December 25, 2015

 

Interview with Donald Asher, author of the book Cracking The Hidden Job Market: How to Find Opportunity in Any Economy

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In this job market you need every advantage and you first need to know where the jobs are.

 

Donald Asher:
I checked all of the research; I went back almost 30 years and somewhere between 55% and 80% of jobs go to someone who did not respond to a posted opening. And that’s the hidden job market it’s invisible to your typical job seeker.
 


Donald Asher


December 24, 2015

Interview with William Davidow, author of the book OVERCONNECTED: The Promise and Threat of the Internet

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Few people would argue that the Internet has tremendous benefits.

 

William Davidow:
But it also made the financial crisis of 2008 much worse, it was involved in Wiki Leaks, it is involved in the loss of our privacy.

 


William Davidow


December 23, 2015

 

Interview with Julie Subotky, author of the book Consider It Done: Accomplish 228 of Life's Trickiest Tasks

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Getting things done - I’m sure you know that can be difficult, particularly if you don’t have a system.

 

Julie Subotky:
Because sometimes it feels so overwhelming that you know you can’t even start – you say, “I have so many things where do I begin?”
 

 
Julie Subotky


December 22, 2015

 

Interview with Sherry Turkle, author of the book Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

 

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Mike Carruthers:
More and more people would rather text than talk on their cell phones and when you ask them why?

 

Sherry Turkle:
They say I’m not in control of the conversation if I call.
 


Sherry Turkle


December 21, 2015

 

Interview with Olivia Fox, author of the book The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Anyone can be more charismatic if you understand what charisma actually is.

 

Olivia Fox:
It is the old Dale Carnegie quote, "You can make more friends in two months by being truly interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."
 


Olivia Fox


December 18, 2015

 

Interview with Robert Jordan, author of the book How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you look at very successful business people you find that all of them have risked and failed on their way to success.

 

Robert Jordan:
And that sounds obvious but some of them pointed out most of us tend to avoid failure - and none of these people avoided failure.
 


Robert Jordan


December 17, 2015

 

Interview with David Pogue, author of the book Pogue's Basics: Life: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) for Simplifying Your Day

 

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Mike Carruthers:

How many times have you searched a website for a customer service phone number to call somebody? It’s hard to find and it takes a long time but there is a better way.

 

David Pogue:
Google it. Google know every customer service number. You don’t have to wade through people’s websites trying to find it. Just type Burger King 800 number and you’ll get it.
 


David Pogue


December 16, 2015

 

Interview with David Pogue, author of the book Pogue's Basics: Life: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) for Simplifying Your Day

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Of course you want to make your life easier so I have some tips for you. For example did you know you don’t have to refrigerate butter?

 

David Pogue:
Even the USDA website says it’s OK to leave butter out of the refrigerator for many weeks.
 


David Pogue


December 15, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Edward Hallowell, author of the book Shine: Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What makes for a great career? Well first you have to pick the right career. And yet…

 

Dr. Edward Hallowell:
Millions of people don’t do it; they take the highest paying job, the highest status job, probably as many people take the wrong job as marry the wrong person.
 


Dr. Edward Hallowell 


December 14, 2015

 

Interview with Jeff Wilser, author of the book The Bad

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It’s hard to know what to believe one study says fat is bad for you. The next study says fats are OK but carbs are bad for you – so when the dust all settles…

 

Jeff Wilser:
It’s really not saturated fat or fat that leads to obesity it’s more about sugar and carbohydrates.
 


Jeff Wilser


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