March 7, 2014

 

Interview with Hannah Holmes, author of the book The Well-Dressed Ape: A Natural History of Myself

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We humans are fascinating creatures in ways you may not realize.


Hannah Holmes:

One of the fascinating things about the human animal is that unlike the vast majority of other mammals we try to mate for long periods of time.
 


Hannah Holmes


March 6, 2014

 

Interview with Carmine Gallo, author of the book Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to get ahead today you have to be able to communicate well and express your ideas verbally.

 

Carmine Gallo:
You can have great ideas but if you cannot communicate persuasively. If I can’t move you to action then my ideas don’t matter that much, do they?
 


Carmine Gallo


March 5, 2014

 

Interview with Mark Mazzerella, author of the book Put Your Best Foot Forward: Make a Great Impression by Taking Control of How Others See You

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You cannot minimize the importance of making a good first impression on people. Because everywhere you go people do judge you instantly.


Mark Mazzarella:

They're very predictable conclusions that can be drawn in terms of how close you should get to somebody, how much you should touch them. How they're going to react in terms of whether they believe you are trustworthy, caring, humble and capable if you behave in certain ways.
 


Mark Mazzerella


March 4, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. John M. Kennedy, author of the book The Heart Health Bible: The 5-Step Plan to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to live and long and healthy life it’s probably good to know what’s likely to kill you.

 

Dr. John M. Kennedy:
Heart disease is the #1 killer in America for both men and women. You know there 1,500 heart attacks a day, about a million deaths a year and that number is actually rising.
 


Dr. John M. Kennedy


March 3, 2014

 

Interview with Ronald Shapiro, author of the book Perfecting Your Pitch: How to Succeed in Business and in Life by Finding Words That Work

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Think of all the times you’ve had to have serious even difficult conversations with people.

 

Ronald Shapiro:
You have a family financial squabble, you’re going to ask the boss for a raise, break a relationship up with a partner – these are really important conversations.
 


Ronald Shapiro


February 28, 2014

 

Interview with Bob Wright, co-author of the book Transformed!: The Science of Spectacular Living

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You likely learned at a very early age to always do your best.

 

Bob Wright:
I don’t know that I’ve done my best more than maybe 5 instances in my life. I think what matters more is that I’m honest with myself about what I did, how much I invested and don’t expect a big return from a little investment.
 


Dr. Bob Wright


February 27, 2014

 

Interview with Anthony Wolf PhD, author of the book Why Can't You Shut Up?: How We Ruin Relationships--How Not To

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Have you ever been in an argument with someone close to you that had you thinking?


Anthony Wolf, PhD:

I have to make her understand, I have to get her to see my side, I'm right, I just can't let this go unproven- and what happens is that the argument can get real bad.


February 26, 2014

 

Interview with Will Clower, author of the book Eat Chocolate, Lose Weight: New Science Proves You Should Eat Chocolate Every Day

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Chocolate is often considered a vice, an indulgence.

 

Will Clower:
But in fact all of this new information is showing that the opposite is the case. That chocolate is associated with a healthier heart, a healthier brain, better mood, and even better weight.
 


Will Clower


February, 25, 2014

 

Interview with Laura Rowley, author of the book Money and Happiness: A Guide to Living the Good Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When it comes to money and possessions; the way your brain works can work against you.

 

Laura Rowley:
There's something called the "hedonic treadmill," you know when you have a great family you usually don't say, "Gee, I'm going to go out and get another one, cause this is so great." But we always do that with money and material goods and it's really hard to get off that treadmill.
 


Laura Rowley


February 24, 2014

 

Interview with Megan McArdle, author of the book The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
No one likes to fail but you can make it easier on yourself.

 

Megan McArdle:
By focusing less on the person than on the process – you know success and failure they’re not something that you are, they’re something that happened.
 


Megan McArdle


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