Our Brains Are Built For Connection

On this episode of Cocktail Leadership, your host, Kevin Withane chats with Dr. Paul Zak (aka Dr. Love). Paul is the founder of Immersion Neuroscience, the world’s first neuroscience as a service platform.  Paul is also the author of many papers and his most recent book is Trust Factor: The Science of Creating High-Performance Companies.

In this episode, we talk about love and we talk about trust.  Paul shares a little history of the origin of the hangover we have with work being a bad thing.  We discuss whether, today, work should be an experience for the employee.

Paul talks about connection and why humans want connection.  He links this to building trust and how this works in business.

Paul talks about his mistakes in leadership and what he has learned from his research stemming from his fascination of wanting to understand why humans do what they do.

As Paul states, great leadership requires trust and great leaders listen….and so that means that you sometimes have to suck it up and listen to

You can reach Paul on LinkedIn, and at the Immersion website.

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The Cocktail

For this episode, I have made the Dr. Love’s Immersive Belgian 75

Serve in a wine glass.


1 oz gin

1/2 oz simple syrup

1/2 oz lime juice (freshly squeezed)

1/2 oz gin liqueur (I have used Bombay raspberry)

5 oz Belgian beer (chilled)



Fill a shaker with ice.  Add all the ingredients to the shaker except the beer.  Shake well and strain into the glass.  Add the beer to the glass and garnish with a slice of lime.  Sip and enjoy reading the Trust Factor.

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