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The Thinker Tinker

The Thinker Tinker exists to help you simplify life, make it all a little bit easier to digest, to understand and to accept.We rummage around society, psychology, neuroscience, philosophy and how you can positively change how you see the world.Hosted by the godmother of Design Thinker, Co-Inventor of the Swiffer and Mindset machine Noelle Dye alongside Martin Lucas, CEO of Gap in the Matrix and expert in Mathematical Psychology (how we make decisions).

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The Cognitive Dissonance of Knowledge

In this podcast, hands-down, the hosts' personal favourite, Martin and Noelle explore human biases, conditioned tendencies, and unconscious habits brought on by culture. Martin brilliantly walks us through archetypal decision-making and addiction, and we summarise with thinking models, WEIRD bias, and the economics of why we think the way we do. 

31mins

28 Aug 2020

Rank #1

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Anarchy: Hammer or Sickle?

Judgment is an inherent behaviour and manifests against all others that are not like us or choose to be like us. We judge to feel superior. What we judge is the inherent flaw. If all are equal in the eyes of each other then we must cease this judgement. A judgement that comes to us all In different ways. In race, in gender, in nationality, in sexual orientation. Discrimination is judgemental ignorance. If your life is shit then it’s your fault, stop seeking a negative perception of others to feel better about your own failings. Lewis’s Hamilton said it best. It’s no longer a time where only those being persecuted should speak up, we all need to speak, to admit, to discuss. We need to accept that this problem is shared by us all. It’s inside us all. We cannot let go of that we cannot see or accept. It’s time for change. This week Noelle and I discussed the why of negative isms (by definition any ism is an ideology) of racism, sexism and the PR spin dogma of society.

36mins

3 Jun 2020

Rank #2

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Is freedom a perception or a collective desire?

The death lottery is the new government strategy, want to play? Hopefully not, we are all about choice and a positive future in this episode. We cover the original hurts, Home Alone movie, nature and some helpful advice to look at the choices you have in life, for today and for tomorrow.

35mins

11 May 2020

Rank #3

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Why are we all feeling more anxious?

The gains on offer this week as we explore the rise in anxiety. 1. Why anxiety is rising. 2. The psychology principle of scarcity. 3. The cause of anxiety 4. The lessening of gratefulness. 5. The challenge of risk inside us. 6. The mental effect from loss of interactions and relationships. 7. The double loss of control inside a changing world. 8. Our inherent need for freedom. 9. How dogs deal with tension! Reference used and explained was the David Rock S.C.A.R.F. model. Well worth looking up.

34mins

30 Apr 2020

Rank #4

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Thinking is a habit

Thinking is a habit! That's the subject we explore this week, here are the gains on offer: 1. The three tiers of listening 2. The power of habits 3. Our decision-making is driven by chemical releases. 4. Beating the game of suffering. 5. The brain is an organ and it doesn't do what is best for you. 6. The key to winning arguments! 7. How to see your pattern of thinking and challenge self. Plus Einstein, BJ Fogg, Charles Duhigg and even more awesome! Nir Eyal, author of  "Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products"

36mins

23 Apr 2020

Rank #5

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The Meaning of Life Right Now

Noelle and Martins first debate is around the meaning life RIGHT NOW. The truth of the fear, the panic, the inertia, the future of work, of life, purpose. Deep thinking delivered with a good heart and some fun.

31mins

16 Apr 2020

Rank #6