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The Knowledge Project Podcast unlocks your potential. We interview world-class doers and thinkers so you can better analyze problems, seize opportunities, and master decision-making. Every episode is packed with wisdom you can use at work and home. Learn more at https://fs.blog/podcast

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The Knowledge Project Podcast unlocks your potential. We interview world-class doers and thinkers so you can better analyze problems, seize opportunities, and master decision-making. Every episode is packed with wisdom you can use at work and home. Learn more at https://fs.blog/podcast

    #144 Gary Klein: Insights For Making Better Decisions

    #144 Gary Klein: Insights For Making Better Decisions

    Celebrated research psychologist Gary Klein has spent nearly 50 years studying how and why people make the decisions they do. On this episode, Klein calls on those five decades of experience to discuss pioneering the field of naturalistic decision making, 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.
     
    During his career Klein has developed several models of cognitive processes as well as research and application methods, some of which have been incorporated in U.S. Army doctrine for command and control. In 2015 Klein founded ShadowBox LLC, a cognitive skills training company that has been employed in the military, law enforcement, healthcare, social services, and petrochemical domains, and provides a flexible, scenario-based training technique that allows trainees to see the world through the eyes of experts. He is also the author of five books, including the 2013 release Seeing What Others Don't: The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights.

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    #143 Andrew Wilkinson: Entrepreneurial Insights

    #143 Andrew Wilkinson: Entrepreneurial Insights

    Canadian businessman and billionaire investor Andrew Wilkinson has made a successful career out of channeling his entrepreneurial spirit, but he knows that sometimes that energy can be a double-edged sword. On this episode, Wilkinson goes in-depth on the lessons learned from a career that’s seen him build a business empire of more than 40 companies, but also why he’s had to re-calibrate his personal goals after struggling to find happiness in the summer of 2021. He also discusses mimetic desire, building a business in a small Canadian market, competing with venture-backed companies, strategies for hiring CEOs, the mistakes that have cost him millions of dollars, and so much more.
     
    Wilkinson is the co-founder of Tiny Capital, which boasts an enterprise value of more than $1 billion and owns 35 different companies including AeroPress, MetaLab and Dribble. He is also the co-founder and chairman of WeCommerce, a holding company that starts, buys, and invests in the world’s top Shopify businesses. He is based in Victoria, British Columbia.

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    #142 Marshall Goldsmith: The Essentials Of Leadership

    #142 Marshall Goldsmith: The Essentials Of Leadership

    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 easier to change behavior than perception, how to specifically change other people’s perceptions, the three words that kill any conversation, decision making, the relationship between intensity and consistency, and so much more.
     
    With nearly four decades of hands-on experience, Goldsmith is the leading expert on leadership and coaching for behavioral change and has been recognized as one of the Top Ten Business Thinkers in the World and the top-rated executive coach at Thinkers50. He is also the author of four books on the subject of leadership, including What Got You Here Won’t Get You There and his most recent book, The Earned Life.

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    • 1 hr 37 min
    #141 Kunal Shah: Core Human Motivations

    #141 Kunal Shah: Core Human Motivations

    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. Shah also discusses the cultural differences between India and the West, the lessons he learned growing up in the family business, why he dropped out of an MBA program, strategies for decision-making, and so much more.
     
    Shah is the founder and CEO of CRED, an Indian fintech company that serves as a reward-based credit card payments app. Shah also currently sits on the board of a variety of Indian companies and has served as an investor in dozens of companies since 2016.
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    • 2 hrs 20 min
    #140 TKP Insights: Sex and Relationships

    #140 TKP Insights: Sex and Relationships

    In the first of a new series of themed episodes of the podcast, The Knowledge Project curates essential segments from five different past episodes all revolving around one theme: sex and relationships. Combining some of the most illuminating insights from the leading minds in the fields of psychology and sex therapy, 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.

    The guests on this episode are clinical psychologist and couples therapist Dr. Sue Johnson (Episode 62), psychotherapist Esther Perel (Episode 71), sex educator and author Emily Nagoski (Episode 66), psychologist and sex therapist Suzanne Iasenza (Episode 75), and business leader Kat Cole (Episode 117).
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    • 55 min
    #139 Laurie Santos: The Pursuit of Happiness

    #139 Laurie Santos: The Pursuit of Happiness

    Can you accurately identify what aspects of life make you happy? Would you even know if you found true happiness? Leading 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 evidence-based methods to boost your happiness, why it’s crucial to protect yourself from unhappy people, and so much more.

    Santos is a Professor of Psychology and the Head of Silliman College at Yale University. Since 2018 she’s been teaching Psychology and the Good Life, which is one of the most popular courses at Yale and at one point included approximately a quarter of the school’s undergraduates. She has also turned her course into a popular podcast series, The Happiness Lab.
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    • 1 hr 42 min

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