The Bregman Leadership Podcast
Episode 246

Katy Milkman

How to Change

How can we commit to making a lasting change – big or small? My guest this week is Katy Milkman: and behavioral economics researcher, former president of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, and James G. Dinan Professor at the Wharton School. In this special episode, Katy coaches me through two changes I’m struggling to make using suggestions and research-backed strategies from her book, How to Change. Discover the problems that get in the way of your ability to change, the status quo bias, and why giving money to charities you hate is an effective commitment device.


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Bio: Katy Milkman is a behavioral scientist and Professor at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Over the course of her career, she has worked with or advised dozens of organizations on how to encourage positive change, including Google, the U.S. Department of Defense, the American Red Cross, and Morningstar. Her research is regularly featured by major media outlets such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and NPR. She currently co-directs the Behavior Change for Good Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania and hosts Choiceology, a popular Charles Schwab podcast about behavioral economics.


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