February 9, 2020

Caroline Webb: Still Having a Great Day

For this episode, we’re republishing a terrific conversation we had with economist and author, Caroline Webb, PhD (in episode 33). We loved her book, How to Have a Good Day, and still do, and we loved talking to her about her work both as an economist and as a musician. On top of that, Caroline is just one of those people that is great to hang out with.

Caroline was educated at Oxford, Cambridge, and the Levy Economics Institute. She has worked at McKinsey & Associates, performed at Carnegie Hall, delivered speeches at the Davos World Economic Forum. And more importantly for our discussion today, Caroline as the author of How to Have a Good Day, a terrific how-to guide that has been published in more than 60 countries.

It’s worth noting that when we talked about How to Have a Good Day, Caroline said that it was the hardest project she’s ever taken on. In fact, it is literally the result of her lifetime’s worth of research and experience. She even admitted that she doesn’t see another book – at least like this one – in her future. We agree that How to Have a Good Day is rich with wisdom beyond the bullet points and we recommend it to our listeners.

 

Links

Caroline Webb: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_Webb

How To Have a Good Day: https://carolinewebb.co/books/how-to-have-a-good-day/

Personal Why: https://magazine.vunela.com/part-ii-defining-your-personal-why-eed037a352e2

Priming: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/priming

Priming Socks: http://blog.lanterngroup.com/?s=socks

Carnegie Hall: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnegie_Hall

Peak End Effect: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peak%E2%80%93end_rule

System 1 “Automatic”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thinking,_Fast_and_Slow

System 2 “Deliberate”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thinking,_Fast_and_Slow

 

Musical Links

Donna Summer “I Feel Love”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm-ISatLDG0

Cecilia Chorus: http://ceciliachorusny.org/

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