The Good Question Podcast

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In today’s episode, we dive into the fascinating realm of uncertainty with acclaimed author Maggie Jackson, whose latest book, Uncertain: The Wisdom and Wonder of Being Unsure, explores the profound implications of uncertainty in our lives.

With a background in journalism as a foreign correspondent, Jackson brings a unique perspective to the table as she discusses the intersection of uncertainty, technology, and work-life balance. She reflects on her journey, having penned one of the pioneering work-life balance columns in the US, which coincided with the social trend of reevaluating our relationship with work.

Tune in to learn:

  • Whether multitasking is actually something we should be promoting and celebrating or something with short and long-term detrimental effects on memory, attention, and cognition.
  • How uncertainty can act as a catalyst for problem-solving, agility, and creativity—a concept Jackson aptly terms “wisdom in motion.”
  • The connection between daydreaming and executive functions of the brain, success, and planning.

Press play to embark on a thought-provoking journey into uncertainty, uncovering the wisdom and wonder that lie within the space between questions and answers.

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