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May 20th, 2016
Episode 394 of 463 episodes
You may still have a sound mind, but that’s not true of everybody. Learn how to talk about people’s mental abilities on this episode. Slow dialog: 1:28 Explanations: 3:36 Fast dialog: 17:33 Claire: What are you doing with all those law books? I thought you retired 20 years ago. Ray: I’m preparing for my mental competency hearing. Claire: Mental competency hearing? But your mind is as sharp as it has ever been. Ray: That’s not what my children think. They are going to court to prove my diminished capacity. They are going to argue that I need a conservator for my estate. Claire: Nobody who knows you would question your sound mind. There must be another reason for this hearing. Ray: You’re right. My children want to get their hands on my money, and if they can prove mental incapacitation and impaired judgment, they will get power of attorney. Claire: And if they get power of attorney… Ray: They would get control of my company and my entire estate. Claire: So what are you going to do? Ray: I am going to fight fire with fire. I’m suing them. Claire: What for? Ray: Fraud and I can make it stick. They’re both lacking in common sense. Everybody knows you should never sue an attorney, especially a successful one! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse
Jessica Helfand and Michael Bierut explore how design works within complex organizations to shape decisions, ideas, products, and more. Guests include clients from many industries and designers in many fields. Recorded at the Yale School of Management.