Which of these talks do you prefer?

I am developing more applied professional talks that translate humor research into actionable takeaways for a business audience. Which of you these two talks would you be more interested in hearing? What’s so Funny about Business: Six Ways that Humor Benefits Your Career. Work does not have to be the

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Random gratitude

I recently celebrated a birthday. Anyone who knows me well knows that I don’t care about my birthday. This one was quite nice, however. I happened to be in Jordan with friends. I just found myself thinking how lucky I am to have good health, good friends, and the ability

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T-hacking comes up in a Twitter conversation.

I have written about T-hacking (here and here). What is T-hacking? T-hacking — short for “theory hacking” — is the practice of excluding or mischaracterizing relevant theory or findings from the conceptual development of a paper. T-hacking benefits the t-hacker by boosting the theoretical contribution of the research and thus

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A conversation about rock, rap, and laughter

I was recently invited by the Center of the American West to join two good friend–Adam Bradley and Shane Mauss–to talk about the interplay of music and humor. Here is the video of the event. And here is the awkward promotional video for the event. You might enjoy the bloopers at

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More evidence that things don’t go viral

I don’t think that things go viral (aside from viruses). Scott Galloway probably agrees. Check the first minute of this video that talks about “pay-to-play” on YouTube. (His L2inc video series is excellent, btw). In sum: if you want millions of views, pay for it with advertising.

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Repost: Things don’t go viral (except viruses)

You have heard the stories about viral videos that receive millions of views. One part of those stories, however, is not true. Things don’t go viral the way that viruses that do. .…………………………..Not the way it happens Academics, business people, and the man on the street commonly believe that interesting

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Podcast - I'm Not Joking

Curtain Call

  Welcome to the final episode of I’M NOT JOKING. Comedian JD Lopez returns from Episode 1 to debrief and reflect on Peter’s experience building

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