Since its publication in 1936, ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ by Dale Carnegie has sold over 30 million copies. Almost 100 years later, the book still sells 250,000 copies per year, and his teachings continue to live on through the Dale Carnegie Institute. Spoiler alert! In this episode Ray summarizes the main points from one of the most popular self improvement books of all time.
Predicting the year 2030. Tune in to find out how 2030 may look like —geopolitically and/or otherwise.
Listening Skills. Do you have good listening skills? Free tips from experts on how to become a better listener. Where’s the quietest place on earth. You’ll never guess which animal has the best listening. The loudest human and more…
Have you ever had a horrible boss? One famous boss was so horrible that his family had to bury him in a lead casket, under concrete, to prevent former employees from desecrating his tomb. Guess which industries have the worst bosses? Plus, a listener shares his horrible boss story. And more…
The wonderful Dr. Adrienne Castellon discusses leadership. How can leaders up their game? Pre-requisite qualities for leadership. Tips for aspiring leaders. Maybe, you just don’t want to be a leader — why is that? Do Millennials, Gen Zs (and now – remote workers) have different expectations of their leaders? And more…
Trees are absolutely fascinating. The oldest forest in the world is in Australia — it’s really old! Smoke from the most dangerous tree can make you blind. Ever heard of Pando forest in Utah? And more of course! Check out this episode on Trees!
Season 2 kicks off with a jolt as Ray and Spence discuss coffee. Did you know that Nordic countries drink the most Coffee. ‘’All’ the top 10 coffee drinking countries are democratic countries. On the other hand, the top 10 tea drinking nations are not ‘all’ democratic. Americans switched to Coffee after the Boston Tea Party. Do you love the taste and the ritual of coffee, or/and are you actually fully addicted to the #1 psychoactive drug in the world — caffeine? And more…
There are good ones and bad ones. They are invisible and everywhere. Ray and Spencer discuss Germs in airports, hotels, the kitchen sponge and more. Ray’s germaphobic tendencies come out.
Sugar! It’s so good, yet so bad. Ray and Spencer discuss sugar. From its origins to our times.
Aaah, memory! How good is your memory? The good news is that even if you have a lousy memory, there are things you can do to improve it. What it really comes down to though is lifestyle. Memory is intricately tied to overall health, and the way we exercise our brain and memory.
A brief history of Bank Notes. The invention of paper money. Bank notes came into being a long time after coins. From Tang China to Sweden’s experiment (and failure) with paper money in the 1600s; to its implementation by the world’s first central bank (the Bank of England), it was a pretty good idea. Will the bank note survive into the digital word?
Is Space being militarized? The US Space Force (USSF) is a force to be reckoned with. How many satellites are up there and who owns them? The Outer Space Treaty. Space Debris, Asteroid mining, China in Space, and more
How many wars are actually active right now? Where are the biggest danger zones? Are we stuck with war forever? Mexico had the 3rd highest conflict related deaths in the world last year — more than Syria or the Armenia-Azerbaijan war. That and more.
Ukraine is the most antivaxxer country in the world. The 1968 Hong Kong Flu killed 15% of Hong Kong’s population. Maurice Hilleman — the most extraordinary and consequential scientist of the last 100 years that you never heard of! Ray Tellili and Spencer Alexander explore the miracle of vaccines from Lady Montagu’s experiments in the 1700s to the latest HPV vaccine developed in 2006. Plus, where does the law stand on mandating vaccines. That and more in this fascinating exploration on the marvel of vaccines.
‘Sleep Power. Sleep Success’. If you sleep next to someone who snores, you lose on average, 1 hour of sleep per night, and are woken up 20 times! Maybe the ‘terrible’ teens wouldn’t be so bad if teens started classes later as per the CDC recommendation. Are Success and good sleep connected? Dolphins sleep with one eye open and half of their brain awake. Ray and Spencer agree that the world would be a better place if we all slept properly.
Artificial Intelligence is already here, but it’s about to profoundly transform our world. Ray believes it’s the biggest thing since farming and pottery. Spencer believes that a machine might be willing to date him.
Surveys indicate that China has an image problem (particularly in the West). Ray dives in deep to find out why that is and whether China can do anything to fix it. He is joined by fan favourite and regular guest speaker, Spencer.
We are dependent on other nations for vaccines, personal protective equipment, ventilators, and medicine. Covid has reminded us that in a crisis, nations do what they do; they act in their own self interest. We cannot be dependent on anyone when it comes to food. Plus, silly Covid conspiracy theories are discussed — not promoted. Ray discusses with Spencer.