Ideas

You Will Never Change Minds on Social Media

In this week's podcast, we look at the science of belief and why bad ideas are so resistant to change. If you've ever had the experience of arguing with a friend on Facebook, only to see them double down on an irrational belief after being presented with contrary facts, this episode is for you. We also discuss how this reluctance to change our thinking can lead to poor investment decisions and suggest some simple (but not easy) ideas for change.

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Thousand Dollar Pineapples, Fifty Dollar Used Oven Mitts and Why You Hate Things That Are on Sale

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Why Did I Do That? Episode 2: Bernie Madoff and the Myth of Self-Esteem

Self-esteem has historically been looked at as an unequivocal good but the research around the construct paints a more nuanced picture. In this episode of WDIDT, we will explore:

  • Does self-esteem predict positive life outcomes?
  • What is the best predictor of self-esteem?
  • Should everyone get a trophy?
  • How might the need to be special have led to the biggest Ponzi scheme of all time?

We are still awaiting approval on iTunes, but in the meantime you can catch the latest episode HERE.

Why Did I Do That? Episode 1: The Five Biggest Regrets of the Dying

As I suggested here last week, I am now ready to unveil my new podcast, "Why Did I Do That?" The podcast will examine human behavior broadly with a special emphasis on financial decision-making. Episodes will aim to run between 5 and ten minutes and provide actionable steps for improving self-awareness. Listen to the first (official) episode, "The Five Biggest Regrets of the Dying", HERE and be sure to subscribe to catch future episodes.