January 5, 2016

 

Interview with Harry Beckwith, author of the book Unthinking

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Back in the '60s the Beatles exploded like nothing we’d ever seen before -and some research helps explain why.

 

Harry Beckwith:
Well, they did a very good job of making the audience feel that they were singing to them.  That was a big part of it.  They don't sing about Peggy Sue but they sing to you, and they say, "I want to hold your hand."
 


Harry Beckwith


January 4, 2016

 

Interview with Kevin Dutton, author of the book Split-Second Persuasion: The Ancient Art and New Science of Changing Minds

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How can you be more persuasive?

 

Kevin Dutton:
If you can make someone feel good when you’re trying to persuade them you’re going to have a darn sight better chance of pulling it off than if you make them feel lousy.
 


Kevin Dutton


January 1, 2016

 

Interview with Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of the book Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Willpower or actually lack of it is why we fail at New Year’s resolutions, right? Well not really.

 

Heidi Grant Halvorson:
Willpower doesn’t work the way you think it does. So most people think of willpower as this sort of fixed thing – right? Some people have it and some people don’t.  Willpower’s actually a lot like a muscle.

 


Heidi Grant Halvorson

December 31, 2015

 

Interview with Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of the book Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It's almost time for your 2016 New Year's resolutions. So why do you think New Year's resolutions usually fail?

 

Heidi Grant Halvorson:
Typically we think we’re not reaching our goals for basically because of some sort of fixed ability that we don’t have - so I’m not smart enough, I don’t have enough will power.

 


Heidi Grant Halvorson

December 30, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Marc Agronin, author of the book How We Age: A Doctor's Journey into the Heart of Growing Old

 

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Mike Carruthers:
The clock is ticking, we’re all getting older and many of us dread the idea. But there are a lot of misconceptions about aging.

 

Dr. Marc Agronin:
Aging just doesn’t suddenly happen one day, it’s our life-long process and there’s actually a lot that you can do earlier in life that can make a difference later in life. 
 


Dr. Marc Agronin


December 29, 2015

 

Interview with Jeffrey Rossman, author of the book The Mind-Body Mood Solution: The Breakthrough Drug-Free Program for Lasting Relief from Depression

 

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Mike Carruthers:
For some people the holiday season and the dreariness of winter can lead to depression.

 

Jeffrey Rossman:
Many people don’t get enough sunlight; they are not spending enough time being physically active. In addition to all of that people don’t get enough sleep which can contribute to depression.
 


Jeffrey Rossman


December 28, 2015

 

Interview with Patrick J. Howie, author of the book The Evolution of Revolutions: How We Create, Shape, and React to Change

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you really want your new ideas to be succeed it's important to understand the 3 phases of innovation.

 

Patrick J. Howie:
The 1st stage is sort of the natural phase of resistance; every innovation no matter how sort of compelling it is (especially to the innovator) is going to see resistance.

 


Patrick J. Howie


December 25, 2015

 

Interview with Donald Asher, author of the book Cracking The Hidden Job Market: How to Find Opportunity in Any Economy

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In this job market you need every advantage and you first need to know where the jobs are.

 

Donald Asher:
I checked all of the research; I went back almost 30 years and somewhere between 55% and 80% of jobs go to someone who did not respond to a posted opening. And that’s the hidden job market it’s invisible to your typical job seeker.
 


Donald Asher


December 24, 2015

Interview with William Davidow, author of the book OVERCONNECTED: The Promise and Threat of the Internet

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Few people would argue that the Internet has tremendous benefits.

 

William Davidow:
But it also made the financial crisis of 2008 much worse, it was involved in Wiki Leaks, it is involved in the loss of our privacy.

 


William Davidow


December 23, 2015

 

Interview with Julie Subotky, author of the book Consider It Done: Accomplish 228 of Life's Trickiest Tasks

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Getting things done - I’m sure you know that can be difficult, particularly if you don’t have a system.

 

Julie Subotky:
Because sometimes it feels so overwhelming that you know you can’t even start – you say, “I have so many things where do I begin?”
 

 
Julie Subotky


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