Money, Mind and Meaning

by Dr. Daniel Crosby

Money, Mind and Meaning
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 19
  • Last: 6 Mar 2018
The Money, Mind and Meaning podcast is a weekly production designed to help you do well, do good and do you. Each week, asset manager, psychologist and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Daniel Crosby will take on a different facet of human behavior and ask, "Why?" Episodes are brief, research based and created to give you something interesting to share at the dinner table. Learn more by following Dr. Daniel @danielcrosby or by visiting www.nocturnecapital.com.

Episodes (19)

  • Humankind's Greatest GIft Is Also Its Greatest Liability
    Humankind's Greatest GIft Is Also Its Greatest Liability
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    Published: 6 Mar 2018 Duration: 13:26
    If bees organize by innate mandate and chimps through tight-knit social interactions, the miracle of human ascendance in the animal kingdom owes to a penchant for behaving in accordance with social narratives. To put it bluntly, we act as i... Read more →
    If bees organize by innate mandate and chimps through tight-knit social interactions, the miracle of human ascendance in the animal kingdom owes to a penchant for behaving in accordance with social narratives. To put it bluntly, we act as i... Read more →

  • Why That Thing You Want Won't Be Satisfying Once You Actually Get It
    Why That Thing You Want Won't Be Satisfying Once You Actually Get It
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    Published: 28 Feb 2018 Duration: 13:16
    We’re all familiar with the term “keeping up with the Joneses” but it’s doubtful that we understand just how deeply ingrained this is in our concept of success and how the neurological processes we’ve touched on here contribute. Each year, ... Read more →
    We’re all familiar with the term “keeping up with the Joneses” but it’s doubtful that we understand just how deeply ingrained this is in our concept of success and how the neurological processes we’ve touched on here contribute. Each year, ... Read more →

  • How To Avoid Financial Scams
    How To Avoid Financial Scams
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    Published: 20 Feb 2018 Duration: 09:19
    How to Avoid Financial Scams Stephen Greenspan is a psychologist and author of the Annals of Gullibility: Why We Get Duped and How to Avoid It. Greenspan’s book outlines notable instances of gullibility including the Trojan Horse, the fail... Read more →
    How to Avoid Financial Scams Stephen Greenspan is a psychologist and author of the Annals of Gullibility: Why We Get Duped and How to Avoid It. Greenspan’s book outlines notable instances of gullibility including the Trojan Horse, the fail... Read more →

  • Bear Markets Are As Regular As Your Birthday
    Bear Markets Are As Regular As Your Birthday
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    Published: 17 Feb 2018 Duration: 05:13
    There are three things that intelligent investors must understand if they are to truly inoculate themselves against the fear peddled by the profiteers of peril: corrections and bear markets are a common part of any investment lifetime, they... Read more →
    There are three things that intelligent investors must understand if they are to truly inoculate themselves against the fear peddled by the profiteers of peril: corrections and bear markets are a common part of any investment lifetime, they... Read more →

  • Crowd Wisdom And The Anatomy Of A Good Decision
    Crowd Wisdom And The Anatomy Of A Good Decision
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    Published: 13 Oct 2017 Duration: 11:30
    We rely on the crowd to do everything from run our governments to help us select a place to eat, but does the wisdom of the crowd apply to the stock market? By examining the anatomy of a good decision set forth by Richard Thaler we arrive a... Read more →
    We rely on the crowd to do everything from run our governments to help us select a place to eat, but does the wisdom of the crowd apply to the stock market? By examining the anatomy of a good decision set forth by Richard Thaler we arrive a... Read more →

  • The Three Tests Of An Investable Idea
    The Three Tests Of An Investable Idea
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    Published: 28 Aug 2017 Duration: 13:36
    It has been said that "this time is different" is the most expensive phrase in investing but what can be said to be the most profitable words in investing? In this episode, we look at the three tests of an investable idea, providing a tri-p... Read more →
    It has been said that "this time is different" is the most expensive phrase in investing but what can be said to be the most profitable words in investing? In this episode, we look at the three tests of an investable idea, providing a tri-p... Read more →

  • Did You Choose To Listen To This Podcast?
    Did You Choose To Listen To This Podcast?
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    Published: 22 Aug 2017 Duration: 20:27
    Did you choose to listen to this podcast? The question seems so simple as to be laughable, but new research paints an increasingly complicated picture with respect to the limits of willpower and free will. In this episode, we tackle such q... Read more →
    Did you choose to listen to this podcast? The question seems so simple as to be laughable, but new research paints an increasingly complicated picture with respect to the limits of willpower and free will. In this episode, we tackle such q... Read more →

  • The One Phrase That's True in Every Situation
    The One Phrase That's True in Every Situation
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    Published: 15 Aug 2017 Duration: 11:12
    Let's face it, life is complicated. That being the case, it tends to defy easy description and silly platitudes. But one phrase proves to be applicable to every market and life circumstance. Listen in to learn the phrase that can humble yo... Read more →
    Let's face it, life is complicated. That being the case, it tends to defy easy description and silly platitudes. But one phrase proves to be applicable to every market and life circumstance. Listen in to learn the phrase that can humble yo... Read more →

  • Should You Trust Your Gut?
    Should You Trust Your Gut?
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    Published: 7 Aug 2017 Duration: 18:05
    We are a nation in love with the idea of trusting intuition, but does it actually help us to make effective decisions? In today's episode we examine some of the research in favor of - and against - this notion of trusting your gut. What eme... Read more →
    We are a nation in love with the idea of trusting intuition, but does it actually help us to make effective decisions? In today's episode we examine some of the research in favor of - and against - this notion of trusting your gut. What eme... Read more →

  • 5 Practical Tips For Overcoming Overconfidence Bias
    5 Practical Tips For Overcoming Overconfidence Bias
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    Published: 1 Aug 2017 Duration: 13:42
    Excessive ego is the enemy of both good living and good investing and yet it is simultaneously a big part of what gets us out of bed in the morning. In this podcast, you'll learn 5 practical ways to make better decisions by beginning to see... Read more →
    Excessive ego is the enemy of both good living and good investing and yet it is simultaneously a big part of what gets us out of bed in the morning. In this podcast, you'll learn 5 practical ways to make better decisions by beginning to see... Read more →

  • You Will Never Change Anyone's Mind On Facebook
    You Will Never Change Anyone's Mind On Facebook
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    Published: 25 Jul 2017 Duration: 14:41
    Many of us have had the experience of bickering with friends and loved ones on social media about political, religious or ethical differences of opinion. But does any of it do any good? In this episode, we examine the persistence of belief... Read more →
    Many of us have had the experience of bickering with friends and loved ones on social media about political, religious or ethical differences of opinion. But does any of it do any good? In this episode, we examine the persistence of belief... Read more →

  • Investing Is (Physically) Painful
    Investing Is (Physically) Painful
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    Published: 17 Jul 2017 Duration: 08:14
    We commonly speak of how "stressed out" we are today but as recently as a century ago, the idea of stress was viewed as unscientific. In this episode, we talk about the physical psychological impact of stress on investment decision-making a... Read more →
    We commonly speak of how "stressed out" we are today but as recently as a century ago, the idea of stress was viewed as unscientific. In this episode, we talk about the physical psychological impact of stress on investment decision-making a... Read more →

  • The Power Of Stories In Investing
    The Power Of Stories In Investing
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    Published: 10 Jul 2017 Duration: 09:13
    Stories are powerful means of transmitting information and making sense of our own lives, but do they serve us well as investors? In this episode, we will answer these and other questions by looking at the price of a sequined glove, the per... Read more →
    Stories are powerful means of transmitting information and making sense of our own lives, but do they serve us well as investors? In this episode, we will answer these and other questions by looking at the price of a sequined glove, the per... Read more →

  • Value Investing And Why You Hate Cheap Things
    Value Investing And Why You Hate Cheap Things
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    Published: 29 Jun 2017 Duration: 10:19
    It's counterintuitive, but a growing body of research suggests that you just don't like cheap things. In this episode, we discuss how price as a proxy for quality can be in dangerous in investing and give clues as to how behavioral investor... Read more →
    It's counterintuitive, but a growing body of research suggests that you just don't like cheap things. In this episode, we discuss how price as a proxy for quality can be in dangerous in investing and give clues as to how behavioral investor... Read more →

  • Ten Best Ways To Ruin Your Financial Future
    Ten Best Ways To Ruin Your Financial Future
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    Published: 23 Jun 2017 Duration: 08:12
    Today's episode is a tongue-in-cheek examination of the ten best ways to ruin your investment future.
    Today's episode is a tongue-in-cheek examination of the ten best ways to ruin your investment future.

  • Why Do We Hate To Talk About Money?
    Why Do We Hate To Talk About Money?
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    Published: 15 Jun 2017 Duration: 14:09
    We love to fantasize about winning the lottery or buying a yacht, but have difficulty having sensible conversations about money with those we love. Dr. Crosby examines some of the religious, social and behavioral impediments to having conve... Read more →
    We love to fantasize about winning the lottery or buying a yacht, but have difficulty having sensible conversations about money with those we love. Dr. Crosby examines some of the religious, social and behavioral impediments to having conve... Read more →

  • The Time Will Never Be Right
    The Time Will Never Be Right
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    Published: 6 Jun 2017 Duration: 08:21
    Our brains are designed to privilege safety and certainty over happiness and growth. Understanding this simple truth, we begin to realize that the time will never be perfect to do the thing we've always dreamed of and learn to press forward... Read more →
    Our brains are designed to privilege safety and certainty over happiness and growth. Understanding this simple truth, we begin to realize that the time will never be perfect to do the thing we've always dreamed of and learn to press forward... Read more →

  • Bernie Madoff And The Myth Of Self Esteem
    Bernie Madoff And The Myth Of Self Esteem
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    Published: 2 Jun 2017 Duration: 10:04
    Does everyone deserve a trophy? In today's episode we look at the research around self-esteem and examine how the need to feel special may have played in to the biggest Ponzi scheme in history.
    Does everyone deserve a trophy? In today's episode we look at the research around self-esteem and examine how the need to feel special may have played in to the biggest Ponzi scheme in history.

  • The Top Five Regrets Of The Dying
    The Top Five Regrets Of The Dying
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    Published: 23 May 2017 Duration: 07:51
    What are the top 5 regrets of the terminally ill and how can they help you live a more fulfilled life?
    What are the top 5 regrets of the terminally ill and how can they help you live a more fulfilled life?

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