Denver: I’m here with Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, the Author of Problem Solved, and we’re going to play Take Five! Are you ready, Cheryl?
Cheryl: I’m ready!
Denver: What should we be worried about?
Cheryl: I think we need to be worried about how to help people get along better.
Denver: What is one of your favorite movies or documentaries?
Cheryl: I love Raiders of the Lost Ark. I think it has adventure, it has empathy, it has ambition, it has history. It has great places on the earth.
Denver: What is today’s most underreported story?
Cheryl: Again, I think it’s helping people get along better. I think it’s finding ways where we can better understand and listen and understand what we have in common with one another because we can’t solve any of the world’s problems if we can’t get along with each other.
Denver: What is something you believe that other people think is just insane?
Cheryl: I believe that we should stop and smell the roses.
Denver: What is an interesting part of your morning ritual?
Cheryl: One of my favorite things in the morning is my early morning run. I like to take pictures along my run and I like to just organize my day and have an opportunity to recognize that every day is beautiful.
Denver: What have you changed your mind about in the last 10 years and why?
Cheryl: I think that I have changed my mind about the fact that there’s really a lot more ways to get to good outcomes than I would’ve initially expected, whether it’s related to education or to the way that families operate. I think there’s a lot more opportunity today to have creative answers to things that uniquely work for those people who are involved in those situations.
Denver: If you were a kitchen utensil, what would you be?
Cheryl: I probably would be a fork.
Denver: What superpower would you like to have?
Cheryl: I’d like to be able to see into other people’s minds.
Denver: If you could have one gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it, what would it say?
Cheryl: It would say listen better.
Denver: What topic would you speak about if you were asked to give a TED talk on something completely outside your main area of expertise?
Cheryl: The value of downtime.
Denver: Given the choice of anyone in the world, dead or alive, who you could have over as a dinner guest, who would you invite?
Denver: What advice would you give to your 25-year-old self?
Cheryl: Keep your eye on the big picture.
Denver: What do you think is the most important thing for a healthy corporate culture?
Cheryl: Respect for other people.
Denver: When was the last time you sang to yourself?
Denver: To someone else?
Cheryl: A while ago.
Denver: Finally, do you have a quote you live your live by or think off often?
Cheryl: “If you think you can or if you think you can’t, you’re absolutely right!”