2019 The State of Podcasting



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Why a Happy Brain Performs Better

Shawn Achor, CEO of Aspirant and author of “The Happiness Advantage.”

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Being Happier at Work

Emma Seppälä, Stanford researcher and author of “The Happiness Track,” explains the proven benefits of a positive outlook; simple ways to increase your sense of well-being; and why it’s not about being ecstatic or excited all the time.

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How Retirement Changes Your Identity

Teresa Amabile, professor at Harvard Business School, is approaching her own retirement by researching how ending your work career affects your sense of self. She says important psychological shifts take place leading up to, and during, retirement. That holds especially true for workers who identify strongly with their job and organization. Amabile and her fellow researchers have identified two main processes that retirees go through: life restructuring and identity bridging.

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Understanding Digital Strategy

Sunil Gupta, a professor at Harvard Business School, argues that many companies are still doing digital strategy wrong. Their leaders think of “going digital” as either a way to cut costs or to attract customers with a flashy new app. Gupta says successful digital strategy is more complicated than that. He recommends emulating the multi-faceted strategies of leading digital companies. Gupta’s the author of “Driving Digital Strategy: A Guide to Reimagining Your Business.”

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Designing AI to Make Decisions

Kathryn Hume, VP of, discusses the current boundaries between artificially intelligent machines, and humans. While the power of A.I. can conjure up some of our darkest fears, she says the reality is that there is still a whole lot that A.I. can’t do. So far, A.I. is able to accomplish some tasks that humans might need a lot of training for, such as diagnosing cancer. But she says those tasks are actually more simple than we might think – and that algorithms still can’t replace emotional intelligence just yet. Plus, A.I. might just help us discover new business opportunities we didn’t know existed.

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Happiness matters: the how and the why

Individuals, organisations and governments are taking notice of happiness. Find out how you and your organisation can be happier

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By Dan Cable , Selin Kesebir and Michael Parke 05 June 2018


This is a podcast about happiness with three organisational behaviour experts, Professor Dan Cable, and Assistant Professors Selin Kesebir and Michael Parke.

Happiness is big business. Organisations are now taking an intense interest in happiness and the link to productivity. Governments too are moving away from the purely economic concept of GDP to measuring the wellbeing of a nation. Find out why happiness matters and how to create happier workplaces and a happier you.

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