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Weapons of Influence #3: Social Proof

The time has come to jump back into Robert Cialdini’s . This time, we’re talking about the wisdom of the crowd. Like both of the mental tricks we’ve covered so far in this series, following the rule of social proof is a good idea. But like all good things, it can backfire when you least […]

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Our Favorite Fiction and Why We Read It

We talk a lot about nonfiction on this podcast. We’ve covered The Procrastination Equation, Deep Work, The Productivity Project, and many others. But is there a place in our busy schedules for fiction? Do we read for fun? Absolutely. Few things make me as happy as reading. I grew up a voracious reader, even going […]

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Lessons from The Personal MBA

Business, business, business. Say what you will, it drives much of the world we know. Sure, we’re both graduates of a business major, but today we’re going over a book filled with lessons and concepts from business that can be useful for almost anyoneю This is also our first video episode! If you like, you […]

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How to Introduce Yourself Without Sounding Boring

Alright, it’s time for class introductions. Give us your name, your major, and one interesting thing about you. “Hello, I’m John Smith, I’m majoring in Accounting, and I … like to watch Netflix?” Yeah, you and everyone else, buddy. First impressions are important, so naturally the need to make a good impression on the 100+ […]

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How to Build Your Vocabulary

On this week’s episode, some ancient philosophers have apparently discovered the secrets of time travel. Being wise philosophers from several different historical epochs, they realized that the best possible thing to do with time travel powers would be to send questions to two random podcasters from Iowa. Those questions include: What kind of useful, specific skills […]

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How to Make a Comeback and Save Your Grades

A while ago I saw a video called Life Explained in 27 Seconds. This gist of that video is that life is like a treadmill. If you walk, you’ll stay where you are. If you stop moving, you fall behind and everything basically goes to hell. And, of course, you have to sprint to get […]

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8 Things I Regret NOT Doing in College

In this episode, we delve into my dark past and do battle with my inner demons. Queue up the Evanescence. …nah. Today we be diving into my past, though. Specifically, we’ll look at eight different things I regret not doing – or not doing better – in college. While I think my college experience was great overall, there […]

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