New Books Network

Rory Sutherland, “Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life” (William Morrow, 2019)
What are the limitations of relying on logic as an upfront filter in pursuing ideas? Find out as I talk to Rory Sutherland about his new books Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life (William Morrow, 2019) Sutherland is Vice Chairman of... Read More
David Barash, “Threats: Intimidation and Its Discontents” (Oxford UP, 2020)
What are the similar ways in which animals and people try to intimidate others? In his new book, Threats: Intimidation and Its Discontents (Oxford UP, 2020), David Barash explains. Barash is a research scientist and writer who spent 43 years as a professor of psychology at the University of Washington.... Read More
EQ Spotlight Special: Roundtable on the 2020 Presidential Race
What are we to make of the year’s first presidential debate? Listen in as John R. Hibbing, Jonathan Weiler and I discuss this question and others surrounding the 2020 presidential race. Hibbing is a Foundation Regents University Professor of political history and psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He’s been... Read More
Berit Brogaard, “Hatred: Understanding Our Most Dangerous Emotion” (Oxford UP, 2020)
What is it that makes hatred so addicting? In her new book Hatred: Understanding Our Most Dangerous Emotion (Oxford University Press, 2020), Berit Bogaard explains. Berit is a Professor of Philosophy and a Cooper Fellow at the University of Miami. Her areas of research include the topics of perception, emotions,... Read More
Roger Kennedy, “The Power of Music: Psychoanalytic Explorations” (Phoenix House, 2020)
Today I discussed why music so powerful in eliciting emotions with Roger Kennedy, the author of The Power of Music: Psychoanalytic Explorations (Phoenix Publishing House, 2020) Now at The Child and Family Practice in London, Kennedy is a training analyst and past President of the British Psychoanalytical Society. This is... Read More
Paul Offit, “Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far” (HarperCollins, 2020)
Why Do Unnecessary and Often Counter-Productive Medical Interventions Happen So Often? Today I talked to Paul Offit about his book Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far (HarperCollins, 2020) Offit is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania and the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the... Read More
Nick Morgan, “Can You Hear Me? How to Connect with People in a Virtual World” (HBRP, 2018)
How is communicating virtually Is like eating Pringles forever? Find out as I talk to Nick Morgan about his new book Can You Hear Me? How to Connect with People in a Virtual World (Harvard Business Review Press, 2018). Morgan is one of America’s top communication theorists and coaches. He’s... Read More
John R. Hibbing, “The Securitarian Personality: What Really Motivates Trump’s Base and Why It Matters for the Post-Trump Era” (Oxford UP, 2020)
What are the policy implications due to a fundamental distrust and dislike of “outsiders”? Today I talked to political scientist John R. Hibbing about his new book The Securitarian Personality: What Really Motivates Trump’s Base and Why It Matters for the Post-Trump Era (Oxford UP, 2020) Hibbing teaches political science... Read More
Arthur B. Markman, “Bring Your Brain to Work: Using Cognitive Science to Get a Job, Do It Well, and Advance Your Career” (HBR Press, 2019)
What does it take to both fit in and yet also prosper and grow as a person in the workplace? In this interview, I discuss this question and others with noted psychologist Arthur B. Markman. Markman is a professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin,... Read More
Cary Cooper, “The Apology Impulse: How the Business World Ruined Sorry and Why We Can’t Stop Saying It” (Kogan Press, 2020)
What are best-practices for alleviating stress in the workplace? Today I talked to Cary Cooper about his new book The Apology Impulse: How the Business World Ruined Sorry and Why We Can’t Stop Saying It (Kogan Page, 2020). Cooper explains why managers should say “Sorry, I Wasn’t Feeling.” Cooper is... Read More