Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 52: Presentism II

Was Columbus a good guy or not? Should we play Wagner’s music, even though he was an anti­-Semite? Can you be an outstanding talent and also a lousy person?  Sometimes even “presentism” isn’t in the present.


Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 51: Who Guards the Guardians?

Wherein we examine who can curtail the power of those who exert unfair and inappropriate power by dint of their positions.  Isn’t it important for us to ask who’s in charge of the people in charge?


Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 50: Going Through the Motions

Why action is often meaningless and words are illusory.  Too many people are going through the motions, when we need to be in the moment.


Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 49: Why We Eat Our Young

The endemic cynicism and pessimism of so many people remind me of alligators who habitually eat their own offspring.  Have you noticed that many of us search for bad news and seem to believe that things are never good enough? Let’s put things back into perspective.


Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 48: Talent and Numbers

If you don’t have a critical mass, you’re not going to find critical talent.  When you don’t have enough numbers in a company, or a city, or a country – the result is this…


Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 47: Napoleon Hill and I

This podcast discusses my indirect association with Napoleon Hill through my old boss, and why thinking alone won’t make you rich.  Think and grow rich? Not so fast.


Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 46: The Humility Myth

Humility is NOT a desirable trait for professionals because no customer, client, or consumer screams out for a humble surgeon.  You’ve probably heard advice alluding to the need for humility. Here’s why that advice is overrated.


Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 45: Who’s That Knocking?

Awards are a dime a dozen, but acknowledgment can mean all the difference in the world.  Don’t wait for acknowledgment, shout it out. Don’t be afraid to tell people what you’ve done.


Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 44: The Great Fork in the Road

You can take a fork or ignore a fork, you have to choose a side.  There’s almost always a better way, and you need to be able to admit this fact of life to yourself if you want to experience growth.


Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 43: The Limits of Technology

Keeping our perspective when ballistic missile warnings are wrong and German Shepherd hair can foil a robot.  Sure, technology can do a great many things, but are we stopping often enough to consider its limits?