Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 27: Dragged Up The Aisle

United may have been obvious, but you are being dragged up the aisle daily by a variety of public and private organizations. You’re being “dragged up the aisle” every day – it’s just not visual, so you don’t notice it. In today’s podcast, I shed some light on how everyone gets dragged around whether they know it or not. Yes, even you.

Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 26: Driver’s Ed

Don’t tell me you don’t have any faith when you drive on the highway with people all around you steering deadly weapons. I share my thoughts on the roads today. From bike riders, to people who text while driving, to people who absolutely refuse to change lanes even if they’re inconveniencing the cars behind them, there is no end to the idiocy out there. Let’s discuss some of it.

Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 25: Conspiracies

Why people see hidden dangers all around them, and why that’s crazy. Everything today seems to be a conspiracy. The government, major corporations, banks and the media are apparently all involved. If you walk around thinking people are out to get you all the time, you need to reassess your thinking. This edition of The Uncomfortable Truth is a good start.

Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 24: Bureaucracy

Learn why too many people focus on the task and not the result, hear about some scary examples, and understand how you can avoid it yourself. In this edition of The Uncomfortable Truth, I share some of my favorite examples of (ridiculous) bureaucracy at its worst. You need to think about your own business as you listen through these examples and ensure you’re not treating your own clients like numbers rather than people.

Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 23: The End of the iPhone

We’re not really using a phone, are we? Let’s face it, the iPhone has become much more than just a “phone” in today’s world. It’s one of the most groundbreaking products…ever. Although Apple initially introduced it as a phone, it’s more of a personal assistant these days. And, resistance to this fact is futile. Here’s what this means for you…

Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 22: Agendas

An “agenda” is no longer a harmless work aid. Find out why. Transcript: Hi, welcome to The Uncomfortable Truth. Did you hear those insects? Those insects are people with agendas. This is The Uncomfortable Truth about agendas. People with agendas turn anything into their cause. You like Entenmann’s coffee cake? By the way, Entenmann’s coffee cake is great. Well, they’re owned by a Korean, Obama would have used diplomacy with North Korea to disarm their nuclear bombs, but Trump will blow us all up. Yeah, that started from coffee cake! And …

Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 21: Believing

“Wherein Alan discusses that we all believe in something, and we’re not random biological mechanisms.“ Transcript: Welcome to The Uncomfortable Truth. My subject today is believing. Yes, believing. You know, the Greeks thought of gods as occupying the earth with mortals. It was almost a conversational quality, bar talk, some folks just discussing things. There was said to be interaction between mortals and gods. The Romans were largely observant, but also quite skeptical. They didn’t want to hedge their bets, so they had their own gods, but they tolerated the gods of other religions …

Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 20: Annoying People

“There are annoying people, and we shouldn’t be ashamed to point that out.“ Transcript: Tell me the truth. Don’t you just hate annoying people? I mean, you might think I’m whining right now. But face it. You’re like me. You hate annoying people and that’s the uncomfortable truth. A guy writes to me yesterday and he says to me, “I’m reading your newsletter and I mostly like it. But, the cartoon comes across all squished up, and it removes from …

Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 19: An F For Public Schools

“The looming societal crisis if we don’t improve our kids’ chances in a broken system.“ Transcript: I’m giving our public schools an F, that’s the uncomfortable truth. I’m a product of a public school education. Kindergarten through high school and then I went to Rutgers, which is the State University of New Jersey. I got my first Masters at Montclair, which was another State University in New Jersey. My wife did roughly the same thing. My wife was a teacher. She …

Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 18: Improving Performance

Transcript: “How to help others to improve, and how to easily measure performance without surveys, evaluations, and voodoo.“ Transcript: How do we improve performance? The uncomfortable truth is that it’s harder than it looks, easier to say than do, but it’s possibly doable if we pay some attention to it. So, why do some people do it, and some don’t? I’m not talking just about our performance, but other people’s performances. You know, I’ve been consulting for over 30 years, and so some things I’ve seen, are immutable. They are evergreen, and always true. For example, there …