Something You Should Know about Human Behavior


Technology & Social Isolation

February 25, 2016

 

Interview with Martin Lindstrom, author of the book Small Data: The Tiny Clues That Uncover Huge Trends

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Compared to previous generations we are more socially isolated today, which is really contrary to what humans need.

 

Martin Lindstrom:
We as human beings are fairly simple. We want to be recognized, we want to have a physical interaction with people we want to feel a sense of belonging. And if suddenly this goes out of balance we start to seek any solution for filling that gap.
 


Martin Lindstrom

Confidence At Work

February 24, 2016

 

Interview with Jodi Glickman, author of the book Great on the Job: What to Say, How to Say It. The Secrets of Getting Ahead.

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Ever been in that situation at work where you don’t know something you need to know and you feel dumb for not knowing it? Well take a lesson from this lady…

 

Jodi Glickman:
As a young investment banker at Goldman Sacks I was not very good technically but the thing is no one knew that I didn’t really know what to do.
 

Jodi Glickman

The Rat Race

February 19, 2016

 

Interview with Todd Buchholz, author of the book Rush: Why You Need and Love the Rat Race

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Getting out of the rat race, slowing down, reducing stress it’s a goal for many but it may not be all it’s cracked up to be.

 

Todd Buchholz:
In fact challenges and new endeavors are what our bodies and our brains needs in order to feel that rush of dopamine, in order to feel alive.
 


Todd Buchholz

Fun In The Workplace

February 4, 2016

 

Interview with Scott Christopher, co-author of the book The Levity Effect: Why it Pays to Lighten Up

 

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Mike Carruthers:
The work you do may be quite serious but the work environment doesn't have to be.

 

Scott Christopher:
We've found that those who possess a sense of humor (or at least an ability to appreciate humor) climb the corporate ladder quicker and they actually end up making a little more money.
 


Scott Christopher

Paying It Forward

January 29, 2016

 

Interview with Stephen G. Post, author of the book The Hidden Gifts of Helping: How the Power of Giving, Compassion, and Hope Can Get Us Through Hard Times

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Giving to others, volunteering, paying it forward whatever you call it…

 

Stephen G. Post:
Whenever you are in that zone of generosity and contributing to the lives of others you are in fact getting.
 


Stephen G. Post

Are You Still Sticking To Your Resolutions?

January 22, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. Peter Sacco, author of the book Breaking Those Damn Habits and Finally Getting Things Right: The Handbook to Understanding and Overcoming Procrastination and Keeping Positive Changes Coming

 

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Mike Carruthers:
So how is your New Year’s resolution going?

 

Dr. Peter Sacco:
Statistics show that roughly only 8% of people who set intentions and resolutions for 2016 are still going strong by this point - whereas 92% have not succeeded.
 


Peter Sacco PhD

How Accurate Are The Experts

January 20, 2016

 

Interview with Dan Gardner, author of the book Future Babble: Why Expert Predictions Are Next to Worthless, and You Can Do Better

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you watch television, news and business shows there’s no shortage of experts predicting the future of politics, world events and the stock market. But just how accurate are those predictions?

 

Dan Gardner:
What you need of course to access expert prediction accuracy is a proper experiment unfortunately that experiment has been done.
 


Dan Gardner

Group Dynamics At Work

January 18, 2016

 

Interview with Kevin Coyne, author of the book Brainsteering: A Better Approach to Breakthrough Ideas

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In order to problem solve or come up with new ideas organizations have meetings and the larger the meeting the fewer people participate.

 

Kevin Coyne:
The group dynamic in a large group is always – you put any group of 20 people together, 17 think they’re supposed to not talk.
 


Kevin P. Coyne

Handling Adversity

January 15, 2016

 

Interview with Bev Smallwood, author of the book This Wasn't Supposed to Happen to Me: 10 Make-or-Break Choices When Life Steals Your Dreams and Rocks Your World

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you live long enough bad things happen to you. It's called adversity. And the question is…

 

Bev Smallwood:
Whether that adversity you go through is going to take you under or whether you're really going to come out on the other side even stronger.
 


Bev Smallwood

Using Your Sense To Find A Mate

January 14, 2016

 

Interview with Leagan Kasper, author of the book Sensing Mr. Right Guy: The Ultimate and Humorous Dating Guide for Women

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When people look for romantic partners they sometimes miss the obvious.

 

Leagan Kasper:
Listen to the voice of a man, do we really like that voice or were we just bamboozled by the looks? -paying attention to how he eats, how he chooses food, seeing how he smells.
 


Leagan Kasper

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