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March 14, 2015

Inspiring Innovation
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If today’s most essential skill is innovation, how can we spark an innovative attitude in today’s young people? Then - is it possible to never be sick another day in your entire life? How about finding a simple way to stay vibrantly healthy? An MIT Grad shares his secrets.
Episode Segments:
InfoTrak: Creating Innovations

Tony Wagner, EdD,author of Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World says that innovative thinking is today’s most essential real-world skill. He believes that for the US to successfully compete in the global economy, America needs to make teaching innovation a top priority in schools, at home and in business. He explained the steps that teachers and parents can take to foster more creative problem-solving in youngsters.
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InfoTrak: Never Be Sick Again

Health expert Raymond Francis, author of Never Be Sick Again shared his personal story of facing a life-threatening condition at age 48, and how he overcame it. He believes that nearly every disease or illness can be prevented or reversed. He talked about the common denominator of all diseases and the six potential causes. He also offered suggestions to improve health at any age.
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InfoTrak: Never Apply for a Job Again

Darrell W. Gurney, founder of CareerGuy.com and author of Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest talked about the critical importance of networking when searching for a job. He said the latest online tools can help, but they are not as effective as meeting and being known by as many people as possible within an industry. He offered advice to the long-term unemployed.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Tony Wagner
Tony Wagner recently accepted a position as the first Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard. Prior to this, he was the founder and co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for more than a decade. Tony consults widely to schools, districts, and foundations around the country and internationally. His previous work experience includes twelve years as a high school teacher, K-8 principal, university professor in teacher education, and founding executive director of Educators for Social Responsibility. Tony is also a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and a widely published author. His work includes numerous articles and five books. Tony’s latest, Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World, has just been published by Simon & Schuster. His recent book, The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need—and What We Can do About It has been a best seller and is being translated into Chinese. Tony’s other titles include: Change Leadership: A Practical Guide to Transforming Our Schools, Making the Grade: Reinventing America’s Schools, and How Schools Change: Lessons from Three Communities Revisited. He has also recently collaborated with noted filmmaker Robert Compton to create a 60 minute documentary, “The Finnish Phenomenon: Inside The World’s Most Surprising School System.” Tony earned an M.A.T. and an Ed.D. at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

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Raymond Francis
Raymond Francis is President of Beyond Health International, a supplier of health-supporting products of the highest quality. A graduate of M.I.T. and an internationally recognized leader in the field of optimal-health maintenance, Raymond maintains that good health is a choice. His mission is to educate the public on how to choose health, get well and stay healthy. As the international chairman of The Project to End Disease, Raymond believes that the technology we already have is sufficient to end our epidemic of chronic disease. In his bestselling book Never Be Sick Again, Francis has outlined a revolutionary teaching tool-the Beyond Health Model. This model is a blueprint for preventing and reversing almost all disease. It is a simple process that people around the world are using and has caused physicians worldwide to change the way they treat chronic illnesses. In 1985, Raymond was diagnosed with a terminal illness. It was at that time he decided to use his knowledge of biochemistry to save his own life. Since 1991, Raymond has since devoted his energy and knowledge to improving the health of people everywhere and to end the epidemic of chronic disease. His internationally acclaimed, books Never Be Sick Again and Never Be Fat Again have been translated into Chinese, French, Polish and Romanian. He has consulted for Fortune 500 companies as well as for the U.S. State Department, the United Nations and the governments of Portugal, Fiji and China.

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Darrell W. Gurney
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC), Certified Job & Career Transition Coach (JCTC), Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC), and Licensed Spiritual Counselor (ALSP, RScP) is a 20+ year recruiting veteran and career advisor, supporting thousands of professionals at all levels to make profitable transitions or create thriving businesses. In addition to coaching and consulting, he writes articles for trade publications and speaks at industry events. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Texas with degrees in Finance and International Business, Darrell spent his early career with Arthur Young (Ernst & Young) in London. Conferring with a career-coaching firm at the age of 24, he utilized the backdoor job search method to meet with 7 CFOs of the top Hollywood entertainment studios and landed an international financial position with MGM/United Artists Pictures. Through these initial experiences, he developed an understanding of networking and what it takes to get in to meet important people…and get ahead. Based in Los Angeles, he educates clients in his Stealth Search™ method.