Sunday Music: If Jesus Was The Sheriff And I Were The Priest

Bruce Springsteen played four songs for the legendary John Hammond to get his first record deal. However, as he told Malcolm Gladwell and Rick Rubin on the Broken Record Podcast, it was after the first song he played, “If I Was the Priest,” that Hammond said, “You’ve got to be on Columbia Records.” The song … Continue reading Sunday Music: If Jesus Was The Sheriff And I Were The Priest

Podcast Of The Week: Rabbi David Wolpe’s Jewish Wisdom

Any professional that shows up when life is changing has something to learn from Rabbi David Wolpe says. Just listen to how he defines a rabbi’s job: The role of the rabbi is to be with people at significant life events, including birth, death, during mourning, at marriage, when kids are coming of age, etc. … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Rabbi David Wolpe’s Jewish Wisdom

The Job Is To Convert The People, Not Leave Them Struggling

The struggle is real. The struggle is also big, small, medium-sized, and everything in between. We’ve got all sorts of problems. And, we’ve all got them. As professionals, struggles represent the tension our craft resolves. It may be more whirled peas and less world peace, but a victory is still a victory. It takes good … Continue reading The Job Is To Convert The People, Not Leave Them Struggling

New Religions, Lifetimes Value, And The Age Stack

Something I learned from Matthew Ball* is how multimedia companies who invest in the intellectual property we consume as children(i.e. superheroes and princesses) are simultaneously seeking short-term reward from the latest movie, show or video game as well as the long-term reward of seeding nostalgia that future adults will likely pass to their own kids. … Continue reading New Religions, Lifetimes Value, And The Age Stack

Sunday Music: Heaven Let Your Light Shine Down

In 1993-1994, Collective Soul’s breakout single was the song “Shine.” It was inescapable. Any kid with a radio and an interest in “alternative” music heard it way too many times. The funny thing about these types of hits is how they get etched into your brain from sheer exposure. I don’t think I even noticed … Continue reading Sunday Music: Heaven Let Your Light Shine Down

Podcast Of The Week: Jerusalem’s Hotel Corona

The Dan Hotel in Jerusalem has been leased by the government to be used as a coronavirus recovery house. Basically, if you’ve tested positive but are getting better, you can be sent here until you’re no longer infectious. What it’s created is a space where people don’t have to socially distance or worry about catching … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Jerusalem’s Hotel Corona

Podcast Of The Week: Yuval Noah Harari Talks About Making Sense Of The Pandemic

(Yes, the pun was intended). Sam Harris spoke with author and historian Yuval Noah Harari about the pandemic, the government responses around the world, and humankind’s ability to process these types of events. This is a great chance to hear how a deep thinker like Harari is making sense of history unfolding with his unique … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Yuval Noah Harari Talks About Making Sense Of The Pandemic

Podcast of the Week: 3-for-1 Revisionist History Special, from Jesuits to Police Shootings

Malcolm Gladwell did a book-worthy series of three episodes respectively titled, "The Standard Case," "Dr. Rock's Taxonomy," and "Descend Into the Particular," in which he takes us from the logic of the Jesuit order to how we analyze police shootings. It's sprawling, it's connected in places where only he can point out such interesting connections, … Continue reading Podcast of the Week: 3-for-1 Revisionist History Special, from Jesuits to Police Shootings