Episode 042 – Slogans, Symbols, and Story – The Confidence Game

A powerful story pulls us inside its world, reaching the emotions and suspending rational thought. To persuade, inspire, and…to con us.  Listen to hear how and why it works so well.

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A Mountain Road, A Motorcycle, No Guardrails

Fear gripped us as we started down the mountain.  We were in Arizona on a motorcycle tour.  The others were more experienced riders, and used to the terrain out west.  We were used to riding rolling hills with trees and shrubs on the side of the road.  Here were sharp switchbacks and a steep drop-off to the right.

NOTE:  This is the straight part of the road.  No one took pictures on the switchbacks.

NOTE: This is the straight part of the road. No one took pictures on the switchbacks.

One false move and we could go hurtling off the side into the abyss below. 

Episode 041 – Nice Guys Finish Last…Or Do They?

We’ve all heard the expression “Nice guys finish last.” You’ve probably seen evidence that it’s true.  Today we explore this and more as we dig into “Give and Take” by Adam Grant.

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