April 7, 2016


Interview with Don Gabor, author of the book How To Start A Conversation And Make Friends




Mike Carruthers:
When you speak with people in an attempt to establish a relationship, it’s important to realize what people are looking for in a conversation.


Don Gabor:
#1 is they want your attention; they want to know that you are listening – this is a basic human desire.

Don Gabor

April 6, 2016


Interview with Michael Shermer, author of the book The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies---How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths




Mike Carruthers:
Any political, social or religious view you have had to come from somewhere.


Michael Shermer:
The #1 predictor of anybody’s political party or their religious faith is that of their parents – not everybody’s like that there’s intervening variables, if you have high conflict with your parents you’re likely to go the opposite way.

Michael Shermer

April 5, 2016


Interview with Dr. Kelly Brogan, author of the book A Mind Of Your Own




Mike Carruthers:
Depression seems like everyone either has it or knows someone who does.


Dr. Kelly Brogan:
Depression is actually the number 1 cause of disability according to the World Health Organization worldwide right now.

Dr. Kelly Brogan

April 4, 2016


Interview with Deborah K. Heisz, author of the book Live Happy




Mike Carruthers:
I’ll be happy when….a lot of us postpone our happiness waiting for something good to happen first.


Deborah K. Heisz:
And the reality is that the science proves that it’s the other way around. You’re more likely to find a spouse, you’re more likely to the job, you’re more likely to get the raise when you’re already happy.

Deborah K. Heisz

April 1, 2016


Interview with John Bradshaw, author of the book Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You A Better Friend to Your Pet




Mike Carruthers:
Dogs have been our pets for thousands of years but only recently has research revealed some interesting insight into the canine mind.


John Bradshaw:
There has been quite detailed research comparing chimpanzees to dogs and you might think the chimpanzees are a much smarter animal than a dog but when it comes to understanding people they’re not.

John Bradshaw

March 31, 2016


Interview with Pamela Haag, author of the book Marriage Confidential: The Post-Romantic Age of Workhorse Wives, Royal Children, Undersexed Spouses, and Rebel Couples Who Are Rewriting the Rules




Mike Carruthers:
Something interesting has happened to a lot of marriages today they fallen into the category of the semi-happy marriage.


Pamela Haag:
The semi-happy marriages are usually very amiable and high functioning as friendships but in some ways they’ve become too much like a friendship.

Pamela Haag

March 30, 2016


Interview with Leonard Sax, author of the book Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men




Mike Carruthers:
We have a big problem boys are losing the will and desire will achieve. Today 80% of students graduating with honors are girls.


Leonard Sax:
Men now regard working hard to get straight “A’s” as something that girls do. Academic achievement has become un-masculine.

Leonard Sax

March 29, 2016


Interview with Dr. Rebecca Gladding, author of the book You Are Not Your Brain: The 4-Step Solution for Changing Bad Habits, Ending Unhealthy Thinking, and Taking Control of Your Life




Mike Carruthers:
How you look at the world and filter events will determine how happy you really are.


Dr. Rebecca Gladding:
If I’m looking for bad things I’m filtering my experience through a negative lens - whereas if I’m looking for positive things I’m then filtering through that positive lens.

Rebecca Gladding

March 28, 2016


Interview with Doug Conant, author of the book TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments (J-B Warren Bennis Series)




Mike Carruthers:
Interruptions, you might consider them an unwanted nuisance but actually interruptions have become a big part of our day.


Doug Conant:
Basically the average knowledge worker is interrupted every 11 minutes by some interruption or another. Basically we’re living in the interruption age.

Douglas Conant

March 25, 2016


Interview with Steve Stockman, author of the book How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck: Advice to Make Any Amateur Look Like a Pro




Mike Carruthers:
If you want the video you shoot to look and sound great a good rule to remember is to get up close and don’t shoot until you see the whites of their eyes.


Steve Stockman:
What we say with our mouth is only part of the information that we convey. The rest of it is all in our eyes and the wrinkles in our forehead – you can’t see any of that stuff if you’re too far away.

Steve Stockman

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