PSFK's founder Piers Fawkes spoke with Colin Beavan on the PurpleList podcast about productivity, aging and the importance of community

In this extract from the PurpleList podcast, PSFK's founder and editor-in-chief Piers Fawkes spoke with Colin Beavan, a transformational coach and consultant, to discuss productivity, aging and the importance of community. 

Colin: I don't know if you're familiar with the work about learned helplessness by Martin Seligman. He conducted an experiment with dogs, where he put one in a cage, and it had an electrified bottom.

He would pass the electricity through the cage, and the dog would run around and try to escape. Eventually, the dog realized it couldn't escape, and when the electricity came on, it just stayed put and whimpered.

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