July 24, 2015

 

Interview with David H. Freedman, co-author of the book A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder--How Crammed Closets, Cluttered Offices, and On-the-Fly Planning Make the World a Better Place

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Neatness is the standard in our culture. Messy people should be neater but you seldom hear the call for neat people to be messier, however…

 

David H. Freedman:
In some ways you give up a lot when you have a neat, pristine place - there are real advantages to messiness and what works best is really having a balance between the two.

 


David H. Freedman


July 23, 2015

 

Interview with Allan Pease, author of the book Why Men Want Sex and Women Need Love: Solving the Mystery of Attraction

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In male/female attraction…

 


July 22, 2015

 

Interview with Allan Pease, author of the book Why Men Want Sex and Women Need Love: Solving the Mystery of Attraction

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What attracts men and women to each other is still rooted in very primitive instincts. For example…

 

Allan Pease:
When a woman’s looking at a man she’s evaluating his potential as a partner based on his ability to provide resources, which is a very ancient drive – resources means to provide food, protection, shelter.
 


Allan Pease


July 21, 2015

 

Interview with Jordan Ellenberg, author of the book How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Understanding the role mathematics plays in our thinking is really fascinating. To illustrate back in World War II…

 

Jordan Ellenberg:
A bunch of generals come to a group of mathematicians and say these planes that are coming back from Germany that are flying missions there’s more bullet holes on the fuselage than on the engines. We want to know how much more armor we should be putting on the fuselage where the planes are getting hit.
 


Jordan Ellenberg


July 20, 2015

 

Interview with Christine Carter, M.D., author of the book Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Parents have a lot to do with whether or not their children are happy.

 

Christine Carter, M.D.:
Often parents think they have one cheerful kid and one grumpy kid and that’s kind of the way it is. But actually we have a lot of great science now that shows that there are factors that parents can teach their kids that will lead to happiness in childhood and beyond.

 


Dr. Christine Carter


July 17, 2015

 

Interview with Jay Samit, author of the book Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It seems like everybody wants to be an entrepreneur today - and why not?

 

Jay Samit:
Entrepreneurs are just problem solvers. You have problems in your life; if your life has a ton of problems you have a wealth of opportunity.
 

 


Jay Samit


July 16, 2015

 

Interview with Jay Samit, author of the book Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Could you create the next big business success? It may not be as farfetched as you think.

 

Jay Samit:
We’re now all walking around with a mobile phone we are one click away from 6 billion people. You only have to be right for a nanosecond to suddenly make huge fortunes.

 


Jay Samit


July 15, 2015

 

Interview with Tom Peters, author of the book The Little Big Things

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Let’s say you go into a restaurant and the food is good but the bathroom’s kind of gross. Will you remember the food and forget the bathroom?

 

Tom Peters:
The way human memory works you’re going to forget about the croissant and you’re going to remember the bathroom and you’re going to tell 10 friends. The truth of the matter is we remember the little stuff.
 


Tom Peters


July 14, 2015

 

Interview with Jeremy Smith, author of the book Epic Measures: One Doctor. Seven Billion Patients.

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Despite the large number of people who have quit smoking.

 

Jeremy Smith:
Smoking is still a leading cause of death if we eliminated cigarette consumption in this country 80% of lung cancer cases would be eliminated.
 


Jeremy Smith


July 13, 2015

 

Interview with Jeremy Smith, author of the book Epic Measures: One Doctor. Seven Billion Patients.

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How often have you heard the advice to eat more fruits and vegetables? Well maybe the advice should be eat more fruits than vegetables.

 

Jeremy Smith:
I was really surprised to learn that the leading dietary risk factor in the United States isn’t too much red meat, or lack of whole grains it’s not eating enough fruit.
 


Jeremy Smith


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