March 18, 2016

 

Interview with Jason Ohler, author of the book Digital Community, Digital Citizen

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Ever since the dawn of the age of cellphones people have complained that they are a big distraction.

 

Jason Ohler:
Well I think most people have that visceral experience where they’re talking to somebody and a text comes in and they say, “I gotta take this.”
 


Jason Ohler


March 17, 2016

 

Interview with Kent Keith, author of the book Do It Anyway: Finding Personal Meaning and Deep Happiness by Living the Paradoxical Commandments

 

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Mike Carruthers:
 Success is good. Everybody wants to be successful - but success isn't everything.

 

Kent Keith:
The search for success and the search for meaning are not the same search. There are just a lot of things that our society says are important, like power, wealth and fame. And it's not necessarily bad but it's not especially meaningful.

 


Kent Keith


March 16, 2016

 

Interview with Ivan Misner, author of the book Avoiding The Networking Disconnect

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Very often people go to conferences or networking events with the wrong mindset.

 

Ivan Misner:
First of all I think people use networking as the face-to-face cold calling opportunity. “Hi my names Ivan let’s do business”. And they go right into sales mode and I think that’s a huge mistake.
 


Ivan Misner


March 15, 2106

 

Interview with Tracey Brown, author of the book Playing By The Rules

 

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Mike Carruthers:

We have a lot of safety rules in our culture and it’s hard to argue with safety.

 

Tracey Brown:
Because you know how that feels like if someone says to you well it’s for safety. You feel like that puts you under the spotlight, well who am I to say it’s not?
 


Tracey Brown


March 14, 2106

 

Interview with Tracey Brown, author of the book Playing By The Rules

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Safety first we have a lot more safety awareness today than ever before – maybe too much.

 

Tracey Brown:
It just seems that when something has got a safety or a security label on it people stop asking questions. They stop asking is this actually doing anything to make us safer.
 


Tracey Brown


March 11, 2016

 

Interview with Bryan Caplan, author of the book Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think

 

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Mike Carruthers:
With the best of intentions we parents push our kids to try new activities but some pretty solid research that shows that twins who are brought up in very different families still turn out about the same as each other.

 

Bryan Caplan:
As parents this means that you can responsibly do things with your kids that are more fun and avoid a lot of things that aren’t so much fun. Because in the long run it’s not going to matter and in the short run why not do what you enjoy rather than playing the bad guy.
 


Bryan Caplan


 

March 10, 2016

 

Interview with Andy Boynton, author of the book The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make them Happen

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Of course it’s possible that a great idea can come as the result of ah ha moment, but most great ideas actually take a very different course.

 

Andy Boynton:
I think we know enough about innovation and studying innovation by now the best ideas are combinations of old ideas – and that it’s not the divine moment.
 


Andy Boynton


March 9, 2016

 

Interview with Richard Louv, author of the book The Nature Principle

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You likely spend more of your time indoors and yet…

 

Richard Louv:
As a species we are hardwired genetically to have an affiliation with nature – we need nature.
 


Richard Louv


March 8, 2016

 

Interview with Richard Louv, author of the book The Nature Principle

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We all pay a price for spending so much time indoors and so little time outdoors.

 

Richard Louv:
Study after study show a connection between spending more time in the natural world in increased health both physical health and mental health.
 


Richard Louv


March 7, 2016

 

Interview with Donna “O” Johnson, Founder of Guaranteed 4.0

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to learn and retain information it helps to understand how our brains take it all in.

 

Donna “O” Johnson:
Everyone processes one chunk of information at a time, a chunk the latest research tells us is about 4 words.

 


Donna "O" Johnson


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