Welcome to Future Squared for episode #211, our first guest interview of the year. I’m absolutely psyched to be bringing you Adam Alter.
Adam is an Associate Professor of Marketing and Psychology at New York University’s Stern School of Business, and the author of Drunk Tank Pink, a New York Times bestseller about the forces that shape how we think, feel, and behave, and Irresistible, a book about the rise of tech addiction and what we should do about it.
Alter was recently included in the Poets and Quants “40 Most Outstanding Business School Professors under 40 in the World,” and has written for the New York Times, New Yorker, Wired, Washington Post, and The Atlantic, among other publications. He has shared his ideas at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity and with dozens of companies around the world.
Alter received his Bachelor of Science with Honors in Psychology from the University of New South Wales and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from Princeton University, where he held the Charlotte Elizabeth Procter Honorific Dissertation Fellowship and a Fellowship in the Woodrow Wilson Society of Scholars.
We cover a lot of ground in this episode but expect to learn:
This is one of those episodes that can raise the human consciousness and change your relationship with not only technology, but by virtue of that, the work you do and the people in your life so strap yourself in for an enlightening conversation with the one and only, Adam Alter.
Adam’s website: www.adamalterauthor.com
Adam’s Twitter: @adamleealter
Adam’s TED talk: www.ted.com/talks/adam_alter_why_our_screens_make_us_less_happy
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