Can we actually speed read and increase our reading comprehension? Are there strategies you can use to improve your memory? And perhaps most importantly - how can we align the way we think, learn, and remember with the way our brains actually operate? We go into this and more with our guest Jonathan Levi. Jonathan Levi is an author, learning expert, and founder of Super Human Enterprises. Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and more. How has Jonathan been able to improve retention with speed reading?
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How does speed reading work and is it actually a hoax? In this episode we discuss how money messes with your brain. Mike Dow February 1, In this episode we discuss how to build a rockstar brain. We get into the neurochemical compositions that create moods from happiness to depression and look at you can change the building blocks of the neurochemicals by changing your diet and your habits.
Michael Dow. He has been the host of several television series examining relationships, brain health, addiction, and mental illness. Richard Wiseman January 25, In this episode we explore luck. Does luck exist? Is there a science of luck? What does the research reveal about lucky people and unlucky people? Is it possible to manufacture your own luck? We speak with research psychologist Dr.
Richard Wiseman and learn the truth about luck and how you just might able to create a bit more in your own life. In this episode we discuss the habits of high achievers, the motivation myth, dig deep into habits, routines, and strategies you can use to achieve more in less time, balancing hustle and hard work vs recovery and much more with our guest Jeff Haden.
Jeff has ghostwritten nearly 40 non-fiction books including four amazon best sellers. Paul Ekman January 11, Paul Ekman. Paul Ekman is best known for his work as a pioneer researching the field of emotions and how they relate to our facial expressions and as founder of the Paul Ekman Group. These studies along with many others led to Paul being named one of the top most influential people in the world by Time Magazine and One of the Most Influential Psychologist of the 20th Century by the American Psychological Association.
Matthew Walker January 4, In this episode we discuss everything you ever wanted to know about sleep. We examine the findings from hundreds of studies across millions of people and pull out the major findings about how vitally important sleep is, the global sleep loss epidemic, the stunning data about sleep and productivity, the simplest and most effective evidence based strategies for getting better sleep and much more with Dr. Matthew Walker. Global sleep loss epidimic - the average American sleeps only 6.
What does the research say? You brain is a very associative machine - being awake in bed trains the brain that its OK to be awake in bed. Get up, go to a different room, read a book in dim light, no screens, no eating.
Meditation is a great way to get yourself to fall back asleep. The studies are very clear, very well done that meditation can help improve sleep. Knocking out your cortext is not natural sleep.
Be careful! How does GABA impact your sleep? Sleep is a remarkably complex neurochemical ballet. This episode is a bit off the beaten path for us here at the Science of Success. Given this time of year, when many are thinking, reflecting, and being a bit more spiritual - we wanted to offer a different perspective. This episode is not as science based, but still provides a fascinating dialogue with a Buddhist monk, who was the first westerner ordained by the Dalai Lama, on life, meditation, mindfulness, and much more with our guest Robert Thurman.
Robert was the first westerner ever to be ordained as a Tibetan Monk by the Dalai Lama and his work and books have been featured all over the globe. Tasha Eurich December 21, In this episode we discuss one of the most important evidence based psychology principles that make people successful - self awareness. We look at the difference between people who succeed and those who plateau. We talk about why self awareness is the meta-skill of the 21st century and the foundational skill required to succeed in anything, and we examine conclusions form over scientific studies about self awareness with our guest Dr.
Tasha Eurich. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and principal of The Eurich Group. She received her Ph. In this episode we explore rejection in depth. We talk about the incredible power of rejection, go deep into rejection therapy, look at the incredible results created by seeking out rejection and living beyond your comfort zone, talk about the magic of asking why, hear a few incredible stories from days of rejection, and much more with our guest Jia Jiang. In an effort to overcome his fear of rejection Jia spent Days forcing himself into situation after situation where rejection was almost guaranteedJia has been featured on the TED Stage, Forbes, Business Insider, and much more.
Michael Gervais November 30, In this episode we explore what it takes to succeed at the highest possible levels, we get science and data from years in the trenches with top performers to uncover the strategies that really work for achieving results, we dig deep into the life long quest of discovering your own personal philosophy and much more with Dr. In this episode we discuss how our guest went from a childhood head injury to becoming an accelerated learning expert. We cover memory, speed reading, improving your focus, taking notes like an expert and go deep into tactics for accelerated learning.
We talk about the importance of mastering the fundamentals, and get into tons of highly specific and actionable advice you can use today with our guest Jim Kwik. Jim is a brain coach in speed reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning. In this episode we discuss how our guest went from a hard-nosed skeptic who thought most self help was BS, to someone who uncovered the evidence based growth strategies that actually work.
OZ, Good Morning America, and much more. Paul Zak November 2, In this episode we discuss the groundbreaking research behind the ancient molecule that fuels peak performance, the foundations of neuroeconomics, how our brains react during social interactions, we examine how our brains are designed to connect and built to work cooperatively, we dig into the power of oxytocin and how you can increase it in your life, and much more with Dr.
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He was also among the team of scientists who were the first to use brain imaging to identify the role of oxytocin as a key driver of trust, love, and morality that distinguish our humanity. In this episode, we discuss what happened when our guest astronaut Chris Hadfield went blind during a space walk - and how he made it out alive. In addition to his work as an engineer and astronaut Chris is an author, musician, and speaker. Kulreet Chaudhary October 12, Kulreet Chaudhary.
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Robin began his career in law enforcement in after serving in the United States Marine Corp. Robin has directed the behavior analysis program of a federal law enforcement agency and has received training and operational experience in social psychology and the science of relationship management. Chris Kukk September 21, In this episode we ask "do you have to be ruthless to succeed?
Chris Kukk. R, Frontline, and much more. Gay Hendricks September 7, In this episode we discuss how you can fall into cycles of self sabotage and constantly reset your happiness down to where you think it should be, lessons learned from coaching over 20, people, how to crush upper limit problems and break through the beliefs holding you back, the questions you need to discover and live in your zone of genius, and much more with Dr. Gay Hendricks. Gay Hendricks is the president of the Hendricks Institute, he earned his Ph. D in counselling psychology from Stanford and taught at the university of Colorado for 21 years and conducted seminars across the globe.
More technically, it has also been defined as the ability to delay short-term gratification to reach long-term goals, the ability to override an unwanted impulse, and regulation of the self. Kids were put into a room and presented with a marshmallow on a plate.
The researcher left the room and watched the kids. The minority of kids who delayed gratification ended up with the best grades and SAT scores that were points higher on average. They were less likely to do drugs and were more socially We're the most efficient way to learn the most useful ideas from a book. Ever feel a book rambles on, giving anecdotes that aren't useful? Often get frustrated by an author who doesn't get to the point?
We cut out the fluff, keeping only the most useful examples and ideas. We also re-organize books for clarity, putting the most important principles first, so you can learn faster.
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Other summaries give you just a highlight of some of the ideas in a book. We find these too vague to be satisfying. At Shortform, we want to cover every point worth knowing in the book. Learn nuances, key examples, and critical details on how to apply the ideas.
You want different levels of detail at different times. That's why every book is summarized in three lengths:. In reality, much of employee behavior comes from habits grandfathered in from the past. Routines help stuff get done without falling into paralysis. They allow employees to make progress without having to reinvent things all the time or ask for permission at each step.
Organizational habits can be constructive or destructive. Often destructive habits are created without deliberate planning, instead growing organically from rivalries, fear, or ego. The book argues that the natural state of a company is of conflict. Executives compete for influence and credit from achievements When you consume commercial products like groceries and music, you have habits, and those habits are predictable.
What a surprise. People have favorite types of food and genres of music and regularly consume them. Even though your personal habits have changed, they change in a Shortform note: this is the least practical section of the book for your everyday life, and a bit of a stretch into fuzzy sociological theory. There is increasing social pressure to join to maintain your social status. Social movements often begin with a victim who suffered an injustice, like being injured or discriminated against.
Cue: friend is in trouble; Routine: help the friend; Reward In , Brian Thomas woke up to find a man on top of his wife.
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He choked the man until he felt the man stop moving — only to realize he had actually killed his wife. From an early age, Thomas had started sleepwalking. When doing so, the part of his brain that usually consciously processes behavior is asleep, but the parts governing routine habits are still awake. When he killed his wife, Thomas had experienced a sleep terror, unconsciously imagining a situation that led to profound anxiety and a primitive defense reaction. There has been thorough studying of people suffering sleep terrors, and the consensus is that the behavior is automatic — that the person does not consciously process the situation and has no control over behavior.
Turns out that he was right about the cue, and wrong about the reward. But the guy who had invented Pepsodent had actually added into it these chemicals and these oils to make it taste like mint. They started to equate that tingling with cleanliness. And it happens so quickly— when you brush, it happens right away— that that became a reward in and of itself. And so they craved brushing. And within five years of Hopkins starting to advertise Pepsodent, like half of America was brushing its teeth every day. A little bit.
I mean, what we know about organizational routines or habits that occur among hundreds or thousands of people is that very often the habit loop differs a little bit from person to person. And yet the entire organization seems to move in the same direction. There seems to be this cute that triggers a kind of automatic behavior. And then people just do things automatically. In fact, the reason he became Treasury Secretary is because he was this kind of amazing CEO of Alcoa, the largest aluminum company in the world at the time.
And it was very deliberately designed around this habit loop. He would choose a cue, which is that any time anyone got injured, the unit vice president had to write a report within 24 hours explaining why it happened and how they were going to prevent it. So the cue was an injury. And the routine was writing this report.
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And the reward was that the only people who got promoted were the people who took worker safety seriously. But we do know that this framework helps explain why automatic behaviors emerge within companies. Some habits seem to have a disproportionate influence. When a keystone habit starts changing, it seems to set off a chain reaction that changes other habits. When they start exercising, they start using their credit cards less. They start procrastinating less. They do their dishes earlier. Something about exercise makes other habits more malleable.
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And the same thing is true within organizations. For years, Alcoa had been riven with internal strife. Two years before he arrived there was this huge strike where all the 15, workers walked off the line. They would dress up dummies in the parking lot like managers and set them on fire. It was just a terrible situation.