August 25, 2016

 

Interview with Rohit Bhargava, author of the book Likeonomics: The Unexpected Truth Behind Earning Trust, Influencing Behavior, and Inspiring Action

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You’ve probably heard that we generally like people who are like us.

 

Rohit Bhargava:
So that’s certainly true but what it doesn’t mean is that we don’t like people who aren’t like us. The opposite part of it isn’t true. 
 


Rohit Bhargava


August 24, 2016

 

Interview with Rohit Bhargava, author of the book Likeonomics: The Unexpected Truth Behind Earning Trust, Influencing Behavior, and Inspiring Action

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Being a jerk in life isn’t going to get you far. In fact it turns out that being likeable that's the currency you can spend to buy your success.

 

Rohit Bhargava:
And I think ultimately what it comes down to is this idea that we want to do business with people that we like. And we want to build relationships with people that we like and likeability is actually a prerequisite for trust.
 


Rohit Bhargava


August 23, 2016

 

Interview with Dan Ariely, author of the book The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone---Especially Ourselves

 

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Mike Carruthers:
While most of us like to think of ourselves as honest almost everyone is slightly dishonest.

 

Dan Ariely:
We think to ourselves that as long as we’re slightly dishonest we’re OK. You know you could go over the speed limit a little bit, we can add a few extra receipts to our tax return.
 


Dan Ariely


August 22, 2016

 

Interview with Mark Robert Waldman, co-author of the book Words Can Change Your Brain: 12 Conversation Strategies to Build Trust, Resolve Conflict, and Increase Intimacy

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you communicate with someone the words you say are not as important as you might think.

 

Mark Robert Waldman:
The most important element of a conversation is the person’s facial expression; the second most important element is the person’s tone of voice.
 


Mark Robert Waldman


August 19, 2016

 

Interview with Phillip Moffit, author of the book Emotional Chaos to Clarity: How to Live More Skillfully, Make Better Decisions, and Find Purpose in Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We all have goals and expectations, goals are good but expectations can cause trouble.

 

Phillip Moffit:
Expectations are like goals that are fossilized. So we expect ourselves to be a certain level of success, we expect ourselves to be super mom or the best dad or whatever it is.
 


Phillip Moffit


August 18, 2016

 

Interview with Jonathan Alpert, author of the book Be Fearless: Change Your Life in 28 Days

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Would you describe yourself as fearless - probably not as fearless as you’d like to be?

 

Jonathan Alpert:
What I find that what people do instead of being fearless is they’re very negative and they think about all the reasons why they can’t or shouldn’t pursue a goal as opposed to why they can and should.
 


Jonathan Alpert


August 17, 2016

 

Interview with Jack Otter, author of the book Worth It ... Not Worth It?: Simple & Profitable Answers to Life's Tough Financial Questions

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Some common financial questions may seem complicated but the answer is actually simple. For instance should you buy or lease a car?

 

Jack Otter:
Most people are much better off buying because, among other things, it’s a lot more straightforward.
 


Jack Otter


August 16, 2016

 

Interview with Patty Azzarello, author of the book Rise: 3 Practical Steps for Advancing Your Career, Standing Out as a Leader, and Liking Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
A lot of people think that if you work hard at your job you will get ahead.

 

Patty Azzarello:
And it’s just a sad reality that hard work and good work does not stand on its own.
 


Patty Azzarello


August 15, 2016

 

Interview with Ed Keller, author of the book The Face-to-Face Book: Why Real Relationships Rule in a Digital Marketplace

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Because social media is so popular you might think Facebook and Twitter are the primary ways we communicate - but that's actually not so.

 

Ed Keller:
The overwhelming amount of word of mouth that takes place is still in the real world, offline, face-to-face, and while online social media is getting a lot of attention now it is a small fraction of the total volume.
 


Ed Keller


August 12, 2012
 

Interview with Matthew Hutson, author of the book The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking: How Irrational Beliefs Keep Us Happy, Healthy, and Sane

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Mike Carruthers:
Knocking on wood, having lucky charms, believing in karma these are versions of what’s called magical thinking.

 

Matthew Hutson:
And every individual person has a tendency to believe in these sorts of things I think we are magical thinkers by default.
 


Matthew Hutson


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