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Raman Frey, is first and foremost an amazing human and my dear friend. Raman is the founder of Good People Dinners, a Bay Area community focused on meaningful conversations that bring together professional chefs and thoughtful speakers on a variety of topics. Raman is an incredible speaker, moderator, interviewer, and author. His writing has appeared in many publications, including Harvard Business Review. Raman has written a book on how we might design and deploy new incentive systems to create a more just and thriving world. This is the topic of this Shine podcast interview.
[:01] Carley Hauck introduces the Breakthrough conscious leadership program and her upcoming March 14th Brave Exchange Workshop: Healing the Gender Divide with Raman Frey.
[4:46] Carley introduces Raman Frey, who has joined her to discuss ways to design and employ incentive systems that encourage a just and thriving world.
[7:17] Raman shares the experiences that led his passion for creating incentives with positive environmental and social governance impact.
[13:05] Defining the concept of Incentive System Design and why humans need to desire less greed and to live in greater harmony with the planet.
[16:53] Raman shares his book recommendations and their main concepts, including behavioral and biological constraints, capital beats labor, and why more is not always better for everyone.
[24:48] Why do we need hundreds of different solutions to the Earth’s greatest challenges, and how do we elevate the inner consciousness to lead from more love?
[30:22] Understanding power — who it benefits, how it is in conflict with the more altruistic Incentive Systems Design, and what we must remember in order to rise above it’s darker side.
[40:00] Is it possible for a technology to maintain an altruistic state as it gains power and turns into a more and more powerful weapon?
[47:05] Leveling the playing field — what will it take to secure more equality and greater diversity at the top?
[54:52] The ability to have real, meaningful conversations starts with cultivating the inner skills of empathy, authenticity, vulnerability and trust, which you can practice at the upcoming Brave Exchange Workshop.
[59:05] Raman shares his vision of an ideal world that includes redefining the incentive systems that shape human behaviors, how to recognize when we have enough, and what to do next.
[1:05:52] Overcoming inequality will start with creating a world of belonging to community, family, neighborhood and cultivating a greater sense of self worth.
[1:08:11] Raman highlights his upcoming August 7-14th Good People adventures retreat.
[1:11:02] Carley closes with an invitation to attend the March 14th Brave Exchanges workshop.
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