Month: May 2021

Quirkyalone?

Quirkyalone? SOLO 81 Sasha Cagen | QuirkyAlone Movement

  Peter McGraw continues his series on solitude with a conversation with Sasha Cagen, the founder of the QuirkyAlone movement. A QuirkyAlone is someone who enjoys being single (but is not opposed to being in a relationship) and generally prefers to be alone rather than dating for the sake of being in a couple. Does that sound like you? They discuss […]

Comedians Will Be the Last People to Lose Their Jobs to Robots: Learn from the World’s Funniest People

The following is adapted from Shtick to Business: What the Masters of Comedy Can Teach You about Breaking Rules, Being Fearless, and Building a Serious Career. (Royalty free image: https://www.pexels.com/photo/interior-of-office-building-325229/, Credit: Pexels / Manuel Geissinger) The industrial revolution is in its fourth phase. The first phase introduced the steam engine. The second, electricity. The third […]

How the Science of the Comedy Club Design Can Inspire You to Create a Better Space to Succeed

The following is adapted from Shtick to Business: What the Masters of Comedy Can Teach You about Breaking Rules, Being Fearless, and Building a Serious Career. (Royalty free image: https://www.pexels.com/photo/people-at-theater-713149/, Credit: Pexels / Monica Silvestre) Due to the pandemic, more people than ever are working from home. You may already have a home office or […]

Roaming In Solitude With Christina

Roaming In Solitude With Christina SOLO 79 Christina Martinez | Solitude

  This week’s episode continues our investigation of solitude. Peter McGraw speaks to a friend and remarkable single, Christina Martinez, about how she spends her alone time. They discuss her “Old man activities,” which include restoring a vintage van – an endeavor that has connected her to a new community and friends. They give encouragement and […]

When Acting Like a Comedian Will Get You in Trouble

The following is adapted from Shtick to Business: What the Masters of Comedy Can Teach You about Breaking Rules, Being Fearless, and Building a Serious Career. (Handout/MCT) Who doesn’t want to be the funniest person in the office? But as a behavioral economist turned humor researcher, I have stopped encouraging people to be funny at […]

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