About Dan Hill

Born in Minot, North Dakota and raised in Minnesota and Italy, Dan Hill received his B.A. in English/Art History from St. Olaf College (with additional studies at Oxford University), a M.A. in Creative Writing, and a PhD from Rutgers University. After working in the Director's Office at the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, for PSE&G, and the consulting firm Experience Engineering, Dan launched his own company, Sensory Logic, Inc. in 1998. This market research and consulting firm has done work for over 50% of the world's top 100 advertisers and is the recipient of 7 U.S. patents. Dan Hill published 8 books, including Emotionomics, which features a foreword by Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons, and was chosen by Advertising Age as one of the top 10 must-read books of 2009. Other recent books have included: Famous Faces Decoded: A Guidebook for Reading Others, Two Cheers for Democracy: How Emotions Drive Leadership Style, and First Blush: People's Intuitive Reactions to Famous Art. Dan's media coverage and national TV appearances include a front-page profile in The New York Times, ABC's "Good Morning, America," NBC's "The Today Show," CNN, Fox, MSNBC, PBS. Dan's work was noted with commendation in the 1989, 1991 and 1994 editions of The Best American Essays.
Dan HIll, PhD, is the president of Sensory Logic, Inc.
Dan's website

NBN Episodes hosted by Dan:

Dan Hill's EQ Spotlight November 27, 2020

Engaged

Designing for Behavior Change

Amy Bucher

Hosted by Dan Hill
In her new book Engaged: Designing for Behavior Change (Rosenfeld Media, 2020), Amy Bucher analyzes both the barriers and levers to achieving behavioral change. Among the barriers are cognitive biases, like a Status Quo Bias, as well as growing both emotionally and mentally exhausted by changes that require too much willpower on behalf of the user. Opportunities to promote change include having accountability buddies to help guide you, and avatars that have …
Dan Hill's EQ Spotlight November 19, 2020

What's Your Problem?

To Solve Your Toughest Problems, Change the Problems You Solve

Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg

Hosted by Dan Hill
Stop Solving the Wrong Problem! In this episode we discuss Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg's book What's Your Problem?: To Solve Your Toughest Problems, Change the Problems You Solve (HBR Press, 2020) and focus on …
Dan Hill's EQ Spotlight November 12, 2020

The Serenity Code

How Brain Plasticity Helps You Live Without Stress, Anxiety, and Depression (SAD)

Christophe Morin

Hosted by Dan Hill
In his book The Serenity Code: How Brain Plasticity Helps You Live Without Stress, Anxiety and Depression (SAD) (Depth Insights, 2020), Christophe Morin explains how you can rewire your brains …
Education November 5, 2020

Human Work in the Age of Smart Machines

Jamie Merisotis

Hosted by Dan Hill
Are robots going to be our overlords? In Human Work in the Age of Smart Machines (RosettaBooks, 2020), Jamie Merisotis says they don't have to be. We can make them …
American Studies October 29, 2020

Bleeding Out

The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence--and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets

Thomas Abt

Hosted by Dan Hill
How do we promote peace in the streets? In his new book Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence--and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets (Basic …
History October 22, 2020

The Kindness of Strangers

How a Selfish Ape Invented a New Moral Code

Michael E. McCullough

Hosted by Dan Hill
Why Give a Damn About Strangers? In his book The Kindness of Strangers: How a Selfish Ape Invented a New Moral Code (Basic Books, 2020), Michael E. McCullough explains. McCullough …
Communications October 14, 2020

Alchemy

The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life

Rory Sutherland

Hosted by Dan Hill
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 …
Anthropology October 7, 2020

Threats

Intimidation and Its Discontents

David Barash

Hosted by Dan Hill
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 …
American Studies October 2, 2020

EQ Spotlight Special

Roundtable on the 2020 Presidential Race

John R. Hibbing and Jonathan Weiler

Hosted by Dan Hill
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 …
Anthropology October 1, 2020

Hatred

Understanding Our Most Dangerous Emotion

Berit Brogaard

Hosted by Dan Hill
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 …
Economics September 24, 2020

The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety

Defining the Path to Inclusion and Innovation

Timothy R. Clark

Hosted by Dan Hill
How does any organization invite the true, full participation of its members? In his new book The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety: Defining the Path to Inclusion and Innovation (Berrett-Koehler …
Economics September 17, 2020

Emotional Intelligence for Sales Leadership

Colleen Stanley

Hosted by Dan Hill
What does it take to connect successfully with somebody you’re trying to “win over”? Colllen Stanley explains in her new book Emotional Intelligence for Sales Leadership(HarperCollins, 2020) Stanley is the …