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Internet Problems

February 2, 2015


Interview with Andrew Keen, author of the book The Internet Is Not the Answer




Mike Carruthers:
The Internet allows us to do so many things we could never do before but that’s not to say there aren’t some problems.


Andrew Keen:
The Internet was supposed to be all about innovation and disruption but having disrupted the old economy we actually have larger monopolies and less competition.

Andrew Keen

Computer & Smartphone Tricks - Part 2

January 6, 2015


Interview with David Pogue, author of the book Pogue's Basics: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) for Simplifying the Technology in Your Life




Mike Carruthers:
Did you know that if you have trouble reading small type on a website you can change it?


David Pogue:
It’s the plus key and on a Windows PC it’s the control key too. So control plus and control minus controls the text size. On the Mac it’s the command key the one that looks like a pretzel. So you go command plus, plus, plus and you’ve just made the type bigger.

David Pogue

Computer & Smartphone Tricks

January 5, 2015


Interview with David Pogue, author of the book Pogue's Basics: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) for Simplifying the Technology in Your Life




Mike Carruthers:
Of the millions of people who use their computer everyday a lot of them don’t realize that…


David Pogue:
When you’re on the web and you’re reading just hit the space bar to scroll down the next part of the page instead of using the mouse or the track pad – it’s just so easy to tap the space bar. And people are like you’re kidding I never knew that and it was right under their noses.

David Pogue

The Importance Of Face-To-Face Communication

November 17, 2014


Interview with Susan Pinker, author of the book The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter




Mike Carruthers:
So much of our communication today is electronic yet face-to-face contact turns out to be very important.


Susan Pinker:
Because interacting face to face releases a whole cascade of biochemical events that essentially provides biological resilience not only now but into the future.

Susan Pinker

Is Social Media Dead?

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




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.

Lon Safko

Benefits Of Technology

October 1, 2014


Interview with Clive Thompson, author of the book Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better




Mike Carruthers:
Whether or not you like or you use computer technology you must admit it has done something remarkable.


Clive Thompson:
People are able to you know when they’re wondering about something or interest in something or passionate to broadcast what they’re thinking about and connect to other folks who they had no idea existed and go really deep with them.

Clive Thompson

A More Productive Day

September 22, 2014


Interview with Mitzi Weinman, author of the book It's About Time! Transforming Chaos into Calm, A to Z




Mike Carruthers:
Having a productive day really starts with planning it the night before.


Mitzi Weinman:
And then when you come in the next day you’re ready to go. And starting your day off with the highest priority or the thing you dread is really the way to go.

Mitzi Weinman

The Power Of Social Media In Business

September 17, 2014


Interview with Mark Babbitt, co-author of the book A World Gone Social: How Companies Must Adapt to Survive




Mike Carruthers:
Social media such as Facebook and Twitter have been dismissed by many business leaders as being a fad but more and more it seems that…


Mark Babbitt:
Socials not a fad it’s not going away this is the way that business is done. The Industrial age is dead, the social age is upon us and we need to embrace that.

Mark Babbitt

Being Connected To Technology 24/7

August 27, 2014


Interview with Michael Harris, author of the book The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection




Mike Carruthers:
Internet and cellphone technology has certainly become a big part of our lives.


Michael Harris:
There’s now actually a 1:1 ratio between active cellphone accounts and people on the earth – which is amazing considering when I was born cellphones didn’t even exist.

Michael Harris

How Technology Is Making The Workplace Obsolete

July 18, 2014


Interview with Richard Lieberman, author of the book Your Job And How Technology Will Change It




Mike Carruthers:
Technology has changed the way many of us do our jobs and more changes are coming.


Richard Lieberman:
Right now people use technology as a tool to help them with their job. The big change is we’re going to see technology as a collaborator in doing your job.


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