On this episode of Behavioral Grooves we chat with the founder of the engaging new app PIQUE. Bec Weeks is a behavioral scientist turned accidental entrepreneur! By joining forces with some of the brightest minds in behavioral science, including partners Sendhil Mullainathan, Eldar Shafir and Mike Norton, they have developed an amazing app that accompanies your favorite books.
Pique takes users' interests in books to a new level with their slogan: Don't just read the book. DO the book. By using insights from psychology research, the app creates three-minute adventures that change how you see yourself and others. Pique helps you DO things. They know that just reading books doesn’t lead to change. Doing leads to change. That’s where the app can help.
Pique has created curious, engaging content from some of the bestselling books from the last year:
- Katy Milkman's new book “How to Change” https://amzn.to/2RSeJCj
- Lidy Klotz “Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less” https://amzn.to/3p6XcT0
- Annie Duke “How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices” https://amzn.to/3yRPWyO
- And many more.
You can check out the new app Pique here: https://getpique.app.link/4voB1E9VOgb. But first, listen in to Bec's chat with us.
What You Will Learn About In This Episode
(2:38) Welcome and speed round
(5:06) What is Pique?
(12:50) Why humor is an important part of the app
(17:03) Why is the app called Pique?
(21:13) How Bec has used analytics and algorithmic techniques
(23:05) Bec’s journey to becoming an entrepreneur
(26:49) The surprises of being an entrepreneur
(32:43) How Bec first became interested in behavioral science
(34:37) What music would Bec take to a desert island?
(41:11) Grooving Session
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Bec Weeks: https://www.linkedin.com/in/becweeks/
Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir “Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much” https://amzn.to/3uzvyz2
Ashley Whillans “Time Smart: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life” https://amzn.to/3wSy4lD
Wendy Wood “Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick” https://amzn.to/2TzXxSr
Dolly Chugh “The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias” https://amzn.to/34BinTD
Katy Milkman “How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be” https://amzn.to/2RSeJCj
Annie Duke “How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices” https://amzn.to/3yRPWyO
Lidy Klotz “Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less” https://amzn.to/3p6XcT0
Mike Norton and Elizabeth Dunn “Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending” https://amzn.to/3c8Mlm1
Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas “Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life (And how anyone can harness it. Even you.)” https://amzn.to/3paWZhB
Daniel Kahneman “Thinking Fast and Slow” https://amzn.to/3fZDvbA
Episode 205: The Myth of the “Relationship Spark” with Logan Ury (featuring a guest appearance by Christina Gravert, PhD) https://behavioralgrooves.com/episode/the-myth-of-the-relationship-spark-with-logan-ury-featuring-a-guest-appearance-by-christina-gravert-phd/
Episode 220: How Do You Become Influential? Jon Levy Reveals His Surprising Secrets https://behavioralgrooves.com/episode/how-to-be-influential-jon-levy/
Episode 38: Linnea Gandhi: Crushing On Statistics https://behavioralgrooves.com/episode/linnea-gandhi-crushing-on-statistics/
Episode 224: Why Is Noise Worse Than Bias? Olivier Sibony Explains https://behavioralgrooves.com/episode/noise-with-olivier-sibony/
Deese–Roediger–McDermott paradigm (DRM): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deese%E2%80%93Roediger%E2%80%93McDermott_paradigm
Hamilton “Alexander Hamilton” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhinPd5RRJw
Radiohead “No Surprises” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5CVsCnxyXg
Taylor Swift “Love Story” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXzVF3XeS8M
Dua Lipa “We’re Good” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr47YisIsz8
Wicked “Defying Gravity” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glsmLGpqMzA
Frozen “The Next Fight Thing” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuC_-7vy_F0
Moana “You’re Welcome” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79DijItQXMM
Billie Eilish “Your Power” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzeWc3zh01g
Tame Impala “Let It Happen” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFptt7Cargc
Powderfinger “These Days” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XaSm9-r_4U&ab_channel=Powderfinger
Spiderbait “Black Betty” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU1VfYYKMDk
The Cat Empire “Brighter Than Gold” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM_rIaUm7ac