Episode Date December 2, 2021
Featured Guest Mark Bowden
Featured Book "How To Begin" by Michael Bungay Stanier

Episode Summary

This is still 2 Pages with MBS, the podcast where brilliant people read the best 2 pages from a favourite book, but now there’s a twist! It’s me reading 2 pages from my new book, and inviting brilliant people to reflect on what they’re hearing.

Mark Bowden and I have known each other for at least 15 years. He’s a great friend, and a wonderful host, plus he’s written a number of books including Truth and Lies, a title I helped him come up with. And Mark has helped me brainstorm titles for my books as well, so who better than one of my dearest friends to join me in kicking off this new series?

Michael reads two pages from his upcoming book, ‘How To Begin.’ [reading begins at 4:15]

Hear us discuss:

  • The complexity of prizes and punishments: “If you’re getting into a relationship of any worth, you’ve got to expect ups and downs.” [7:41]
  • Applying the ‘prize and punishment’ way of thinking to everyday life. [11:15]
  • Scenario planning: The infatuation stage. [12:07]

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Mark Bowden | TRUTHPLANE

Mark Bowden’s book | Truth and Lies: What People Are Really Thinking | Winning Body Language: Control the Conversation, Command Attention, and Convey the Right Message without Saying a Word

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Find Michael’s book | How To Begin

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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