April 17, 2015

 

Interview with David Hoffman, author of the book Who Knew? Things You Didn't Know About Things You Know Well

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Ever wonder why taxicabs are usually yellow?

 

David Hoffman:
A guy named Hertz actually who went on later to start a rental car company did a study.

 


David Hoffman


April 16, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Thomas Campbell, author of the book The Campbell Plan: The Simple Way to Lose Weight and Reverse Illness, Using The China Study's Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

 

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Mike Carruthers:
A low carbohydrate diet may help you lose weight but…

 

Thomas Campbell:
Research shows a high carbohydrate diet is actually best for your long-term health - as long as those carbohydrates are coming in the right form.
 


Dr. Thomas Campbell


 

April 15, 2015

 

Interview with Andy Nulman, author of Pow! Right Between the Eyes: Profiting from the Power of Surprise

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Mike Carruthers:
To be more successful, whether as a business or as an individual, one often overlooked strategy is the power of surprise.

 

Andy Nulman:
The definition here is it's the constant expansion of the boundaries of delightful extremes. What you want to make sure you do is delight a customer.
 


Andy Nulman

 

 


April 14, 2014

 

Interview with Regina Leeds, author of the book Rightsize . . . Right Now!: The 8-Week Plan to Organize, Declutter, and Make Any Move Stress-Free

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Perhaps the best reason for organizing and decluttering your home is the space that you reclaim as a result.

 

Regina Leeds:
Space is an invaluable commodity. And if we have more of it in our homes it would help us think more clearly and be more peaceful and calm.

 


Regina Leeds


April 3, 2015

 

Interview with Rodd Wagner, author of the book Widgets: The 12 New Rules for Managing Your Employees As If They're Real People

 

www.IAmNotAWidget.com

 

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Mike Carruthers:
For a while now employers have had a lot of leverage because of the tough job market really since the crash of 2008.

 

Rodd Wagner:
Now the most recent numbers indicate that employees have leverage and now companies are starting to ask employees - well what do you want? How can we keep you here? We want to make sure you’re happy.

 


Rodd Wagner


April 10, 2015

 

Interview with Alex J. Packer, author of the book Wise Highs: How to Thrill, Chill, & Get Away from It All Without Alcohol or Other Drugs

 

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Mike Carruthers:
One factor that influences how you feel and behave is color.

 

Alex Packer:
And designers of homes and fashion designers take advantage of that. For example, blue is generally a calming color. It sorta cools things down.
 


Alex J. Packer


April 9, 2015

 

Interview with Lucinda Bassett, author of the book From Panic to Power: Proven Techniques to Calm Your Anxieties, Conquer Your Fears, and Put You in Control of Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Anxiety. It's a big problem.

 

Lucinda Bassett :
It's the number one emotional problem in the world today. Anxiety is the number one reason people go to the hospital emergency room. It's the number one reason people use prescription medication. It's believed to be the number one reason people abuse alcohol, miss work, or have a hard time coping in general.

 


Lucinda Bassett


April 8, 2015

 

Interview with Carl Richards, author of the book The One-Page Financial Plan: A Simple Way to Be Smart About Your Money

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Money is an emotional topic and its one reason why many of us don’t want to face our current financial situation. And doing that causes stress.

 

Carl Richards:
Financial stress is one of the worst, horrible stress it’s terrible. So take the time to get clear about how bad it really is. Pull out a piece of paper what do you own and what do you owe – your assets and your liabilities. It’s called a personal balance sheet.
 


Carl Richards


April 7, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Georgianna Donadio, author of the book Changing Behavior: Immediately Transform Your Relationships with Easy-to-Learn, Proven Communication Skills

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We have so many ways of communicating yet those ways of communicating may actually be making our communication worse not better.

 

Dr. Georgianna Donadio:
We have a cut to the chase, electronic, texting culture - no face-to-face, no communication, poor communication skills.
 


Dr. Georgianna Donadio


April 6, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Carl J. Lavie, author of the book The Obesity Paradox: When Thinner Means Sicker and Heavier Means Healthier

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Sure it would be great if everybody was thin, fit and healthy but…

 

Dr. Carl Lavie:
Our research that we’ve been doing for 15 years has really pointed out that fat is not always the devil and in fact fitness is much more important than fatness with regard to long-term prognosis.

 


Dr. Carl J. Lavie


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