The Think Bigger, Think Better podcast asks the question How can contemporary philosophy and science help us make better choices, lead better lives, and create a sustainable, prosperous world?
Humans, since the time of the Pyramids, have done amazing things when they lift their gaze from the egocentric, the petty, and the mundane. We, in the business world, don’t do that nearly enough, focusing instead on launching the 500th kind of toothpaste, or on financial “innovations” that add risk to the global financial system.
Humans also struggle to make good decisions, particularly today when we are swamped with information of highly variable, sometimes dodgy quality. We need to understand our biases, to think critically, to use reason, to see through subterfuge and deception.
In THINK BIGGER THINK BETTER, we talk world leaders in their fields, who have great ideas on how we can be more reasoned and rational, and how we can inspire each other to greatness. Guests will be famous academics, politicians, NYT bestselling authors, business CEOs, and activists.
The two most urgent questions for this century are first, how can we balance the good business does, lifting billions from poverty, allowing collaboration and innovation on a global scale, and commercializing science for the common good, with its potential for great harm consumer fraud, financial bubbles, environmental damage, shattered communities, and corruption of our democracy. Second, how can we use science and reason, and not pseudoscience, myths, gurus, quacks, and dogma, to make better decisions in our lives and for our society.
The Science of Organizational Change (Pearson, 2015), debunked management double-speak with 21st century research from the human sciences: philosophy, economics, political science, public health, psychology, neuroscience, sociology, and history. That book won Paul recognition as a “Top-30 global guru” in organizational culture, and as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). He lives in Colorado with two young sons, is a part-time professor of Business Ethics, and competes in “mindsports”, chess, bridge, MOBA, and poker.
Listen to the Full Episode: One could approach today’s episode pondering the question, “Why isn’t democracy perfect?” The answer to that question lies in 3 fundamental issues. These problems we face with democracy are not new; they existed in the truly radical governing experiments of the 17th and 18th centuries, and they continue to plague […]
Listen to the Full Episode: If you travel in educational circles these days, it’s hard not to hear about critical thinking. It seems like a logical answer to the Information Age problems we face today. The problem with our perception of critical thinking is two-fold: most people think that they do it – applying […]
Listen to the Full Episode: Welcome to the inaugural episode of the THINK BIGGER, THINK BETTER podcast, where we explore science, philosophy, business, and our human future. I am your host, Paul Gibbons. Every other week, I will be bringing you conversations with a wide range of scientists, philosophers, public intellectuals, and business and political leaders […]
Listen to the Full Episode: Welcome to the THINK BIGGER, THINK BETTER podcast, where we explore science, philosophy, business, and our human future. I am your host, Paul Gibbons. Every other week, I will be bringing you conversations with a wide range of scientists, philosophers, public intellectuals, and business and political leaders on the most important issues […]