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Blog Post - Dacher Keltner

CM 048: Dacher Keltner on the Power Paradox

August 8, 2016

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, manipulative approach associated with 15th-century politician and writer Niccolo Machiavelli. It is actually the opposite. As a University of California, Berkeley, Professor of Psychology, and Founder and Director of…

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Blog Post - Todd Rose

CM 047: Todd Rose on the Myth of Average

August 1, 2016

Average is a myth, so why should it control our lives? We measure ourselves — and others — against averages all the time. Think GPAs, personality tests, standardized test results, performance review ratings. These are average measures that tell us little about what makes us unique. And this is not just a feel-good argument. It is…

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Blog Post - Kevin Kelly

CM 046: Kevin Kelly On How Tech Shapes Our Future

July 25, 2016

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 Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future. The Inevitable is a playbook to guide us through the seismic changes…

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CM 045: Lynda Gratton on The 100-Year Life

July 18, 2016

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 education, jobs, and relationships. To guide us, London Business School Professor and future of work…

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Blog Post - Jonah Berger

CM 044: Jonah Berger on Hidden Forces Shaping Our Behavior

July 11, 2016

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, our choices are the results of the invisible influence of those around us. And once we recognize that, we start to see our behavior — and the…

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Blog Post - Iris Bohnet

CM 043: Iris Bohnet on Finding and Keeping Great Talent

July 4, 2016

Want to hire, evaluate, and collaborate more effectively? The same design principles that are changing how we think about products and services can improve our talent management. Iris Bohnet, author of What Works and Professor of Behavioral Economics at Harvard University, tells us how. In this interview, Bohnet shares fast and inexpensive ways we can de-bias…

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Blog Post - Matthew Crawford

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

June 27, 2016

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 placed in front of us, from commercials on ATM screens to blaring airport televisions. He has written a guidebook to identifying the…

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Blog Post - Liz Wiseman

CM 041: Liz Wiseman on Why Learning Beats Knowing

June 20, 2016

Do you fear becoming obsolete? Liz Wiseman offers a solution. Rather than run from roles for which you are not qualified, seek them out. In fact, in a world where 85 percent of your knowledge could be irrelevant in as little as 5 years, this strategy may be the key to maintaining and advancing a…

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Blog Post - Therese Huston

CM 040: Therese Huston Shatters Myths About Women Leaders

June 13, 2016

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 while conventional wisdom often has us thinking women are indecisive, risk averse, and fragile, those perceptions…

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Blog Post - Anders Ericsson

CM 039: Anders Ericsson on Peak Performance

June 6, 2016

If you are searching for your natural talents, think again. Award-winning psychologist, Anders Ericsson, is reshaping our conception of innate ability versus learned skills. Anders has spent decades unearthing the secrets of expertise, and his research shows that the experts sitting at the top of most fields do not have more innate ability than their…

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Blog Post - Dan Ariely

CM 038: Dan Ariely Shares the Truth about Dishonesty

May 30, 2016

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 research of Dan Ariely, Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University. Dan has found…

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Blog Post - Steve Case

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

May 23, 2016

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 us to the apps and platforms they built on top of it. Now, in the third wave, innovative partnerships and policies will…

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Blog Post - Michael Casey

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

May 16, 2016

While bitcoin and blockchain may sound like something from science fiction, they have become powerful tools to help us rethink banking and finance. What began as a cypherpunk vision has become a viable model of currency and exchange for everyone with access to a Smartphone, from the unbanked in Afghanistan to the urban hipster in…

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Blog Post - Greg McKeown

CM 035: Greg McKeown on Achieving More by Choosing Less

May 9, 2016

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 absolutely essential and the discipline to work on that thing. We need criteria that empower us to select our highest priority, and a strategy for eliminating everything else. My guest,…

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Blog Post - Amy Wilkinson

CM 034: Amy Wilkinson on the Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs

May 2, 2016

We may believe that successful entrepreneurs possess innate abilities that set them apart, but what if those skills are just the result of practice and experience? That is the conclusion of Amy Wilkinson, bestselling author of The Creators Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs. She performed five years of interviews with the founders…

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Blog Post - Karie Willyerd

CM 033: Karie Willyerd on Future-proofing Your Career

April 25, 2016

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 three years from now, and of this group, only a third feels their companies are providing the kinds of training they need to do anything about it. That means the…

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Blog Post - Doug Rushkoff

CM 032: Doug Rushkoff on Redesigning the Economy

April 18, 2016

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 unsustainable? Growth at companies like General Electric (GE) used to mean jobs for hundreds of thousands of people.…

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Blog Post - Farai Chideya

CM 031: Farai Chideya on the New World of Work

April 11, 2016

Technology and globalization are reshaping work, but what can we do about it? What approaches should we take as organizations do more with fewer employees? How can we think about our careers as we hold more jobs over the course of our lives, often from different fields? What skills do we need and what mindsets…

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Blog Post - Chris Guillebeau

CM 030: Chris Guillebeau on Winning the Career Lottery

April 4, 2016

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 experience we gain greater insight into the skills and knowledge we have to…

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Blog Post - Herminia Ibarra

CM 029: Herminia Ibarra on Learning to Lead

March 28, 2016

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 of research, teaching, experience, and interviews, her latest book, Act Like a Leader, Think Like…

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