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

Positively Delusional

Cognitive biases have a bad reputation for leading us to irrational behavior, but some are actually key for mental health, happiness, and success. Learn how to balance realism with positivity in a way that improves outcomes.

Learn How to Tie Your Shoes

Are you A/B testing a website, trying out new online dating photos, sending out more résumés, and calling more leads—but nothing is moving the needle? Increasing your luck and success may be simpler than you realize.

How to Get Chosen

How do we make decisions about other people? And, more importantly, how are other people judging and sizing us up? 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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Joan Didion

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

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