Robin Dunbar

EP 248 Robin Dunbar on Friends: Understanding the Power of our Most Important Relationships

Friends matter to us, and they matter more than we think. The single most surprising fact to emerge out of the medical literature over the last decade or so has been that the number and quality of the friendships we have has a bigger influence on our happiness, health and even mortality risk than anything else except giving up smoking. Robin Dunbar explains why.

Leonard Mlodinow Innovation Show

EP 247: Leonard Mlodinow on Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics

Leonard Mlodinow, Stephen Hawking, Subliminal, Elastic, Euclid’s Window, Feynman’s Rainbow, The Upright Thinkers and War of the Worldviews with Deepak Chopra. And 2 books coauthored with Stephen Hawking.Innovation,Business,Leadership,Entrepreneurship,Human Potential

Bill Burnett Dave Evans

EP 246: Designing Your Work Life with Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

The course – the most popular at Stanford – has led to a global franchise and a New York Times and worldwide bestselling book: Designing Your Life, published in 2016.

Today they are here to discuss their follow up book : Designing Your Work Life: How to Thrive and Change and Find Happiness at Work

Cliff Goldmacher

EP 245: The Reason For The Rhymes: Mastering the Seven Essential Skills of Innovation by Learning to Write Songs with Cliff Goldmacher

The Reason For The Rhymes: Mastering the Seven Essential Skills of Innovation by Learning to Write Songs with Cliff Goldmacher

Robert Sapolsky

EP 244: “Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst” – Robert M. Sapolsky

Robert Sapolsky’s Behave is one of the most dazzling tours de horizon of the science of human behavior ever attempted, a majestic synthesis that harvests cutting-edge research across a range of disciplines to provide a subtle and nuanced perspective on why we ultimately do the things we do…for good and for ill.

EP 243: Understanding How the Future Unfolds: Using Drive to Harness the Power of Today's Megatrends with Mark Esposito

Your business’s success depends on how you prepare for the future. While business leaders of the past looked in the rear-view mirror to predict the road ahead, we must look at the greater forces affecting the social, business and economic world today—megatrends. 

Our guest today is here to share a fresh, holistic way to think about tomorrow by preparing for it today: He calls it DRIVE. The DRIVE framework examines five interrelated megatrends: 

• Demographic and social changes

• Resource scarcity

• Inequalities

• Volatility, complexity, and scale

• Enterprising dynamics 

It is a great pleasure to welcome Mark Esposito, the author of “Understanding How the Future Unfolds: Using Drive to Harness the Power of Today’s Megatrends”.

Some great news as ever, Mark has kindly offered a copy of the book for the innovation show community, just sign up to our newsletter on www.theinnovationshow.io

Mark Esposito,

EP 243: Understanding How the Future Unfolds: Using Drive to Harness the Power of Today’s Megatrends with Mark Esposito

Mark Esposito shares a fresh, holistic way to think about tomorrow by preparing for it today: He calls it DRIVE.

The DRIVE framework examines five interrelated megatrends: 

• Demographic and social changes
• Resource scarcity
• Inequalities
• Volatility, complexity, and scale
• Enterprising dynamics 

EP 242: The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore with Michele Wucker

When facing a rhino that’s about to charge, doing nothing is seldom the best option. Yet all too often that’s exactly what happens. Danger rarely comes as a complete surprise; instead, it follows many missed opportunities for taking precautions, reading and responding to warning signals.

The impulse to freeze is hard to overcome. Sometimes the grip of denial is so strong that we do nothing at all; or, even worse, as in many market booms leading to bust, we do more of what was dangerous in the first place.

We welcome the author of “The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore”, Michele Wucker. More about Michele:https://thegrayrhino.com

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EP 241: The Nocturnal Brain: Tales of Nightmares and Neuroscience with Guy Leschziner

The Nocturnal Brain: Tales of Nightmares and Neuroscience with Guy Leschziner

You can survive longer without food than without sleep. The fact that sleep is fundamental to life is unarguable, but in modern society, at least until recently, we have taken for granted that sleep simply happens, and is a necessary evil to allow us to live our waking lives. Recently, however, there has been a shift in how we view sleep. Rather than being a hindrance to our working and social lives, a biological process that keeps us from being productive, the concept of the importance of sleep is percolating through. Its role in the maintenance of our physical and mental health, our sporting prowess, our cognitive abilities, even in our happiness, is slowly being appreciated. And rightly so. People are taking sleep seriously

The normal expectation of waking up feeling ready for the day ahead is rarely found among our guests patients. Their nights are tormented by a range of conditions, such as terrifying nocturnal hallucinations, sleep paralysis, acting out their dreams or debilitating insomnia. The array of activities in sleep reflects the spectrum of human behaviour in our waking lives. Sometimes these medical problems have a biological explanation, at other times a psychological one, and the focus of the clinical work that He and his colleagues do is to unravel the causes for their sleep disorders and attempt to find a treatment or cure.

More about Guy here: https://guyleschziner.com/