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You'll be surprised at the strongest predictor of how long you will live

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 29 January 2018



You'll be surprised at the strongest predictor of how long you will live
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 211
Posted DateMonday 29 January 2018 10:15 GMT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen

I will be 70 years old later this year and would love to make it to 100. I thought that mainly meant some good genes, eating well, exercising and a huge dose of luck.

Yes of course, those things matter. But I was amazed to see the top two predictors of a long life in this TED talk by psychologist Susan Pinker:
  1. frequent face-to-face interactions
  2. close personal relationships

So I may be in with a chance!

It's also another good reason for us all to talk more face-to-face, build strong relationships and community.

You can find the full talk here on TED.

If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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