086: Culture Is A Community Growing Together with Jesse Oliver Sanford

June 27th, 2018 · 1 hr 9 mins

About this Episode

01:18 – Oliver’s Superpower: The Ability to Read

01:54 – Cognitive Science and Emotional Cognition

George Lakehoff

Restylane Injections

The effects of BOTOX injections on emotional experience.

11:24 – How People Think When They Code and the Intersection Between Mind and Body

fMRI (Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Brodmann Area

15:38 – The Importance of Cultural Capital

14:42 – Flow

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: All About Flow & Positive Psychology

Flow Genome Project

The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance by Steven Kotler

Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work by Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan

21:33 – Ritual in Developer and Engineer Culture

29:24 – Achieving Flow During Pair Programming / Hedonic Balance

Dr. John Gottman: Bids for Connection

42:29 – Emotional Intelligence and Progress

Politics of Nature: How to Bring the Sciences into Democracy by Bruno Latour

57:00 – Culture. What is Culture?

*More from Oliver: *

  • Debunking Three Myths About How We Think When We Code


Sam: One’s ability to solve problems as a technical person depends as much on one’s social network and social skills as it does on technical knowledge.

Jamey: You can affect things about yourself by being mindful of facts about your body.

John: Teams and effectiveness: People you work with are important.

Rein: In the future, we’ll realize that the code we wrote was a very small and unimportant artifact of what we’re doing as communities and cultures.

Oliver: Engaging with others who think about these things and who realize how high the stakes are.

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