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Change Nation: Laurence Gonzales (12/12/08)

Laurence Gonzales on Making Change Easier

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If you were hit with an unexpected change right now, would you know how to react?

According to Laurence Gonzales, author of Everyday Survival: Why Smart People Do Stupid Things, our lazy modern culture has stunted your ability to react appropriately to a change or a threat. Though humans have evolved over thousands of years to engage in complex thought, the relative monotony of everyday life has put our brains on autopilot, leaving us vulnerable to just about anything.

On this episode of Change Nation, Gonzales explains how your character and your ability to think on your feet can help you deal with any change.

For more information on Laurence Gonzales, visit www.everydaysurvival.net or www.laurencegonzales.com.


Great tips!

  • By pfisher
  • on 3/2/10 11:15 AM EST

Laurence Gonzales is fascinating, and his interview had a very calming effect on me. Very good information.

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