Dr. Robert Cialdini (@RobertCialdini) is a speaker, consultant, and author of Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion and, most recently, Pre-suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade. The Cheat Sheet: What is “pre-suasion,” and how does it relate to the concepts inside influence? How persuasive people shape others’ behavior and how we can use these […]
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Tim Urban (@waitbutwhy) of Wait But Why tells us how to build good patterns for defeating chronic procrastination and gain control over our own lives. The Cheat Sheet: Telling someone afflicted with chronic procrastination not to procrastinate is like telling someone with clinical depression to just be happier: it doesn’t work. The chronic procrastinator experiences […]
Jocko Willink (@jockowillink), commander for the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War, joins the show to talk about taking responsibility, discipline, intensity, and leadership to the next level as outlined in Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win. The Cheat Sheet: When making a decision, worrying about variables that […]
Hines Ward (@mvp86hinesward) is a two-time Super Bowl champion and MVP of Super Bowl XL. He joins us to talk about how, in spite of just turning 40, he’s just getting started. The Cheat Sheet: Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. By carving out his own niche in the game of football, […]
Ryan Holiday (@ryanholiday), author of Ego Is the Enemy, talks about how learning to put our higher goals above a desire for recognition leads us to true accomplishment. The Cheat Sheet: What is the ego? When does the ego go from being a fundamental part of our existence to an all-destroying enemy? What are the […]
Cal Newport revisits the show to talk about deep work and how focus can make you not only more productive and effective, but happier and more neurologically healthy. The Cheat Sheet: What’s the difference between shallow work and deep work? Why is engaging in deep work so important not only to personal satisfaction, but to […]
Sam Harris (@samharrisorg) is a neuroscientist, author, and philosopher; he’s also a staunch critic of religion (while being an advocate of mindfulness) who joins the show to discuss some views that — fair warning — many may find controversial. The Cheat Sheet: When does stubbornness stop being a virtue and become a confession of intellectual […]
Dan Harris (@danbharris) is a co-anchor of Nightline and the weekend edition of Good Morning America on ABC News. He’s the author of 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works — A True Story, about a fidgety, skeptical newsman who […]
Brian Koppelman (@BrianKoppelman) was a blocked writer until he was 30. Now, he’s the showrunner, co-creator, and executive producer of Billions on Showtime and the host of Slate’s The Moment podcast. How did he turn things around? He’s here to discuss this and share his Hollywood stories with us on The Art of Charm. “The […]
Cal Newport shows us how to cultivate meaningful and successful working lives while debunking the “follow your passion” advice that lesser professors peddle to the masses. The Cheat Sheet: Why is “follow your passion” bad advice — and what are some better alternatives? The traits that make work great are rare and valuable — so […]