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Gary Klein: Insights For Making Better Decisions #144

Celebrated research psychologist Gary Klein calls on his nearly 50 years of experience studying decision making to discuss the difference between experience and expertise, why some people stagnate at an intermediate level, Cognitive Flexibility Theory, the role of storytelling, how to gain insights, fixation errors, cognitive biases, mental models, how to fast-track expertise, and so much more.

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Andrew Wilkinson: Entrepreneurial Insights #143

Andrew Wilkinson explores the lessons learned from a career that’s seen him build a business empire of nearly 40 companies, mimetic desire, competing with venture-backed companies, hiring CEOs, and his million dollar mistakes.

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Marshall Goldsmith: The Essentials Of Leadership [The Knowledge Project Ep. #142] - Farnam Street

Marshall Goldsmith reflects on a nearly 40-year career as one of the world’s leading executive coaches, and distills down some of the most essential ideas about how to spot an exceptional leader, and become one yourself in your life and career. Goldsmith discusses how to gain confidence, motivating others, where leaders go wrong, why it’s …

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Kunal Shah: Core Human Motivations [The Knowledge Project Ep. #141]

Indian entrepreneur and venture capitalist Kunal Shah calls on his decades of entrepreneurial experience to discuss what he’s learned about what motivates people, and how observing trends have made him a runaway success in business.

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TKP Insights: Sex and Relationships [The Knowledge Project Ep. #140]

The Knowledge Project curates essential segments from five different past episodes all revolving around one theme: sex and relationships. This episode breaks down how we first find our mate, the important conversations to have early in a relationship, the different kinds of sex we have, the differences and connections between desire and arousal, and how healthy lines of communication can improve your relationship and make you a better business leader.

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Laurie Santos: The Pursuit of Happiness [The Knowledge Project Ep. #139]

Yale University psychology professor and happiness expert Laurie Santos dives deep on all the factors that contribute to our happiness, why we spend so much energy pursuing it, some science-backed methods to boost your happiness, why it’s crucial to protect yourself from unhappy people, and so much more.

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Luke Burgis: The Power of Mimetic Desire [The Knowledge Project Ep. #138]

Entrepreneur and educator Luke Burgis goes deep on how understanding mimetic desire, the theories behind mimetic desire and the teachings of René Girard, why all of our behaviors are imative, why we desire things we don’t need, and why this all leads to missing out on aspects of life that are far more meaningful and valuable.

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Justin Su'a: Peak Mental Performance [The Knowledge Project Ep. #137]

Justin Su'a discusses how to improve your mental performance, how to connect and build trust, the difference between consistency and intensity, the fragility of confidence, the difference between success and talent, how to raise the bar of your own performance, and so much more.

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David Sinclair: Reversing the Aging Process [The Knowledge Project Ep. #136]

Dr. David Sinclair explores the process of aging and the techniques you can incorporate into your life that help you live a longer, healthier life, including optimizing your diet, the benefits of exercise, the role of a positive attitude, the importance of sleep, the three supplements he takes every day, why it’s never too late to slow the process of aging.

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Sarah Jones Simmer: The Foundation of Trust [The Knowledge Project Ep. #135] - Farnam Street

Sarah Jones Simmer calls on her years of experience as an advisor, investor, and top-level executive to offer a series of crucial career tips, and discuss how work helped rehabilitate her following a frightening cancer diagnosis. Simmer goes deep on scaling a business, making the right hire for your company, female-led companies, fundraising, setting boundaries, …