No regrets! The mantra adorns tattoos, T-shirts and posters; celebrities from John Travolta to Laverne Cox say they live by it. But should they?

Daniel Pink, the New York Times bestselling author of When and Drive and one of the world’s leading thinkers on business, creativity and human behaviour, says it’s time to forget everything we think we know about regrets. He believes that regret is our most misunderstood emotion – and can in fact be the pathway to our best life. It’s a subject he investigates in-depth in his new book The Power of Regret: and he joined Hubertus Kuelps, Pictet’s Head of Communications and Branding, to share his ideas.

Appearing in this episode

Daniel H. Pink is the author of five New York Times bestsellers, including his latest, The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward. His other books include the New York Times bestsellers When and A Whole New Mind — as well as the #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human. Dan’s books have won multiple awards, have been translated into 42 languages, and have sold millions of copies around the world. He lives in Washington, DC, with his family.

Hubertus Kuelps is Pictet’s Head of Communications and Branding. Before joining Pictet in 2020, Hubertus was Group Head Communications & Branding at UBS for seven years. In 2017 he took on the additional role of Head of UBS in Society, the firm’s unit coordinating all activities related to sustainability. Prior to that, Hubertus spent 11 years with Allianz Group, where he worked in several operational and communications roles in Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia and the US. This was followed by two years as Head of Global Communications at SAP. A lawyer by training, he started his career at Helmchen & Grothe Law Offices in Berlin, followed by a two-year stint at the German American Chamber of Commerce in New York. Hubertus holds a BA in History from Middlebury College (Vermont, USA), and passed the bar exams at the University of Heidelberg Law School (1st bar exam) and State of Brandenburg (2nd bar exam). 

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