Boyd Matheson interviews national and Utah state thought leaders on the issues that are shaping our world.
Former Governor Gary R. Herbert on vital lessons and critical strategies from his season of service
In a day when so-called leaders reign with iron-fisted, command and control, top-down approaches – Utah’s former governor says the fastest way to the top is bottom. Gary R. Herbert, who served 12 years as Utah’s 17th Governor shares vital lessons and critical strategies from his season of service. Lessons every leader should learn on this episode of “Therefore, what?”
Robert Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett on, The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again
America is more technologically connected than at any point in history. Yet, social capital seems to be in decline, political divisions run deep, communities are crumbling, and the country appears to be more narcissistic and fragmented than ever before. Robert Putnam, the Malkin Research Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and author of Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, and Shaylyn Romney Garrett, writer and founding contributor to Weave: The Social Fabric Project are co-authors of The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again. Today with Boyd they discuss if the answer to what ails society is found in the “We” of “We the people,” on this episode of "Therefore, What?”
Former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster makes the case for strategic empathy
When discussing foreign relations, national security, and America's role in the world, conversations tend to drift towards words like might strength, weapons, sanctions, and capability. What if that clearly narcissistic approach was actually making international matters worse? And what if the better approach was centered in empathy? Would anyone believe it? or listen to it? Former National Security Adviser HR McMaster makes the case for strategic empathy on this episode of "Therefore, What?"
Robert Doar president of American Enterprise Institute on the principles that lead to the American dream of opportunity and upward mobility
Many organizations have struggled in the midst of the pandemic. Think tanks and policy shops are the places where hallway conversations, events, and gatherings, are not just nice; they're absolutely necessary. Robert Doar, president of American Enterprise Institute (AEI) discusses how AEI is thriving, succeeding, and expanding its reach and influence even amid a pandemic. Beyond organizational success, Robert discusses the principles that lead to the most American of dreams; opportunity and upward mobility. These topics and more on this episode of "Therefore, What?"
True Criminal Justice Reform Begins with Accountability
Politicians and pundits love to talk about criminal justice reform and important progress has and continues to be made to root out racism and bias in law enforcement and sentencing. But according to a group of former long time felons and drug addicts who have over 400 arrests between them and over 150 years of combined incarceration, true criminal justice reform begins with accountability. True accountability they say is the essence of true compassion. Founder of The Other Side Academy, bestselling author and behavioral influence strategist Joseph Granny joins us on this special edition of "Therefore, what?"
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The Audacity of Abundant Creativity with Daniel Harmon
In a day of cutthroat competition, scarcity mentality, and zero-sum thinking, one advertising agency is doing it differently. Harmon Brothers chief creative officer Daniel Harmon shares a behind-the-scenes look at the principles that drive their unprecedented success and how they shared those principles in an extraordinary #PoopToGold contest. The advertising agencies' mindest and marketing tips are benefiting fellow businesses like the winner of the contest, GoTreads. Check it out on this episode of "Therefore, what?"
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Great work landing the best American columnist in the past 50 years as a guest. Fascinating commentary on politics in the era of Trump.
It’s not about you
I love the people you interview and the topics are important and timely. However your interviewing skills need honing. Two major issues. First, you intrude your thoughts and opinions and “witty” comments far too often. Especially now that you’ve been interviewed we don’t need to hear from you. You did this to distraction with the recovered addict. He was kind and even thanked you for saying what he was getting at, but as a listener I found it very distracting and inappropriate on your part. Second, you frequently ask double-barreled and even triple-barreled questions. E.g., “What did you learn from this experience, what is the take-away for you?” Which question do you want him to answer since there may well be two distinct answers. I was a university researcher and teacher. Especially as a qualitative researchers who did interviews with individuals and couples, I learned how you need to ask a simple, straightforward question, pause and let them answer it and then and only then ask a follow up question if I wanted more clarity or detail. Although I was a professor of family life I never would tell them what they needed to do, etc. listen to the guy on 99pi. He does great interviews.
Important, Entertaining, Concise
Wow - I was riveted during the entire interview of the first podcast I listened to. So many podcasts are 15 minutes of idea fluffed into 45 minutes of air. This is the reverse. Matheson makes great use of my time while engaging me in some of the important questions of the day.