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Join me and my dear friend Martin Lindstrom LIVE this Tuesday, August 7th at 12 pm eastern for the next episode of the M&M Show! We will be joined by our guests Barry Schwartz, Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Swarthmore College and Max Hawkins, Nomadic Artist and Software Engineer for a conversation about why randomness might be the trick to motivate you and your team.

If you’re prepared to be shocked, provoked and perhaps start a life sprinkled with randomness you just have to watch the next M&M episode… We hope to see you all there, this is going to be a good one!

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Max Hawkins is an artist and programmer interested in using computers to create serendipity. He is also the co-creator of Dialup, a voice-chat app that connects strangers across the globe in 1-1 conversations once a week. Before Dialup, he had been letting a randomized computer program decide where he lived, what he did, and who he talked to for over two years. You might have heard about his experiment with randomly selected Facebook events on NPR’s Invisibilia podcast.

Barry Schwartz is a professor of psychology at Swarthmore College and one of the most popular TEDx speakers out there. He quickly rose the ranks, being promoted to an associate professor and eventually to a full professor. He now dedicates his studies to the link between economics and psychology, offering startling insights into modern life. Having written 10 books with the most recent including ‘The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less,’ Schwartz currently writes for ‘Practical Wisdom’ in Psychology Today and for Bloomberg Businessweek while still working as a professor. He is also the author of several leading textbooks on the psychology of learning and memory, as well as a penetrating look at contemporary life, The Battle for Human Nature: Science, Morality, and Modern Life.