How to Bond with Anyone with Dr. Paul Zak

As part of our series, World’s Most Interesting People, I chatted with Dr. Paul Zak, neuroeconomist, teacher and author of Trust Factor and The Moral Molecule. 

In this episode, you’ll learn: 

*What exactly a neuroeconomist is and Dr. Zak’s way to find out other people’s “weirdness” 
*Dr. Zak’s discovery moment of the power of oxytocin and this chemical's “golden rule” function 
*How to stimulate oxytocin in the brain in both your professional interactions and causal encounters 
*The most effective and scientifically-proven pick-up line 
*How to give someone the gift of being present in a conversation 
*Dr. Zak’s Love+ Rule of being open-hearted and of service to others 
*The research study that changed Dr. Zak’s life (hint: it involved blood and no running water) 
*How to connect deeply with others by snapping out of autopilot and articulating observed emotions 
and get the answers to: 

*What is oxytocin and why is it so powerful? Why should we be obsessed with this chemical? 
*What is your go-to opener in an elevator? 
*What are 3-4 best ways to activate oxytocin? 
*Can the memory of a positive encounter release oxytocin? 
*What’s something you used to believe but no longer do? 
*What’s your biggest piece of advice for newbies interacting with people? 

Check out more of Dr. Zak's work:

• Trust Factor:
• The Moral Molecule:

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