Congress and Zika, Why Hire Introverts, Activity Overload
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 997
- Sep 29, 2016 4:00 pm
- 2:19:49 mins
How Congress is failing on Zika (14:47) Ana Santos Rutschman teaches and researches intellectual property, health law, incentives theory and innovation policy in the life sciences. For the past year she has been working on the intellectual property-related aspects of the development of the Ebola and Zika vaccines, having recently consulted for the World Health Organization on this topic. With the Olympic games over and Brazil out of the news, Zika seems to have disappeared from the headlines as well. However, is it still a problem, and should we be concerned about cases of the virus popping up in America? Ana Rutschman gives us the latest developments with the Zika virus. Why You Should Hire an Introvert Now (1:00:14) Ray Bixler has been SkillSurvey’s President and CEO since December 2006. He has advised human resources leaders at hundreds of organizations on how to improve their quality-of-hire, increase recruiting efficiency and implement new best practices for hiring. Are you a fan of the movies? If so, do you like Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, Emma Watson or Audrey Hepburn? In the world of business, do you believe that Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have been quite successful? Agree that Abraham Lincoln was one of our best presidents? All of these influential and memorable people have one thing in common: they are all introverts. So, if introverts can do and become such amazing people why do we talk about them as if they are a germ that doesn’t belong in the office? Ray Bixler explains why you should hire introverts now. Caitlin Thomas - Infomercials (1:25:40) Ever heard of Ginsu Knives? The Shamwow? A chia pet? How about those “As seen on TV” aisles at the grocery store, every actually stopped to check those out? Infomercials has been one of the top selling markets in the nation for years and years, and even though we make fun of them, they are still in business! Caitlin Thomas is here with us this morning to talk more about infomercials and why we love them. Activity Overload and Specialization (1:47:30) Heather Johnson, M.S., has been an adjunct faculty member at Brigham Young University for nearly 10 years. She is passionate about teaching students the principles behind successful families and the importance of families spending time together. Heather shares with Dr. Matt about why activity overload and specialization with kids is a concern.