SignOn Radio #22 – May 14, 2008

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What drives the “I think I can” entrepreneur?

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Colbert effect: fact or fiction?

 
Segment 1: Neil and Barbara discuss why being told “no” motivates successful entrepreneurs. UC San Diego political science professor James H. Fowler describes his Las Vegas “epiphany” during which he found a social link to obesity and a genetic link to voter turn-out.

Segment 2: UC San Diego political science professor James H. Fowler demonstrates more examples of predictable social and behavioral outcomes including how societies reform freeloaders and whether the Colbert Effect for political candidates is “real.” Neil andBarbara address the concept of “life balance” and share tips for keeping all of your oars in the water.