Humanity’s Greatest Challenge with Nick Smallman

No, this episode is not about climate change. It’s about information online – misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation. But the reason we argue it’s humanity’s greatest challenge is that we cannot solve some of the greatest challenges of our time, like climate change, without the correct information. We cannot solve these challenges while misinformation is spread, while there is no way of knowing whether what we’re reading is fact or not, and while propaganda prevails.

The result of what we are consuming is, we believe, one of today’s greatest challenges. 

Whether that is unintentional mistakes such as inaccurate statistics, translations, or when satire is taken seriously, to fabricated or deliberately manipulated content, intentionally created conspiracy theories or rumors, or a deliberate change of context, date, or time of genuine content, this topic is the problem we as a society need to solve if we are to progress. 

This is the third installment of my 5-part series with Nick exploring our relationship with our phones and social media in an attempt to solve this extraordinarily human problem. 

Nick Smallman is the founder and CEO of Working Voices. He has been at the top of his profession for two decades and in recent years has turned his attention to the perilous relationship between humans and technology.

Over the last 20 years, Nick has developed more than 50 courses, workshops, and seminars in all areas of human communication. He has lectured at the London Business School and Columbia Business School and counts some of the world’s most successful companies as his clients such as JP Morgan, Sony Music, Goldman Sachs, and BlackRock. He works with politicians on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as with charities and non-profit organisations, and enjoys mentoring young entrepreneurs.

I hope you find this episode valuable on humanity’s greatest challenge!

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Cassie is an ex-social media strategist turned certified digital wellbeing consultant, coach and speaker. She’s on a mission to help individuals and organizations navigate the digital landscape, improve your overall wellbeing, and equip you with the tools necessary to thrive in a tech-driven future.

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