Episode Date July 5, 2022
Featured Guest Amantha Imber
Featured Book "The Power of Moments" by Chip Heath, Dan Heath

Episode Summary

Reading from Chip and Dan Heath’s The Power of Moments, and discussing making the most out of the moments we’re given.

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I’m just back from an extended visit to Australia, and as a farewell treat I took my family out to a fancy dinner. I’m a vegetarian but I decided to take them to a high-end steakhouse. I chose to go there for two reasons: first, most of them are committed carnivores; and second, I knew most of them hadn’t had the experience of the theater and rituals that come with a classic steakhouse. Not only was the food great, but I also ran a little pub quiz as dinner unfolded, creating a delightful sense of engagement, competition and bonhomie. At the end of the night, I truly felt like I had accomplished my goal – to create a special memory with the people I love.

Amantha Imber is a speaker, the host of Australia’s #1 business podcast, and a freshly-printed author. The foundation for all of that is actually her training as an organizational psychologist, helping people do better work and feel better at work. As well as speaking, podcasting and writing, Amantha founded a company called Inventium.

Amantha Imber reads two pages from ‘The Power of Moments’ by brothers, Chip and Dan Heath. [reading begins at 19:35]

Hear us discuss:

  • Identifying your core values with clarity. [15:02]
  • How to permit yourself to experience extraordinary things. [24:05]
  • The link between Amantha’s book Time Wise, and the commitment to creating magical memories: “The bad news is, time flies. The good news is that you’re the pilot.” [29:15]
  • “Humans communicate in dyads. We’re designed to communicate one-on-one.” [33:22]
  • The bagel–croissant approach to networking. [34:03]
  • Performing periodic ‘life check-ups.’ [35:08]

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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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