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#240 Edward Hess Professor and Author on Creating Your Best Self

Today we speak with Edward D. Hess–Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, Darden School of Business.

This conversation covers human behaviour and mental function, emphasizing that humans are hardwired to seek affirmation or confirmation of their beliefs and personal narratives.

Edward highlights the need to overcome inherent tendencies to be ‘lazy, perfect people’, which has proven ineffective.

Edwards’s new book; “OWN YOUR WORK JOURNEY! The Path to Meaningful Work and Happiness in the Age of Smart Technology and Radical Change” gives practices and tools to manage these tendencies, with the ultimate goal being the pursuit of an individual’s best self, intending to bring that best self to the world each day.

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