Episode Date January 6, 2022
Featured Guest Dolly Chugh
Featured Book "A More Beautiful and Terrible History" by Jeanne Theoharis

Episode Summary

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Dolly‌ ‌Chugh‌ reading from Jeanne Theoharis’ A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History and discussing ways to combat our unconscious biases.

On a scale of 1-10, how good of a person are you? Yeah, tricky question. And even trickier: Is the person you think you are the same as the person who actually shows up, day-to-day, in life? Dolly Chugh, as well as being one of my favourite people,  is a professor of social psychology at the NYU Stern School of Business, and author of The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias. Dolly has made it her goal to speak to those of us who label ourselves as good people but may not realise how our unconscious biases affect the way we function. Get‌ ‌book‌ ‌links‌ ‌and‌ ‌resources‌ ‌at‌ https://www.mbs.works/2-pages-podcast/

Dolly reads from A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History by Jeanne Theoharis. [reading begins at 12:13]

Hear us discuss:

  • Addressing systemic bias: “Unlearning what we know and learning what’s correct makes it easier to see the systems around us.” [21:50]
  • Learning to unlearn: the ‘paradox mindset.’ [25:09]
  • Counteracting simple narratives: “You don’t have to believe only one thing.” [28:17]

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Dolly Chugh’s Book | The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias

Jeanne Theoharis | A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History

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Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier

I'm the author of five books that have collectively sold more than a million copies. I'm the founder of Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that helps organizations move from advice-driven to curiosity-led. I'm the host of the *2 Pages with MBS* podcast.

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