April 29, 2016

 

Interview with Jena Pincott, author of the book Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes?: Bodies, Behavior, and Brains--The Science Behind Sex, Love, & Attraction

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Do men really prefer blondes?

 

Jena Pincott:
They do seem to have a slight edge for a few reasons. The singer Blondie put it "Being blonde is like walking around under your own spotlight."
 


Jena Pincott


April 28, 2016

 

Interview with Barbara Bartlein, author of the book Marriage Makeover: Simple Ways to Revitalize Your Relationship Without Your Spouse Even Knowing

 

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Mike Carruthers:
That excitement that starts a marriage or long-term relationship often fades.

 

Barbara Bartlein:
More marriages just end with a whimper rather than a bang and part of the reason is people tend to put their marriage on the back burner and not put a lot of effort into it.
 


Barbara Bartlein


April 27, 2016

 

Interview with AOL Founder Steve Case, author of the book The Third Wave

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In the late 1980’s when America Online was first starting up that was the first wave of the internet.

 

Steve Case:
It seems crazy now but back then only 3% of people were online and the 3% were only online 1 hour a week.
 


Steve Case


April 26, 2016

 

Interview with John H. Johnson PhD, author of the book Every Data

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How many times have you come across some new study that claims to prove one thing or disprove another?

 

John Johnson:
I’ve found news articles that said coffee causes cancer. And the next day I found another article that says coffee prevents cancer. I mean I’m a professional statistician and it’s confusing for me to disentangle these things.
 


John H. Johnson PhD


April 25, 2016

 

Interview with John H. Johnson PhD, author of the book Every Data

 

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Mike Carruthers:
There’s always some new study or report or finding in the news that we’re supposed to believe however when you look closely at the data…

 

John Johnson:
One of the things I’ve found is I see data every day in the newspapers that the majority of the information people see is either misleading, out of context, or sometimes just plain wrong.
 


John H. Johnson PhD


April 22, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. Samuel Barondes, author of the book Making Sense of People: Decoding the Mysteries of Personality (FT Press Science)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What are the elements that make up your personality?

 

Dr. Samuel Barondes:
Personality is defined as the enduring, the enduring of thoughts, feelings and actions that are characteristic of a person.
 


Dr. Samuel Barondes


April 21, 2016

 

Interview with Hal Gregersen, co-author of the book The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators

 

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Mike Carruthers:
One way to discover how great innovators create their ideas is to ask them.

 

Hal Gregersen:
So we met with people like Jeff Bezos at Amazon and asked how did he get this great idea that turned into a company called Amazon.
 


Hal Gregersen


April 20, 2016

 

Interview with Cathy Davidson, author of the book Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Children are diagnosed with learning disabilities a lot more today than a generation or two ago. Why?

 

Cathy Davidson:
Schools have gotten narrower and narrower - the curriculum of what counts as education is far narrower than it was even 30 years ago.
 


Cathy Davidson


April 19, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author of the book The End Of Heart Disease

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Heart disease is the # 1 killer and yet…

 

Dr. Joel Fuhrman:
Everybody should know in America that we don’t have to have heart attacks and we don’t have to have strokes.
 


Dr. Joel Fuhrman


April 18, 2016

 

Interview with Charles Duhigg, author of the book Smarter, Faster, Better

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You know those people who seem to get more done in a day than you do – how do you they do it?
 It starts with your to-do list.

 

Charles Duhigg:
The way I used to write to-do lists is I would sort of write just a list of tasks. And I’d put at the top of the page the easiest things right? Because it feels so good to sit down and kind of cross them off.
 


Charles Duhigg


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