WorkLife with Adam Grant

You spend a quarter of your life at work. You should enjoy it! Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside the minds of some of the world’s most unusual professionals to discover the keys to a better work life. From learning how to love your rivals to harnessing the power of frustration, one thing’s for sure: You’ll never see your job the same way again.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 36m. Bisher sind 50 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 7 hours 8 minutes


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episode 4: Taken for Granted: Daniel Kahneman Doesn't Trust Your Intuition

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