Something You Should Know about Human Behavior


Keys To Productivity

May 18, 2015

 

Interview with Josh Davis, author of the book Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In order to be as productive as possible it’s important to recognize…

 

Josh Davis:
…that we’re not going to be at our peak all day long every minute and we don’t need to be. There’s a lot of stuff that doesn’t need our best mental energy.
 


Josh Davis

How You Perceive Risk - Part 2

May 15, 2015

Part 2 of Interview with David Ropeik, author of Risk!: A Practical Guide for Deciding What's Really Safe and What's Really Dangerous in the World Around You

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Mike Carruthers:
Assessing what's truly risky in life isn't easy - and there's no simple equation either.

 

David Ropeik:
It's not this linear, statistical thing that the media likes to say, "We're too afraid of shark attack and not afraid enough of heart disease." Yeah that's true but it really doesn't work itself out in a kind of a mathematical sort of way.
 


David Ropeik

 

How You Perceive Risk

 May 14, 2015

Interview with David Ropeik, author of Risk!: A Practical Guide for Deciding What's Really Safe and What's Really Dangerous in the World Around You

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Mike Carruthers:
How we decide what's risky or scary doesn't necessarily follow logic…

 

David Ropeik:
In olden times it was pretty easy to figure out what was dangerous -  it was the lion that was attacking or it was the guy with the club - and risks were obvious.
 

David Ropeik

Bouncing Back From Setbacks & Trauma

May 11, 2015

 

Interview with David Feldman, author of the book Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How many have you heard what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger? Or when life gives you lemons you make lemonade? But when you really study people who have bounced back from trauma in life…

 

David Feldman:
All have said what did not help them was positive thinking. What did not help them was silver lining look on the bright side thinking.

 


David Feldman

Dealing With Anger

May 8, 2015

 

Interview with John Lee, author of The Anger Solution: The Proven Method for Achieving Calm and Developing Healthy, Long-Lasting Relationships

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Funny thing about anger - people get angry all the time and yet…

 

John Lee:
The words you will very seldom ever hear a lover, a spouse, a boss or an employee ever say to anybody is, “I’m angry”. 


John Lee

 

Science Of Emotions

 April 24, 2015

Interview with Norman Rosenthal, M.D., author of The Emotional Revolution: Harnessing The Power Of Your Emotions For A More Positive Life
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Mike Carruthers:
Your emotions - there's a fascinating topic. Do we create our own emotions or are we subject to them? Maybe both.

 

Norman Rosenthal, M.D.:
If we, for example, gamble away our money we're going to be pretty unhappy about that. But that isn't something that happened to us, that's something we actually made happen.


Dr. Norman Rosenthal

 

Sticking To A Commitment

April 30, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Heidi Reeder, author of the book Commit to Win: How to Harness the Four Elements of Commitment to Reach Your Goals

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Understanding how commitment works can help you better follow through and the first important thing is to really treasure the commitment you’ve made.

 

Dr. Heidi Reeder:
This relationship, this job, starting your own business you’ve got to really treasure that at a higher level than we’re spending our time focusing on the difficulties.
 


Dr. Heidi Reeder

How To Get Someone To Tell The Truth - Part 2

April 29, 2015

 

Interview with Michael Floyd, co-author of the book Get the Truth: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Persuade Anyone to Tell All

 

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Mike Carruthers:

How do the police get people to confess and tell all? They’re skills we could probably could all use. And the first thing to understand is that there’s a difference between and interview and an interrogation.

 

Michael Floyd:
An interview is a dialog where you’re asking questions and seeking answers. Non-coercive interrogation is a monolog where we the interrogator are doing most of the talking - it’s a one-way flow of information.

 

 

 


Michael Floyd

How To Get Someone To Tell The Truth

April 28, 2015

 

Interview with Michael Floyd, co-author of the book Get the Truth: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Persuade Anyone to Tell All

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you want to get someone to tell you the truth about something they did wrong remember this quote…

 

Michael Floyd:
The guilty man seeks only to be understood for to be understood gives the appearance of being forgiven. I think that says it all.

 


Michael Floyd

Using Surprise To Your Advantage

 

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

 

 

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