Recorded on 10/12/2022

How to Harness the Transformative Power of Regret with New York Times Bestselling Author Daniel Pink

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Everyone has regrets – it’s a part of being human. But some regrets can be profound and all-consuming if we allow them.

The New York Times #1 bestselling author Daniel Pink thinks we should not wallow in our regrets for far too long and wants us to reimagine our approach to what he believes is our most misunderstood emotion. His brand-new book, The Power of Regret, draws on research in psychology, neuroscience, economics, and biology to question many basic assumptions about regret. He also uses data from the largest survey of American attitudes about regret in history, as well as his own World Regret Survey, which has collected regrets from more than 16,000 people globally to further understand how regret is experienced around the world and what it all means.

In this session, Pink explains how to take regret from a place of negativity to one of possibility and how we can harness its power to transform our lives. He shares the four core regrets that people experience across cultures, in addition to the three-step, science-based process to use these regrets to make smarter decisions, perform better at work, and increase our overall feelings of happiness and intention.

About Daniel Pink

Pink was host and co-executive producer of “Crowd Control,” a television series about human behavior on the National Geographic Channel that aired in more than 100 countries. He hosts a popular MasterClass on sales and persuasion. He has appeared frequently on NPR, PBS, ABC, CNN, and other TV and radio networks in the US and abroad.

He has been a contributing editor at Fast Company and Wired as well as a business columnist for The Sunday Telegraph. His articles and essays have also appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, Slate, and other publications. He was also a Japan Society Media fellow in Tokyo, where he studied the country’s massive comic industry.

Before venturing out on his own 20 years ago, Dan worked in several positions in politics and government, including serving from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore.

He received a BA from Northwestern University, where he was a Truman Scholar and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a JD from Yale Law School. He has also received honorary doctorates from Georgetown University, the Pratt Institute, the Ringling College of Art and Design, the University of Indianapolis, and Westfield State University.

Pink and his wife live in Washington, DC. They are the parents of two recent college graduates and a college freshman.

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