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Blog, Podcasts and Video Clips

Every day we encounter the challenge of influencing behaviour, either our own or someone else's. So here are some tips on how...

28 May 2020

Moderate or eliminate?

When modifying your habits, should you moderate or eliminate? You are probably wired one way or the other, so play to your strengths...

Category : Blog & News

14 May 2020

Best 5 TED talks on behaviour change

I talk through the best 5 TED talks on behaviour change and behavioural economics, and includes my highlights, take-outs and out takes ...

Category : Blog & News

30 Apr 2020

Once we're in it, how do we exit?

As thinking turns to life after lockdown, it's timely to consider the merits of a gradual vs. abrupt re-entry. Plus, let's acknowledge that while some people are worried about life not returning to 'normal', some of worry that it will...

Category : Blog & News

16 Apr 2020

The other reason you are so tired right now

Anxiety and stress are playing their part, but you may be tired because you are also thinking more than you have had to in awhile. Your System 1 is curled up in the corner, leaving energy-sapping System 2 to run the show...

Category : Blog & News

02 Apr 2020

Why bother with this appalling invoice right now?

In sharing this story of the invoice, my hope is I have made the abstractions of human behaviour and your role in influencing it, more concrete. Especially at a time like this, don't miss the opportunity to get behavioural influence right...

Category : Blog & News

19 Mar 2020

Living in a snow globe that has been violently shaken

It feels like we're living in a snow globe that has been violently shaken. While things will eventually settle, we are in the midst of being rattled to our core by COVID-19...

Category : Blog & News

17 Feb 2020

Lazy tax is lazy business

Relying on customer inertia is lazy business. There's a smarter way, which one utilities provider just proved...

Category : Blog & News

06 Feb 2020

Recipe-culture is ruining business

Recipe-culture is ruining business. We follow rather than forge. Replicate rather than create. Instead, by learning the fundamentals you can become fully free and take charge of whatever you want to cook up...

Category : Blog & News

22 Jan 2020

When the desire to change in the new year fades

As we roll out of January, chances are we've already drifted from plans we had to make changes. Let's use a quirk in this year's leap year calendar to galvanise your plans to do things differently in 2020...

Category : Blog & News

12 Dec 2019

2019 articles

All my 2019 newsletter and Smartcompany articles in one place...

Category : Blog & News