January 29, 2016

 

Interview with Stephen G. Post, author of the book The Hidden Gifts of Helping: How the Power of Giving, Compassion, and Hope Can Get Us Through Hard Times

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Giving to others, volunteering, paying it forward whatever you call it…

 

Stephen G. Post:
Whenever you are in that zone of generosity and contributing to the lives of others you are in fact getting.
 


Stephen G. Post


January 28, 2016

 

Interview with Joshua Foer, author of the book Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

 

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Mike Carruthers:
As you age does time seem to go faster and faster? It’s an experience almost every adult has.

 

Joshua Foer:
As a result years can fly by like weeks, time speeds up and our lives are unmemorablebut that doesn’t have to be the case.
 


Joshua Foer


January 27, 2016

 

Interview with John Bradberry, author of the book 6 Secrets to Startup Success: How to Turn Your Entrepreneurial Passion into a Thriving Business

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In order to be a successful entrepreneur the conventional wisdom is you have to have passion for your idea.

 

John Bradberry:
And what I’ve found Mike is that passion, as important as it is to getting a business off the ground, is also the very thing that can lead new founders astray.
 


John Bradberry


January 26, 2016

 

Interview with Emma Seppala, author of the book The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Achieving success will bring personal happiness that’s a common belief. However…

 

Emma Seppala:
What research is showing is that if we are happier we actually end up doing better in the long run. Why? Because we’re creative or more productive and the outcome is that we’ve become more successful.

 


Emma Seppala


January 25, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. Sandeep Grewal, author of the book Fat-Me-Not: Weight Loss Diet of The Future

 

The SlimPlate System

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Today over a third of the population is overweight or obese but it didn’t used to be that way. So what happened?

 

Dr. Sandeep Grewal:
We are eating about 500 calories more every single day than in the 1950’s. 500 calories a day is about 3500 calories a week which is about 1 pound of fat.

 


Dr. Sandeep Grewal


January 22, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. Peter Sacco, author of the book Breaking Those Damn Habits and Finally Getting Things Right: The Handbook to Understanding and Overcoming Procrastination and Keeping Positive Changes Coming

 

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Mike Carruthers:
So how is your New Year’s resolution going?

 

Dr. Peter Sacco:
Statistics show that roughly only 8% of people who set intentions and resolutions for 2016 are still going strong by this point - whereas 92% have not succeeded.
 


Peter Sacco PhD


January 21, 2016

 

Interview with Jack Bishop Chief Creative Officer of America's Test Kitchen and contributor to the book Kitchen Hacks: How Clever Cooks Get Things Done

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Who wouldn’t want to be more efficient and spend less time in the kitchen? And a good place to start is with your knives.

 

Jack Bishop:
More time gets spent trying to work with a dull knife. And it just means that that onion is going to take that much longer.
 


Jack Bishop


January 20, 2016

 

Interview with Dan Gardner, author of the book Future Babble: Why Expert Predictions Are Next to Worthless, and You Can Do Better

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you watch television, news and business shows there’s no shortage of experts predicting the future of politics, world events and the stock market. But just how accurate are those predictions?

 

Dan Gardner:
What you need of course to access expert prediction accuracy is a proper experiment unfortunately that experiment has been done.
 


Dan Gardner


January 19, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. Kenneth S. Kosik, author of the book Outsmarting Alzheimer's: What You Can Do To Reduce Your Risk

 

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Mike Carruthers:
As the population age’s Alzheimer’s disease is becoming something of an epidemic - and it’s scary how little we know.

 

Dr. Kenneth S. Kosik:
1% or less of the people who get it – we know why they get it. They get it because it’s hereditary however 99% or more of the people who get it we don’t know why they get it.
 


Dr. Kenneth S. Kosik


January 18, 2016

 

Interview with Kevin Coyne, author of the book Brainsteering: A Better Approach to Breakthrough Ideas

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In order to problem solve or come up with new ideas organizations have meetings and the larger the meeting the fewer people participate.

 

Kevin Coyne:
The group dynamic in a large group is always – you put any group of 20 people together, 17 think they’re supposed to not talk.
 


Kevin P. Coyne


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