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In Brief


We all know that stress is a fact of life, and while it can have a positive impact on some, for others it can take a significant toll.

So when global movie star Chris Hemsworth, famous for playing Thor and for his roles in The Avengers, wanted to learn how to deal with stress more effectively, he turned to Modupe Akinola, Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of Business and faculty director of the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics Management, who appears with him in the new Disney+ series Limitless with Chris Hemsworth.

In one particularly nerve-racking scene, Akinola challenges Hemsworth to stay calm during a terrifying walk along a crane that’s projecting out from the roof of a skyscraper, coaching him on the powerful physical and psychological techniques he can use to control stress and combat the risk it poses to long-term health.

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