Why We Snap, Logic Persuasion, Kindergartners Playtime
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1238
- Jul 10, 2017 4:00 pm
- 2:21:47 mins
Why We Snap (16:46) Dr. Douglas Fields is a neurobiologist, whose recent book, “Why We Snap: Understand The Rage Circuit In Your Brain” explains the cause for these sudden outbursts of rage. According to Dr. Fields, the violent behavior is the result of the clash between our evolutionary hardwiring and triggers in our contemporary world. Dr. Fields says that “The sad truth is that the right trigger in the right circumstance can unleash a fit of rage in almost anyone.” and that same pathway in the brain “can also enable us to act heroically and altruistically before our conscious brain knows what we are doing.” So what is the difference between becoming a hero and become an attacker? Dr. Fields explains. James Sudakow - Why Using Logic Alone To Persuade Others Will Fail Most Of The Time (1:03:49) James Sudakow is the principal and founder of CH Consulting – a boutique consulting firm specializing in organizational transformation and talent management strategies – where he has led engagements with clients ranging from small, entrepreneurial start-ups to Blue Chip Fortune 100 organizations across various industries including healthcare, medical device, technology, finance, and entertainment. No matter your education, job, or in your community, you need to be able to persuade and influence people. Those that do it really well do so in a way that maintains and even builds solid relationships. These are vital not only to help us succeed in our work lives but in our personal lives as well. In his new book “Picking the Low-Hanging Fruit…and Other Stupid Stuff We Say in the Corporate World” James Sudacow gives us some advice on how to succeed in our jobs and lives. Kindergartners and Playtime (1:51:00) Dr. Christopher Brown, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education at the University of Texas, suggests that recess and play time for kindergartners might not just be a break from schoolwork, but also a vital part of their education. He joins us today to tell us why play matters for our kids so much and why it might deserve more than 15 minutes of a kindergartner’s day.