B.E. GOOD! Podcast #29

Bill von Hippel

The Social Leap – The new Evolutionary Science of Who We Are, Where We Come From and What Makes Us Happy

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In this episode, we speak with Professor Bill von Hippel from the University of Quensland about his latest book “The Social Leap – The new Evolutionary Science of Who We Are, Where We Come From and What Makes Us Happy”, helping us to understand how the last 6 millions years of Human evolution have forged our modern lives – from work and relationship to leadership and innovation and our quest for happiness. 

In this conversation we discussed:

– Why the human evolution is so important to understand our current behaviors

– How do we know what our ancestors thought and did

– The key big steps in our evolution

– The critical role of the psychology of collective action to understand our evolution and who we are now

– Our move from the rainforest to the Savannah that Bill describes as the “Social Leap”

– 2 key dimensions in what make us humans : homo socialis and homo innovatio

– What is an elephant leader and a baboon leader and what can be done to enhance Moral leadership?

– And Bill’s 10 recommendations to be happy

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