March 4, 2016

 

Interview with Martin Rossman, M.D., author of the book The Worry Solution: Using Breakthrough Brain Science to Turn Stress and Anxiety Into Confidence and Happiness

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Everyone worries it's part of what makes us human.

 

Martin Rossman, M.D.:
Look, there’s a lot of things to worry about in life but if you’re worrying is a habit and you’re creating anxiety and stress that you don’t really need to have – that’s what you need to become aware of.
 


Martin Rossman, M.D.


March 3, 2016

 

Interview with Carmine Gallo, author of the book Loyalty: The Vexing Virtue

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Telling a good story is a powerful way to connect with people and be persuasive for the simple reason that…

 

Carmine Gallo:
We want to do business with people we like. And stories do seem to be the one tool that will connect people to one another especially when it comes to persuasion or trying to get your idea across.
 


Carmine Gallo


March 2, 2016

 

Interview with Carmine Gallo, author of the book Loyalty: The Vexing Virtue

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In trying to persuade someone or sell your ideas it’s tempting to use facts and figures but something else works much better – storytelling.

 

Carmine Gallo:
We’ve learned more in the last 10 years of how stories connect people to one another and how they can be used for persuasion than we’ve known in history.
 


Carmine Gallo


March 1, 2016

 

Interview with Eric Felten, author of the book Loyalty: The Vexing Virtue

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Loyalty is an admirable trait however loyalty can get tricky when it conflicts with other loyalties.

 

Eric Felten:
The loyalty that I have to my family might be at odds with the loyalty I have to a friend. The loyalty I have to a friend might be at odds with the loyalty I have to my community or country.
 


Eric Felten


February 29, 2016

 

Interview with Kayt Sukel, author of the book The Art of Risk: The New Science of Courage, Caution, and Chance

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We tend to look at risk taking in an extreme way.

 

Kayt Sukel:
It’s either this is a very good thing that’s going to bring us money and prestige and power and the girl. Or it’s this bad thing that’s going to kill us off or have us live penny less and alone.
 


Kayt Sukel


February 26, 2016

 

Interview with Ben Dattner, author of the book The Blame Game: How the Hidden Rules of Credit and Blame Determine Our Success or Failure

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Getting the credit for our accomplishments and getting the blame our mistakes are things we’re all concerned with.

 

Ben Dattner:
People often feel like they’re being unfairly blamed for things or insufficiently credited for their accomplishments and this causes a lot of interesting social psychology in the workplace.

 


Ben Dattner


February 25, 2016

 

Interview with Martin Lindstrom, author of the book Small Data: The Tiny Clues That Uncover Huge Trends

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Compared to previous generations we are more socially isolated today, which is really contrary to what humans need.

 

Martin Lindstrom:
We as human beings are fairly simple. We want to be recognized, we want to have a physical interaction with people we want to feel a sense of belonging. And if suddenly this goes out of balance we start to seek any solution for filling that gap.
 


Martin Lindstrom


February 24, 2016

 

Interview with Jodi Glickman, author of the book Great on the Job: What to Say, How to Say It. The Secrets of Getting Ahead.

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Ever been in that situation at work where you don’t know something you need to know and you feel dumb for not knowing it? Well take a lesson from this lady…

 

Jodi Glickman:
As a young investment banker at Goldman Sacks I was not very good technically but the thing is no one knew that I didn’t really know what to do.
 

Jodi Glickman


February 23, 2016

 

Interview with Kira Asatryan, author of the book Stop Being Lonely: Three Simple Steps to Developing Close Friendships and Deep Relationships

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It’s estimated that 1 in 5 people in this country consider themselves lonely.

 

 

Kira Asatryan:
The loneliest people probably in the US probably are in their 40’s and 50’s. what I infer from that is that people in that age group have so many obligations that building these kinds of relationships just have to fall down the list a little bit.
 


Kira Asatryan


February 22, 2016

 

Interview with Kira Asatryan, author of the book Stop Being Lonely: Three Simple Steps to Developing Close Friendships and Deep Relationships

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In many ways we’re more connected than ever and yet we’re also lonelier than ever.

 

Kira Asatryan:
The most recent statistic is that right now about 1 in 5 people are feeling lonely and that’s about 60 million Americans technically. That number is up at least 30% since the 80’s.
 


Kira Asatryan


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