Stoicism on the Slo Mo Podcast

Really enjoyed talking with @MGawdat about Stoicism on Slo Mo podcast. I think it’s one of the best podcasts I’ve done for How to Think Like a Roman Emperor!

Nic Marks – The Five Ways to Happy Workplaces Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Nic Marks is, as one of his clients described him, a “statistician with a soul” due to his love of hard statistical skills and his soft people skills and focus on quantifying variables such as happiness. Well known for his 2010 TED talk, “The Happy Planet Index”, which has been viewed over 2.5 million times, Nic is the founder and CEO of Friday, a company that measures and improves employee happiness in order to help businesses build a positive productive work culture – the result of working with over 1,000 clients creating measures of their employees’ experience of work.He’s been in the field for over 25 years, tracking people’s quality of life with an emphasis on their emotional experience. In 2011 he was named one of the top ten original thinkers by Director’s magazine and by Forbes Magazine as having one of the Seven Most Powerful Ideas of the year.Listen as we discuss:How Nic became interested in measuring quality of lifeThe unexpected, massive success of his TED TalkAre we doing better on the Happy Planet Index since his talk in 2010?Tracking the dips in UK national mood across the various lockdownsWhy his company, Friday, takes weekly happiness surveys for their clientsThe importance of assessing happiness at work in group settingsThe Five Ways to Happy WorkplacesNic's own weaknesses when it comes to happiness upkeepWhy does happiness at work matter?Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: with Nic Marks on Twitter @iamnicmarks, and his website, Check out Friday Pulse and take the survey at Friday One. Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.
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