2016, January, 18

We are in the midst of a laughter drought

It seems that our world is a very serious place.  Way too serious.  And it doesn’t bode well for business.  A central premise of Slingshot is the importance of retaining our childhood sense of fun and curiosity.  The absence of fun and laughter stunts both creativity and productivity.  Here is some further proof.

Stanford University MBA candidate Eric Tsytsylin made a short video presentation featured on the university website, asserting that “adults are in the midst of a laughter drought. Babies laugh, on average, 400 times a day; people over 35, only 15. A recent study of Gallup data for the U.S. found that we laugh significantly less on weekdays than we do on weekends. Work is a sober endeavor. Our disengagement costs the U.S. economy $350 Billion in lost productivity.”

To see the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nju6yel062Y

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