In minute 5, Joe mentions the book “Talk Like Ted.” Here’s a link to that book.
At about 5:50, in the context of TED talks, Pete mentions “awkward silences. It makes me sweat just to share this with you, but in the spirit of healing from one of the most traumatic 4 minutes of my life, here’s why.
Here’s a link to the newest incarnation of the nonprofit that Pete cofounded.
For those of you who’ve never had the good fortune of visiting Northern...
Happitalists identify and engage in activities that directly maximize their well-being. This sounds pretty indulgent and self-serving; so in this episode we explore how happitalist thinking can help humanity get the big stuff done. We also urge you not to defer well-being until you’re “rich enough” (you are already rich enough).
Around 10:45, Joe mentions Simon Sinek and his book “Start with Why.” Here’s the relevant website.
Plus, here’s a very recent...
Pete’s always had a conviction that life should revolve around something bigger than economics. An itinerant childhood gave him an outsider’s perspective, a legal education refined his analytical bent, running a business tested his worldview, an obsession with positive psychology and well-being science coalesced these influences into the economic philosophy he calls Happitalism.
In this episode Pete mentions a talk he recently gave at Traverse City’s own...
Democracy is breaking out all over, leading to notable improvements in most measures of well-being worldwide. But in more developed countries worker wages are stagnating, and income inequality worsening. We discuss the politics and economics underlying these trends with Professor Radelet- and we and consider the way forward.
Joe has responded to personal hardship by drawing a line between work and leisure, by giving himself permission to really take time off, and by urgently focusing on the things that reliably deliver boosts in well-being- like family, meaningful work, and time with friends. FWIW he’s more productive than ever. Pete wonders how regular people can do this, and Joe gives some pointers.
When well-being is the organizing principle of a business, when staff have free access to information, and when owners listen and trust, creativity flourishes (so do humans). Viewing our time as a limited resource helps us to focus on the direct pursuit of well-being.
The Happitalist entrepreneur seeks to maximize well-being within a business or community (or even a planet!). $H is the level of income that efficiently does this. Aspiring towards an income of $H for all raises thorny questions: how does $H vary from person to person? What are owners entitled to? What should owners want?
With tales of Cheetah hair, family memos, and the parable of the water pourer, this episode introduces happitalism, a new take on capitalism, which posits maximum well-being as the point of economic activity.