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4. Meaning and Purpose in Life and Work

4. Meaning and Purpose in Life and Work

Update: 2020-05-252
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Although this graduation season looks much different than years past, 2020 graduates are still faced with the same question that we've all had to answer (or for some of us, are still trying to answer): what vocation will add value and meaning to my life? In this episode, Arthur talks with Stanford Business School professor and behavioral scientist Jennifer Aaker about distinguishing between meaning and happiness in life and work. They also discuss the psychology of humor and how AI just might help improve our well-being.


References and further reading:


Some key differences between a meaningful life and a happy life | Jennifer Aaker


It's Not Going to Be That Fun: Negative Experiences Can Add Meaning to Life | Jennifer Aaker


The Shifting Meaning Of Happiness | Jennifer Aaker


Unhappiness and Age | David G. Blanchflower


Cracking a Joke at Work Can Make You Seem More Competent | Alison Wood Brooks


The Dragonfly Effect: Quick, Effective, and Powerful Ways To Use Social Media to Drive Social Change | Jennifer Aaker


Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life (and How Anyone Can Harness It. Even You.) | Jennifer Aaker


4 Rules for Identifying Your Life's Work | Arthur Brooks



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4. Meaning and Purpose in Life and Work

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