Future Squared with Steve Glaveski - Helping You Navigate a Brave New World

Stephen Hawking once said that intelligence is the ability to adapt to change... so let’s adapt. Hosted by author and entrepreneur, Steve Glaveski, Future Squared brings you conversations with preeminent thought leaders from myriad disciplines such as startups and entrepreneurship, technology, corporate innovation, psychology, philosophy, economics, politics, biology, human performance and productivity, motivation and self development, management and leadership, health and fitness and more to help you think in a multi-disciplinary way, avoid relying on the first piece of information that comes to hand, kick goals in your professional and personal life and better navigate what is fast becoming, a Brave New World. Previous guests include thought leaders such as Adam Grant, Brad Feld, Tim O'Reilly, Gretchen Rubin, Kevin Kelly, Jeremy Heimans, Steve Blank, Neil Patel, Rand Fishkin, Jordan Harbinger, Omar Zenhom, Andreas Antonopoulos, Ryan Blair, Whitney Johnson and various other thought leaders...




Episode #336: Humor at Work with Andrew Tarvin

Andrew Tarvin is obsessed with efficiency. In fact, that's why he goes by Drew Tarvin, it's more efficient. As the world's first humor engineer, he teaches people how to get better results while having more fun. Combining his background as a project manager at Procter & Gamble with his experience as a stand-up comedian, he reverse-engineers the skill of humor in a way that is practical, actionable, and gets results in the workplace.   Through his company, Humor That Works, Dew has worked with more than 35,000 people at over 250 organizations, including Microsoft, the FBI, and the International Association of Canine Professionals. He is the bestselling author of three books, including Humor That Works: The Missing Skill for Success and Happiness at Work. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and FastCompany and his TEDx talk has been viewed more than four million times.   Having recently ventured down the standup comedy open mic circuit in Melbourne, this was a timely conversation, and one I really enjoyed. Andrew dropped a lot of value bombs in this conversation, including:

  • How to make work more fun
  • The power of constraints in humor and innovation
  • How to reframe your relationship with failure
With that, enjoy my conversation with the one and only, Andrew Tarvin. Topics Discussed:
  • Andrew’s start in comedy
  • Why humanity needs humor
  • Why everybody can be funny
  • Why people find standup scary
  • Practice and repetition
  • Why funny is everywhere
  • Improve tenets: Yes and… and Don’t Block
  • Humor strategies
  • How humor helps organisations perform better
  • How humor can make us more successful
  • How humor can help us sell better and get deals across the line
  • How to promote fun in the office
  • Andrew’s ‘one smile per hour’ philosophy
  • Why failure is just data
  • Introversion and how it can make you a better comic and innovat
  • Why standup is a great tool to help you build a relationship with adversity
  • The Reticular Activating System (RAS)
Show Notes: Andrew’s business: www.HumorThatWorks.com   Andrew’s personal site: www.AndrewTarvin.com Get the Book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PN74BJG/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0  Twitter: @andrewtarvin TEDx talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdZAMSyn_As --- Employee to Entrepreneur book: www.employeetoentrepreneur.io Listen to Future Squared on Apple Podcasts  goo.gl/sMnEa0 Also available on: Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher and Soundcloud Twitter: www.twitter.com/steveglaveski Instagram: www.instagram.com/@thesteveglaveski Future Squared: www.futuresquared.xyz Steve Glaveski: www.steveglaveski.com  Medium: www.medium.com/@steveglaveski NEW Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/futuresquared/  


 2019-05-02  50m