July 11, 2014

 

Interview with Judith Viorst, author of the book Grown-Up Marriage: What We Know, Wish We Had Known, and Still Need to Know About Being Married

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Now here's an interesting view of marriage.

 

Judith Viorst:
Since it's impossible to be in love with each other all the time, marriage keeps you together when you fall out of love and gives you enough time to fall back in again.
 


Judith Viorst


July 10, 2014

 

Interview with Joseph Nowinski, author of the book The Tender Heart: Conquering Your Insecurity

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Would you consider yourself, or someone you know to be insecure?

 

Joseph Nowinski:
Insecurity is kind of a deep sense of being unsure about your place in the world, your value, symptoms include self-consciousness, a tendency to be very self-critical, easily hurt.
 


Joseph Nowinski


July 9, 2014

 

Interview with Brian Greene, author of the book The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality

 

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Mike Carruthers:
All we really have is time. It's a common expression, but when you think about it, what exactly is time?

 

Brian Greene:
Time in particular is one of the most puzzling concepts that we as humans have ever come upon.
 


Brian Greene


July 8, 2014

 

Interview with Sonya Friedman, author of the book Take It From Here: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

 

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Mike Carruthers:
The obsession we have with staying young in our culture has had an interesting and perhaps less than desirable consequence.

 

Sonya Friedman:
We have unfortunately suggested to people that growing up and having responsibilities is not the better part of life, that being free and loose is really what makes life fun to live.
 


Dr. Sonya Friedman


July 7, 2014

 

Interview with Bill Jensen, author of the book Disrupt! Think Epic. Be Epic.

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you're at work and people ask you to do something the first thing you should do is ask why.

 

Bill Jensen:
Because most everyone who is sending stuff to you is just trying to get stuff off of their desk. And frankly they haven't thought through why.
 


Bill Jensen


July 4, 2014

 

Interview with J.R. Parish, author of the book If I'd Known Then What I Know Now: Why Not Learn from the Mistakes of Others? You Can't Afford to Make Them All Yourself!

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Ultimately our sucess in life is determined in life by how well we get along with other people. So, it's important to realize...

 

J.R. Parrish:
The greatest need of every man, woman and child on the face of the earth, after they have food, clothing and shelter- I don't think the answer to that question is common knowledge- It's the need to feel important.
 


J.R. Parrish


July 3, 2014

 

Interview with George Thompson, author of the book Verbal Judo, Second Edition: The Gentle Art of Persuasion

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you're in a heated argument and someone is getting really upset at you, you're likely tempted to say something like... "calm down."

 

George Thompson:
It's the worst thing you can say. One everybody thinks they're calm enough, so if you'll notice when you say calm down, what do they say? "I'm plenty calm!"
 


George Thompson


July 2, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Ava Shamban, author of the book Heal Your Skin: The Breakthrough Plan for Renewal
www.YouTube.com/DrAvaMD

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We all know it’s important to take care of our skin and yet…

 

Dr. Ava Shamban:
Somehow people go to sleep with their makeup on, people don’t wear sunscreen, they think it’s OK to fry themselves, they don’t understand how important their skin is both to their looks and to the health of their body.
 


Dr. Ava Shamban


July 1, 2014

 

Interview with Dorothy Leeds, author of the book The 7 Powers of Questions: Secrets to Successful Communication in Life and at Work

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you know how to use them questions can be very powerful tool for success.

 

Dorothy Leeds:
One of the powers of questions is that questions get people to convince themselves, and people believe more of what they say than what you say.
 


Dorothy Leeds


June 30, 2014

 

Interview with Charles Seife, author of the book Virtual Unreality: Just Because the Internet Told You, How Do You Know It’s True?

 

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Mike Carruthers:
The incredible amount of digital information available on the internet is causing some problems.

 

Charles Seife:
One of the things about digital information is that it’s flooding us in a way that we can’t keep up with – that there’s so much out there (much of which is false) that we can’t tell reality from fiction.
 


Charles Seife


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