36 episodes

This View of Life takes a deep dive with the best and brightest thinkers on anything and everything from an evolutionary perspective. Hosted by David Sloan Wilson.

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This View of Life takes a deep dive with the best and brightest thinkers on anything and everything from an evolutionary perspective. Hosted by David Sloan Wilson.

    No Best Way, with Stephen Colarelli and Max Beilby

    No Best Way, with Stephen Colarelli and Max Beilby

    Max Beilby and Steve Colarelli discuss the application of evolutionary psychology to Human Resource Management. They cover Steve’s academic career, and his books No Best Way: An Evolutionary Perspective on Human Resource Management and The Biological Foundations of Organizational Behavior (which Steve co-edited with his colleague Richard Arvey). They also explore the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the world of work.
    Stephen Colarelli is professor of psychology at Central Michigan University. His research is concerned with how evolutionary theory and evolutionary psychology can influence how we think about, conduct research on, and manage behavior in organizations.
    Max Beilby is a professional organizational psychologist as well as a member of the Human Behavior & Evolution Society and the Association for Business Psychology.
    Max has written extensively for This View of Life Magazine and is a member of TVOL’s Business Action Group, which is focused on understanding and improving business from an evolutionary perspective. Anyone is free to join and take part of our networking events, discussions, and collaborative projects.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Atlas Hugged and Our Moment of Choice, with Kurt Johnson

    Atlas Hugged and Our Moment of Choice, with Kurt Johnson

    Kurt Johnson wears many hats--a distinguished evolutionary biologist, a leader of the Interspiritual Movement, an authority on the scientific career of the novelist Vladimir Nabokov, and most recently co-author of the anthology Our Moment of Choice: Evolutionary Visions and Hope for the Future. It was Kurt who introduced me to the Interspiritual Movement and who I invited to join me on my visit to converse with H.H. Dalai Lama last year. In this podcast, we discuss what my new novel, Atlas Hugged, adds to transformative change efforts in the real world. 
     
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Atlas Hugged and the Nature of Fiction, with Brian Boyd

    Atlas Hugged and the Nature of Fiction, with Brian Boyd

    Brian Boyd is a renowned evolutionary literary scholar (The Origin of Stories), biographer of the novelist Vladimir Nabokov (1,2,3), and 2020 recipient of the Rutherford Medal, New Zealand's highest academic honor. He is the perfect person to discuss my first novel, Atlas Hugged, and the interplay between fiction and the real world. In the second half, we also discuss Brian's biography-in-progress of the legendary philosopher of science, Karl Popper, who pioneered the study of epistemology from an evolutionary perspective.
     
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Atlas Hugged and Catalyzing Positive Change in the Real World, with David Korten

    Atlas Hugged and Catalyzing Positive Change in the Real World, with David Korten

    David Korten is the renowned futurist, author of When Corporations Rule the World and The Great Turning among many other books, founder of YES! Magazine, and a prominent member of the Club of Rome. There is no better person with whom to discuss the world-changing theme of AH in relation to catalyzing positive change in the real world.
     
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Human Nature at Work, with Andrew O'Keeffe

    Human Nature at Work, with Andrew O'Keeffe

    TVOL guest host Max Beilby talks with Andrew O'Keeffe about his work helping leaders make better sense of the human dimension of their role, so that they can work with, rather than against, human nature. Max and Andrew also discuss the coronavirus pandemic, and its potential long-term impacts on working practices. 
     
    Andrew O’Keeffe is director of Hardwired Humans, a consulting firm that helps organizations design their people strategies to fit human instincts. He is the author of Hardwired Humans and The Boss.
    Andrew’s background is in senior HR roles with IBM , Cable & Wireless Optus and in professional services. He began his career in industrial relations in the mining and manufacturing industries. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from The University of Sydney.
    Andrew has a close connection with Dr Jane Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI). When Andrew runs leadership programs at zoos, he does so in collaboration with JGI. And over the last decade when Jane Goodall has visited Australia, she and Andrew have joined forces to speak to business leaders about the importance of our social instincts (Dr Goodall talking about chimps, and Andrew talking about humans).  
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Study of Nature in Early America: A Conversation with Lee Dugatkin

    The Study of Nature in Early America: A Conversation with Lee Dugatkin

    What was the study of nature like before Darwin? It was an integral part of the Enlightenment and was avidly pursued by early Americans such as Thomas Jefferson and the portrait artist Charles Willson Peale, who created the most famous museum of the Revolutionary era. Lee Dugatkin is both an historical scholar of the period and an eminent evolutionary scientist. His newest book on Peale’s museum, Behind the Crimson Curtain: The Rise and Fall of Peale’s Museum, helps to situate “this view of life” against the background of centuries of intellectual thought. 
     
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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Austinrylees ,

Important for the culture and science

In my opinion, David is one of the most important scientist/ thinkers of our time. I was first introduced to his thoughts by Jonathan Haidt and then I proceeded to read all of his books. This podcast is a great extension of his thinking, enjoyable interviews and content.

mlarmen ,

Show has potential, wish host would engage guest speakers more

The show has potential to be great - a very interesting ‘view’/perspective espoused by stunningly intelligent speakers, and always covering relevant subject-matter. I’ve listened to 4 episodes so far, and have just one criticism: David, let the guests speak! You’re a legend in your field, and we can go to your publications to hear your thoughts if we want your thoughts alone. We (or at least I!) want to hear a dialogue - a conversation - with the other thought and research leaders you bring on to the show. That’s where emergent stuff happens! If I wanted to hear just them or just you, I would look up your articles... I feel the podcast would be truly excellent if the host would dial it back a few and try to engage the guests rather than tell them his opinion and ask if they agree with it.

marges11 ,

Interesting podcast

A great listen. Look forward to many more new interviews.

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