February 26, 2016

 

Interview with Ben Dattner, author of the book The Blame Game: How the Hidden Rules of Credit and Blame Determine Our Success or Failure

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Getting the credit for our accomplishments and getting the blame our mistakes are things we’re all concerned with.

 

Ben Dattner:
People often feel like they’re being unfairly blamed for things or insufficiently credited for their accomplishments and this causes a lot of interesting social psychology in the workplace.

 


Ben Dattner


February 25, 2016

 

Interview with Martin Lindstrom, author of the book Small Data: The Tiny Clues That Uncover Huge Trends

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Compared to previous generations we are more socially isolated today, which is really contrary to what humans need.

 

Martin Lindstrom:
We as human beings are fairly simple. We want to be recognized, we want to have a physical interaction with people we want to feel a sense of belonging. And if suddenly this goes out of balance we start to seek any solution for filling that gap.
 


Martin Lindstrom


February 24, 2016

 

Interview with Jodi Glickman, author of the book Great on the Job: What to Say, How to Say It. The Secrets of Getting Ahead.

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Ever been in that situation at work where you don’t know something you need to know and you feel dumb for not knowing it? Well take a lesson from this lady…

 

Jodi Glickman:
As a young investment banker at Goldman Sacks I was not very good technically but the thing is no one knew that I didn’t really know what to do.
 

Jodi Glickman


February 23, 2016

 

Interview with Kira Asatryan, author of the book Stop Being Lonely: Three Simple Steps to Developing Close Friendships and Deep Relationships

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It’s estimated that 1 in 5 people in this country consider themselves lonely.

 

 

Kira Asatryan:
The loneliest people probably in the US probably are in their 40’s and 50’s. what I infer from that is that people in that age group have so many obligations that building these kinds of relationships just have to fall down the list a little bit.
 


Kira Asatryan


February 22, 2016

 

Interview with Kira Asatryan, author of the book Stop Being Lonely: Three Simple Steps to Developing Close Friendships and Deep Relationships

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In many ways we’re more connected than ever and yet we’re also lonelier than ever.

 

Kira Asatryan:
The most recent statistic is that right now about 1 in 5 people are feeling lonely and that’s about 60 million Americans technically. That number is up at least 30% since the 80’s.
 


Kira Asatryan


February 19, 2016

 

Interview with Todd Buchholz, author of the book Rush: Why You Need and Love the Rat Race

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Getting out of the rat race, slowing down, reducing stress it’s a goal for many but it may not be all it’s cracked up to be.

 

Todd Buchholz:
In fact challenges and new endeavors are what our bodies and our brains needs in order to feel that rush of dopamine, in order to feel alive.
 


Todd Buchholz


February 18, 2016

 

Interview with Barbara Mistick, author of the book Stretch: How to Future-Proof Yourself for Tomorrow's Workplace

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Many people are worried that their job if not their entire industry may soon become obsolete.

 

Barbara Mistick:
If you look at data from the world economic forum that just said last month that about 5 million jobs are going to go away in the next 5 years. A recent Oxford study said 1 out of 2 jobs are in danger of being automated.

 


Barbara Mistick


February 17, 2016

 

Interview with Shawn Achor, author of the book The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Your willingness to be positive and optimistic in how you look at the world can make you a lot more successful.

 

Shawn Achor:
So if you wanted to have that bigger house, that better job your best chance of getting that bigger house or that better job is to prioritize positivity in the present.
 


Shawn Achor


February 16, 2016

 

Interview with Shawn Achor, author of the book The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work

 

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Mike Carruthers:
The way we typically approach happiness and success is a bit off.

 

Shawn Achor:
Well most people think if I work harder I’ll be more successful and then once I’m more successful then I’ll be happier. Turns out that, that formula is scientifically broken and backwards for 2 different reasons…
 


Shawn Achor


February 15, 2016

 

Interview with Jim Wheaton, General Counsel, Liberty Tax
www.ProtectYourID101.com

 

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Mike Carruthers:
As we get closer to tax time there’s a scam you should be aware of that could actually prevent you from filing your taxes. Here’s how it works…

 

Jim Wheaton:
People who are out there who may have gotten access to your social security number and your birthday have the ability to go in and file a tax return in your name, have the refund sent to an account that you don’t control and essentially prevent you from being able to file your own tax return when you show up to do that a few weeks later.


Jim Wheaton


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