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Your Hero-Making Brain: Will Storr, author of ‘The Status Game’, [reads] ‘Incognito’

Your Hero-Making Brain: Will Storr, author of ‘The Status Game’, [reads] ‘Incognito’

Update: 2022-09-20
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I’m working on a new book about how to strengthen working relationships, so I’ve been consuming a lot of content around the subject. I can divide the teachers I’ve been learning from into two different camps. First are the mechanics; the people laying out what to do. They’re okay, but I prefer the storytellers; the people who realize that stories, not rules, are what change people. It is both an extraordinary and a learnable thing to know how to tell a good story. 


Will Storr is a storyteller, and the award-winning author of 6 critically acclaimed books including Selfie, The Science of Storytelling, and most recently, The Status Game. The Times called him, “One of our best journalists of ideas.” Get‌ ‌book‌ ‌links‌ ‌and‌ ‌resources‌ ‌at‌ https://www.mbs.works/2-pages-podcast/ 


Will reads two pages from ‘Incognito’ by David Eagleman. [reading begins at 11:58


Hear us discuss: 

“You’re not living a story, you’re playing a game.” [5:37 ] | The danger of writing yourself as the hero: “You’ve got to accept that you might be wrong about things.”  [16:47 ] | The positives of the hero-making brain: “I would argue that a certain amount of comforting delusion is good.” [21:05 ] | How to manage your status: “Status isn’t about being rich or famous, it’s about feeling like you have value.” [23:59 ] | The connection between the ‘I’ and the ‘we.’ [29:36 ]



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Your Hero-Making Brain: Will Storr, author of ‘The Status Game’, [reads] ‘Incognito’

Your Hero-Making Brain: Will Storr, author of ‘The Status Game’, [reads] ‘Incognito’

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