Jason & Chris explore some strange facts about Christmas and then turn to their first interview segment on the show.
Few understand the dynamic of being around people who believe what they want to be true, regardless of the evidence, more than Dale Scott. Dale was a Major League umpire for almost 4,000 games. In his interview with Chris & Jason, he talks about:
Recognizing when someone's heart, not their head, is running the show.
How to handle conflict with someone convinced they are right.
The problem with being convinced you're right.
His experience umpiring with the MLB in Australia.
Being the first major sports official in America to come out.
And of course, a few good stories about what probably looked different on television than what actually happened.
Jason and Chris discuss the different sports preferences internationally and then dive into a new segment--GOOD NEWS! They then transition to some of the terrifying threats to humanity and some exciting developments to address them. ...
Jason & Chris catch up on the state of the pandemic in Australia and America before diving into a quiz on some of the most successful marketing and advertising campaigns. Tom Kelley talks about how the powerful Nike ad campaigns that were developed during his time at Nike and Weiden + Kennedy started with staying on mission by listening to the “voice of the athlete,” which is democratized by another element of the mission “if you have a body then you are an athlete.” Chris asks Tom what it takes to make decisions that are bold and brave and potentially not in the short-term business interests of a large, for-profit company. Tom takes the concept further to describe the importance of courage in expressing a perspective for anyone. He also reminds us that this has been a part of Nike’s DNA since the early days with the outspoken Steve Prefontaine. Tom talks about the importance of culture in an organization, where he thinks it comes from, and names three things that help make a culture worth being in. Jason, Chris, & Tom discuss some of the marketing field changes over the last 10 years as direct marketing principles that have worked their way into traditional marketing are the tension of considering the consumers you serve with consumers being nodes of information and the importance of considering how you earn your way into the conversation. Tom discusses his time managing the Jordan Brand for Nike, including the challenge of being the steward for an already elite brand and taking it somewhere new. Tom then wraps with the next chapter in his career, starting his own firm. Quiz soundtrack, Giulia's Chase, © 2020 by ...
Soccer pro (Portland Thorns, Western Sydney Wanderers, Sky Blue FC) and performance coach Kendall Johnson shares why she really came on the Podcast and then dives into her five-year journey overcoming a concussion. Kendal discusses the untapped potential in athletes in the emotional and spiritual space and society's pressure to listen to others instead of what your body is telling you. She talks about what makes Sydney so special to her and what playing in Portland's massive crowds was like. Jason and Chris ask Kendall about what's next for her, and she talks about somatic work and her "come forward." She discusses how she uses energy more intentionally and productively in her workouts, now being her "own guru." Quiz soundtrack, Giulia's Chase, © 2020 by Casting Nail. ...