21 episodes

Welcome to the 'It's All Just a Bunch of BS' podcast, the show that looks at how behavioral change insights are being applied “in the wild”. Episodes feature renowned behavioral experts across industries and organizations, from management and marketing to policy and public health, and more.

The BS podcast is for those listeners whose jobs involve ... well, humans. UX/UI? Human resources? Marketing? Sales? Research? Design? Product innovation? You name it … there’s something for you in this show.

It's All Just a Bunch of BS Nick Hobson

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Welcome to the 'It's All Just a Bunch of BS' podcast, the show that looks at how behavioral change insights are being applied “in the wild”. Episodes feature renowned behavioral experts across industries and organizations, from management and marketing to policy and public health, and more.

The BS podcast is for those listeners whose jobs involve ... well, humans. UX/UI? Human resources? Marketing? Sales? Research? Design? Product innovation? You name it … there’s something for you in this show.

    New Ideas, Old Brain Quick Bit #3: Employee of the Month for Misbehaving

    New Ideas, Old Brain Quick Bit #3: Employee of the Month for Misbehaving

    Humans in the workforce are having a moment. There’s a focus turned to people-centric organizations and employee experiences, and we’re even going to the point to say that the “employee is always right” instead of the customer. Indeed, as the tagline of Maritz says, “people drive business …” So now, leaders of organizations are wanting above all for their employees to be engaged. Not the nuptials, but the idea that a person can be so committed to their work, so enthralled with the shared mission, that they’ll stop at nothing to deliver top-notch work… and to do it with a pep in their step. Job engagement – can’t get enough of it, right?

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    Episode 16 with RIMMA TEPER: Is a Human in the Lab Still a Human? Getting Wild About Human Risk

    Episode 16 with RIMMA TEPER: Is a Human in the Lab Still a Human? Getting Wild About Human Risk

    Rimma Teper is an applied behavioral scientist and social psychologist. After completing her PhD, she became the Resident Behavioral Scientist at Idea Couture. There she helped build the behavioral science team from the ground up, working on consumer research projects with key clients including Samsung, United Way, Kroger, and more. After, she moved Research Strategy Group as VP of Client Strategy and Behavioral Science, where she led a team in the application of BS throughout research, from foundational ethnography, to quantitative testing, to strategic solutioning. Most recently, Rimma has moved into her current role in the financial services at the Royal Bank of Canada, as Senior Director of Behavioral Science Internal Audit. In this newly created role, she brings a behavioural science lens to the bank’s assessment of risk culture and conduct. Her goal is to act as a strategic partner to the various functions and lines of business by providing insights into the psychological, systematic factors affecting decision-making within their teams. Rimma did her Masters and PhD from University of Toronto (where she still lectures), and a post-doc at Rotman School of management and Yale’s School of Management.

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    New Ideas, Old Brain Quick Bit #2: For Innovation's Sake, Take Your Vacations

    New Ideas, Old Brain Quick Bit #2: For Innovation's Sake, Take Your Vacations

    The knowledge economy, the gig economy, the digital revolution 2.0 … the “future of work” is here. And in a short period of time, it’s drastically altered the landscape of workplace talent and skillsets. The “soft skills” are the hallmark of today's top talent and leadership. One of those softer talents in higher demand than ever before is a person’s ability to innovate and be creative. Now the question is: Is a person more likely to be creative when in the weeds of focused day-to-daywork, or when on some type of break?

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    Episode 15 with PHILIPPE GARNEAU: Branding and BS, Strange Bedfellows Coming Together

    Episode 15 with PHILIPPE GARNEAU: Branding and BS, Strange Bedfellows Coming Together

    As a co-founder, president, and Executive Creator Director of GWP Brand Engineering, a Canadian firm celebrating its 24th year, Philippe has worked closely with behaviour and its relationship, specifically, to money and risk. Philippe's zealous interest and curiosity in Behavioural Economics and Finance is retrospective—what did his firm get right without being able to strategically validate why?——and what did they get wrong that they could have optimized with the benefits of BE? And of course Philippe's passion for BE is also forward looking. GWP is famous for opening up people’s minds to new ideas. Frequently outspoken (in both official languages) and a voracious consumer of new ideas, Philippe is often sought by all media as a commentator on a broad range of marketing topics. Philippe has been a guest lecturer at Canadian colleges and universities and taught copywriting for two years at OCAD University in Toronto. He is currently an expert panelist with the FGS Fintech Growth Syndicate and an Advisor to Abacus, the Facebook Agency.

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    New Ideas, Old Brain Quick Bit #1: Leadership and Hypocritical Flip-Flopping

    New Ideas, Old Brain Quick Bit #1: Leadership and Hypocritical Flip-Flopping

    We all know that in today’s VUCA world, good leadership is more elusive than ever before. Leaders, for one, are often required to take a value- or moral-based position and stick with it. See it through. No matter the personal consequences. But things change: Ideas get updated. Markets get disrupted. Assumptions are challenged. So what is a leader to do?

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    New Ideas, Old Brain: Delivering Quick Bits of BS Research Insights

    New Ideas, Old Brain: Delivering Quick Bits of BS Research Insights

    An added segment of the BS Podcast, called: New Ideas, Old Brain Quick Bits. Every week you’ll get a snippet of segment, a nugget of wisdom – 60 seconds of behavior science covering the latest research findings and insights. You tune in. You learn something. And then off you go on your merry way.

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Customer Reviews

Mr_MJMH ,

Financier

Best podcast out there for professionals interested in the psychology of organizations and customers. Keep it up!

rachcf ,

Interesting, knowledgeable, and easy to listen to!

Found out about Nick and this show from Four Beers pod. Really interesting to see how training in social psychology can be applied to BS/BI/BE. Nice diversity of guests in the episodes. Looking forward to hearing more!

Richy Tea ,

Mortgage Broker

Engaging & diverse topics that keep you listening and always wanting more! Great Podcast!

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