Keynote speaking topics
I live for entertaining while challenging assumptions. Even if you don’t agree with me, you will laugh. As a data-driven author with deep expertise in behavioral science, I know about the impact of numbers—and where our reliance on them falls short.
Bulletproofing Your Future: Embracing the Beautiful Mess of Being Human
I debuted this presentation to a standing ovation the Financial Planning Association annual retreat in May.
Everything You Know About Behavioral Economics is Wrong
What’s the best way to use numbers and data to inspire others to take action? You might think about those famous Kahneman and Tversky studies—words like anchoring, recency bias—that show just how illogical human beings are.
But guess what? They’re all incomplete, and they’re wrong. The scientific method can’t capture the complexity of human behavior and explain why we do what we do. To really understand what makes people tick—and what can move the scale—you have to zoom out and look at behavioral holistically.
How to Be Perfect: The Self-Help Industrial Complex
Preparing for an Unknown Future: Lessons from Evolution
In this talk, I synthesize extensive research on how to successfully navigate rapid change, inspired by my first book, Can You Learn to Be Lucky?