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

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 237: End of Competitive Advantage with Rita McGrath

In this episode, strategy expert and Columbia Business School professor Rita McGrath takes on one of most fundamental and recognised notions in strategy: that of sustainable competitive advantage.

EP 236: Humane Capital with Vlatka Hlupic

Despite decades of research illustrating the benefits of enlightened leadership, the high-performance workplace is still not the norm. Vlatka Hlupic has spent 20 years investigating this paradox, and in this book she forms a penetrating critique of why such strong evidence has had limited impact, and provides an alternative practical approach that any employer can implement to overcome these challenges.

EP 235: Open, Honest, and Direct with Aaron Levy

Building a business requires more than just a good product and talented people; it requires you to take a hard look at how you show up as a leader.

Open, Honest, and Direct helps you dive into the heart of your business and your people, identifying changes you can make to transform the way you and your managers lead.

EP 234: The Art of Ideas with William Duggan

William Duggan is an expert on creativity from Columbia business school. He shares how great ideas don’t just happen. Innovation springs from creative thinking—a method of the human mind that we can study and learn.

EP 233: Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? with Frans de Waal

Frans de Waal. overturns the view of animals as stimulus-response beings and opens our eyes to their complex and intricate minds. With astonishing stories of animal cognition, his work challenges everything you thought you knew about animal – and human – intelligence. We welcome author of Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, Frans de Waal.

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EP 232: Total Rethink: Why Entrepreneurs Should Act Like Revolutionaries with David McCourt

In business, and in life, everything is changing fast, apart from how we behave. Our ways of thinking have changed very little since we lived in agricultural and industrial societies, but the problems we now need to solve are entirely different. David McCourt shares some solutions.