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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:

3:01 Why status can matter, especially with respect to evolutionary psychology

4:37 Why some men have an obsessive drive for increasing their social status

7:21 How happiness and status are similar

7:47 The “Crab Method” for attaining status (and happiness)

8:39 Why most people striving for status (or happiness) fail at it

10:32 Why the principles of trust and reciprocity are so important to success and happiness, and how you can benefit from this

12:28 Henry and David finally disagree on an important point (…or do they?)

13:41 When “value” and “status” come apart — or why status doesn’t always come to those who may deserve it

15:09 How you can attain “status” without much money

17:01 What happens when you fake status or artificially inflate your status

17:56 What happens when you become friends with people who care a lot about “status”

23:21 How thinking too much about status can have harmful, long-term psychological effects

30:17 What if your passions or interests don’t lead to high status?

33:34 Tons of practical, how-to advice on how to find happiness while at the same time skyrocketing your status naturally

45:15 When would you need to depict having LOWER status than you actually have?

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