December 2, 2013 - Daniel Goleman

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HealthCare.gov relaunches, turkeys compete for Obama's pardon, Amazon embraces drones, a Christmas tree takes a bullet, and Daniel Goleman discusses his book, "Focus."

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>> Stephen: TONIGHT, PRESIDENTOBAMA CELEBRATES THANKSGIVING

AND, JUST LIKE YOUR UNCLE, HESPENT THE WHOLE MEAL BITCHING

ABOUT OBAMACARE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)THEN A BREAKTHROUGH IN ONLINE

SHOPPING-- YOU DON'T HAVE TOORDER, THE N.S.A. KNOWS WHAT YOU

NEED.

(LAUGHTER)AND MY GUEST, DANIEL GOLEMAN IS

A PSYCHOLOGIST WHO SAYS THE POORARE MORE CARING THAN THE RICH.

HU.

FOR SOME REASON I DON'T GIVE A(BLEEP).

(LAUGHTER)A NEW STUDY FOUND THAT ENERGY

DRINK CANS ALTER YOUR HEARTFUNCTION.

SO RID BULL GIVES YOU WINGS BUTTHEY MIGHT BE ANGEL WINGS.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE).

>> Stephen: WELCOME TO THE"REPORT," EVERYBODY, GOOD TO

HAVE YOU WITH US.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

NICE TO HAVE YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

(AUDIENCE CHANTING "STEPHEN").

OH, THANK YOU SO MUCH, LADIESAND GENTLEMEN, I CAN'T ASK FOR

ANY MORE THAN THAT.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)FOLKS, THANKS FOR BEING HERE.

IN THERE, OUT THERE, ALL AROUNDTHE WORLD.

I HOPE YOU ALL HAD A GREATTHANKSGIVING.

I SURE DID.

STILL WORKING MY WAY THROUGH THELEFTOVERS, OF COURSE.

THIS MORNING I USED GRAVY AS AMOISTURIZER.

(LAUGHTER)HAD TO, REALLY, MY SKIN WAS

DRIED OUT AFTER SHAVING WITHTHOSE MASHED POTATOES.

(LAUGHTER)OF COURSE, THANKSGIVING AS

ALWAYS REMINDED ME OF WHAT I'MMOST GRATEFUL FOR-- THAT POOR

PEOPLE STILL CAN'T GET HEALTHINSURANCE.

(LAUGHTER)BECAUSE THE OBAMACARE WEB SITE

REMAINS A DISASTER.

EVEN THOUGH NOW THEADMINISTRATION'S WEB SITE GURUS

ARE BRAGGING THAThealthcare.gov IS WORKING MORE

THAN 90% OF THE TIME.

THAT'S GOOD ENOUGH FORGOVERNMENT WORK.

GET ON THE SCHOOL BUS, KIDS!

PRINCIPAL OBAMA SAYS THE BRIDGEIS 0% COMPLETE.

(LAUGHTER)FOLKS, I CAN SEE WHY THE

ADMINISTRATION HADN'T GOT THEHEALTH CARE WEB SITE UP TO SPEED

YET-- BECAUSE THEY CLEARLY HAVEOTHER PRIORITIES.

>> EVERY THANKS GIVING THEPRESIDENT CHOOSES ONE TURKEY TO

PARDON.

>> WELL, TONIGHT PRESIDENT OBAMAIS LETTING YOU INFLUENCE THE

DECISION BY VOTING ON LINE.

>> UNCLE SAM NEEDS YOU TO VOTE.

SO DO THESE TURKEYS, CARAMEL ANDPOPCORN, THE FINALIST FOR

NATIONAL THANKSGIVING TURKEYS.

ONLY ONE BIRD CAN HOLD THETITLE.

YOU CAN VOTE ONLINE.

STAY TUNED TO SEE WHO WINS.

>> Stephen: OH, I UNDERSTANDWHY healthcare.gov IS SCREWED:

OBAMA NEEDED HIS A-TEAM TO WORKON TURKEYCARE . GOBBLE.

(LAUGHTER)HERE'S HOW IT WORKS.

YOU SEE, THE PRESIDENTIAL TURKEYPARDON THIS YEAR WAS DECIDED BY

AN ONLINE VOTE.

IT'S LIKE "HOT OR NOT" WHERE HOTIS DEFINED AS 375 DEGREES FOR

THREE HOURS.

(LAUGHTER)WHAT A WASTE OF AMERICA'S TIME,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!

BECAUSE ANY FOOL CAN SEE THATPOPCORN IS THE BETTER TURKEY!

I MEAN, JUST LOOK AT THE ACTUALSTATS THEY PROVIDE RIGHT ON THE

WEB SITE.

POPCORN IS A LEAN AND SEXY 37POUNDS WHILE CARAMEL IS A

LUMBERING TUBBO AT 38 POUNDS.

HEY, FATSO, DID YOU ALREADY EATTHE CHICKEN AND THE DUCK?

WHY WOULD ANYBODY VOTE FORCARAMEL WHO LISTENS TO LADY GAGA

WHEN POPCORN JAMS OUT TOBEYONCE.

COME ON, CARAMEL.

LADY GAGA ISN'T YOUR FRIEND.

SHE'S ALREADY DRESSED UP ASTHREE OF THE FOUR MAJOR FOOD

GROUPS.

WHEREAS BEYONCE SANG "I DON'TTHINK YOU'RE READY FOR THIS

JELLY" WHICH IS CLEARLY A SONGABOUT HOW POPCORN IS NOT READY

TO BE SERVED WITH CRANBERRYSAUCE.

(LAUGHTER)LONG STORY SHORT, CARAMEL IS A

LOSER AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLEAGREE WITH ME.

>> AN ANNUAL THANKSGIVINGTRADITION PRESIDENT OBAMA

PARDONING THIS YEAR'S TURKEY,POPCORN IS THE NAME OF THE

TURKEY, RECEIVING THEPRESIDENTIAL PARDON.

POPCORN BEAT A TURKEY NAMEDCARAMEL FOR THE HONOR.

>> Stephen: BOOM!

SUCK IT, CARAMEL!

THE INTERNET HAS SPOKEN AND THEYDECIDED YOU LOSE.

AND SINCE IT'S THE INTERNET,THEY'VE ALSO DECIDED THAT YOU'RE

GAY!

RON PAUL 2012.

(LAUGHTER)NOT SURE WHICH OF THOSE TWO

YOU'RE APPLAUDING FOR BUT THANKYOU.

BUT NATION THERE'S A DARK SIDETO THIS STORY OF TWO CAGED

ANIMAL KOS PETEING TO NOT-DIE.

NEITHER OF THEM DIE.

>> HOWEVER, WHEN THE ONLINEVOTING ENDED EVEN THOUGH IT

LOOKED LIKE THE OBAMAADMINISTRATION WAS GOING TO TAKE

A STAND AND CARAMEL WAS GOING TOGET EXECUTED THE WHITE HOUSE

TWEETED, IN FACT, NO, NO, NO,THEY'RE BOTH GOING TO LIVE.

>> Stephen: THAT'S RIGHT!

OUR COWARD IN CHIEF WASN'TSATISFIED PULLING OUT OF IRAQ

AND PULLING OUT OF AFGHANISTAN.

NOW HE'S PULLING OUT OF TURKEY.

(LAUGHTER)MR. PRESIDENT, WHAT KIND OF

MESSAGE DOES THIS SEND THE KIDS?

WHAT DO PARENTS SAY WHEN THEIRCHILD LOOKS UP WITH THOSE BIG

WET EYES AND ASK: "MOMMY, WHY DOTHINGS HAVE TO NOT DIE?"

THIS IS THE WEAKENING OF OURDEMOCRACY!

ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES,SIR!

NEXT YOU'RE GOING TO TELL METHAT THE LOSING MISS AMERICA

CONTESTANTS GET TO LIVE!

(LAUGHTER)WELL, NATION, I FOR ONE AM NOT

GOING TO STAND FOR IT.

THAT'S WHY I'M SITTING.

ALSO WHY I'VE STARTED A PETITIONAT colbertnation.com CALLING

ON PRESIDENT OBAMA TO LIVE UP TOTHE DUTIES OF HIS OFFICE AND

EXECUTE CARAMEL THE TURKEY.

(LAUGHTER).

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)OKAY?

SO HEAD TO colbertnation.comAND SIGN MY PETITION.

BY THE WHITE HOUSE'S OWN RULES,IF WE GET 100,000 RESPONSES IN

30 DAYS THEY HAVE TO RESPOND.

SOON OBAMA COULD BE GIVING THATLOSER CARAMEL WHAT HE'S GOT

COMING TO HIM.

HOPEFULLY LETTING POPCORN

FOLKS, I WANT TO WISH YOU ALL AMERRY SOONER MONDAY!

AND FOR ANY NON-CHRISTIANVIEWERS.

HAPPY ROBOT CHANUKAH.

NOW, I SPENT MY CYBER MONDAYCYBERRING ON amazon.com

BECAUSE I LOVE THEIR OVERNIGHTDELIVERY SERVICE.

I LIKE TO SNUGGLE UNDER THECOVERS WITH THE HAPPY THOUGHT

THAT IN THE NEXT THREE HOURS MYNEW THREE-SPEED CAN OPENER WILL

MOVE TO A DIFFERENT WAREHOUSE.

AMAZON'S OVERNIGHT DELIVERY OFSUCH ITEMS AS 15 FOOT

TRAMPOLINES AND $25,000 84 INCHTELEVISIONS HAS ONE FATAL FLAW.

IT TAKES FOREVER!

(LAUGHTER)IF I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW

FOR MY ITEMS TO ARRIVE THEREGOES TONIGHT'S PLANS TO WATCH

"MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL" WHILEDOING BACK FLIPS ON MY

TRAMPOLINE.

(LAUGHTER)FORTUNATELY, AMAZON C.E.O. AND

BILLIONAIRE BUSYTOWN WORM JEFFBEZOS --

(LAUGHTER).

HE GETS THAT THIS IS A PROBLEMAND IS HE'S DOING SOMETHING TO

SOLVE IT.

>> THESE ARE OCTOCOPTERS.

THESE ARE EFFECTIVELY TKREPB BUSTHERE'S NO REASONS THEY CAN'T BE

USED AS DELIVERY VEHICLES.

WE CAN DO HALF HOUR DELIVERY.

>> HALF HOUR TKHR +EUFLY.

>> AND WE CAN CARRY OBJECTS UPTO FIVE POUNDS WHICH COVERS 86%

OF THE ITEMS THAT WE DELIVER.

>> Stephen: FOLKS, THESEAMAZON DRONES ARE A GREAT IDEA.

AND GUARANTEED TO BE SAFE THANKSTO ALL THE DRONE TESTING WE'VE

DONE OVERSEAS!

(LAUGHTER)I MEAN, WORST-CASE SCENARIO, A

FEW HOMES GET CARPET GIFTED WITHSOME COLLATERAL GENEROSITY.

BUT DON'T TAKE MY WORD FOR HOWSIMPLE IT IS WHEN THERE'S THIS

CAREFULLY-PRODUCED SHORT FILMFROM AMAZON.

THERE'S THE DRONE PICKING UP THEPACKAGE AND FLYING OUT OF THE

WAREHOUSE NAVIGATING THROUGH THEPARTS OF AMERICA WITH NO TREES,

PHONE LINES, OR BUILDINGS THENLANDING ON YOUR DOORSTEP WHILE

YOUR FAMILY COWERS INSIDE UNTILAFTER THE SEMIAUTONOMOUS BLADE

WIELDING OCTOCOPTER LEAVES.

YES, NATION, FLYING PRODUCTS TOOUR DOORSTEP INSIDE OF HALF AN

HOUR IS A BOLD PLAN RIGHT OUT OFSCIENCE FICTION.

IT LEAVES MY WITH ONLY ONEQUESTION: WHY DOES IT TAKE SO

LONG?

I WANT MY STUFF NOW!

AND I KNOW HOW TO GET IT.

SO PUT ON YOUR FUTURE HAT, JEFFBEZOS BECAUSE I'VE COOKED UP AN

IDEA THAT WILL BRING BUYING ASWE KNOW IT TO A NEW LEVEL.

CLOSE YOUR EYES AND PICTURETHIS.

I'M GOING TO KEEP MY EYES OPENBECAUSE I HAVE TO READ THESE

WORDS HERE BUT EVERYBODY ELSE,HERE'S THE IDEA.

AMAZON LOCATIONS THAT CUSTOMERSCAN WALK INTO AND BUY THINGS!

(LAUGHTER)AND THE INVENTORY WOULD BE

ARRANGED NOT AS DROPDOWN MENUSBUT ROWS OF PHYSICAL MERCHANDISE

A CUSTOMER CAN ACTUALLY TOUCH!

AND INSTEAD OF WAITING PRECIOUSMINUTES FOR A DRONE TO ARRIVE

THEY CAN PLACE THEIR SELECTIONSINTO A WHEELED BASKET

CONVEYANCE.

IT'S INSPIRED BY YOUR WEB SITE'SABSTRACT CART GRAPHIC.

(LAUGHTER)THUS, THEY HAVE THE PRODUCTS

INSTANTLY.

I CALL IT AMAZON LIVE.

CALL ME, BEZOS.

YOUR MONEY AND MY IDEA WE CANHAVE THESE SPENDING HABIT

OPPORTUNITY PLACES-- OR SHOPS,AS I CALL THEM-- UP AND RUNNING

BY 2025.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE).

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY, THANK YOU SO MUCH!

FOLKS, YOU KNOW NOW THATTHANKSGIVING HAS COME AND GONE

IT MEANS WE'RE TWO-THIRDS THEWAY THROUGH THE CHRISTMAS

SEASON.

BUT THERE'S STILL TIME FOR THESECULAR CHRISTMAS HATERS OUT

THERE TO MOUNT THEIR OFFENSIVEAGAINST THE BABY JESUS.

BUT THIS YEAR BABY J'S GOTBACKUP.

THIS IS THE BLITZKRIEG ONGRINCHITUDE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)♪ HALLELUJAH

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)♪ HALLELUJAH

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: NATION, IF YOU

KNOW YOUR BIBLE I'M SURE YOU'REA FAMILIAR WITH THE PARABLE OF

HOW ERNEST SAVED CHRISTMAS.

I DON'T KNOW WHY THE VAT CANT ISDRAGGING ITS FEET ON MAKING THIS

MAN A SAINT.

IN FACT, SAVING CHRISTMAS ISSOMETHING OF A CHRISTMAS

TRADITION BUT THIS YEARCHRISTMAS IS RETURNING THE FAVOR

BECAUSE LAST WEEK A CHRISTMASTREE SAVED A FAMILY FROM A

BULLET.

(LAUGHTER)>> A FAMILY'S HOUSE WAS HIT BY A

STRAY BULLET DURING A DRIVE-BYSHOOTING.

ONE FAMILY SAYS THINGS COULDHAVE BEEN A WHOLE LOT WORSE IF

IT WEREN'T FOR WHERE THECHRISTMAS TREE WAS.

>> WELL I WAS SITTING ON MYCOUCH RIGHT THERE AND I HEARD

SIX, EIGHT LOUD POPS.

IF THE TREE WASN'T HERE WE WOULDHAVE HAD THE COUCH RIGHT

UNDERNEATH THE WINDOWS.

>> Stephen: WHAT AN INSPIRINGACT OF COURAGE.

(LAUGHTER)BY SILENTLY VOLUNTEERING TO BE

PUT WHERE THE COUCH HAD BEEN THETREE PLACED ITSELF IN THE LINE

OF FIRE AND WHEN THE SHOOTINGBEGAN, THE TREE DIDN'T HESITATE

TO NOT MOVE.

(LAUGHTER)YOU KNOW, FOLKS, IT WAS JUST A

MONTH AWAY FROM RETIRING.

NOW, AUTHORITIES SAY THE TREEWILL RECOVER FROM THE BULLET BUT

PROBABLY NOT BEING CHOPPED OFFBY THE ROOTS AND DRAG INDOORS.

(LAUGHTER)BUT I SAY IF OUR CHRISTMAS TREES

ARE WILLING TO SHOW THIS KIND OFBRAVERY, LET'S AT LEAST MAKE IT

A FAIR FIGHT.

TIME TO GET RID OF THE ONEROUSGOVERNMENT REGULATIONS

PREVENTING TREES FROM HAVINGGUNS.

(LAUGHTER)NOW, INEVITABLY, YES, A TREE

HERE OR THERE WILL GO CRAZY ANDTURN ITS ORNAMENTS ON THE

FAMILY, BUT IT'S NOT THE GUNS'FAULT.

WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS MAKE SURETREES GET THE MENTAL HEALTH

TREATMENT THAT THEY DESPERATELYNEED.

BESIDES, NO ONE SHOULD GET HURTAS LONG AS NO ONE BREAKS INTO

THE HOUSE IN THE MIDDLE OF THENIGHT, SAY DOWN A CHIMNEY.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE).

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY, MY GUEST TONIGHT IS A

SCIENCE JOURNALIST WHOSE NEWBOOK IS CALLED "FOCUS: THE

HIDDEN DRIVER OF EXCELLENCE."

THE UNHIDDEN DRIVER OFEXCELLENCE IS PAYING YOUR RENT.

PLEASE WELCOME DANIEL GOLEMAN.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)THANKS FOR COMING ON.

ALL RIGHT, YOU'RE APSYCHOLOGIST, AN AUTHOR, A

SCIENCE JOURNALIST AND YOU'REMOST FAMOUS BOOK IS CALLED

"EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE."

IT SOLD OVER FIVE MILLIONCOPIES.

WHAT IS EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE.

>> EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE MEANSBEING INTELLIGENT ABOUT

EMOTIONS.

>> Stephen: WHAT DOES THATMEAN?

AREN'T BOOKS THEMSELVES LIKEYOUR BOOK ABOUT -- ISN'T THAT

BOOK SMART NOT EMOTION SMART?

(LAUGHTER)>> WELL, THE BOOK IS ABOUT HOW

TO MANAGE YOUR EMOTIONS, HOW TOBE SELF-AWARE, HOW TO BE

EMPATHIC, HOW TO TUNE INTOSOMEONE ELSE.

>> Stephen: BUT YOU CAN'TTHINK ABOUT EMOTIONS.

YOU HAVE TO FEEL EMOTIONS,RIGHT?

YOU HAVE TO PROJECT -- LIKEEMOTIONS -- LIKE I CAN'T READ

ABOUT THAT, I'VE GOT TO READYOUR FACE, ARE YOU LIKE ROLLING

YOUR EYES OR GOING "I HEARD YOUTHE FIRST TIME!"

>> THAT'S PART OF EMOTIONALINTELLIGENCE, PICKING UP CUES

FROM PEOPLE ABOUT HOW PEOPLE AREFEELING.

>> Stephen: HOW AM I FEELINGRIGHT NOW?

>> I THINK YOU'RE FEELING VERYSERIOUS.

ARE YOU?

>> Stephen: I'M NOT IN TOUCHWITH MY OWN EMOTIONS.

(LAUGHTER)>> BUT IF YOU WERE EMOTIONALLY

INTELLIGENT YOU WOULD BE.

>> Stephen: YOU WROTE ANARTICLE THIS FALL IN THE OLD

"NEW YORK TIMES," THE GRADY DITHERE CALLED "RICH PEOPLE JUST

CARELESS."

GUESS WHO HAS TWO THUMBS, A LOTOF CASH AND DOESN'T CARE THAT

THESE AREN'T THUMBS, OKAY?

(LAUGHTER)WHY AS A RICH PERSON -- HERE'S

AN EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE.

WHY SHOULD I CARE ABOUT -- WHYSHOULD I CARE?

I'M RICH.

I GOT MINE, JACK.

>> REASONABLE QUESTION.

BUT THINK ABOUT BILL GATES.

HERE'S A GUY WHO MADE MILLIONS,BILLIONS --

>> Stephen: BILL'S A FRIEND,BE CAREFUL.

>> AND HE SPENDS HIS TIME --SOME OF HIS TIME -- GETTING TO

KNOW PEOPLE WHO ARE VERY POORAND GETTING TO UNDERSTAND THEM.

HE SAYS IT MAKES THINGS VERYMEANINGFUL FOR HIM.

ANOTHER REASON IS, YOU KNOW, THEPOPE MAKES THE ARGUMENT THAT

IT'S THE ETHICAL THING TO DO ISTUNE INTO PEOPLE WHO ARE POOR OR

POWERLESS -->> Stephen: YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

BUT THAT WAS THE REAL POPE.

THE NEW SPOEP A FAKE POPE.

ARE YOU A CATHOLIC?

>> NO.

>> Stephen: WELL, YOU WOULDN'TKNOW IT.

THAT'S NOT A REAL POPE.

>> BUT I LIKE WHAT HE SAYS ALOT.

>> Stephen: OF COURSE, OFCOURSE.

WHAT IS THE EMPATHY GAP YOU TALKABOUT?

WE HAVE AN EMPATHY GAP INAMERICA?

>> THE EMPATHY GAP SHOWS UP IN ALOT OF WAYS.

IN CONVERSATION PEOPLE WHO HAVEMORE POWER TEND TO PAY LESS

ATTENTION TO THE PERSON WITHLESS POWER.

IN E-MAIL-- VERY INTERESTING--IN ORGANIZATIONS --

>> Stephen: I'M SORRY, WHAT?

(LAUGHTER)>> IN AN ORGANIZATION, LIKE IN A

WORKPLACE, IN A BUSINESS, PEOPLEWHO ARE HIGHER IN THE HIERARCHY

TAKE LONGER TO ANSWER E-MAILSFROM PEOPLE WHO ARE LOWER IN THE

ORGANIZATION.

YOU CAN ACTUALLY MAP THEORGANIZATIONAL HIERARCHY BY HOW

CAN IT TAKES PERSON A TO ANSWERPERSON B.

>> Stephen: WOW.

I HAVE NEVER ANSWERED ONEE-MAIL.

(LAUGHTER).

>> Stephen: SO YOU MUST BEVERY POWERFUL.

>> TOP OF THE PYRAMID, MYFRIEND.

>> Stephen: HOW DO YOU FIX IT?

I DON'T HAVE TO GIVE AWAY MYMONEY, DO ANY THAT'S A NIGHTMARE

SCENARIO.

DO I HAVE TO NOT BE RICH HIM?

>> THE WAY TO HEAL A GAP BETWEENANY TWO GROUPS THAT DON'T

UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER ISCONTACT.

SO, FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN BILL GATESGOES A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY AND

MEETS PEOPLE WHO HAVE THEPROBLEMS OF POVERTY, WHAT HE'S

DOING IS HAVING THE KIND OF TIMEWITH THEM AND UNDERSTANDING WITH

THEM THAT LETS HIM KNOW HOW BESTTO HELP THEM.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE NOT TALKINGABOUT ME FLYING COMMERCIAL, ARE

YOU?

(LAUGHTER)BECAUSE EVEN FIRST CLASS IS LIKE

-- IT LOOKS LIKE THEY SHOT "12MONKEYS" IN THERE.

I HAVE TO FLY PRIVATE.

I HAVE TO FLY PRIVATE STILL.

>> Stephen: WELL, IT MIGHTMEAN FLYING COMMERCIAL.

>> Stephen: HAVE YOU EVER BEENON A KING AIR 350-I?

>> NO.

>> Stephen: THEN YOU DON'TKNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.

(LAUGHTER)YOU HAVE A NEW BOOK CALLED

"FOCUS, THE HIDDEN DRIVER OFEXCELLENCE."

I'M EXCELLENT.

AM I FOCUSD?

>> THE MORE YOU CAN PAYATTENTION.

LIKE, FOR A KID, THE MORE YOUCAN DO YOUR HOME WORK AND DO THE

GAMES, VIDEO GAMES, THE MORE YOUCAN PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT THE

TEACHER IS SAYING AND NOT TEXTYOUR FRIENDS, TURNS OUT THAT'S

THE BEST PREDICTOR OF YOURFINANCIAL SUCCESS IN ADULTHOOD.

BETTER THAN I.Q., BETTER THANTHE WEALTH OF THE FAMILY YOU

GREW UP IN.

>> Stephen: IF I'M A RICHPERSON AND I GOT RICH BY

FOCUSING, MAYBE THAT'S WHY IHAVE NO EMPATHY FOR OTHER PEOPLE

BECAUSE I AM FOCUSED ON ME.

(LAUGHTER)AND GETTING STUFF DONE.

AND IF I HAD EMPATHY FOR OTHERPEOPLE I WOULDN'T BE SO FOCUSED

ON MY SUCCESS.

>> Stephen: THERE ARE THREEKINDS OF EMPATHY.

ONE IS COGNITIVE.

WHICH IS UNDERSTANDING HOWPEOPLE THINK.

ONE IS EMOTIONAL EMPATHY.

THAT'S WHAT CREATES RAPPORT.

THEN THERE'S A THIRD KIND WHICHIS EMPATHIC CONCERN.

THIS IS THE POPE'S KIND WHEREYOU TUNE INTO PEOPLE AND IF

THERE'S SOMETHING YOU CAN DO FORTHEM YOU DO HELP THEM.

AND ALL THREE KINDS OF EMPATHYMAKE OUR LIVES MUCH, MUCH MORE

FULFILLED.

>> Stephen: LET ME ASK YOUSOMETHING.

I'VE ALWAYS WONDERED ABOUT THIS.

YOU KNOW HOW WHEN YOU GO TO THEBATHROOM AND YOU'RE ON THE

TOILET THERE AND THERE'S ASTRONG DESIRE TO READ SOMETHING

LIKE A BOOK, YOU KNOW?

OR THE BACK OF A SHAMPOO BOTTLEOR SOMETHING LIKE THAT?

IS THAT BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, BACKIN THE CAVEMAN DAYS WHEN WE

WOULD GO TO THE BATHROOM WE'D BEVULNERABLE AND SUDDENLY OUR

AWARENESS, OUR FOCUS BECOMESVERY BROAD FOR FEAR THAT THE

TIGER IS GOING TO GET US AT THATMOMENT OF VULNERABILITY?

IS SOMETHING SQUIRTING IN MYBRAIN AT THAT MOMENT, SOME GLAND

SQUIRTING THAT MAKES MEINTERESTED IN ANYTHING?

BECAUSE I'VE ALWAYS THOUGHT IF ICOULD CAPTURE THAT MOMENT OF

FOCUS THAT I HAVE WHEN I'M ONTHE TOILET AND READING I COULD

TURN THAT INTO PILL, EVERYONEWOULD BE A GENIUS.

(LAUGHTER)IS SOMETHING HAPPENING THERE?

>> I THINK SOMETHING ISHAPPENING BUT WE DON'T KNOW WHAT

AND WE'D HAVE TO LOOK AT YOURBRAIN TO FIND OUT.

>> Stephen: WHEN ARE WE MOSTFOCUSD?

>> TURNS OUT PEOPLE ARE MOSTFOCUSED DURING SEX, NO SURPRISE.

THEY'RE LEAST FOCUSED -- THEMIND WANDERS ABOUT 50% OF THE

TIME.

IT WANDERS THE MOST WHEN PEOPLEARE COMMUTING, SITTING IN FRONT

OF A COMPUTER TERMINAL.

>> Stephen: WHAT IF YOU'REMAKING LOVE AT A COMPUTER

TERMINAL?

>> IT WOULD PROBABLY AVERAGE OUTTO ABOUT 50%.

>> Stephen: WELL, GOOD LUCKWITH YOUR RESEARCH ON THAT

PARTICULAR SUBJECT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOININGME.

DANIEL GOLEMAN.

THE BOOK IS "FOCUS."

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE).

>> Stephen: THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

YOU MIGHT KNOW IT'S HARD TOBELIEVE BUT WE'VE BEEN ON THE

AIR FOR EIGHT YEARS.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)SINCE "THE REPORT" BEGAN IN 2005

I'VE GOTTEN A FEW GRAY HAIRS, AWRINKLE OR TWO AND A CRIPPLING

VICODIN ADDICTION.

(LAUGHTER)JIMMY, LET'S EDIT THAT LAST PART

OUT.

>> CAN DO.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

NOW LOYAL VIEWERS KNOW THAT EACHYEAR I UNVEIL A NEWPORT RATE OF

MYSELF STANDING IN FRONT OF MYPREVIOUS PORTRAITS OF MYSELF.

IT'S A DEPICTION OF AMERICA, AMEBIUS STRIP, IF YOU WILL.

TODAY MARK'S THE "REPORT'S"EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY IF THERE WAS

OCTOBER 17.

I'M ABOUT A MONTH AND A HALFBEHIND BECAUSE I'M A ALWAYS

FORGETTING MY ANNIVERSARY INTYPICAL GUY FASHION AND BOY AM I

GOING TO GET IT FROM ME WHEN IGET HOME.

DON'T WORKRY, THE MAKEUP SEX ISWORTH IT.

(LAUGHTER)WELL, IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, SO HERE WEGO.

LET'S COUNT DOWN FROM 2.

ONE, TWO --(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

BOOM!

LOOK AT THAT!

(AUDIENCE CHANTING "STEPHEN")THAT'S NICE.

FOLKS, I WANT TO THANK YOU ALLFOR EIGHT WONDERFUL YEARS.

AND I WANT TO THANK EVERYONEHERE AT "THE REPORT".

IT'S YOUR HARD WORK THAT MAKESIT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO GET ALL

THE CREDIT.

(LAUGHTER)GOOD NIGHT.

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