September 18, 2015

 

Interview with Peter Studner, author of the book Super Job Search IV

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you need a new job it’s easy to look to the internet which can be helpful when finding job openings.

 

Peter Studner:
But on the other hand it’s also a detriment to the candidate because they send too much time at home sending out tons of resumes when they really should be getting out and meeting people and practicing on their interviewing.

 


Peter Studner


September 17, 2015

 

Interview with Alex Bellos, author of the book Here's Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion Through the Astonishing World of Math

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you put your iPod on shuffle it’s supposed to play songs in a random order – but it doesn’t.

 

Alex Bellos:
True randomness you must have no idea about what’s going to come next on an iPod it’s all done by computer logarithm – so it’s fake randomness.
 


Alex Bellos


September 16, 2015

 

Interview with Alex Bellos, author of the book Here's Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion Through the Astonishing World of Math

 

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Mike Carruthers:
I was never particularly good at math I suppose because I found it so difficult, but it turns out…

 

Alex Bellos:
Even the people who are good at math find it difficult. Math is effortful it’s like a muscle that you need to train so it’s not surprising that people find math difficult – because it is.
 


Alex Bellos


September 15, 2015

 

Interview with Gillian Tett, author of the book The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers

 

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Mike Carruthers:
There’s something in our personal and our professional culture today called the silo effect.

 

Gillian Tett:
Today’s bureaucracies are often so fragmented that the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing. The fundamental problem that comes from that is that bright people do really, really dumb things.
 


Gillian Tett


September 14, 2015

 

Interview with Bert Jacobs, co-author of the book Life is Good: The Book

 

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Mike Carruthers:
There’s a lot to said for being optimistic.

 

Bert Jacobs:
Because it’s not a soft philosophy it’s a pragmatic strategy for approaching life and living a happy and fulfilling life.

 


Bert Jacobs


September 11, 2015

 

Interview with Judith Acosta, co-author of book Verbal First Aid: Help Your Kids Heal from Fear and Pain--and Come Out Strong

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Kids get hurt. And how parents react when their kids get hurt is more important than you might realize. For instance if a kid takes a bad fall…

 

Judith Acosta:
And the mother goes over to him and says, “My God, my God, my God are you OK? Oh my God, oh no look at all that blood!” How do you think the child is going to respond to that?

 


Judith Acosta


September 10, 2015

 

Interview with Ori Brafman, co-author of the book Click: The Magic of Instant Connections

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You’ve most likely had the experience of meeting someone for the first time personally or professionally and you just hit it off, you click.

 

Ori Brafman:
It turns out that the relationships that ensue from those kinds of connections are categorically different – mainly they’re more passionate.
 


Ori Brafman


September 9, 2015

 

Interview with Jeffrey Robinson, author of the book There's a Sucker Born Every Minute: A Revelation of Audacious Frauds, Scams, and Cons -- How to Spot Them, How to Stop Them

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You hear about people becoming victims of fraud all the time and perhaps you’ve wondered how did they ever fall for that?

 

Jeffrey Robinson:
There are people who have never been victims who feel that way and soon as they become victims they say to themselves, “How could I have fallen for it?”
 


Jeffrey Robinson


September 8, 2015

 

Interview with Matthew Edlund, M.D., author of the book The Power of Rest: Why Sleep Alone Is Not Enough. A 30-Day Plan to Reset Your Body

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Taking rests throughout the day is necessary to keep your health, energy and productivity on track and there are a lot of ways you can rest and renew.

 

Matthew Edlund, M.D.:
For example if people are feeling really exhausted I ask them to walk to music. You simply hear a very upbeat song in your head and you walk to it for 20 or 30 seconds.
 


Dr. Matthew Edlund


September 7, 2015

 

Interview with Matthew Edlund, M.D., author of the book The Power of Rest: Why Sleep Alone Is Not Enough. A 30-Day Plan to Reset Your Body

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Rest, who has time to rest? To a lot of people it seems unnecessary.

 

Matthew Edlund, M.D.:
And I know because a lot of people look at me and say, “What do you mean, rest? That’s a waste of time.” They don’t view it as necessary to their health – but it is.
 


Dr. Matthew Edlund


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