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Leonard Mlodinow, Theoretical Physicist -
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Leonard Mlodinow, Theoretical Physicist - "Elastic Thinking"

"The problem is when you start mixing intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, the extrinsic motivation can…

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Best of Getting to Yes, And
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Best of Getting to Yes, And

We recently aired our 100th episode of "Getting to Yes, And." So we've compiled ten…

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Nicholas Chater, Warwick Business School -
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Nicholas Chater, Warwick Business School - "The Mind is Flat...and it Improvises."

"I think the idea that people are traditions, is to see everything we do as…

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Jonah Sachs - “Unsafe Thinking”
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Jonah Sachs - “Unsafe Thinking”

“I had been really passionate explorer and a student of storytelling. But the minute that…

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Michael Brito - Participant Marketing
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Michael Brito - Participant Marketing

"If you can really focus your attention first on your own employees, all the good…

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Dr. Leah Weiss -
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Dr. Leah Weiss - "How We Work"

"Failure feels uncomfortable and people need to learn how to deal with that experience emotionally,…

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Charlan Nemeth, UC Berkeley -
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Charlan Nemeth, UC Berkeley - "In Defense of Troublemakers"

“I think that that listening as if you're wrong is an extremely important mindset.”…

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David Cancel, CEO of Drift -
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David Cancel, CEO of Drift - "Helping is the New Selling"

“Somehow we have this false story in entrepreneurship and technology specifically that we are supposed…

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Melissa Shilling, NYU Stern School of Business -
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Melissa Shilling, NYU Stern School of Business - "Quirky"

"People with extremely high self efficacy will try things that other people will see as…

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Morten T. Hansen, UC Berkeley -
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Morten T. Hansen, UC Berkeley - "Great at Work"

“It is almost a paradox that if you have less, you can actually innovate more.”…

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Rut-Busting Inspiration From The “Mother Of Improv” For Anyone Who Needs A Shake-Up
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Rut-Busting Inspiration From The “Mother Of Improv” For Anyone Who Needs A Shake-Up

“The unknown is where we go to find new things and intuition is how we…

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Anne Libera, Columbia College and Second City -
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Anne Libera, Columbia College and Second City - "An Education in Comedy"

"The way comedians work is that they have have an idea, they bring that idea…

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Joe Hagan, “Sticky Fingers” - Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone and The Framework of American Narcissism
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Joe Hagan, “Sticky Fingers” - Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone and The Framework of American Narcissism

Kelly talks to journalist Joe Hagan whose new book, “Sticky Fingers,” traces the…

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George Anders, “You Can Do Anything” - The Surprising Power of a “Useless” Liberal Arts Education
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George Anders, “You Can Do Anything” - The Surprising Power of a “Useless” Liberal Arts Education

Kelly talks to Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times Bestselling author George…

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Max Weinberg, The E Street Band - Chemistry, Comedy and Being in the Band
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Max Weinberg, The E Street Band - Chemistry, Comedy and Being in the Band

Kelly swaps stories with legendary drummer Max Weinberg of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street…

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Creativity is a Scared Bunny. Be a Hero and Slay the Judgement Dragon.
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Creativity is a Scared Bunny. Be a Hero and Slay the Judgement Dragon.

Judgement is most people’s fire-breathing dragon. We’re all creative, it’s the nature of being a…

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Creatively Risk It All
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Creatively Risk It All

The ability to take creative risk on any level is necessary to continue pushing the…

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Lisa Bodell, Future Think - Why Simple Wins
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Lisa Bodell, Future Think - Why Simple Wins

Kelly connects with the CEO of Futurethink and author of “Why Simple Wins,”…

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Friederike Fabritius, Neuropsychologist - The Leading Brain
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Friederike Fabritius, Neuropsychologist - The Leading Brain

Kelly digs into the powerful science based strategies for achieving peak performance with…

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Jim Jacoby and Scott Miller, ADMCI - Rediscovering Craftsmanship
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Jim Jacoby and Scott Miller, ADMCI - Rediscovering Craftsmanship

Kelly talks to two entrepreneurs, Jim Jacoby and Scott Miller, who have joined forces to…

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Wendy Clark, CEO of DDB - Leading By Owning It
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Wendy Clark, CEO of DDB - Leading By Owning It

Kelly sits down with Coca Cola veteran and current CEO of DDB North America, Wendy…

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Seth Godin - The Value of Weird
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Seth Godin - The Value of Weird

Kelly talks to prolific author, blogger, marketer and entrepreneur Seth Godin about money,…

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Lauren Duca, Teen Vogue - Living in Outrage Culture
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Lauren Duca, Teen Vogue - Living in Outrage Culture

Kelly connects with Lauren Duca, the 26 year old columnist for Teen Vogue…

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Alan Alda - Science, Improv and A Bad Trip to The Dentist
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Alan Alda - Science, Improv and A Bad Trip to The Dentist

“Ignorance was my ally as long as it was backed up by curiosity.”…

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How To Create Ideas When You Can’t Create Time
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How To Create Ideas When You Can’t Create Time

Ideation and creation can happen at any time, in even the smallest windows of time.

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We Sell Glasses
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We Sell Glasses

Improvisation recognizes that miscomprehension is the normative state of things.

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The Science of Creativity - Barry Kaufman
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The Science of Creativity - Barry Kaufman

Kelly Leonard sits down with Scott Barry Kaufman, the Scientific Director – Imagination Institute…

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Design Thinking and Drunken Bass Playing - Neil Stevenson
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Design Thinking and Drunken Bass Playing - Neil Stevenson

Neil Stevenson shares fascinating stories from the cutting  edge design firm IDEO and how his…

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Flying, Giving and Improvising - Sonya Jackson
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Flying, Giving and Improvising - Sonya Jackson

Sonya has spent decades helping businesses give back – hear her tales that stretch from…

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Improv Meets Thinking Fast and Slow - Linnea Ghandi
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Improv Meets Thinking Fast and Slow - Linnea Ghandi

Kelly Leonard connects with Linnea Gandhi, who is a passionate practitioner of applied behavioral science…

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Putting Tech in the Room Where it Happens - Michael Slaby
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Putting Tech in the Room Where it Happens - Michael Slaby

Michael Slaby – former CTO, Obama for America; Managing Partner, Timshel – Putting Tech in…

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Follow the Fear: What Artists Can Teach You about Innovation - Peter Himmelman
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Follow the Fear: What Artists Can Teach You about Innovation - Peter Himmelman

Kelly Leonard talks to musician Peter Himmelman about stories, songs and using fear to propel…

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Leading Creative Minds Requires Creative Leadership
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Leading Creative Minds Requires Creative Leadership

End the fun? Nah. But leading creative minds requires creative leadership. Author Eric Weiner wrote…

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Getting Unstuck
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Getting Unstuck

The vast majority of individuals work to earn. Their jobs don’t inspire or ignite them;…

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The Last Mile? Try Starting in the Middle
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The Last Mile? Try Starting in the Middle

In improvisation, “start in the middle” is a suggestion that you begin in action, with…

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Framing Your Hate Mail - Part Two
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Framing Your Hate Mail - Part Two

Some of our greatest successes at Second City were born of epic failures.

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Framing Your Hate Mail - Part One
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Framing Your Hate Mail - Part One

Great work emerges from very messy places - filled with painful rhymes, incoherent sub-plots and…

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