The Jordan Harbinger Show | 13 February 2020 | 1h 25m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with John Tierney about his book The Power of Bad: How the Negativity Effect Rules Us and How We Can Rule It. Discusses our negativity bias, how we can overcome it, a low-bad media diet to avoid succumbing to despair, 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, and more.
(This is the book recommended by Matt Ridley in his interview on the Five Good Questions podcast)
The Art of Manliness | 8 January 2020 | 0h 47m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with John Tierney, who co-authored The Power of Bad: How the Negativity Effect Rules Us and How We Can Rule It. Begins with how bad is much stronger than good and how many good things it takes to offset a bad one. Digs into the implications of bad things having a stronger impact than good ones, including how you need only be a good-enough parent to your kids, the best way to deliver criticism, and why religions that emphasize Hell win more adherents than those that focus on Heaven. Also covers how negativity is contagious, why it’s true that one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch, whether or not social media is a negative force in our lives, and advice on how not to let the media make us think that things are worse than they really are.