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Ed Hess

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Length: 52 mins


Ed Hess - Learn or Die. That is the message this week! In order to stay competitive in today's fast paced environment, you must continue to learn and grow.  Those that refuse to do so will find that their jobs and skills have been replaced by a cheaper and more efficient technology. So how do you become a better and faster learner? How do you stay ahead of the curve? These are the questions we discuss this week as we talk with author and professor, Edward Hess.
Ed is the author of the brand new best selling book, Learn or Die: Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization.  In this interview, Ed uses his 25 years of research in the fields of behavioral economics, neuroscience and psychology to reveal advances in our understanding of the individual human learner and type of work environment that best enables those capabilities. We talk with Ed about the recent developments in the understanding of how people learn, the role of emotions in the learning process, and the environmental factors that can affect our ability to learn.
Edward Hess is a professor of business administration at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and the author of 11 books, including Smart Growth: Building an Enduring Business by Managing the Risks of Growth and The Physics of Business Growth: Mindsets, System and Processes.
"I firmly believe that in most businesses, learning is the only sustainable competitive advantage."
- Ed Hess
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What we learn in this episode:
How can you become a better learner?
How can organizations foster a learning environment?
Why are humans lazy thinkers?
The average tenure of a CEO today is 4.6 years!
Learn or Die: Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization
Videos: Ed Hess presents chapters from his book
Darden Ideas to Action
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