Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 8: Conservatism

Why we are far too timid in our lives and work and how to stop playing a “prevent defense.” Transcript: I’m Alan Weiss with the Uncomfortable Truth. I’m sitting here today after still another snow blizzard, thunderous, dangerous warning here in the northeast of the United States where it’s been snowing for approximately 10,000 years since the original people to inhabit the land walked over the Bering Strait and somehow wound up here. Long before Columbus or the colonists or …


Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 7: The Aggrieved

Why whatever you perceive your condition to be does not warrant a vote in Congress or a newscast. Transcript: Hi, I’m Alan Weiss, and this is The Uncomfortable Truth. We have a lot of aggrieved people today, don’t we? In 1861, the south seceded from the union because of slavery. It was a rebellious act. There’s no constitutional provision for secession. Let’s extrapolate the consequences of that. Suppose New Jersey seceded from the United States over pollution regulations, and then …


Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 6: Polarization

i The vast, ignorant error in believing people who disagree with you are stupid. Transcript: I’m Alan Weiss, and this is my podcast on Polarization. Let me start you with something unusual, a contrarian idea, but I think that polarization is basically the fear of another idea. It’s the fear of some other idea, which causes people to set up barricades and blockages and lower the shields. After all, if you’re really right, what’s to fear? We’ve become obsessed with …


Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 5: Myths

A memorial service to the many friends you lost when they went swimming 55 minutes after having lunch. Transcript: Hey, I’m Alan Weiss. This is about myths. Remember, we used to have monsters under the bed? I never found one; I even used a flashlight a few times. In the closets too, but we don’t read in the headlines people dying from monsters under the bed. So, it’s probably not the case. Remember when we couldn’t swim for an hour …


Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 4: Marketing Magic

Roosevelt was right, and we ought to stop being frightened by everything that goes bump˛ in the night. Transcript: Alan Weiss here, welcome to our podcast on Marketing Magic. Let me ask you a question, why don’t you purchase from the Indian Technology spammers and scammers? Why don’t you purchase from them do you get your SEO designation much higher or you can get up a new website for pennies and they can make you wealthier and healthier and sing …


Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 3: Fear Not

Roosevelt was right, and we ought to stop being frightened by everything that goes bump˛ in the night. Transcript: Hi. I’m Alan Weiss. The subject today is Overcoming Fear. A lot of us are afraid. There’s flight and there’s fight, but there’s also fright. Flight, fight, fright. I asked my father once, who was in the very first volunteer paratrooper regiment ever formed in the United States, slightly before World War 1. It was 1940 and he volunteered for this …


Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 2: Energy

How the Second Law of Thermodynamics can erode your business and your life if you don’t renew yourself. Transcript: Ellen white’s here, welcome to my podcast on Energy. Henry David Thorough is credited with saying, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation” what Thorough actually said if you read Walden is, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation” but in any case why is that? Well it’s because people feel they have no power, no influence, on control. …


Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 1: Control

How to maximize control of your life and not surrender your future. Transcript: Hello again, this is Alan Weiss and today I’m talking about control. In another podcast I mentioned the fact that there was a myth that we feel have no control. That’s not true. Yet we often feel out of control. Sometimes we feel controlled by others. Here’s my prime directive with this podcast. Don’t surrender control. When we don’t have control, it’s not usually because someone else usurped it. It’s …