March 28, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Dean Ornish, author of the book The Spectrum: A Scientifically Proven Program to Feel Better, Live Longer, Lose Weight, and Gain Health
 

www.ornishspectrum.com

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Do we really need to worry all that much about leading a healthy life? After all, life expectancy keeps going up.

 

Dean Ornish, M.D.:
Well actually life expectancy is not improving - it's actually starting to go down, finally. In the case of our kids this may be the first generation in which our kids live a shorter lifespan than their parents did - which is really pitiful.
 


Dr. Dean Ornish


March 27, 2014

 

Interview with Daniel Pink, author of the book The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need

 

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Mike Carruthers:
The unsung, unexciting, un-sexy ingredient to success in anything is persistence - in fact…

 

Daniel Pink:
Persistence trumps talent. That is, there are massive returns to doggedness. The world is littered with extremely talented people who didn't persist.
 


Daniel H. Pink


March 26, 2014

 

Interview with Olivia Fox, author of the book The Pocket Guide To Becoming a Superstar In Your Field
 

www.askolivia.com

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Do you have charisma?

 

Olivia Fox:
Charisma really, in its essence, is how you make people feel about themselves. Someone who is charismatic is someone who draws you in, someone who makes you feel interesting and fascinated.

 


Olivia Fox


March 25, 2014

 

Interview with Adam Bryant, author of the book Quick and Nimble: Lessons from Leading CEOs on How to Create a Culture of Innovation

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to create a positive workplace culture don’t hire jerks.

 

Adam Bryant:
Because jerks multiple there is a phenomenon where you bring people into the company and they can have this effect on other people around them where they bring out bad behavior in other people.
 


Adam Bryant


March 24, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, author of the book The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Everyone knows diets don’t work but we still try them anyway, but why don’t they work?

 

Dr. Yoni Freedhoff:
I think that ultimately diets fail because we are taught by society as a whole that success and suffering are synonymous with one another.

 


Dr. Yoni Freedhoff


March 21, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Sharon Moalem, author of the book Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity (P.S.)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Our evolutionary past has left us with some interesting illnesses and conditions. For example many Asians can't drink alcohol because when they do…

 

Dr. Sharon Moalem:
It's an allergic reaction they appear drunk, their face becomes very red and it's all because they don't have a specific gene that allows them to break down alcohol effectively.
 


Dr. Sharon Moalem


March 20, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Allan Hamilton, author of the book The Scalpel and the Soul: Encounters with Surgery, the Supernatural, and the Healing Power of Hope

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Is there life after death? That question will forever be debated, but one brain surgeon is very clear in his belief.

 

Dr. Allan Hamilton:
I would have to tell you that the evidence I've seen is overwhelming that life after death must exist.
 


Dr. Allan Hamilton


March 19, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. David Bredehoft, author of the book How Much Is Too Much? 

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How do you know if you’re overindulging your child? Well ask yourself some questions.

 

Dr. David Bredehoft:
Is what I am doing, does that get in the way of my child learning what he or she needs to be learning at that time. You’re in such a hurry you tie the kids shoes because you can do it quicker.

 


Dr. David Bredehoft


March 18, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. David Bredehoft, author of the book How Much Is Too Much? 

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You likely agree that kids today are overindulged by their parents more than in previous generations. So why is that?

 

Dr. David Bredehoft:
We found out from our research that overindulgence really comes from good heart they want the best for their kids.
 


Dr. David Bredehoft


March 17, 2014

 

Interview with Sheila Heen, co-author of the book Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Supposedly we all want to get feedback from other people but sometimes feedback is hard to take.

 

Sheila Heen:
So feedback sits right at the junction of 2 core human needs; the 1st is the need to learn and grow.

 


Sheila Heen


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