April 22, 2016


Interview with Dr. Samuel Barondes, author of the book Making Sense of People: Decoding the Mysteries of Personality (FT Press Science)




Mike Carruthers:
What are the elements that make up your personality?


Dr. Samuel Barondes:
Personality is defined as the enduring, the enduring of thoughts, feelings and actions that are characteristic of a person.

Dr. Samuel Barondes

April 21, 2016


Interview with Hal Gregersen, co-author of the book The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators




Mike Carruthers:
One way to discover how great innovators create their ideas is to ask them.


Hal Gregersen:
So we met with people like Jeff Bezos at Amazon and asked how did he get this great idea that turned into a company called Amazon.

Hal Gregersen

April 20, 2016


Interview with Cathy Davidson, author of the book Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn




Mike Carruthers:
Children are diagnosed with learning disabilities a lot more today than a generation or two ago. Why?


Cathy Davidson:
Schools have gotten narrower and narrower - the curriculum of what counts as education is far narrower than it was even 30 years ago.

Cathy Davidson

April 19, 2016


Interview with Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author of the book The End Of Heart Disease




Mike Carruthers:
Heart disease is the # 1 killer and yet…


Dr. Joel Fuhrman:
Everybody should know in America that we don’t have to have heart attacks and we don’t have to have strokes.

Dr. Joel Fuhrman

April 18, 2016


Interview with Charles Duhigg, author of the book Smarter, Faster, Better




Mike Carruthers:
You know those people who seem to get more done in a day than you do – how do you they do it?
 It starts with your to-do list.


Charles Duhigg:
The way I used to write to-do lists is I would sort of write just a list of tasks. And I’d put at the top of the page the easiest things right? Because it feels so good to sit down and kind of cross them off.

Charles Duhigg

April 15, 2016


Interview with Michael Brooks, author of the book 13 things that don't make sense




Mike Carruthers:
Could it be that we have actually received communication from aliens? You see there was a signal...


Michael Brooks:
This was a signal that was received by a telescope in Ohio in 1977 and it looks exactly like a signal that we were expecting from aliens.

Michael Brooks

April 14, 2016


Interview with Paul White, co-author of the book The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People




Mike Carruthers:
Employers pay a lot of lip service to the idea of appreciation in the workplace but somehow we’re missing the mark.


Paul White:
From research we know that 79% of the people that leave work voluntary to go to another position site a lack of appreciation as one of the top 2 reasons.

Paul White

April 13, 2016


Interview with Mark Changizi, author of the book Harnessed: How Language and Music Mimicked Nature and Transformed Ape to Man




Mike Carruthers:
Humans have excellent color vision and it’s long been thought that we have that to help us find food in the wild in order to survive.


Mark Changizi:
And I was able to provide evidence that “no” your color vision is in fact really peculiar and it’s turned out to be optimized for seeing blood in the skin.

Mark Changizi

April 12, 2016


Interview with Thomas Cooper, PhD author of the book Fast Media, Media Fast: How to Clear Your Mind and Invigorate Your Life In an Age of Media Overload




Mike Carruthers:
Technology has changed our lives but that change is not all good for all people, for some it has become an addiction.


Thomas Cooper PhD:
People unable to leave their cell phone, to leave their hand held device, people unable to stop watching sports every night, those kinds of media addictions allow us to become the first culture to spend more time with machines than with each other.

Thomas Cooper, PhD

April 11, 2016


Interview with Dan Shapiro, author of the book Negotiating The Nonnegotiable




Mike Carruthers:

When you think of negotiating you likely think of a difficult maybe even contentious exchange.


Dan Shapiro:

The approach we found tends to be much more effective is having people work together. How do you try to reach some sort of mutual gains where both people walk away better than the alternative?

Dan Shapiro

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