Season 1

Best Books of 2023
January 05, 2024x
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Best Books of 2023

Before we power ahead into the new year, let's take some time to look back at the year that was. As has been an annual tradition since 2016, I'm looking back at my top 10 favourite books I read in 2023. 

Oliver Burkeman: Happiness, Change, Time Management & Motivational Seminars
November 15, 2023x
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Oliver Burkeman: Happiness, Change, Time Management & Motivational Seminars

I had the pleasure of speaking with Oliver Burkeman, who is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors. His books HELP! , The Antidote and Four Tousand Weeks have all been winners and I can't wait for what he dishes up next.  In this episode we speak about happiness, making effect change, the pow...

Fundamental Attribution Error (HELP!, part 3)
November 09, 2023x
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Fundamental Attribution Error (HELP!, part 3)

It's one of the most pervasive cognitive errors in our human psychology. When we assess others, we overemphasise personality-based explanations and undervalue situational ones. If someone is late to a meeting, we assume it's because they're a lazy person, not because they were stuck in traffic. And...

Hofstadter's Law (HELP!, part 2)
November 07, 2023x
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Hofstadter's Law (HELP!, part 2)

You might've heard of Parkinson's Law, how tasks expand to fill the time alloted to them. Well this is Parkinson's on steroids. Hofstadter's Law says that: any task you’re planning to complete will always take longer than expected, even when Hofstadter’s Law is taken into account. It's a viscious c...

The Abilene Paradox (HELP!, part 1)
November 05, 2023x
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The Abilene Paradox (HELP!, part 1)

Part 1 of a three-part mini series based on the book HELP! by Oliver Burkeman. This episode is inspired by the article titled 'How To Please None Of The People None Of The Time' that originally featured as a column in The Guardian.  In this episode, you'll learn how trying to please people is possi...

WYWL: Four Thousand Weeks
November 01, 2023x
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WYWL: Four Thousand Weeks

In preparation for my interview with Oliver Burkeman, I revisited his three books: Four Thousand Weeks , HELP! , and The Antidote . This was originally Episode #400 of the What You Will Learn podcast (published in November 2022) about the book Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management For Mortals , whic...

Dan Ariely: Misbelief & Irrationality
October 18, 2023x
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Dan Ariely: Misbelief & Irrationality

After first interviewing Dan Ariely in November 2017, he's back for Round 2! This time, we speak about his brand new book, Misbelief.  Buy Misbelief: https://misbeliefbook.com/   Dan's website: https://danariely.com/  

Relativity & Comparison (Predictably Irrational)
October 15, 2023x
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Relativity & Comparison (Predictably Irrational)

Dan Ariely's 2008 book 'Predictably Irrational' highlighted "the hidden forces that shape our decisions".  Rather than the standard economic theory that looks at how we think people SHOULD behave, behavioural economics looks at how people ACTUALLY behave. Ariely found that rather being in the drive...

WYWL: The Upside of Irrationality
October 10, 2023x
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WYWL: The Upside of Irrationality

In preparation for my interview with Dan Ariely about his new book, Misbelief, I revisited a bunch of his previous books as well.  The Upside of Irrationality takes some of Ariely's research and findings into human behaviour and applies them to the world of work and motivation. This was originally ...

Owen Fitzpatrick: Natalie Imbruglia Meets The Jesus Terminator
October 02, 2023x
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47:1864.96 MB

Owen Fitzpatrick: Natalie Imbruglia Meets The Jesus Terminator

Today I'm chatting with Owen Fitzpatrick. Owen is the author of 8 or 9 great books (with more on the way), he's the host of the Changing Minds podcast, and he delivered my favourite TED Talk of all time.  On this episode, we chat about Owen's compulsion for inputting new information, how he went de...