On this episode of "Insights," we explore the question, What makes you, you?
First, we dig into the topic with our guests CNBC news anchor Bill Griffeth and author Paula Williams Madison, who share the surprising results they found while researching their family genetics. Madison’s story takes us on a fascinating trip around the world—from New York to Jamaica to China, while Griffeth’s story ends up uncovering a surprising family secret that one family member hoped would never be discovered.
Later, we explore a different approach to what makes you you; Mindfulness, empathy and compassion. Are these characteristics something you’re born with? Or are they something we can train ourselves to achieve? Stanford business school professor Dr. Leah Weiss explores research that shows mindfulness improves all the aspects of emotional intelligence-self awareness, self management, awareness of what is going on with the people around you—and how you manage your relationships, personally and professionally. How do you integrate mindfulness into your daily routine?