“Business is storytelling,” Jeffrey Wright, the actor and entrepreneur, tells Big Think in the latest installment of Edge.
Wright has starred in Broadway classics such as Angels in America and Topdog/Underdog. The Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe-winning actor has played unforgettable roles in box office hits like Casino Royale and The Hunger Games, and is a standout in the renowned ensemble cast of HBO’s critically-acclaimed Boardwalk Empire. So he knows a thing or two about the transformative power of storytelling.
“You have to instill a sense of faith, really, in those things unknown, that the vision will be realized,” he says. “Suspension of disbelief is critical to pressing forward and realizing a new reality whether it be in the theater or whether it be in business.”
In this exclusive workshop for Big Think Edge, Wright explains how to leverage the magic of storytelling. A valuable case study he provides focuses on his philanthropy work in Sierra Leone. If you want to learn how to motivate others and inspire change, subscribe to a free 14-day trial to Edge to learn strategies from Wright and other leading experts.
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A growing body of research shows promising signs that the keto diet might be able to improve mental health.
- The keto diet is known to be an effective tool for weight loss, however its effects on mental health remain largely unclear.
- Recent studies suggests that the keto diet might be an effective tool for treating depression, and clearing up so-called "brain fog," though scientists caution more research is necessary before it can be recommended as a treatment.
- Any experiments with the keto diet are best done in conjunction with a doctor, considering some people face problems when transitioning to the low-carb diet.
Even when they suffer costs in doing so.
- It's commonly thought that the suppression of female sexuality is perpetuated by either men or women.
- In a new study, researchers used economics games to observe how both genders treat sexually-available women.
- The results suggests that both sexes punish female promiscuity, though for different reasons and different levels of intensity.
Thinking your life is worthwhile is correlated with a variety of positive outcomes.
- A new study finds that adults who feel their lives are meaningful have better health and life outcomes.
- Adults who felt their lives were worthwhile tended to be more social and had healthier habits.
- The findings could be used to help improve the health of older adults.
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