Unleashing Your Inner Superpower: Finding Competitive Advantage in Business & Life
In this insightful episode of Dadages, Chad delves into the concept of superpowers, but not the kind you might expect. He explores the idea of real-world superpowers, focusing on the unique innate abilities each person possesses and how recognizing these can help unleash the best version of oneself. The episode also covers the topic of competitive advantage in business, offering valuable insights into how individuals and companies can identify and leverage their unique strengths in today’s competitive environment.
Chapters: [00:01:48] Unique innate abilities. [00:04:11] Competitive advantage. [00:08:09] The downside of perfect markets. [00:14:24] The competitive advantage of imperfect information. [00:16:52] Freedom of information’s impact. [00:19:06] Gratitude as a superpower.
Reflections on Life and Listening: A Conversation with Mark Goulston Part 2
In this episode, our host Chad Hagle continues his interview with Dr. Mark Goulston, discussing the Israel-Hamas war in the Middle East and its impact on the United States, particularly within the Jewish community and higher education. The host introduces a segment called “host help,” where he seeks advice from experts like Dr. Goulston on personal challenges. They delve into the conflicts the host is facing at an individual level and seek guidance from Dr. Goulston. Tune in to gain practical wisdom for real-life situations.
Chapters: [00:02:24] Increasing polarization and extremism. [00:04:12] Recruitment tactics of ISIS. [00:09:06] Emotional closeness and regrets. [00:11:48] Jewish community and higher education. [00:15:21] Strategies for Addressing Polarization and Extremism [00:19:07] Unwavering points of view. [00:23:25] The power of true vulnerability. [00:26:03] The 24-7 Club. [00:31:06] Friends and family engagement. [00:33:39] Creating Emotional Connection in Communities [00:37:37] Repressed emotions and vulnerability. [00:40:47] The Hoover exercise.
This special Thanksgiving episode part 2 delves into the complexities of the American political landscape, media’s role in societal polarization, the influence of social media, and the challenges faced in higher education. The discussion spans from the two-party system’s historical roots to contemporary issues like hate speech in academia and the Jewish community’s response to perceived biases. It concludes with a thoughtful reflection on strategies for addressing polarization and fostering understanding. [00:00:00] Introduction [00:01:00] The American Two-Party System and Its Pitfalls [00:03:00] The Media’s Role in Polarization [00:06:00] Social Media’s Impact on Communication and Politics [00:09:00] The Foundations of American Democracy [00:12:00] Systematic Dissonance in Society [00:15:00] Higher Education and Political Conflicts [00:19:00] Personal Reflections and Insights [00:24:00] The Challenge of Hate Speech in Academia [00:33:00] The Withdrawal of Jewish Support from Higher Education [00:39:00] Strategies for Addressing Polarization [00:45:00] Conclusion
In this special two-part solo cast episode, released for Thanksgiving and the first anniversary of the Dadages podcast, the host dives into a series of complex and current topics. The episode begins with a reflection on the ongoing conflict in Gaza and its implications, followed by a broader discussion on extremism versus centrism in America.
Chapters: [00:00:00] – Introduction [00:02:00] – Reflection on the tragedy in Gaza [00:04:00] – War in America [00:05:00] – Extremism vs. Centrism in America. [00:06:00] – The Israel-Hamas conflict [00:10:00] – Exploration of the formation of Israel and its implications. [00:14:00] – Internal political strife in Israel [00:16:00] – Discussion on the term “Zionist” and its connotations. [00:19:00] – Examination of Hamas’s military [00:20:00] – The role of Iran [00:21:00] – Personal viewpoint on the conflict [00:23:00] – Middle Eastern leaders
Reflections on Life and Listening: A Conversation with Dr. Mark Goulston Part 1
In this episode of Dadages, we are joined by Dr. Mark Goulston, a renowned psychiatrist, professor, and author. Dr. Goulston shares his expertise in listening, negotiating, and managing difficult situations. The first half of the discussion focuses on applying his framework to current world issues. The second half delves into the dadage “Good health is not the only thing that matters, but without good health, nothing else matters,” as Dr. Goulston reflects on his own battle with a potentially terminal diagnosis. Tune in for a thought-provoking conversation on the power of listening and the value of good health. Chapters: [00:02:48] The importance of listening. [00:06:18] Acute myeloid leukemia treatment. [00:08:08] Powerlessness and impotent rage. [00:12:38] Surgical Empathy. [00:16:08] Longest time without a suicide attempt. [00:19:49] Insights on conflict resolution. [00:23:38] Disappointment and conflict resolution. [00:26:37] Talking over vs talking with. [00:27:59] Engaging and inviting communication. [00:32:57] Study of death and dying. [00:36:39] Leadership getting worse. [00:40:41] Healing through mentorship.
Chadding with Dads: A conversation with Steve Farrell Part 2
In this episode, we continue our interview with Steve Farrell, author of The New Universal Dream. We explore the connection between Steve and Ken Honda, author of Happy Money, who wrote a glowing review of Steve’s book. Steve shares how he got to know Ken and highlights his incredible wisdom and success. Steve also discusses the work of his nonprofit organization, Humanities Team, and how they have collaborated with various leaders in transformational education, including Ken Honda. Stay tuned for exciting programs and collaborations to come. Chapters: [00:01:33] Ken Honda and masterclasses. [00:04:25] The thirds model. [00:07:52] Choosing Your Mountains. [00:11:20] Living a delicious life. [00:16:09] The power of divine love. [00:20:14] Freedom and Responsibility. [00:23:14] Neil Donald Walsh’s profound wisdom. [00:26:08] A new spirituality emerging. [00:30:10] Pyroluria and its effects. [00:32:42] Balancing work and family. [00:36:20] Remarkable girl sings national anthem. [00:40:35] Cringeworthy dad jokes.
Chadding with Dads: The Transformative Power of the New Universal Dream with Steve Farrell Pt1
In this episode of Dadages, our host Chad Hagle dives deep with guest Steve Farrell, a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur turned humanitarian. They discuss Steve’s transformative journey from building tech firms to leading a global nonprofit organization. Steve’s new book, “A New Universal Dream,” explores the concept of humanity’s interconnectedness and the potential for personal and societal evolution. This episode offers a perspective-changing exploration of the power of investing in the lives of others and embracing a new universal dream.
Chapters: [00:02:34] The New Universal Dream. [00:10:21] The illusion of separation. [00:11:33] One consciousness of the universe. [00:14:52] Feeling into divine presence. [00:18:13] Living the universal dream. [00:22:19] The urgent false reality. [00:26:44] Lofty goals and organization building. [00:29:03] Connecting with the divine. [00:34:37] Transparency in nonprofit organizations. [00:36:01] Building a strong team. [00:41:06] Passionate volunteer coordinators. [00:44:43] The vision and provision. [00:47:24] Appreciating people’s contributions.
In this episode, our host Chad Hagle interviews Ken Honda, a best-selling author from Japan known as a money guru. Ken shares his insights on how to make peace with your money and live a happier financial life. Chad discusses his own experiences applying Ken’s philosophies. Tune in to learn how to make your money happy and improve your relationship with wealth. Chapters: [00:00:37] Being highly selective in decisions. [00:04:35] Happy money vs. unhappy money. [00:09:03] Money IQ and EQ. [00:10:38] Money as energy. [00:15:18] The importance of success. [00:18:26] Balancing work and passion. [00:21:16] Commitment to craft [00:24:34] Financial market changes and intelligence. [00:28:09] Unique Japanese culture. [00:31:14] The positive and negative lessons about money. [00:34:25] Family and Tragedy [00:38:03] Invisible assets and debts. [00:42:23] Warren Buffett’s gold coins. [00:44:39] Fatherhood and Sacrifices. [00:48:14] Teaching Money is Fun.
In this episode of Dadages, our host Chad Hagle sits down with Ed Center, founder of The Village Well Parenting. They go on a journey through the multi-faceted world of parenting. Starting with Jorge’s heartwarming generosity and diving into the complexities of identity, culture, and emotional validation. From the intricacies of queer households and the challenges of decolonized parenting, to understanding neurodivergence and even pineapple snobbery, this episode serves as a comprehensive guide to modern family life. With thought-provoking segments on stoicism, trauma, and even a lighthearted bad dad joke to wrap things up, this hour-long episode is a rollercoaster ride that promises to leave listeners both enlightened and entertained. Chapters: [00:01:59] Jorge’s Generosity Shines Through. [00:04:48] Authenticity in parenting. [00:07:31] Cultural traditions and parenting. [00:12:00] Reclaiming power and identity. [00:17:09] Queer folks raising kids. [00:18:32] Exposing children to different relationships. [00:24:18] Toxic elements of cultural respect. [00:26:58] Validating all emotions. [00:30:11] Pineapple snobbery and Hawaiian heritage. [00:34:07] Trauma and healing in relationships. [00:39:19] Overcoming fight flight instincts. [00:42:40] Stoicism as a life anchor. [00:48:15] Understanding neurodivergence and parenting. [00:49:25] Decolonized parenting. [00:53:23] College as a pathway. [00:58:23] Fine line in fatherhood. [01:02:56] Get Off That Damn Phone. [01:05:18] Bad dad joke story. Links: https://www.villagewellparenting.com/
Chadding with Dads: A conversation with David Essel Part 2
In the second half of this interview with sports psychologist and author David Essel, the focus shifts to life after sports and gaining insights into David’s personal and professional experiences. We discuss the impactful moment of walking away from sports and how David faced the difficult decision to retire. Listeners are encouraged to check out the first half of the interview for more on mental mastery and maximum performance for professional athletes.
Chapters: 02:38 Life after a sports career. 03:52 The true ego. 07:39 Jim Boeheim’s surprising support. 09:51 Regrets and living life. 13:23 Childhood basketball mishap. 16:09 A necessary emotional release. 19:54 Punishment as motivation. 24:11 Mental health as a teacher. 26:00 Mental health in professional athletes. 29:01 A supportive dad. 33:59 Gaining confidence like a honey badger. 35:06 Conquering fear in sports. 38:30 Audibles and author passion.