Something You Should Know about Human Behavior


When You "Click" With Someone

September 10, 2015

 

Interview with Ori Brafman, co-author of the book Click: The Magic of Instant Connections

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You’ve most likely had the experience of meeting someone for the first time personally or professionally and you just hit it off, you click.

 

Ori Brafman:
It turns out that the relationships that ensue from those kinds of connections are categorically different – mainly they’re more passionate.
 


Ori Brafman

The Real Reason People Go To Work - Part 2

September 2, 2015

 

Interview with Barry Schwartz, author of the book Why We Work (TED Books)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You’ve probably heard that a majority of working people don’t actually like their job. Which is a shame because…

 

Barry Schwartz:
We spend half our waking lives at work. And it’s an incredible waste of a human resource for people to spend half of their lives in places they don’t want to be doing things they don’t want to do - especially when it’s not necessary.
 


Barry Schwartz

The Real Reason People Go To Work

September 1, 2015

 

Interview with Barry Schwartz, author of the book Why We Work (TED Books)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
A lot of us get up every day and go to work. Why?

 

Barry Schwartz:
There’s a long standing ideology about human beings and work which is that people don’t want to work they’re basically lazy. If we didn’t need the money we wouldn’t work – end of story.
 


Barry Schwartz

What's Next in Technology?

August 31, 2015

 

Interview with John Markoff, author of the book Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How we interact with technology has changed dramatically and will likely tend to do so.

 

John Markoff:
Where I live and work in San Francisco half the population, I swear to you, is walking around looking down at their palm at their smart phone. I mean they’re just everywhere that can’t be the final stage of human evolution.
 


John Markoff

Doing What's Important

August 28, 2015

 

Interview with Eric Maisel, author of the book Brainstorm: Harnessing the Power of Productive Obsessions

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Does it even seem that you never quite get around to those important projects and goals that you’ve set for yourself? This is really quite common and the solution as simple as it might sounds is to just show up and start working on them.

 

Eric Maisel:
And the regularity and routine of showing up day in and day out makes a tremendous difference.
 


Eric Maisel

Why Asking For Help Is Hard

August 25, 2015

 

Interview with Nora Klaver, author of the book Mayday!: Asking for Help in Times of Need

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Are you good at asking for help when you need it? Most of us are not - why?

M. Nora Klaver:
People are really afraid of looking weak, or incompetent or incapable or not on top of things. Men and women both struggle with that.
 


Nora Klaver

When A Boss Uses Fear To Manage People

August 24, 2015

 

Interview with Joan Kingsley, author of the book The Fear-free Organization: Vital Insights from Neuroscience to Transform Your Business Culture

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Traditionally many employers use fear to get employees to do their work - fear of getting in trouble, getting yelled at, getting fired.

 

Joan Kingsley:
If you tap into another person’s fear system you’ve tapped into their survival system. So you get somebody working with you or for you who is surviving rather than thriving.
 


Joan Kingsley

Effective Use Of Body Language

August 7, 2015

 

Interview with Tonya Reiman, author of the book The Yes Factor: Get What You Want. Say What You Mean. The Secrets of Persuasive Communication

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Body language can be very useful in business.

 

Healthy Narcissism

August 3, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Craig Malkin, author of the book Rethinking Narcissism: The Bad-and Surprising Good-About Feeling Special

www.drcraigmalkin.com

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Narcissism is typically thought of as a negative trait but that’s not exactly correct. What is narcissism?

 

Dr. Craig Malkin:
The drive to feel special because it turns out around the world people often see themselves through slightly rose colored glasses and it helps them feel more resilient, optimistic, more hopeful, have better relationships.
 


Dr. Craig Malkin

Coping With Worry & Fear

July 31, 2015

 

Interview with John Demartini, author of the book The Values Factor: The Secret to Creating an Inspired and Fulfilling Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Worry and fear we’ve all been there.

 

John Demartini:
I first defined fear as an assumption that you are going to experience in the future; more pain than pleasure, more loss than gain, more negative than positive, more challenge than support from somebody or yourself.
 


John Demartini

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