Janice Kaplan on How Gratitude Changes Your Life

November 16th, 2015

29:49

What happens when you dedicate a year of your life to practicing gratitude? Maybe everything.

In this groundbreaking new book, The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life, Janice …

CM 006: Mick Ebeling on How to Achieve the Impossible

November 9th, 2015

32:32

Mick Ebeling is the Founder of Not Impossible Labs, an online crowdsourcing platform that dramatically improves the lives of millions by creating low-cost, open-source, and do-it-yourself devices. For example, through a …

CM 005: Nir Eyal on Rethinking Our Online Habits

November 2nd, 2015

37:13

Nir Eyal is the bestselling author of Hooked and a contributing writer for Forbes, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today. An entrepreneur, educator, and …

CM 004: Wendy Suzuki on How Exercise Makes You Smarter

October 26th, 2015

24:05

Wendy Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University. Wendy is an award-winning teacher and researcher, a TEDx …

CM 003: Bernie Roth on How to Design a Life

October 17th, 2015

33:04

Bernie Roth is a Professor of Engineering and the Academic Director and Co-founder of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the d.school) at …

CM 002: David H. Hansson on How to Rethink Leadership

October 17th, 2015

31:38

David Heinemeier Hansson is the Founder and CTO of Basecamp, best-selling author of Rework and Remote, and creator of the popular web application …

CM 001: Seth Godin on How to Author a Life

October 14th, 2015

36:27

Best-selling author Seth Godin discusses how to reimagine life and work in the post-industrial age. His books include Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip, and Purple Cow.

In this interview, Seth talks about the liberating power of …

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