March 27, 2015

 

Interview with Richard Stengel, author of the book You're Too Kind A Brief History of Flattery

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Flattery works. It’s just human nature that people like you if you show you like them, and there are some effective techniques to being a better flatterer.

 

Richard Stengel :
One of the classic techniques is to be specific so that you don't say to someone, "You're the greatest." You say, "Mike, you're a wonderful interviewer, and in fact I remember an interview you did several years ago with this sheepherder in New Zealand, that really changed my life."
 


Richard Stengel


March 26, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Robert Kulacz, author of the book The Toxic Tooth: How a root canal could be making you sick

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Maybe you’ve heard there’s a connection between dental health and heart disease and apparently it’s more than just a mild connection.

 

Dr. Robert Kulacz:
In fact in the book Beat The Heart Attack Gene the author a cardiologist says that 50% of all heart attacks are triggered by oral infection.
 


Dr. Robert Kulacz


March 25, 2015

 

Interview with Ben Paar, author of the book Captivology: The Science of Capturing People's Attention

 

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Mike Carruthers:
One of the ways businesses and organizations get people to pay attention to them is using the principle of acknowledgement.

 

 

Ben Paar:
Which is that we pay attention to those who pay attention to us and provide us with validation or an identity.
 


Ben Paar


March 24, 2015

 

Interview with Ben Paar, author of the book Captivology: The Science of Capturing People's Attention

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Getting people’s attention it’s something every business and person wants to do to but it’s harder than ever.

 

Ben Paar:
In 1986 there was a study that estimated that we were exposed to about 40-45 newspapers worth of information daily but 2006 that number jumped to 176.
 


Ben Paar


March 23, 2015

 

Interview with James Wallman, author of the Stuff

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Are you experiencing “stuffocation”?

 

James Wallman:
“Stuffocation” is the idea that we have too much stuff. And go to the closet we open up the doors and it’s just full of stuff that we own but maybe there’s nothing in there that we particularly want to wear.
 


James Wallman


March 20, 2015

 

Interview with Pepper Schwartz, author of the book Everything You Know About Love and Sex Is Wrong

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Many of the accepted beliefs about love, relationships and marriage may need rethinking.

 

Pepper Schwartz:
My most favorite is the one, never go to bed angry. That means you're always supposed to fight it out when you're tired.
 


Pepper Schwartz


March 19, 2015

 

Interview with David Niven, author of the book 100 Simple Secrets of Healthy People: What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use it (100 Simple Secrets)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It’s pretty well accepted that taking vitamin supplements is good for your health.

 

David Niven:
But we kind of image well some vitamins are good more vitamins are better. But it works out that there’s only so much that our body can process. And some folks are mega-dosing on vitamins not only isn’t it doing their body and good but it can actually be a mild threat to them.
 


David Niven


March 18, 2015

 

Interview with Ed Brodow, author of the book Negotiation Boot Camp: How to Resolve Conflict, Satisfy Customers, and Make Better Deals

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It can be very intimidating to negotiate, especially with someone who does it for a living.

 

Ed Brodow :
The key really is to say to yourself what is the pressure on the other person in the negotiation? Why do they need to make the deal?
 


Ed Brodow


March 17, 2015

 

Interview with Michael Gurian, author of the book What Could He Be Thinking?: How a Man's Mind Really Works

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When men and women are angry with each other and argue interesting things happen biologically.

 

Michael Gurian:
The part of the brain will swell up in both of them called the amygdala. Then the neuro center for the man the pathways for the man go more toward the brain stem and away from the verbal center so he’s not going to tend to be able to talk.

 


Michael Gurian


March 16, 2015

 

Interview with Michael Gurian, author of the book What Could He Be Thinking?: How a Man's Mind Really Works

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Biologically, the male and female brains work very differently.

 

Michael Gurian:
For instance, the male brain produces more sexual fantasies than the female brain. The female brain tends to produce more romantic fantasies. 

 


Michael Gurian


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