128: Finding and Cultivating Community Leaders with Ben Pollard

May 1st, 2019 · 58 mins 40 secs

About this Episode

00:48 - Ben’s Superpower: Making Arancini and Reading A Lot of Books

02:00 - Starting Local Welcome and Helping Refugees

Death of Alan Kurdi

09:37 - Humanization, Cognitive Biases, and Heuristics

Contact Hypothesis

Social Constructionism

Social Conformity - Brain Games

In-group Bias

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals by Saul D. Alinsky

21:25 - Empathy and Compassion; Humans Thriving Together

The Compassionate Mind Foundation

The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells

Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist by Kate Raworth

The 36 Questions That Lead to Love

31:26 - Measuring Success

41:56 - Getting People to Connect with Refugees in a Personal Way

Lump of Labour Fallacy

“We come together through our sameness and we grow through our differences.” ~ Virginia Satir


Rein: The idea of communicative praxis.

The Self after Postmodernity by Calvin O. Schrag

Sam: The commodification of trust.

Also, The Tyranny of Structureless: In any organization there are both explicit and implicit power structures. Changing the implicit ones.

Ben: Having a safe space to reflect and have conversations.

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