014 People Smarts

People skills are so often the differentiator between the talented person who is reasonably successful, and the incredibly successful person who creates buy-­in and commitment from everyone around them. Fortunately, these people skills can be learned, although they must ultimately come from the heart. We’ll discuss that in our Thought of the Day. Then in our interview segment, we’ll be joined by star entrepreneur and bestselling author Dave Kerpen, whose newest book just happens to be titled The Art of People.

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006 The Power of Empathy

We often hear about the value of empathy, but what is it, really? Is it simply a nice thing to have, or is it vital to your success? Can it be developed if you’re not born with a natural sense of empathy? Bob discusses these questions at the top of this episode. In the interview segment, we’ll hear from Geoff Colvin, who has written a brilliant book about competing in our age of advanced technology. Is there a link between technology and empathy?