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Is Global Unhappiness Affecting Your Investments? | Global Macro Update

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This week, I speak with Jon Clifton, CEO of polling company Gallup and author of WSJ best-seller, Blind Spot: The Global Rise of Unhappiness and How Leaders Missed It.

In this edition, you’ll hear:
• Why non-traditional indicators like well-being and happiness can have a critical impact on companies’ performance
• The strange reason why the US ranks higher in happiness now
• How the widening gap between the haves and have-nots threatens a greater cultural rift
• Two emotional factors that increase the risk of dying by up to 50%
• Why global leaders are missing the importance of well-being as a metric

To learn more about Jon Clifton and his work, visit the Gallup website:

To read Jon Clifton’s excellent book grounded in Gallup’s global research, get it on Amazon:

Video Time Stamps:
0:00 - Introduction
0:30 - Blind Spot: The Global Rise of Unhappiness and How Leaders Missed It
1:25 - Why unhappiness is rising worldwide
3:23 - The strange reason why the US is ranking higher in happiness now
6:12 - How subjective metrics like happiness are measured
9:53 - The three “happiness indicators” investors need to consider
12:11 - How emotional connection affects a company’s bottom line
15:28 - How to nip “quiet quitting” in the bud
18:47 - The widening gap between the haves and the have-nots
21:24 - Two surprising emotional factors that increase the risk of death by up to 50%
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Each week, investors and financial professionals around the globe turn to John Mauldin to better understand Wall Street, global markets, and the drivers of the world economy. And for good reason. John is a noted financial expert, a New York Times best-selling author, a pioneering online commentator, and the publisher of one of the first publications to provide investors with free, unbiased information and guidance—Thoughts from the Frontline—one of the most widely read investment newsletters in the world.
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