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The DTPHD Podcast by David Tian, Ph.D.

Jan 4, 2018

Join David Tian on the “DTPHD Podcast” as we explore deep questions of meaning, success, truth, love, and the good life.

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For over a decade, David Tian, Ph.D., has helped hundreds of thousands of people from over 87 countries find happiness, success, and fulfillment in their social, professional, and love lives. His presentations - whether keynotes, seminars, or workshops - leave clients with insights into their behavior, psychology, and keys to their empowerment. His training methodologies are the result of over a decade of coaching and education of thousands of students around the world. Join him on the “DTPHD Podcast” as he explores deep questions of meaning, success, truth, love, and the good life. Subscribe now.

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HENRY CHONG is our special guest speaker on this episode. Henry is Director of Fusang Capital, a fund management company that manages the assets of multi-family offices. He is also a Director at the Portcullis Group, Asia’s biggest independent group of trust companies, providing comprehensive wealth administration to high-net-worth individuals, providing a one-stop shop for corporate, trustee, and fund administration services to individuals, family offices, philanthropies, private banks, and investment managers. Henry is a graduate of Oxford University with a B.A. (Hons) in Philosophy Politics & Economics and is a founder of the Oxford Economics Society. He also holds a M.Sc. in Behavioral Science from the London School of Economics and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSC). He will be sharing with us from his deep insights in behavioral economics, finance, health, and psychology.

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Show Notes:

4:21 How money and wealth are related

5:00 What is the ultimate form of wealth?

6:03 What does “happiness” even mean?

9:01 What’s the difference between achievement and fulfillment?

10:37 What could be wrong with focusing on “legacy”?

12:27 Why do we often confuse pleasure with happiness?

15:37 Why modern people feel compelled to compare themselves with people “better” than them

17:43 What is the goal that, if you were to achieve it, would make you happy or fulfilled?

19:03 Why “fake it until you make it” is a dangerous idea in life

23:27 How “faking it” early in your life (but not later) could actually help you mature

32:01 How success can actually defeat you

33:37 How pain can make you happier

39:17 How your drive for success can actually be your downfall

45:35 Does happiness require work?

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