Fri, 4 March 2016
Henry Olsen is an elections analyst and political essayist who studies conservative politics, both here and abroad. He looks at election returns and poll data to understand why people vote the way they do and how conservative politicians and thinkers can best advance their ideas in the climate they face. Olsen is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Prior to that, he was a vice president at the American Enterprise Institute, a vice president at the Manhattan Institute, and president of the Commonwealth Foundation. He has also been a lawyer at the firm currently known as Dechert, a clerk for the Honorable Judge Danny J. Boggs on the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, a staffer for the California Assembly Republican Caucus, and an associate at the political consulting firm of Hoffenblum-Mollrich. Olsen graduated with a B.A. in political science from Claremont McKenna College, and received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. His new book is called The Four Faces of the Republican Party.
Mr. Olsen has worked in senior executive positions at many center-right think tanks. He most recently served from 2006 to 2013 as Vice President and Director, National Research Initiative, at the American Enterprise Institute. He previously worked as Vice President of Programs at the Manhattan Institute and President of the Commonwealth Foundation.
[4:22] Why more funding hasn't solved our educational systems woes
[9:05] The odd discrepancy of how technology hasn't driven down the cost of college education
[14:32] Examining the Bernie Sanders tax plan
[19:29] The Republican candidates tax plans
[23:39] Why moving to a European style society might hurt the people who are down right now but want to get back on their feet
[25:18] Trump's laughable tax plan
Sat, 27 February 2016
AMA 142 - What America Needs, The Case for Trump, with Jeffrey Lord, CNN Commentator & Former Aide to Ronald Reagan
Jeffrey Lord, a former Reagan White House political director, is a columnist and contributing editor for The American Spectator. He is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His work has been published around the country, including The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Weekly Standard, National Review Online, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Harrisburg Patriot-News.
He is also the author of the new book "What America Needs: The Case for Trump". Jason and Jeffrey recently talked about if a Trump presidency was actually possible, and, if it was, what it might actually look like.
[1:48] How the media has portrayed Trump and the misportrayals of Trump supporters
[4:11] The dangers of political correctness
[7:46] The condescension of people toward Trump supporters and how Trump and Ronald Reagan have something in common
[9:23] The history of liberal smear tactics
[12:07] How a conservative like Jeffrey ended up a CNN contributor
[13:27] What the average Trump supporter ACTUALLY looks like
[14:54] What draws people to Trump
[15:34] Why the details don't matter
[20:35] The KKK relationship with the Democrats
[21:52] Contrasting what Trump is suggesting doing with the Muslim nationalization process to what FDR did following Pearl Harbor to Japanese, Germans and Italians
[24:25] How Trump reminds Jeffrey of a certain Eddie Murphy character
[27:07] How Trump is using his media savvy to run his campaign on the cheap
[30:51] What a Trump presidentcy might look like
[33:10] The economy that comes from having a tough guy in the Oval Office
Sat, 20 February 2016
Richard C. Wilson is CEO of The Miami Family Office, a $500M AUM single family office. Richard is also the founder of Wilson Holding Company which employs over 30 professionals and produces over $10M a year in revenue through various operating businesses which include Billionaire Family Office and The Family Club, the largest membership-based family office association (FamilyOffices.com), along with holdings in the training, single family office management (SingleFamilyOffices.com), investment conference, search, data research, physical bullion, private equity (PrivatEquity.com), food, and energy industries.
Sat, 13 February 2016
Chris Dancy is touted as “the Most Connected Man on Earth,” and the world is watching those connections carefully. For 25 years, Dancy has served in leadership within the technology and healthcare industries, specializing in the intersection of the two.
Chris entered the public dialog concerning digital health as the media started to focus on wearable technology. He earned his moniker by utilizing up to 700 sensors, devices, applications, and services to track, analyze, and optimize his life--from his calorie intake to his spiritual well-being. This quantification enables him to see the connections of otherwise invisible data, resulting in dramatic upgrades to his health, productivity, and quality of life.
A noted keynote speaker and executive workshop retreat facilitator, Chris guides organizations and audiences on a journey--a disruptive, breathtaking journey--into the future of computing, when behavior becomes the ultimate interface.
[3:27] Every major corporation is surveilling you, they just have a different name for it to make it sound better
4:27] Chris tells Jason how he went about starting to collect data on himself and how he decided what to do with it
[7:13] How Chris' background as a Database Analyst led him to be able to collect all his data on himself
[9:07] The one piece of equipment that's already doing tracking for you, whether you know it or not
[10:29] How categorizing your purchases by feeling rather than type can change the way you view your habits
[11:35] Wanting to collect data is good, but data isn't very high on the food chain of your life
[12:28] The internet is turning into the INNERnet
[14:06] What could cause the death of apps
[16:42] As technology improves, we're heading towards devices that can track anything we want, from blood oxygen to reading blood with spectral imaging
[18:29] How marketing could be changed as companies are able to get more and more data about our lives and the one place on Earth that's ALREADY doing this
[20:02] The new world of data collection and surveillance is new and, admittedly, scary
[21:00] Whether we should be optimistic or pessimistic about the direction we're headed with technology and surveillance
[23:11] What is singularity and how far off it might be
[24:45] The people who are going to be the most important as we move into quantum computing
Fri, 5 February 2016
AMA 139 - A Force for Good, How Enlightened Finance Can Restore Faith in Capitalism, with John Taft, CEO of RBC Wealth Management
John G. Taft is CEO of RBC Wealth Management in the U.S. Mr. Taft is responsible for RBC's wealth management growth strategy in the U.S. which consists of helping clients achieve their financial objectives through a full- service wealth management offering (investment management, retirement planning, cash management, credit and lending, insurance trust, estate planning and other solutions); and enhancing the productivity of financial advisors and relationship managers in RBC's Private Client Group, Correspondent Services, Advisor Services and U.S.-based international businesses.
Mr. Taft has worked in financial services since 1981. He has served as Chairman-Elect and Chairman of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the leading securities industry trade group representing securities firms, banks and asset managers in the United States. He is an industry thought leader who frequently speaks at government and industry events and who is widely quoted in the media. He is also executive sponsor of the firm's PRIDE group, representing the interests of LGBT employees and clients.
[19:03] Why the term "financial innovation" doesn't have to make you cringe and shield your wallet
Fri, 29 January 2016
AMA 138 - Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Dare to Serve, How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others with Cheryl Bachelder
Cheryl Bachelder is the author of the new book "Dare to serve: How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others". Cheryl has served as CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. since 2007. Ms. Bachelder has led a remarkable turnaround of the company’s financial results with a compelling strategic roadmap for growth and an inspiring purpose and set of principles. The results – industry leading performance for the franchise owners and the shareholders. Ms. Bachelder has more than 35 years of experience in brand building, operations and public-company management at companies like Yum Brands, Domino’s Pizza, RJR Nabisco, The Gillette Company and The Procter & Gamble Company.
Fri, 22 January 2016
Chris Martenson, PhD (Duke), MBA (Cornell) is an economic researcher and futurist specializing in energy and resource depletion, and co-founder of PeakProsperity.com (along with Adam Taggart). He is also author of the book "Prosper!: How To Prepare for the Future and Create a World Worth Inheriting" As one of the early econobloggers who forecasted the housing market collapse and stock market correction years in advance, Chris rose to prominence with the launch of his seminal video seminar: The Crash Course which has also been published in book form (Wiley, March 2011). It's a popular and extremely well-regarded distillation of the interconnected forces in the Economy, Energy and the Environment (the "Three Es" as Chris calls them) that are shaping the future, one that will be defined by increasing challenges to growth as we have known it.
Sat, 16 January 2016
AMA 136 - Political Speech with Eric O'Keefe, Citizens for Self-Governance, Wisconsin Club for Growth (WCFG), Health Care Compact Alliance
Eric is from Detroit, Michigan. He was politically interested from an early age, and in the late 1960s, he began to follow political developments through magazines and the Wall Street Journal. In 1976, he attended a speech in Detroit by economist Milton Friedman. It happened to be the day that Friedman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics.
From late 1973 to early 1976, Eric worked running drill presses at Detroit Broach and Machine where he was a member of the United Steelworkers of America, Local 7489. Eric’s direct political activities began in 1976 with a contribution to the Libertarian Party presidential campaign of Roger MacBride. Eric read about the sweeping regulations of campaign activities based on the 1974 Federal Election Campaign Act amendments, which were sold as a response to Watergate. Their actual intent, and the result, was to handicap challengers and therefore entrench incumbents. Many aspects of the law were ruled unconstitutional in the 1976 Buckley v. Valeo decision, but unfortunately the Supreme Court decided to rewrite the law rather than reject it.
Eric is currently a part of The Wisconsin Club for Growth and Citizens for Self Governance.
[4:07] How governmental resources are being used to shut down political speech
[9:13] The impact of Citizens United and the truth behind it
[14:06] How we can stop the entrenched politicians and impose term limits
[20:31] The monologue vs dialogue media
Sun, 13 December 2015
AMA 135 - Talking Crowdfunding with Risk Media's Real Esate Tech Titan, and one of Swanepoels 200 most powerful people in residential real estate, Marshall Saunders
Real estate was not Marshall’s first business avenue. At the age of 14 he started a successful vending business, growing to over 400 machines in 4 years. In college, Marshall ran a lawn-mowing business, servicing over 200 foreclosed home through a government contract with the Veteran’s Administration.
Sat, 5 December 2015
John Addison has been engaging and inspiring audiences with his relatable leadership message for more than two decades. As former Co-CEO of Primerica, John has worked side by side with many of the titans of American business: Art, Williams, Sandy Weill, Jamie Dimon, Bob Lipp, Pete Dawkins, and Joe Plumeri – to name a few. John has a magnetic stage presence and is highly sought after as a public speaker.