October 23, 2014

 

Interview with Lon Safko, author of the book The Fusion Marketing Bible: Fuse Traditional Media, Social Media, & Digital Media to Maximize Marketing

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Social media everybody’s talking about social media; Facebook, Twitter and the rest of them as the way to reach people and market products. But things are changing.

 

Lon Safko:
If it was 3 years ago if I was doing a webinar I could charge 150 bucks and get 100 people there. Then 2 years ago I could charge 50 bucks and get 100 people now I can’t get 50 people even if it’s free.
 


Don Safko


October 22, 2014

 

Interview with Ted Spiker, author of the book Down Size: 12 Truths for Turning Pants-Splitting Frustration into Pants-Fitting Success

 
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Mike Carruthers:
If you’ve tried to do it you know that losing weight has a lot to do with your attitude and behavior.
 
Ted Spiker:
I just recently wrote a piece for Time in which I said is one the keys to dealing with weight loss is re-shifting the way we think about leadership.

Ted Spiker


October 21, 2014

 

Interview with Catherine Kaputa, author of the book Women Who Brand: How Smart Women Promote Themselves and Get Ahead

 

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Mike Carruthers:
People have been talking about personal branding for a long time but the definition of the term has changed.

 

Catherine Kaputa:
You know in the early days personal branding was your image and reputation and it was kind of more your visual kind of interest. And I think today it’s expanded it’s really everything you do to market yourself to be more successful.
 


Catherine Kaputa


October 20, 2014

 

Interview with Catherine Kaputa, author of the book Women Who Brand: How Smart Women Promote Themselves and Get Ahead

 

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Mike Carruthers:
As an employee have you ever thought to yourself…

 

Catherine Kaputa:
How come the people that are good schmoozers with senior management are getting promoted more than the rest of us who are really working hard down in the trenches?
 


Catherine Kaputa


October 17, 2014

 

Interview with Kathy Hayward, co-author of the book Wise Words for Employees: Becoming Indispensable

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It’s important to remember that there’s a big difference between being good at your job and being a good employee.

 

Kathy Hayward:
I so often see that people think that "I do a really great job and I produce a hundred widgets per day so they’ll never let me go," and they’re really shocked when they are let go because they were a problem employee.
 

 


October 16, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Davis Liu, author of the book The Thrifty Patient: Vital Insider Tips for Saving Money and Staying Healthy

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Going for your annual physical is it really necessary?

 

Dr. Davis Liu:
A recent article, as recent as 2007 said this, 2002 said this – there’s no medical evidence that saves lives and it makes sense.
 


Dr. Davis Liu


October 15, 2014

 

Interview with Rosalind Wiseman, author of the book Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you’re the parent of a boy you should be concerned.

 

Rosalind Wiseman:
I mean their suicide rates are really high, higher compared to girls, they’re dropping out of school at larger rates, they’re not going into college the way that girls are. They’re dropping out of wanting to engage in the world and making it a better place.
 


Rosalind Wiseman


October 14, 2013

 

Interview with Matthew Kelly, author of the book The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Think about it. We all have needs in 4 areas of life…


Matthew Kelley:
Physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. Most simply defined, if you don’t eat, you will die.
 


Matthew Kelly


October 13, 2014

 

Interview with Todd Kashdan, PhD, author of the book The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self--Not Just Your "Good" Self--Drives Success and Fulfillment

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What’s required for you to be a good person and well regarded by others?

 

Dr. Todd Kashdan:
The message that’s in the zeitgeist right now in American culture is; be kind and giving all the time – that’s the way to live through life, that’s the way to be a good citizen and we thought to ourselves that’s a lot of pressure.
 


Dr. Todd Kashdan


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October 10, 2014

 

Interview with Steve Levinson, author of the book Following Through: A Revolutionary New Model For Finishing Whatever You Start

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You start a project with the best of intentions but you never finish it, everybody does it.


Steve Levinson:

We discovered that the human mind has a whopping design flaw, so to speak, that really accounts for why people don’t follow through.
 


Steve Levinson PhD


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