Speaking

After years of researching how to best act despite life's inherent randomness, I'm excited to share and discuss these ideas with groups, classes, and organizations.

Speaking Topics

Predicting Tomorrow's Stars

If you want to figure out which of your workers to promote or whose business deserves your investment, throw out everything you know. I'll discuss the common mistakes we make when figuring out who to recruit, promote, and back.

Preparing for the Unknown: Lessons from Evolution

When it comes to preparing for the unknown future, we don't have to guess. Organizations and people have billions of years of data on which species thrive during extreme, unpredictable change. What can we learn from species that thrive during random shifts? Do we copy rabbits or humans?

How to Get Chosen

How do we make decisions about other people? And, more importantly, how are other people judging and sizing us up? How can we be one of those people who always seems to be in the right place at the right time, and why us this easier for some people? The science of social decision making may not be what you think it is.

Always Say Yes (Sometimes)

Life gets bigger the more you say yes—but this doesn't mean saying yes to everything. Life is short. Maximize time: be smart. Go where the luck is, and then buy all the lottery tickets you can.

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To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves—there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.

Joan Didion

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