Podcast with Korneel Desmet

Korneel Desmet on the true power of offline, connectivity rules, and getting a gym membership for your brain.

THE EPISODE

On this episode, I invite a personal friend of mine whose clear thinking and seemingly boundless enthusiasm, I've always looked up to. Korneel his curriculum reads like an exciting short novel, and he does get personal about some of his defining experiences.

He shares in detail what he discovered happens when you take high-performing 'firefighters' offline for a week during the  business retreats he organizes with his brother. We cover a variety of other interesting topics, like for example why he believes we should all get a 'gym membership' for our brains. Enjoy!

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THE EPISODE

On this episode, I invite a personal friend of mine whose clear thinking and seemingly boundless enthusiasm, I've always looked up to. Korneel his curriculum reads like an exciting short novel, and he does get personal about some of his defining experiences.He shares in detail what he discovered happens when you take high-performing 'firefighters' offline for a week during the business retreats he organizes with his brother.
We cover a variety of other interesting topics, like for example why he believes we should all get a 'gym membership' for our brains. Enjoy!

If we had our phone visible, it would trigger our brain to think of the world outside of this conversation. And is that a bad thing, you could ask? I just think it leads to lower quality conversations, lower quality connections, and -yes- lower quality decisions.

Korneel Desmet

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“When the retreat is ending and I give them back their phones, all of them react: "I'm not sure I want it back." It happens many times because they are so much enjoying this feeling of disconnection that they want to keep it longer.

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