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VIDEO: Day Drinking, Office Romances and Peak Productivity with Ron Friedman

Interested in peak work performance?

Want to know answers to questions like: “How much alcohol should I be drinking for maximum creativity, and is it ever a good idea to go into a business partnership with my lover?”

I interviewed Ron Friedman, author of The Best Place To Work and creator of the Peak Work Performance Summit and we attempt to answer those questions, along with these:

  • Does the “average of the five people you spend your time with?” rule stand up to scrutiny?
  • Motivational contagion … what is it and how can you get it?
  • Who’s the best person to sit next to when you’re at work?
  • What to do if you live in a shit-hole … how to clamber out of it?
  • Does listening to motivational podcasts actually help you become more motivated?
  • Is it better to kinda know 100 millionaires, or REALLY know 5 millionaires very well?
  • What we should look for in a mentor or motivator.
  • What are the 3 basic psychological building blocks that will make us happier, healthier and more successful?
  • Why do business owners look so much like manic depressives?
  • Should you have a lunch break or hustle through on a sandwich and a cigarette?
  • What to do if you don’t have access to people who can lift you up?
  • How to get REAL feedback, instead of pacifying platitudes, from the people who are close to you?
  • Should you work with your husband or wife?
  • How to connect with people REALLY quick … a little hack based on your weaknesses.
  • A couple of tips that are ripe for abuse by devious sales professionals … including a physical strategy that can make people fall in love with you.
  • The “full disclosure” strategy for deflecting potential problems that you can steal from politicians.
  • The surprising correlation between physical exercise and work: the optimum TIME to work out and the optimum frequency.
  • “Movement triggers M_____” – another super important reason to work out that improves your mental agility.
  • How to set up your home office for maximum productivity.
  • Not every hour on your calendar is created equal — so how to work out what your peak performance hours are.
  • How much should you drink for maximum creativity? SCIENCE has an answer!
  • Where to put your desk if you want to work like a demon … and how many desks should you have?


Enjoy the video, and once you’ve watched it, be sure to register for the Peak Work Performance Summit

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