How much of what, and how you think is holding you back right now? Would you care to know? Harvard psychiatrist and brain scientist, Dr Srini Pillay, has a career that spans three decades and he’s dubbed his recent learnings, ‘The Science of Possibility: Leveraging your Brain for Future Success’. He gives Gareth a few tips and tricks on how shifting how you use your brain, could shift the way you do things for the better.

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Timothy Maurice speaks with Neuroscientist and Senior Lecturer at MIT, Dr Tara Swart, about her latest book, The Source, which explores the science of the Law of Attraction and what she terms Action Boards, commonly known as Vision Boards. Her book has been translated into more than 30 languages. Dr Swart unpacks why developing action boards can be so powerful in this moment in history.

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Can you believe what this coronavirus outbreak is doing to us? It has everyone jumping, and in the midst of mass-hysteria toilet paper stockpiling and stock markets crashing, we should take stock of ourselves. Let’s take a sober, rational look at the madness that has taken hold in the last few days, all over the world…

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Timothy Maurice speaks to Rory Sutherland, the Executive Creative Director and Vice Chairman of Ogilvy Group UK, where he spearheads the Behavioural Science Division, Ogilvy Change. He’s the author of ‘Alchemy, The Surprising Power of Ideas that Don’t Make Sense’. The conversation explores the magic in human behaviour, and why if we hope to move people and create better solutions to solve problems, we have to see a layer beyond standard logic to understand how to connect with people. This episode is vital listening to anyone curious about why people do what they do!

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Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson, undoubtedly one of the greatest scientific influencers today, has attracted one of the world’s largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe. So when Gareth Cliff gets an opportunity to pick his brain, gear up for a masterclass on getting your mind expanded and positively impacted like you never thought it could. Off the back of his new book, ‘Letters from an Astrophysicist’, he discusses the world of physics, chemistry, and so much more.

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07.01.20 Pt 1 – The monk who sold his Ferrari wakes up at 5AM. Is Damon the most civilised man on Earth, or just a farting monster on flights? Should we be allowed to shave our bodies in public toilets? Is civilisation’s decay due to 18-hour bus trips?

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The team begin to analyse how much time they lose in traffic, since they’re all trying to gear themselves up to be billionaires. They each also realise just how dependent they are on technology. Talking about successful and productive people, hear the inspiring entrepreneurship story of Albé Geldenhuys, the founder and CEO Of USN. His life reads like something out of a movie: A former policeman who took a leap of faith, put in a lot of work and now is reaping the huge, worldwide rewards.

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The image of a brilliant scientist is one inextricably linked to the picture of Albert Einstein. His unkempt hair, shabby jackets and the twinkle of genius in his eye – but the story of Einstein isn’t so one-dimensional. His relationships, his politics and the story of what happened to his brain after he died are as intriguing as the great ideas he presented to science and the world.

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While current trends of the 4IR push economic growth in the direction of new scientific and technological innovation, predictions for the 5th Industrial Revolution seem to be completely contrasting. As we look ahead to the 5IR, experts are suggesting that we could be moving towards developing an economy built around purpose, inclusivity and humanity to make the world ‘better’ rather than just ‘more efficient’ or ‘more productive’. With current innovation seemingly supporting a more dehumanised economic future, could android systems be instrumental in stimulating business in times of economic stagnation? Could the technology that’s making man less of an asset be utilised to reintroduce humanisation to meet the demands of a global economy that requires more critical thinking, empathy and civic activism?

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Over the past 3 years, there has been a lot of buzz around the onset of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR). The 4IR offers huge potential to transform and realign our economies and societies. But, how do we play a shaping role to prepare societies and industries at large for this economic era, and ultimately help shape the impact of the 4IR? Can we accelerate the development and implementation of emerging science and technology to the benefit of citizens, society and the public interest? In doing so, are we able to learn from the mistakes of the past in order to mitigate massive exclusions, human rights violations and regulatory lag?

The Interchange is made possible by Absa and Tshimong.

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