312: John Tierney | Harnessing the Power of Bad


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John Tierney (@johntierneynyc) is an award-winning science columnist for The New York Times, and he's the co-author of The Power of Bad: How the Negativity Effect Rules Us and How We Can Rule It.

[Featured photo by Jamie Meggas]

What We Discuss with John Tierney:

  • What is negativity bias, and why does even a small dose of it have the power to overwhelm even our greatest reserves of positivity?
  • How can we psychologically overcome this innate negativity bias?
  • How we can watch the news (especially during an election year) without succumbing to deep despair at the state of the world by consuming what John calls a low-bad diet.
  • Why the worst person at your workplace has the power to passively drag the whole team down beyond the abilities of the best person to bring it up.
  • The negative golden rule -- it's what you do not do unto others that really matters.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/312

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