get philosophical for work successFuture of Work Sherpa Dan Smolen interviews Cristina DiGiacomo who wants people to get philosophical for work success.

An author, podcaster, and practical philosopher, Cristina draws on ancient insight to help people solve contemporary problems. And as the founder of MorAlchemy, she guides people with practical philosophy to lead happier, more purposed lives doing meaningful work.

Skeptics may not recognize the value to get philosophical for work success. But, for every stressor, difficult workplace relationship, and vexing business problem Cristina says:

“There’s a philosophy for that.”

Full interview starts at 2:52

In this episode, Cristina describes:

  • Her work through MorAlchemy and the idea of practical philosophy. Starts at 4:14
  • How she gets “high flyers” to settle their minds to embrace practical philosophy. Starts at 7:54
  • Overcoming skepticism. Starts at 12:24
  • Her reaction to Adam Grant’s article on languishing, and ways that practical philosophy helps to overcome languishing. Starts at 15:12
  • Participating in the collective goal of humanity. Starts at 21:31

Full interview starts at 2:52

get philosophical for work successCristina believes people should get philosophical for work success. She says:

“Things like the handshake were born out of philosophical ideas. The norms that we take for granted in our society, of how we should interact with each other, all come from philosophy.”

About our guest:

Cristina DiGiacomo earned a Bachelors of Science in Communications from the State University of New York at Albany and a Masters of Science in Organizational Change Management from New School University. She lives and works in New York City.

EPISODE DATE: November 19, 2021

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