Category: Podcast

125 – Steve Patterson on Life as an Independent Intellectual

Steve Patterson is a rationalist philosopher and intellectual entrepreneur working outside of academia. He is the host of Patterson in Pursuit, a podcast featuring deep conversations with top thinkers in philosophy, mathematics, and many other disciplines.

He is also the author of What’s The Big Deal About Bitcoin and Square One: The Foundations of Knowledge.

This episode is a behind the scenes dive into life as an intellectual entrepreneur. From approaches to interviews, to handling haters, and the motivations behind Steve’s philosophic journey, it is a wide ranging conversation that will have a lot of interesting perspective for anyone interested in living an intellectual life.

In this episode:

  • The pressure to create click bait style content as a creator
  • Supporting yourself as an intellectual outside of academia
  • Handling criticism from supporters
  • Fans testing you to see if they can change your direction
  • Engaging with haters
  • Academic Specialization
  • Do academic intellectuals matter?
  • Approaches to interviewing experts and normal conversations

Check out previous episodes with Steve Patterson:

Links:

If you are a fan of the show, make sure to leave a review on iTunes.

All episodes of the Isaac Morehouse Podcast are available on SoundCloudiTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher.

124 – Pressing The Button with William Nava

William Nava is a philosopher, co-founder of pressingthebutton.com, Marketing Associate at Marginal Revolution University, and a Praxis apprentice.

He joins the show to discuss the “Would You Press the Button?” thought experiment and how thinking it through led him to question his beliefs about what the state is in his powerful essay of the same name.

The thought experiment goes like this: If there was a button, and pressing it would eliminate the state immediately, would you press it?

It is designed to make you weigh ethics against possible negative consequences, but when you think through what the state is, and what the button would do, it can change your world view and the way you pursue freedom.

In this episode:

  • What is pressing the button? And where does the thought experiment come from?
  • William’s intellectual journey
  • Understanding the history of an academic discipline
  • What lead to him writing his “Would You Press The Button?” paper
  • What is the state?
  • Collective Interpretive Framework
  • How beliefs about slavery changed
  • How experiences change beliefs
  • What you do when you want to get rid of the state

Links:

All episodes of the Isaac Morehouse Podcast are available on SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher.

123 – Using Philosophy to Build Better Communities with Vince Graham

Vince Graham is President of I’on Group, a South Carolina-based property developer. He is a deep thinker, who puts philosophy to work by creating communities instead of writing books and papers.

The communities he builds take inspiration from historical areas of cities like the old city of Charleston and combine the emergent wisdom of these century old communities with the best of modern advances when building homes and neighborhoods.

Vince has an incredible depth of knowledge on the history of the development of cities, so we talk deeply about the 20th century in America and how things like the development of the car, zoning rules, and government funded highways have changed our cities. His background in development gives him a unique ability to concisely explain the feelings of unease and annoyance you have likely felt driving, walking, or biking around the suburbs and downtown of most American cities.

We also discuss some of the governing rules of communities, how things like the width of roads can naturally make cars go faster or slower and the street’s safer and more available to users, where the idea of jay walking comes from and much more.

In This Episode:

  • Vince’s intellectual influences and background in real estate development
  • What makes a community livable?
  • Where did things go wrong with transportation infrastructure?
  • The history of government involvement in infrastructure
  • The resurgence of mixed use development
  • The Infrastructure Industrial Complex
  • What if other industries hand rules like land use rules?

Recommendations:


If you are a fan of the show, make sure to leave a review on iTunes.

All episodes of the Isaac Morehouse Podcast are available on SoundCloudiTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher.

122 – Creating an Exceptional Career, with David Veksler

David Veksler is the Director of Marketing at the Foundation for Economic Education, a futurist, software developer, free market radical, and father. He has a fascinating life story that spans three continents and is an instructive example of how to build a great career.

David has built a successful career in technology and marketing by consistently solving problems, pursuing new opportunities, and creating value in and outside of his job responsibilities. He shares some great stories that highlight how he learned new things to grow at work and find new opportunities.

But marketing and software are just part of what David does well. He is also passionate about personal finance and investing, and has written some great blog posts on the topic at davidveksler.com.

If you’re interested in technology, finance, financial independence, and creating a great career, then you will get lots of value out of this episode!

In this episode:

  • Immigrating to Texas from the USSR (Ukraine)
  • Discovering free-market economics and early intellectual influences
  • Beginning in software development
  • Taking opportunities vs. long-term career planning
  • “Why not me?” Mindset
  • Deciding which organization challenges are worth taking on
  • Documenting your work
  • Personal finance and investment strategy
  • The point of having a job
  • Paying for daily expenses with freelance work
  • Bitcoin
  • Not following the news
  • Learning skills with deep dives to a point of competency
  • Creating vs. consuming

Links:


If you are a fan of the show, make sure to leave a review on iTunes.

All episodes of the Isaac Morehouse Podcast are available on SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher.

121 – The Podcast is Back!

After a hiatus, the podcast is back!

There will be a new episode of the Isaac Morehouse Podcast every second Monday going forward. These conversations will cover everything from cryptocurrency, education, finances, anarchism, and more.

In this episode:

  • Why the show is back
  • What to expect going forward
  • A new project from TK & Isaac
  • With a growing startup, two or three podcasts, daily blogging, and a new baby, how does this all work?

Links:


If you are a fan of the show, make sure to leave a review on iTunes.

All episodes of the Isaac Morehouse Podcast are available on SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher.

Do You Have ‘Forward Tilt’?

So eager you physically lean over the desk during an interview.

That’s forward tilt.

I once heard a seasoned CEO describe the phrase and how integral it was to hiring at his company.  This concept has been really helpful for me, and I’m excited to help you unearth that same mentality and energy and put it to work creating your career.

podcastlogoPodcast

Check out the Forward Tilt podcast, with weekly 5-10 minute bits of inspiration and insight every Friday.

Available on iTunes,Stitcher, Pocket Casts, and YouTube.

Bookimg_3966

Check out the book, an almanac for personal growth, with 52 short entries and action items for a year of forward tilting weeks.

Available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback.

(Or download the PDF for free here).

120 – Back for a Quick Update on Something New!

Hey hey hey! Did you miss me?

Quick pop-in to tell you what’s going on and about a new project you should check out. It’s a podcast of a different kind, plus a new book.

discoverpraxis.com/forwardtilt

If you are a fan of the show, make sure to leave a review on iTunes.

All episodes of the Isaac Morehouse Podcast are available on SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher.

119 – Goodbye (for Now), 2016 Reflections, and Looking Ahead to 2017

Weirdness and Success, fake news, Facebook warriors, and reflections on 2016.

The first half of the show starts with a new rule of thumb, the weirder you are at the start of your career the less likely you are to succeed and the weirder you are later in your career, the more likely you are to be successful.

In the second half, since it’s the end of the year, TK and Isaac are looking back and looking ahead. From big growth at Praxis, to family developments, and TK growing his hair out, a lot has happened in the past year.

Finally, the podcast news, the show will be on hiatus until at least the end of January. 

Topics Covered:

  • The correlation between time, weirdness, and success
  • Facebook warriors
  • Fake news
  • Merit beliefs vs. crony beliefs
  • Your power to change the past
  • Reflection’s on 2016
  • Looking forward to 2017
  • Learning to love the process and creating your structure in your life
  • Setting your sights high and acting like you’ve been there before

Links:

Recommendations:

If you are a fan of the show, make sure to leave a review on iTunes.

All episodes of the Isaac Morehouse Podcast are available on SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher.

118-How to Motivate People: Talk Less, Do More.

This week’s episodes kicks off with a question:

“Hey Isaac, I know somebody who is close to me and has no motivation to do anything valuable and is just sucked into video games. I want nothing more than to help this person find their passion and to unlock some ambition that I know is there, but I’m not sure how to do it. Do you have any advice for helping unlock those doors for people?”

How do you motivate others? Should you even try?

TK and Isaac discuss challenges and traps involved with attempting to influence people around you before jumping into thoughts on Jesus and politics and self-discipline.

Topics Covered:

  • How do you motivate people in your life
  • Why are so many people ashamed of their desires
  • Jesus and politics
  • Freeing yourself from the myth of political authority
  • Self-discipline mush be selfish and why you need to stop obey imagined authorities
  • Figuring out what you really want

Links:

If you are a fan of the show, make sure to leave a review on iTunes.

All episodes of the Isaac Morehouse Podcast are available on SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher.

117 – How to Create Social Change: Isaac on The Social Change Podcast

What causes social change?

Is it the “right politicians getting elected? Investment in non-profits? Or entrepreneurs creating experiences that change beliefs?

Isaac was recently interviewed on The Social Change Podcast about his theory of social change. He covers his intellectual evolution about how social change happens, from politics, to non-profit, to founding Praxis.

Learn why politics is not the way to create a better world and how Praxis contributes to Isaac’s mission of making people free.

Topics Covered:

  • Why politicians aren’t ideological
  • Public choice theory
  • The beliefs of the masses are changed through experiences
  • Uber as an example of social change
  • Actions are more important than opinions
  • How Praxis helps create a freer world

Links:


This episode is brought to you by one of the most innovative accounting startups in the country, Ceterus. Ceterus is looking for accountants or finance-minded professionals who want more something more than a standard job.

If you have accountants in your network that are interested in empowering entrepreneurs in a growing startup, visit isaac.ceterus.com.


If you are a fan of the show, make sure to leave a review on iTunes.

All episodes of the Isaac Morehouse Podcast are available on SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher.