Long live the rebels!
But even though we admire rebels, so many people are wired (and taught) to be rule followers. As a result, they struggle to go against the flow. But sometimes you need to do exactly that to achieve escape velocity in life and in business.
On this week’s FOMO Sapiens, we meet Todd B. Kashdan, the author of The Art of Insubordination. In our conversation, Todd explains why it’s so hard to be insubordinate. He also lays out how you can choose a path of principled rebellion to rebel productively while making sure that you don’t just make an enemy of everyone. Finally, he will share some key strategies for how you can be a constructive rebel in your daily life.
Meet our guest:
Todd B. Kashdan, PhD is Professor of Psychology at George Mason University, and a leading authority on well-being, curiosity, courage, and resilience. He has published over 200 scientific articles, his work has been cited over 35,000 times, and he received the American Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions to Psychology.
His books Curious?, and The Upside of Your Dark Side, have been translated into over 15 languages. His writing has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, National Geographic, and other publications, and his research is featured regularly in media outlets such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, Fast Company, and Time Magazine.
He’s a twin with twin daughters (plus one more), with plans to rapidly populate the world with great conversationalists.