The Decision Education Podcast

We take you into the homes, offices, and minds of today’s most fascinating decision makers.

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The Decision Education Podcast is hosted by Alliance Executive Director Joseph E. Sweeney, who chats with some of the most sought-after decision makers in all areas of life and business. Several episodes include special guest host Annie Duke, acclaimed author, decision-making coach, and world poker champion.

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  • Episode 021:

    Fear, Freedom, and Financial Decision-Making

    with Morgan Housel

    What drives bad financial decisions when a crisis hits? Morgan Housel, award-winning author and expert on the psychology of financial decision-making, joins your host, Dr. [...]

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  • Episode 020:

    The Science of Changing Course

    with Dr. Jennifer Lerner

    How can celebrating failure make us more successful? Tenured Harvard Professor and former Chief Decision Scientist in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Jennifer Lerner, joins your [...]

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  • Episode 019:

    How Champions Adapt

    with Mellody Hobson

    How can we get better at receiving negative feedback? Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO and President at Ariel Investments and Chair of the Board of Starbucks, joins [...]

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  • Episode 018:

    Keeping Calm in a Crisis

    with Ryan Holiday

    What can we learn from ancient civilizations that can help us make better decisions today? Ryan Holiday, bestselling author and host of The Daily Stoic [...]

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  • Episode 017:

    Decision Scope, Artificial Intelligence, and Magic Spells

    with Cassie Kozyrkov

    How do the world’s most influential technology companies think about decision-making? Google’s Chief Decision Scientist, Cassie Kozyrkov, joins your host, Dr. Joe Sweeney, Executive Director [...]

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  • Episode 016:

    Making and Breaking Habits

    with Charles Duhigg

    How can we make our unintentional habits work in our favor? Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer prize-winning reporter, and New York Times best-selling author, joins your host, [...]

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  • Episode 015:

    Temptation Bundling and Behavior Change

    with Dr. Katy Milkman

    How can we beat procrastination by doing more of the things we love? Dr. Katy Milkman, Professor at The Wharton School of the University of [...]

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  • Season 3 Trailer

    Season 3 of The Decision Education Podcast unveils decision-making tips from experts in habits, Stoicism, decision intelligence, and behavior change. Dr. Joe Sweeney, your host, engages our guests in fruitful discussions where they unpack their decision toolkits and share how the world might look different if we practices decision-making skills from a younger age.

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  • Episode 014:

    Analytics and Adaptation

    with Daryl Morey

    How does embracing decision science lead to domination in the NBA? Daryl Morey, President of Basketball Operations for the Philadelphia 76ers and Co-founder of the [...]

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  • Episode 013:

    Everest and Extreme Decision-Making

    with Dr Ken Kamler

    What can we learn from individuals who make life-and-death decisions in the most dangerous environments on the planet? Dr. Ken Kamler, Expedition Climber, Microsurgeon, and [...]

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  • Episode 012:

    The Other Side of the Ball

    with Michael Lombardi

    What do the NFL’s most legendary general managers do when making tough decisions at the highest level? Michael Lombardi, former NFL general manager and three-time [...]

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  • Episode 011:

    Gut Feelings and Game-time Decisions

    with Rich Eisen and Les Snead

    Does Rich Eisen’s suit slow him down in the 40 yard dash? Rich Eisen, NFL Network and The Rich Eisen Show Host, and Les Snead, [...]

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