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"How to Have a Good Day" (Encore Presentation)

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Aired on Tuesday, May 10th.

(Note: This interview originally aired earlier this year.) On this edition of our show, we speak with the British economist Caroline Webb, who also works as a management consultant and executive coach; she is a former partner at McKinsey and Company, and she now has her own consulting firm, Sevenshift, which helps clients be more productive, inspired, and effective at work. Webb talks with us about her new book, which is "How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life." It's a book that uses recent findings from behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience in order to both challenge and improve our typical approaches to everyday working life. In doing so, the book brightens the reader's personal outlook while also boosting his or her productivity. As was noted of the book by Jonathan Haidt of the NYU Stern School of Business: "Webb has given us a great gift: she has synthesized all the advice coming out of labs around the world, filtered it for quality, and illustrated it with well-chosen examples. The appendices alone will save you dozens of hours per year -- particularly on email -- and help you create more great days for yourself." You can learn more about this book -- and can hear a free, on-demand "stream" of our interview with Caroline Webb -- at this link.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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