Alan Gregerman is a consultant, author, teacher, and speaker.
You probably know the many ways supermarkets use psychology to get you to spend more money. Well it turns out that airports do the same thing. This episode begins with a discussion how airports are designed to manipulate you to spend, spend,spend while you wait to take-off. Humans tend to hang out with their own kind. It just is the way it is. And yet meeting and spending time with strangers and people NOT like you can have tremendous benefits. Strategy and innovation consultant Alan Gregerman, author of the book The Necessity of Strangers ( explores the importance and payoffs of being around people who are different than you. This is the time of year people bring firewood into their homes to prepare for the looming cold weather. Bad idea! Listen as I discuss how bringing firewood into your house can have a lot of very bad unintended consequences. You have no doubt heard about metabolism. You have a metabolism and it has something to do with how you do or don’t lose weight. Well, here to clear up the mystery of exactly what metabolism is how it works and how to speed it up is Angelo Poli. Angelo is a fitness and nutrition expert and founder of MetPro ( Angelo joins me to explain how your metabolism works and simple and seldom heard strategies to speed it up and keep your weight under control.  This Week’s Sponsors -Capterra. To find the best software for your business for free go to –Airbnb. To learn more about being an Airbnb host visit -Babbel. Get 6 months for the price of 3 when you use the promo code SYSK at  -Calming Comfort. To get 15% off the displayed price go to and use the promo code: something. -3 Day Blinds. For their “Buy 1/Get 1 at half-off” deal go to and use promo code: SOMETHING.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In episode #020 Chris meets with author, teacher, and consultant Alan Gregerman to discuss his most recent book, The Necessity of Strangers: The Intriguing Truth About Insight, Innovation, and Success. In this discussion Alan offers and details the provocative idea that engaging with strangers who are often very different then us is an opportunity, not a threat. Alan Gregerman Blog The Necessity of Strangers: The Intriguing Truth About Insight, Innovation, and Success Chris Hoff PhD, LMFT We want to hear from you! Website: Twitter: Instagram: Email:
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