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86 - FwTK: Don't Ask Ideology to Be Your Identity

Today we take a few Ask Isaac questions and dive into the problem of asking your ideology to be an all-consuming identity.  Political philosophy needn't be life philosophy, religious beliefs needn't be aesthetic preferences, networks built around one thing needn't serve every other thing.  You'll…


What Homeschoolers and Startups Know About Learning...

Check out this post on the Praxis blog, where I make the case that homeschoolers and self-directed learners already embody the learning style that is the future of hiring and professional development. From the post: "Classrooms don’t prepare young people for success in life and career.  They’re…


How the World Will Change

When the world becomes free it will not be by the creation of new laws, or the removal of old, or of new political leaders or any election result. It will not be because of a change in government, but because of a change in attitude toward government. It will not be because of legislation, but…


How to Build Social Capital

Not enough saving, way too much spending.  Willingness to go deep into debt, a demand for instant gratification, and the inability to defer consumption.  I think these problems are real, and far too common.  But I'm not talking about money.  I'm talking about social capital. A lot of young people,…


The College Dropout's Guide to Getting a Job

Praxis intern Amber Grubenmann put together this great infographic on how to get a job without the need to purchase paper prestige. And, of course, you can join Praxis and we'll give you the job straight up!  We provide a three month professional bootcamp, help you build a personal website and…


84 - You Can't Teach Entrepreneurship (but You Can Squash it), from RP Radio

Kevin Geary (previous guest of this podcast) brings me on his Revolutionary Parent Radio to discuss raising kids who have entrepreneurial know-how. You can't teach entrepreneurship. Attempts to do so are silly. But, you can provide an environment that allows the entrepreneurial spark we all have to…


83 - FwTK: Live in the Hive with a 20 Minute Rundown and What Grinds Our Gears

TK and I only had twenty minutes today so we ran down a few things that grind our gears, discussed the good side of being bad, why trying to be what you're not is the greatest evil, why the NBA's Eastern Conference is a big joke, why Thomas Hobbes is the root of all bad social theory, and more.…


Get an Apprentice at Your Business

"Do or do not. There is no try." Over on the Praxis blog I list four areas in which apprenticeship has a big advantage over traditional talent identification and acquisition processes like resumes, internships, and entry level hires: Expectations Mindset Flexibility Insight Check out the post and…


82 - Passion Driven Education, with Connor Boyack

Connor Boyack is a busy man.  He speaks, he writes, he leads a think tank, and he's an advocate for home education and self-directed learning. His ninth book, Passion Driven Education, walks through the foundations of genuine learning. One of the core insights is that any learning environment you…