Description

Gregory Diehl is a personal coach and educator who learned the art and science of compelling communication through a decade of full-time international travel. In this week’s podcast we speak to him about how he has been able to make a living for himself while traveling the world and and his experience writing his first book.

See More See Less

Subscribe

Leave us a review, comment or subscribe!

Meet the hosts

discussions

  • What role (if any) should the gov’t play in the continued funding of cutting-edge scientific research? According to the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and  Development), approximately 10% of all R&D conducted globally is directly funded by governments, with approximately 60% done by private industry and 20% by educational institutions. Granted, this number probably doesn’t take into account indirect gov’t funding through tax subsidies and incentives. That 10% goes towards projects on the cutting edge of science, such as NASAs various space ventures and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (funded through the governments of the member states). Proponents of big gov’t science, such as Neil Degrasse Tyson, have stated in the past that projects like these are unlikely to be privately funded due to their high risk, high cost, and lack of return on investment. Gov’t, claims Tyson, is required to make the initial step and take all the risk so that private firms can follow in its wake with a clear picture of the requirements of such endeavours. TAM 2011: Our Future in Space Would such high risk, high cost projects be possible without gov’t backing?

    Jump to Discussion Post 10 replies
  • I’m planning a free day-long conference in Washington DC about private solutions to science education and research & development, tentatively for March 2016. So far, I’d like to invite Terence Kealey, Mary Ruwart, and Matt Ridley. Cato has a Science branch, and I’m sure Reason would be interested in being there. Got any other speaker recommendations for me? What organizations would be interested in being present at an event like this?

    Jump to Discussion Post 7 replies
  • This could have important implications: http://www.examiner.com/article/functional-connectivity-found-to-uniquely-identify-individuals Thoughts?

    Jump to Discussion Post 3 replies
  • http://capitalismisfreedom.com/scientists-just-discovered-first-earth-size-planet-support-life/

    Jump to Discussion Post 5 replies
  • Investment Biker is a wonderful mix of motorcycle adventure, economic investment in emerging markets and world culture written by Jim Rogers after he and his companion traveled the globe for almost two years and covered 105,000 km on BMW motorcycles. Now twenty years have passed and you can gauge how well Roger’s observations on the breakup of the USSR were and what came of the regions he traveled through. As he enters and exits numerous smaller countries in Africa and South America you see how he learns about people’s trust, or lack of, in their state operations. Upon that you begin to see how his investment works and what kinds of regulations stifle economic development. All the while stamping 50 countries in their passports. If you happen to be in Birmingham you can see Jim and Tabitha’s well traveled bikes at the Barbers Motorsports Museum.

    Jump to Discussion Post 1 reply