In this off-topic 10th episode, Jason Hartman talks with Lawrence Susskind, Ford Professor of Environmental & Urban Planning at MIT and Vice-Chair of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and author of Entrepreneurial Negotiation: Understanding and Managing The Relationships That Determine Your Entrepreneurial Success, about what urban development means in today's age and ideas coming up that can help alleviate many of our city's difficulties.
Jason and Lawrence also discuss the importance of negotiation and the mindset you must have whenever you enter into them. Many people's attitudes these days are skewed toward doing what's best for themselves, and Lawrence explains why that's wrong and why the methods we're trying to use for negotiations are all wrong.
[3:04] The art of urban planning and its changing nature
[6:06] Cities are going through a process of change and we're likely to see big cities continuing to spread rather than becoming denser
[11:09] Some ideas for the future on how to reduce or eliminate traffic
[15:47] The single most important thing to becoming a better negotiator
[20:49] You need to know the other party's options so that you can know where you stand in negotiations
[24:42] How negotiation can make you a better leader
[29:10] We need to stop thinking that text based communication can be a way to run a business
Jason Hartman talks with Chris Burres, founder of SES Research, about some of the advancements being made with carbon these days. In a study with rats, the C60 was able to make the rats life expectancy increase significantly, and Chris is hopeful that will be something that extrapolates into humans.
[3:27] Why is the new carbon type important to longevity studies?
[7:22] Why haven't the studies moved up the animal scale?
[10:54] Olive oil can be as good an anti-inflammatory as Aspirin, but you have to take 3-6 Tbsp of it so it's not feasible
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Jason Hartman talks with Dr. Stephen Schimpff, former Chief Executive Officer of the University of Maryland Medical Center and current professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine where he teaches residents and fellows in oncology and infectious diseases and is a former professor of public policy at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Schiff wrote the book Longevity Decoded: The 7 Keys to Healthy Aging and talks with Jason about what the keys are and how we can keep them sharp and utilize them to live our best life.
[1:36] Every year, in every organ, we lose about 1% of function
[3:40] The list of 7 Keys to Healthy Aging
[8:41] The recommended amount of added sugar that Americans should be eating
[11:20] Why our balance deteriorates as we get older and how we can fix it
[14:40] Ways you can find out if you have inflammation
[18:57] How much sleep do you need?
Jason Hartman talks with Matt Richtel, Pulitzer prize winning New York Times reporter and author of the new book An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System, about the new information that's come to light about our immune system and how we can help/hurt it by our actions. Matt dispels some myths that are long, long held, and gives solutions as to how we can best improve our health.
[1:38] Matt's journey to understanding the immune system came from his friend's serious illness. It led to him confronting several myths about the immune system.
[5:07] Our immune system actually tries to get along with everything as best as possible, not to automatically attack
[7:10] Why it's a mistake to try and "boost your immune system"
[10:02] New research on your "gut health"
[13:59] How stress weakens your immune system