Episode Date December 7, 2021
Featured Guest Loran Nordgren
Featured Book "My Grandmother’s Love Letters" by Hart Crane

Episode Summary

Loran Nordgren reading from Hart Crane’s My Grandmother’s Love Letters and discussing moving from contention to intention.

Michael’s new book How to Begin: Start Doing Something that Matters is now available at www.HowToBegin.com.

We’ve probably all had the experience of someone else resisting one of our brilliant ideas. Do you remember how that feels – not being seen or heard? You know what’s almost as irritating, perhaps even more so? When you’re the person resisting your own good idea; you team up with the status quo to back away from this opportunity to unlock your greatness.

Loran Nordgren is a teacher at the Kellogg School of Management, and the co-author of the book The Human Element: Overcoming the Resistance That Awaits New Ideas, because there are endless reasons why new ideas are not immediately embraced. As a co-author, he joins me in this episode to share how he turned the medium into the message.

Loran reads the poem ‘My Grandmother’s Love Letters’ by Hart Crane. [reading begins at 10:30]

Hear us discuss:

  • “There is deep, incredible promise in collaboration.” [2:46]
  • “I often feel that we are strangers to almost all generations and things past.” [13:05]
  • The evolution of connecting with people as you age. [14:15]
  • Having a healthy relationship with the status quo: “People need time to acclimate to new ideas.” [16:56]
  • Managing anxiety as a creator. [29:00]

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Loran Nordgren | Website | The Human Element: Overcoming the Resistance That Awaits New Ideas

Hart Crane | My Grandmother’s Love Letters

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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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