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Standard Deviations

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We’ve all been told that there’s a “proper” way to speak English. What if that wasn’t true? There are thousands of dialects of English that are “non-standard”, but still carry cultural and historic significance. Join Nicola Brayan as she explores English dialects around the world and how language shapes identity, communities, and, too often, discrimination. This story challenges us to think before we judge the way others speak.
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The Standard Deviations podcast is a weekly production that looks at money, mind and meaning, all through a psychological lens. Each week, psychologist and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Daniel Crosby interviews a fascinating new guest, experts in everything from finance to literature to wellness. Each guest provides listeners with three concrete ways to apply what was learned that week, ensuring that weekly listening becomes part of a path to a richer life. Episodes are brief, resear ...
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Roger and Hilary talk about a consulting engagement gone wrong and whether there have been any good consulting engagements. Show Notes: Support us on Patreon Roger Peng Hilary Parker List of NSSD Fellows Get the Not So Standard Deviations book Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts Subscribe to the podcast on Google Play Find past episodes Cont…
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Tune in to hear: What were some of Nikola Tesla’s eccentricities? What is “The Spotlight Effect” that Morgan Housel observed when working as a valet at a high-end hotel in Los Angeles? What is Morgan Housel’s “Man in the Car Paradox” and what lessons can be learned from it? What is the psychological principle “The Anchoring Effect?” Why does ego dr…
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Hilary and Roger talk about whether it might be better if ChatGPT didn’t give you what you wanted. Show Notes: Support us on Patreon Roger Peng Hilary Parker List of NSSD Fellows Get the Not So Standard Deviations book Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts Subscribe to the podcast on Google Play Find past episodes Contact us at nssdeviations @…
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Tune in to hear: What strategy did Alexander the Great use to overtake Tyre in 332 BC? Why did this military victory leave Alexander feeling more grief stricken than triumphant in the end? Why did Hephaestion’s death mark a turning point for the Macedonian Empire? What are “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying?” What makes up Martin Seligman’s “PERMA”…
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Tune in to hear: What common ground, if any, can be found across nearly all spiritual and religious traditions on the globe? What does academic research have to say about the benefits that accrue to those who are generous? Why doesn’t spending money on ourselves bring about long-lasting joy and what role does the “hedonic treadmill” play in this? W…
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Hilary and Roger discuss what makes a data analytic tool informative for a given problem and Hilary, predictably, gets furious. Show Notes Support us on Patreon Roger Peng Hilary Parker List of NSSD Fellows Get the Not So Standard Deviations book Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts Subscribe to the podcast on Google Play Find past episodes C…
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Tune in to hear: - With all of the possibilities out there, why has Jon landed on his current path and why does he think that pro bono work is so vital? - Jon’s organization just completed a very comprehensive study on pro bono financial planning. Were there any results that really stood out or surprised him? - What did Jon’s research unearth about…
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From Junction Journalism, a three-part podcast that challenges the notion of 'proper English'. Reporter Nicola Brayan from the University of Sydney takes us around Australia and the world to look at different dialects of English to demonstrate why they matter. Standard Deviations traces the history of non-standard English dialects and how they shap…
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Attempts to impose so-called ‘proper English’ reached another level in Singapore. The national government tried to suppress dialects known as ‘Singlish’. But Singlish prevailed largely because, for many Singaporeans, it’s not just a language but a way of life. Written and produced: Nicola Brayan Supervising Editor: Lea Redfern Sound design and audi…
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In the final episode of Standard Deviations, we explore the rich history of African-American English. Nicola Brayan looks at attempts to make African-Americans conform to so-called ‘proper English’ and the profound effect this has on the way they view themselves and are treated by others. By the end, we realise the frivolity of judging others by th…
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We start our exploration of non-standard English by looking at dialects spoken by First Nations people in Australia. As Nicola Brayan found out, the many versions of Aboriginal English are more than just ways of speaking – they provide people with an identity that connects them to communities. And to ignore or dismiss these dialects amounts to cult…
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Tune in to hear: - If so much of what accounts for our behavior is habitual, what hope do we have and how can we change that as we look to the New Year? - Why do such small bits of friction have an outsized influence on our behavior? - Does publicly stating your goals have any drawbacks or does it help you stay accountable? - What is the rhyme-as-r…
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Tune in to hear: - Why do overly linear, or bullet-pointy, stories tend to fall short? What are the risks of making your backstory too similar to a resume? - What is the psychological principle “peak-end rule” and how can it be applied to better your backstory? - Why is knowing your audience such an important part of effective storytelling? - Why “…
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Hilary and Roger ring in the new year with some discussion of AI and data science, Roger’s upcoming spring semester data science course, and some predictions for 2024. Show Notes: Support us on Patreon Roger on Twitter/X Roger on BlueSky Hilary on Twitter/X Hilary on BlueSky List of NSSD Fellows Get the Not So Standard Deviations book Subscribe to …
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Tune in to hear: - Why will AI, automation and algorithms likely lead to an increase in human centered connection in the financial services industry and beyond? - What is one of Thomas Hobbes’ most famous remarks and how do people take it out of context? - Why loneliness has far reaching implications for longevity that exceed even obesity. - How di…
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Tune in to hear: - Why do only 13% of American millionaires describe themselves as wealthy? Why don’t we recognize our abundance for what it is? - What is wealth confidence and what are its broader implications within portfolio management? - Wealth confidence is definitely somewhat correlated with portfolio performance, but why is net worth alone n…
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Tune in to hear: - Why does Daniel Staker call his new book “a book from a breakdown?” - Why is behavior such a fundamental building block of marketing? - How do we get to the bottom of what our clients really want when they are often so bad at articulating it for themselves? - What does Daniel Staker mean when he says that “people often fail to re…
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Tune in to hear: - We frequently hear the term “emotional intelligence” thrown around pretty loosely, but what is a deeper dive into its definition? - Does Dr. McCarthy see people frequently using emotional intelligence towards Machiavellian ends or is this quite uncommon in her experience? - Why is EQ so important for leaders and individuals more …
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Tune in to hear: - What is all weather investing and what are its behavioral underpinnings? - Does Eric strategically rebalance the all weather portfolios or are the allocations fairly static? If they are dynamic, what signals do they look for when making a change? - What is the trend-oriented global macro program that Eric implements? - How can on…
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Hilary and Roger discuss Hilary’s new ChatGPT consulting business and tease the future of data analysis with AI. Show Notes: Support us on Patreon Roger on Twitter/X Roger on BlueSky Hilary on Twitter/X Hilary on BlueSky List of NSSD Fellows Get the Not So Standard Deviations book Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts Subscribe to the podcast …
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Tune in to hear: - What convinces Akhil that we can forecast markets with any level of precision when lots of highly intelligent people have tried and failed? - How often does Akhil think market cycles occur, on average, and how can we use that to our benefit? - Once novel market anomalies or truths are discovered, they tend to get arbitraged away …
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Tune in to hear: - What is the backfire effect and how can you get your prospects to drop their old fund manager without crushing their ego? - Why is solving an emotional problem with a rational solution rarely effective? How can we encourage behavior change while giving our prospects a chance to save face? - What is the blemishing effect and how d…
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Tune in to hear: - Saundra really balances being warm and welcoming with a great deal of candor. How has this served her professionally over the years? - How do people find the strength of will and confidence to call their clients out on behavior that is incongruent with their goals if their designations alone don’t provide this confidence? - Saund…
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Tune in to hear: - Matt interviewed hundreds of advisors and leaders in their space to gather how they envisioned the future of financial advice. What themes or common threads started to emerge in these interviews? - How, specifically, might things become "more human" moving forward in the financial services industry? - Why does Matt believe that a…
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Tune in to hear: - What is Amanda’s story about her “$19k haircut” and how did it lead her down the path she’s on today? - How did Amanda’s parents react to her financial situation when she finally decided to disclose it? Did this transform their relationship much? - Amanda thinks that all financial problems should be approached with two premises i…
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Hilary and Roger discuss how to improve ChatGPT interactions and important lessons learned from Terminator 2. Show Notes: Support us on Patreon Roger on Twitter Hilary on Twitter List of NSSD Fellows Get the Not So Standard Deviations book Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts Subscribe to the podcast on Google Play Find past episodes Contact …
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Tune in to hear: - What are the 5 coaching dimensions that Jay uses to help advisors and how did he arrive at these? - What is “the protocol system” and how has Jay utilized it to better his mental and physical wellbeing? - What was it that allowed Jay to put himself back together after a bout of acute depression? - What role should leadership and …
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Tune in to hear: - How does salience work with respect to different advisory fee models? - How can we use social accountability to better help clients see through their plans? - As the “meat and potatoes” of financial planning gets automated away, what does the future look like for financial planners? Will they operate in a broader life coach type …
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Tune in to hear: - What life journey brought Kathi to a place where she focused on grief professionally? - Why did Kathi experience guilt and shame around her lack of financial literacy in a moment of crisis? - People often say very inappropriate things when they are struggling to address the grieving, even if well-intentioned. Why is this the case…
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Hilary and Roger are discussing Python in Excel, speed cubing data, and a grand strategy for AI weapons. Show Notes: Python in Excel World Cube Association Support us on Patreon Roger on Twitter Hilary on Twitter List of NSSD Fellows Get the Not So Standard Deviations book Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts Subscribe to the podcast on Googl…
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Tune in to hear: - What the landscape of financial planning looks like broadly in the United States. - How working with a financial advisor plays a prophylactic role that extends just beyond mere performance and into mental health and one’s interpersonal relationships. - Why money is an emotional hair trigger for so many people. - Whether or not yo…
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Hilary and Roger discuss data vs. oil, large language models, automated vehicles, and Hilary contributes to Roger’s research. Show Notes: Support us on Patreon Roger on Twitter Hilary on Twitter List of NSSD Fellows Get the Not So Standard Deviations book Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts Subscribe to the podcast on Google Play Find past e…
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Tune in to hear: - What’s the number one misconception about sports psychology? What are the Monday morning quarterbacks missing when they comment on a game? - Has Dr. Poole noticed any common thread shared by the championship teams she has worked with over the years? - How do teams really individualize their overarching goal above and beyond simpl…
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Hilary and Roger return to see if anything has changed in the world since they took their break. Topics include the changing world of social media and the “data as oil” metaphor. Show Notes: Catching up with the weird world of LLMs Support us on Patreon Roger on Twitter Hilary on Twitter List of NSSD Fellows Get the Not So Standard Deviations book …
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Tune in to hear: - What does the Partnership for Southern Equity really focus on and what is Sterling’s role there? - What is the difference between equity and equality and why is this an important distinction to make when talking about the kind of work the PSE does? - What things, governmentally or institutionally, are still in place structurally …
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Tune in to hear: - Why does Stacy believe that every company should have a well crafted origin story? Why does this speak to the authenticity of a brand? - What’s the importance of a hook or conflict within a corporate brand story? - How can we present a hook that helps with brand buy-in without the story relying on the classic narrative tools of d…
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Tune in to hear: - Some people think that “we can only take our clients as far as we have gone ourselves and that we must do our own work.” Does Neil believe this and, if so, what does “doing the work” look like in the context of a financial professional? - What is Carl Jung’s idea of “a wounded healer?” Also, in terms of our own story, how can we …
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Tune in to hear: - Can Nicole speak to the power of podcasts, newsletters and new media and the role these play as she tries to fulfill her personal mission? - Can brands do anything to really humanize and authenticate themselves or do we just favor individual influencers and have a general distrust of institutions now? - What do we need to do as a…
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Tune in to hear: Learn how to adapt cognitive biases to your benefit within a sales funnel. What is the mere exposure effect and why is it so powerful? Considering the mere exposure effect, what chance do boutique asset managers have going against giants like BlackRock and how can they set themselves apart? Is there such a thing as too much exposur…
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Tune in to hear: - In studies, non-compliance with financial advice generally hangs around the 50% range. However, many advisors say that their clients are very compliant and that these stats don’t hold true for them. Has Derek noticed this and what does he think accounts for this difference? - What is the “stages of change” model and how might it …
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Tune in to hear: - Do certain people have a natural proclivity for deferring gratification for a greater reward at a later date (e.g. exercise and saving) or can this also be learned? - Is whether or not you are more forward-thinking or present-oriented hardwired in you from a young age? - What are some of the things that those who “get retirement …
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