35 episodes

THINK BIGGER, THINK BETTER presents the 21st century’s leading entrepreneurs, scientists, philosophers, public intellectuals, and business and political leaders as they discuss the most important issues of today. Join your host Paul Gibbons and his guests as they explore themes such as: progress and technology, reason and emotions, ethics and business leadership, science and health, media and society, politics and education, pseudoscience and marketing hype, neuroscience and decision making. To support us on Patreon, go to patreon.com/paulgibbons

THINK BIGGER, THINK BETTER Paul Gibbons

    • Philosophy
    • 5.0 • 80 Ratings

THINK BIGGER, THINK BETTER presents the 21st century’s leading entrepreneurs, scientists, philosophers, public intellectuals, and business and political leaders as they discuss the most important issues of today. Join your host Paul Gibbons and his guests as they explore themes such as: progress and technology, reason and emotions, ethics and business leadership, science and health, media and society, politics and education, pseudoscience and marketing hype, neuroscience and decision making. To support us on Patreon, go to patreon.com/paulgibbons

    Behavioral Science and the Future of Work with Charlotte Blank and Kelly Monahan

    Behavioral Science and the Future of Work with Charlotte Blank and Kelly Monahan

    Behavioral Science and the Future of Work are two elements of the subtitle of my new book IMPACT: Using Science to Change Behaviors, Hearts, and Minds. These are two of the most discussed and most important trends in business today, and I'm excited to share my discussions with Charlotte and Kelly with you. And, the paperback version of IMPACT came out in September 2019, available on Amazon and from other online book retailers.

    Get full show notes and more information here: https://bit.ly/32JmBWR

    • 52 min
    The Connector's Advantage and the New Era of Networking with Michelle Tillis Lederman

    The Connector's Advantage and the New Era of Networking with Michelle Tillis Lederman

    Michelle and I discuss her new book and why personal connections are so important to doing business today. We talk about how to network if you're a shy person (or just hate the term "networking"), and how important it is to add value to your relationships. We also run through the seven mindsets of a connector and the connector spectrum so you can get a feel for how you're connecting with other people in your industry and beyond.

    Get full show notes and more information here: https://bit.ly/2YkJ1Lx

    • 41 min
    How Behavioral Science Is Already Affecting Consumers and Shaping the Future of Business with Michael Barbera

    How Behavioral Science Is Already Affecting Consumers and Shaping the Future of Business with Michael Barbera

    Michael and I talk about how businesses are beginning to apply behavioral science in their approaches to both employee engagement and consumer behavior. We discuss how much more we have to learn, and we talk about some firms and practitioners that are paving the way for some serious innovation in the application of behavioral science. Michael also touches on the role of gamification in behavioral science.

    Get full show notes and more information here: https://bit.ly/2ud0kkD

    • 40 min
    Why Is Behavioral Science the Hottest Thing in Business? With Kelly Monahan

    Why Is Behavioral Science the Hottest Thing in Business? With Kelly Monahan

    Dr. Monahan and I talk about why she decided to write the definitive text on behavioral science in business and what inspired her to start studying it in the first place. We discuss extrinsic versus intrinsic motivation and what's better for employee's health and performance; the psychological state of the workforce today; and how to apply behavioral science to organizational change and development.

    Get full show notes and more information here: https://bit.ly/2IH9G1T

    • 57 min
    The Future is Asian with Parag Khanna

    The Future is Asian with Parag Khanna

    Parag Khanna and I talk about his new book and what inspired him to write about the Asian century. We also chat about what Western countries who are turning away from Asia (e.g. the United States) are risking by turning their backs on one of the most economically dynamic regions in today's world.

    Get full show notes and more information here: https://bit.ly/2Iia9rs

    • 42 min
    Is Plastic Pollution a Threat to Our Oceans or Us? with Julie Andersen of Plastic Oceans International

    Is Plastic Pollution a Threat to Our Oceans or Us? with Julie Andersen of Plastic Oceans International

    As plastic sits out there in the oceans, salt, sun, UV, and wave action turn your plastic bottles into microplastics, which get eaten by sea-dwelling animals. Julie Andersen, of Plastic Oceans International, and I talk about the basics of why plastic is so bad for our environment, just how big the problem really is, and what activists can do to get involved in changing our plastic consumption habits and norms.

    Get full show notes and more information here: https://bit.ly/2FVanTb

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

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80 Ratings

80 Ratings

Informaticist ,

For People who are Not Afraid to Grow

Paul Gibbons is knowledge and experienced, if a little manic. The interplay between Paul and his excellent guests makes for stimulating listening. A wide variety of contemporary topics provides an opportunity to grow as citizens of the world. Both enjoyable and thought-provoking, although not quite as good as his books.

Tim O'B ,

Paul Delivers on the Title

Paul tackles some big subjects with some heavyweight guests, and the great thing is no one is dumbing anything down. Still, you get it. As they work through the big challenges and sticky issues, it's very natural and easy to follow and you come away knowing something or thinking in some way that you didn't before. Love this podcast.

Solarpooh ,

Great podcast

Fresh, clever, interesting!

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