Monthly Archive: February 2018

Dacher Keltner

‘The Power Paradox’ by Dacher Keltner – Success Through Empathy (Part 1)

‘The Power Paradox’ by Dacher Keltner – Success Through Empathy (Part 1) The empowering message of ‘The Power Paradox’ by Dacher Keltner is that malevolence may bring a person power in the short term. But it will very rarely allow them to hold power for long.   You can get...

Derren Brown – Finding Happiness in the Modern World (Part 2)

This is part 2 of our discussion on Derren Brown’s excellent book ‘Happy’.   Preferred Indifferents On the ‘Good Life Guys Show/Podcast’ we talk about ‘preferred indifferents’ a lot. A ‘preferred indifferent’ is something that you would prefer to happen, but ultimately are indifferent to. You are indifferent because in...

Derren Brown – Finding Happiness in the Modern World (Part 1)

Derren Brown – Finding Happiness in the Modern World (Part 1)   Who Is Derren Brown?   Derren Brown is a rather famous television personality from the UK. He a magician, illusionist, and hypnotist. He is also a truly beautiful writer. As well as a consummate student of the human...

Russell Brand Sam Harris

Russell Brand v Sam Harris – Knowledge Beats Verbosity

It’s Human Nature To Want To Be Right – Russell Brand   Most people enjoy a good debate. And most of us have been guilty of arguing for positions that we are not fully clued-up on. The desire to be ‘right’ is a basic human instinct. Being correct makes us...

Rich Piana v Elon Musk – What Should Inspire Us?

Rich Piana v Elon Musk – What Should Inspire Us? We live in a world choc-full of potential role models. In this internet age, multitudes of people display their lifestyles for the entire planet to observe. Glossy YouTube channels and noisy Twitter accounts advertise ways of being as diverse as...