1175: Dr. Arthur C. Brooks

Dec 02, 2019
1175: Dr. Arthur C. Brooks

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Dr. Arthur C. Brooks a Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and Arthur C. Patterson Faculty Fellow at the Harvard Business School and columnist for The Washington Post.

Dr. Brooks has two New York Times bestsellers, a documentary on Netflix (The Pursuit) and a new book, Love Your Enemies.

  • What can we do with the people we disagree with? (3:28)
  • How shutting down competition leads to mediocracy. (5:37)
  • Blurring the line with physical and psychological harm. (7:11)
  • The concept of ‘nut’ picking. (9:30)
  • Are we heading down a path of nihilism? (11:12)
  • Why we must all have a civic creed that we believe and stand by. (14:00)
  • How people ‘graduate’ into things. (17:01)
  • The dangerous notion of nationalism. (19:49)
  • The importance of getting in touch about how your family got to the US. (23:28)
  • The misguided policy environment that we have in the US. (24:30)
  • The social science between happiness and dignity. (26:46)
  • You put in what you get out. (32:10)
  • The better way to make work pay. (33:50)
  • The significance and value of long-form conversations. (41:02)
  • Respecting the frontier atmosphere. (44:15)
  • Becoming the master of yourself. The premise behind ‘Love Your Enemies’. (48:13)
  • The importance of effective communication, commonality and knowing where the person is coming from. (53:33)
  • What was his last paradigm-shattering moment? (1:01:28)
  • How morals matter more than systems. (1:03:43)
  • How anger + disgust = contempt. (1:07:10)
  • The misconception of love. (1:11:40)
  • The four accounts you must put your energy in for your ultimate happiness. (1:18:54)

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