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October 10, 2014

 

Interview with Steve Levinson, author of the book Following Through: A Revolutionary New Model For Finishing Whatever You Start

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You start a project with the best of intentions but you never finish it, everybody does it.


Steve Levinson:

We discovered that the human mind has a whopping design flaw, so to speak, that really accounts for why people don’t follow through.
 


Steve Levinson PhD


October 9, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Daniel Siegel, author of the book No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you discipline your children do you use timeouts?

 

Dr. Daniel Siegel:
The problem with timeouts is that kids just are put in isolation. And as social creatures we just get reactive in isolation and so in that reactive time out state it’s being used really as solitary confinement.
 


Dr. Daniel Siegel


October 8, 2014

 

Interview with Steven Pinker, author of the book The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you factor in texting and emailing we all write a lot so what makes writing good?

 

Steven Pinker:
A key ingredient is that writing has to be concrete. It has to give the reader something that they can see, or hear, or touch.

 


Steven Pinker


October 7, 2014

 

Interview with Franklin McMillan D.V.M., author of the book Unlocking the Animal Mind: How Your Pet's Feelings Hold the Key to His Health and Happiness

 

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Mike Carruthers:
There’s an emerging field in veterinary medicine. It’s animal mental health.

 

Franklin McMillan:
Right now, if your dog has a “behavior problem” the main goal of behaviorists and trainers is to correct the behavior. That’s not my goal.

 


Dr. Franklin McMillan


October 6, 2014

 

Interview with Susan Fowler, author of the book Why Motivating People Doesn't Work . . . and What Does: The New Science of Leading, Energizing, and Engaging

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Promising a reward is a common way to get someone or ourselves to do something. But there’s a problem with that.

 

Susan Fowler:
There’s the undermining effect that says whenever we reward people for something they would have loved doing in the first place they lose the love of doing it.

 


Susan Fowler


October 3, 2014
 
Interview with Ben Bova, author of the book The Story of Light
 
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Mike Carruthers:
You no doubt learned it in school but do you remember how fast light travels?
 
Dr. Ben Bova:
Nothing in the universe goes faster than light: 186,000 miles per second.

Ben Bova

Ben Bova, author of the book, The Story of Light...

 


October 2, 2014

 

Interview with Katherine Gibson, author of the book Unclutter Your Life: Transforming Your Physical, Mental, And Emotional Space

 
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Mike Carruthers:
Our homes are full of clutter. 
 
Katherine Gibson:
In fact the average in America has about 350,000 possessions in their house.

Katherine Gibson


October 1, 2014

 

Interview with Clive Thompson, author of the book Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Whether or not you like or you use computer technology you must admit it has done something remarkable.

 

Clive Thompson:
People are able to you know when they’re wondering about something or interest in something or passionate to broadcast what they’re thinking about and connect to other folks who they had no idea existed and go really deep with them.
 


Clive Thompson


September 30, 2014

 

Interview with Rosalyn Kahn, author of the book Random Acts of Kindness are Changing the World

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Why is it that public speaking terrifies so many of us?

 

Rosalyn Kahn:
People don’t like being judged we always fear the worst and there’s a lot of research that’s gone ahead and said the fear is completely irrational.
 


Rosalyn Kahn


September 29, 2014

 

Interview with John Pollack, author of the book Shortcut: How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation, and Sell Our Greatest Ideas

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We all use analogies to explain things because well they work.

 

John Polllack:
Analogies work because they explain something complex very simply and also appeal to our emotions.

 


John Pollack


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