Culture

Covidiocracy + Mourning Glory

Our Coronavirus conundrum has exposed our fragility. In the first part of this episode, I explore the importance of mourning our old lives and how we must adapt. Then I revisit Idiocracy, a member-only episode, on how we’ve bred fragility into our society. It’s even more salient in light of this pandemic. In it, I …

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Why Rage Rules & How It Heals

This episode is all about POWER! And it lives somewhere between ‘distraction and destruction’…remember that phrase. The 4 types of media disinformation…yet only one matters The 7 stages of our rage cycle and each player’s real motives The 4 cancellation tactics of “cancel culture” And why none of it matters. Whatever side you’re on, you’ve …

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Obligations

For weeks, the people of Hong Kong have been protesting China’s demand for extradition to the mainland. This would signal an end to the city’s independence. As the conflict rages on – and escalates, many want to help but are powerless. The best they can do is express solidarity online. That’s exactly what Houston Rockets …

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Our Amoral Compass

Open Twitter or Facebook and immediately, hordes of iPreachers instruct you how to live: “Eat organic!” “Go green!” “Do yoga and meditate daily!” Then their enlightened, bourgeois friends chime in: “YAAAASSSSS, QUEEEEENNNN!!!!” COME TO MY BIKRAM RETREAT SUNDAY!! I JUST ATE HALF AN ALMOND! #SOGUILTY Back in reality, principle is a luxury good. Even if …

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12½ Truth Bombs

In this very special episode of The McFuture, we’ll bust 12½* modern myths about money, business, education, tech and government. Many of our assumptions deserves ruthless scrutiny. Questioning assumptions is how we innovate and shape our future.  It’s how we demand more from ourselves, employers and leaders.   Some of these will definitely trigger you. But …

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Three Rules That End Poverty

I grew up a poor immigrant and spent much of my childhood killing roaches with 99 cent slippers. In public high school, I was surrounded by kids from every race, nationality and class. (I suspect they were inspecting my mullet.) But their success had nothing to do with any of those traits. Those who did well …

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