Dan Heath is an American author, speaker, and professor at Duke University.
We knew a pandemic was coming. We knew our police were treating some of us differently than others. So why were we so unprepared for what happened? In this eye-opening conversation, Rufus and author Dan Heath dig into what it takes to root out problems at their source, both in our own lives and in the larger world.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Athletic Greens — Get 20 free travel packs at athleticgreens.com/bigideaThe Great Courses Plus — Start your free month trial at thegreatcoursesplus.com/bigidea ZipRecruiter — Try it now for free at ziprecruiter.com/bigideaThe Next Big Idea Club — Visit https://www.nextbigideaclub.com/podcast and use the code FREE3 for a three-month pass.
On the Gist, a Karl Rove drive-by.In the interview, Dan Heath is here to talk about his new book Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before They Happen. He and Mike discuss the idea of upstreaming, looking behind problems to find alternative solutions, and how we need to recalibrate so successfully predicting and preventing disaster becomes the goal.In the spiel, In the spiel, framings and shadings: the meaning of mobilization in 2020.Email us at thegist@slate.comPodcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Margaret Kelley.Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dan Heath is a Senior Fellow at Duke University's CASE center, which supports entrepreneurs who are fighting for social good. He is the co-author of four New York Times bestsellers, and his latest book is Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen. What We Discuss with Dan Heath: How many problems in our lives and in society are we tolerating simply because we’ve forgotten that we can fix them? Why are we more often stuck in a cycle of response downstream of problems rather than upstream where we might prevent them from happening in the first place? What lessons can we learn about upstream versus downstream thinking by examining our current pandemic crisis? What the federal response to Hurricane Katrina tells us about an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure. Upstream versus downstream thinking regarding the healthcare debate in the US. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/350 Sign up for Six-Minute Networking -- our free networking and relationship development mini course -- at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
Dan Heath is an American bestselling author, speaker and fellow at Duke University's CASE center. Dan chats with the Armchair Expert about why certain ideas stick, the emotionality behind urban legends and the benefit of thinking upstream. Dax implores those to think about the financial benefits to upstream social reform and Dan explains that every system is designed for its outcome. The two talk about systemic preventions that have a lasting impact, getting caught in a bad plan loop and they commiserate about being older dads.
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8
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8
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6 hours, 42 minutes
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