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Published January 18, 2022

Humor can bring people together. But in the wrong context, it can be disastrous. So how can leaders make sure they’re using it to their advantage? Enter Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas, Stanford Business School professors and co-authors of Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life (And how anyone can harness it. Even you.) Jennifer and Naomi join Carolyn and Lindsay to break down the distinctions between levity, humor, and comedy, and the secrets to make humor the sharpest tool in your belt.

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Listen to Jennifer and Naomi’s TED Talk about the power of humor and take their humor styles quiz at