September 30, 2014

 

Interview with Rosalyn Kahn, author of the book Random Acts of Kindness are Changing the World

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Why is it that public speaking terrifies so many of us?

 

Rosalyn Kahn:
People don’t like being judged we always fear the worst and there’s a lot of research that’s gone ahead and said the fear is completely irrational.
 


Rosalyn Kahn


September 29, 2014

 

Interview with John Pollack, author of the book Shortcut: How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation, and Sell Our Greatest Ideas

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We all use analogies to explain things because well they work.

 

John Polllack:
Analogies work because they explain something complex very simply and also appeal to our emotions.

 


John Pollack


September 26, 2014

 

Interview with Perla Meyers, author of the book How to Peel a Peach: And 1,001 Other Things Every Good Cook Needs to Know

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Did you know that a dash of salt in any cake you bake is going to make it taste better?

 

Perla Meyers
Not only in cakes in all desserts everything that is a fruit dessert, if you don’t want salt you add lemon because what you’re looking for is complexity of flavor.

 


Perla Meyers


September 25, 2014

 

Interview with Paul Dolan, author of the book Happiness by Design: Change What You Do, Not How You Think

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Here’s an interesting definition of happiness. Happiness is a mixture of fun and purpose.

 

Paul Dolan:
So happy lives, ones that contain a balance (and not the same balance for everybody and certainly not equal) but ones that contain the right balance for each individual between things that are fun on the one hand and fulfilling on the other.
 


Paul Dolan


September 24, 2014

 

Interview with Jay Scott Fitter, author of the book Respect Your Children: A Practical Guide To Effective Parenting

 

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Mike Carruthers:
As a parent your children are very important but do you respect your children?

 

Jay Scott Fitter:
I would say the vast majority of parents don’t respect their children. I think that they respect their children’s friends more than they do their children.
 


Jay Scott Fitter


September 23, 2014

 

Interview with Joseph Amato, author of the book On Foot: A History of Walking

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Walking, it’s something you do every day without giving it a whole lot of thought but… 

 

Joseph Amato:
Walking is a treacherous business. It’s kind of an organized activity around falling. Just as we’re going to fall, we bounce off yet another step.
 


Joseph Amato


September 22, 2014

 

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

 

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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


September 19, 2014

 

Interview with Julie Morgenstern, author of the book Making Work Work: New Strategies for Surviving and Thriving at the Office

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Here's a great way to be more productive at work.

 

Julie Morgenstern:
Stop checking email for the first hour of the day just completely avoid email.
 


Julie Morgenstern


September 18, 2014

 

Interview with Julie Morgenstern, author of the book Making Work Work: New Strategies for Surviving and Thriving at the Office

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Want to be that indispensable employee? Well here are some great ideas.

 

Julie Morgenstern:
The people who are the most valued are the ones who work closest to the revenue line. 
 


Julie Morgenstern


September 17, 2014

 

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

 

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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


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