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Take 10 with Will Luden

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Take 10 With Will Luden is centered on blending personal responsibility with being our Brother's Keepers. Blended, because neither stands alone. When this is done well, and we talk about how to do that, we create better lives for ourselves, our communities and the nation. I have been podcasting for years, pulling together my decades of experience as a high-tech CEO, two years by the banks of the Charles River in the Harvard B-School, 3 years, 2 months and 25 days (but who’s counting?) in the Army, including 27 months in the Far East, and a lifetime of rich experiences, including many successes as well as failures, to deliver insights, well researched facts, questions and calls to action. These episodes will give you specific information, combined with ways to think things through, that you can use to clarify and grow your thinking on the issues of the day. And to know how to take action on the issues that are important to you. I focus on culture, because politics is downstream from culture. I touch on religion because culture is downstream from religion. A recurring theme is that we, not they, are the ones who need to make things work. We are the people in charge, not the politicians. We, not the corporate chieftains. We, not our neighbors. We. Us. Together. We make it happen, or it happens to us.

Take 10 With Will Luden is centered on blending personal responsibility with being our Brother's Keepers. Blended, because neither stands alone. When this is done well, and we talk about how to do that, we create better lives for ourselves, our communities and the nation. I have been podcasting for years, pulling together my decades of experience as a high-tech CEO, two years by the banks of the Charles River in the Harvard B-School, 3 years, 2 months and 25 days (but who’s counting?) in the Army, including 27 months in the Far East, and a lifetime of rich experiences, including many successes as well as failures, to deliver insights, well researched facts, questions and calls to action. These episodes will give you specific information, combined with ways to think things through, that you can use to clarify and grow your thinking on the issues of the day. And to know how to take action on the issues that are important to you. I focus on culture, because politics is downstream from culture. I touch on religion because culture is downstream from religion. A recurring theme is that we, not they, are the ones who need to make things work. We are the people in charge, not the politicians. We, not the corporate chieftains. We, not our neighbors. We. Us. Together. We make it happen, or it happens to us.

Location:

United States

Description:

Take 10 With Will Luden is centered on blending personal responsibility with being our Brother's Keepers. Blended, because neither stands alone. When this is done well, and we talk about how to do that, we create better lives for ourselves, our communities and the nation. I have been podcasting for years, pulling together my decades of experience as a high-tech CEO, two years by the banks of the Charles River in the Harvard B-School, 3 years, 2 months and 25 days (but who’s counting?) in the Army, including 27 months in the Far East, and a lifetime of rich experiences, including many successes as well as failures, to deliver insights, well researched facts, questions and calls to action. These episodes will give you specific information, combined with ways to think things through, that you can use to clarify and grow your thinking on the issues of the day. And to know how to take action on the issues that are important to you. I focus on culture, because politics is downstream from culture. I touch on religion because culture is downstream from religion. A recurring theme is that we, not they, are the ones who need to make things work. We are the people in charge, not the politicians. We, not the corporate chieftains. We, not our neighbors. We. Us. Together. We make it happen, or it happens to us.

Twitter:

@willluden

Language:

English


Episodes

[REPLAY] Financial Literacy For Our Kids (And Us) (EP. 375)

5/27/2022
Financial literacy for our kids and for us. Simple rules, hard to follow. I often learn, including learning financial literacy, by teaching my children. The rules for understanding financial literacy, and financial success, like the rules for succeeding in life, are simple to understand, and hard to follow. And once you know both of these truths, financial success gets a whole lot easier. 1. Make more than you spend 2. Spend less than you make 3. Debt is a four letter word. NEVER finance...

Duration:00:11:33

Ponder These Curiosities--And Get Back To Me

5/13/2022
This is a combination of what I call Everyday Wisdom and political oddities. Get back to me with a few of yours. That is the subject of today's 15 minute episode. =========================== CONNECT WITH ME: ===========================‍ ‍ YOUTUBE: Subscribe here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw5CDliD-PRQE_8bO4Eg98Q?sub_confirmation=1‍ ‍ WEBSITE: https://revolution2-0.org‍ ‍ E-MAIL: Will@Revolution2-0.org‍ ‍ SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/6rr6fi3AMW0GoAfYQ64lf9‍ APPLE PODCAST:...

Duration:00:14:29

Abortion Kills Humans: Is That Okay?

5/6/2022
The two critical questions in the abortion debate are: 1. When does human life begin? and 2. When is it permissible for the state to sanction the taking of that human life? My answer to question 1. At the time of conception. Regarding question 2. The state, government, sanctions, even encourages, the taking of life in wars, law enforcement and self defense. Some states allow for capital punishment. Is it okay for the state to sanction the taking of a human life to protect the life of the...

Duration:00:15:35

Disney, Florida, Gays & You

4/29/2022
Once, Disney nurtured, delighted and educated the young, and gays were fags. Neither is true today. One change is bad, the other is good. That is the subject of today's 10-minute episode. What's the resolution? How do we go forward in the 14 months before the Florida bill takes effect?. 1. Read the https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2022/1557/BillText/er/PDF (bill). 2. Get involved with your local schools. Kids are indeed the future of our nation--and the world. 3. Disney and DeSantis can...

Duration:00:13:10

Twitter, Censoring "The Modern Town Hall"

4/22/2022
As our country grew, the places that we were able to gather and speak freely were many, and changed over time--all while preserving the ability to speak freely. That is no longer true. Declaring support for free speech means nothing if all that means is support for speech you can tolerate. Supporting free speech means something only when you support speech you personally find intolerable. “I Disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death Your right to say it.” Voltaire, French...

Duration:00:10:03

Truth + Love = Good Politics, Good Life

4/15/2022
Telling the truth in love is always a winner. And it leads directly to the core goal of Revolution 2.0™ of creating better lives for ourselves, our communities and our nation. What are some similarities between truth and love? Hint: neither loving only the loveable nor accepting only the truths that confirm our current worldview are praiseworthy, nor do either create any change. And change is needed. Understanding issues like this is part of our overall Revolution 2.0™ goal of creating...

Duration:00:13:31

Gas “Stimulus” Checks: The Government Taketh Away, The Government Giveth

4/8/2022
Focus on two differences: 1. Unlike God, government has nothing to “give away” until it first takes it away. 2. No matter what we give to God, we get more in return. With government, it grabs a slice of what it takes before giving anything back. Casinos take about 5% of every dollar bet; government keeps close to a third of everything it collects before it “gives back.” Understanding issues like this is part of our overall Revolution 2.0™ goal of creating better lives for ourselves, our...

Duration:00:10:50

Will and Jada Smith: Thuglife (EP. 393)

4/1/2022
Being "dissed" verbally does not justify a violent response. We must learn to control our emotions, and not blame them as the root cause. That's the subject of today's 10-minute episode. =========================== CONNECT WITH ME: =========================== YOUTUBE: Subscribe here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw5CDliD-PRQE_8bO4Eg98Q?sub_confirmation=1 WEBSITE: https://revolution2-0.org E-MAIL: Will@Revolution2-0.org SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/6rr6fi3AMW0GoAfYQ64lf9 APPLE...

Duration:00:17:34

“It’s My Opinion, And It’s Very True!” (EP. 392)

3/25/2022
The alternative title of this episode might be, “My feelings make it true.” In today’s Take Ten With Will Luden, we go over why unless we–you and I–get over this feelings based approach to everything important in our lives, we will never fix the ruinous political divide in America. And fixing this is a part of our overall Revolution2.0™ goal of creating better lives for ourselves, our communities and for America. N.B. This is a complete blog, also acting as a signpost, pointing you to this...

Duration:00:08:36

Ukraine War Explained: Now For A No-Fly Zone (EP. 391)

3/8/2022
Not delivering the needed, behavior-changing consequences to Putin and Russia is the international equivalent of defunding the police. And will have similar results. This 10 minute episode will help us in our lives, and help us to think through the issues surrounding us. N.B. This is a complete blog, also acting as a signpost, pointing you to this episode on both the new Revolution 2.0™https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw5CDliD-PRQE_8bO4Eg98Q ( YouTube) channel, and where you enjoy your...

Duration:00:11:28

KYIV (Kiev): We Need Candy Bombers, Not City Bombers: Will You Volunteer? (EP. 390)

3/4/2022
As Russian bombs rain down on Kyiv and other cities in Ukraine in Putin’s effort to expand his rule, let’s remember when another Russian President, Joseph Stalin, tried to freeze and starve out most of divided Berlin in 1948 in his attempt at expanding his rule. Perhaps more importantly, let’s remember https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gail_Halvorsen (Gail Halvorsen), the justifiably famed “Candy Bomber,” an Air Force pilot who gave joy to the kids of Berlin, and hope to the adults, by...

Duration:00:13:14

Ukraine: Biden and Chamberlain, Churchill and ? (EP. 389)

2/25/2022
In our time together today, our “Take Ten” with Will Luden, we will compare Putin and Hitler, Biden and Chamberlain–and look for today’s Churchill. I normally resist parallels to WWII Germany, but there are too many now to ignore. Russia is following Nazi Germany’s path to expanding its territory, using the same lame excuses backed by significant military strength. In September of 1939, when Germany invaded Poland, France and Britain declared war on Germany. In May of 1940, Britain made...

Duration:00:16:38

Trucker Protest: Does Might Make Right? (EP. 388)

2/18/2022
In our time together today, our “Take Ten” with Will Luden, we will separate the causes people are protesting or supporting from the tactics used; they are most often incorrectly blurred to favor the person or group making the comments. Let’s go over some foundational principles first: 1. The ends do not justify the means; means are ends in and of themselves. As soon as you say that your ends justify your means, you are saying that might is right. 2. “Whatever it takes,” might be an...

Duration:00:13:09

The Sounds Of Ignorance (EP. 387)

2/11/2022
The Sound of Ignorance. In our ten minutes together today, our “Take Ten” with Will Luden, we are focusing on the jarring sound of ignorance in political, economic and other discussions in our country. From the very top with the most powerful political leaders and cultural influencers to the anonymous cowards on Twitter. This raging ignorance has taken the form of warring cliches substituting for knowledge and reasoning. This, not the alleged election fraud from both sides, is indeed a...

Duration:00:14:36

The 7% Supreme Court Justice (EP. 386)

2/4/2022
The 7% Supreme Court Justice. President Biden promised that he would pick his VP candidate from a pool of only black women. From that pool, representing 7% of the United States, he chose Kamala Harris. The same thinking that led to Ms. Harris being the Vice President of the United States is going to give us the next lifetime appointee Justice on the Supreme Court. With the 2020 nomination slipping through his grasp after a series of primary defeats, Biden turned to the powerful US...

Duration:00:13:47

Voting Rights Scam (EP. 385)

1/28/2022
Any voter in any state with even the slightest motivation can cast a ballot with little or no inconvenience. This 10 minute episode will help us in our lives, and help us to think through the issues surrounding us.

Duration:00:07:00

Passing As A POC (Person Of Color) (EP. 384)

1/15/2022
Passing as a POC. Rewarding people and groups because they are slightly or completely non-white is just as unacceptable as the previous wrong of punishing people and groups for having exactly that physical trait. Both are blatantly racist, and have no place either in our hearts or in our country. This 10 minute episode will help us in our lives, and help us to think through the issues surrounding us. N.B. This blog acts as a transcript and a signpost, pointing you to this episode on both the...

Duration:00:12:37

Gratitude: Does The Left Have Any? Does The Right Demand It? (EP. 383)

1/7/2022
Gratitude: Does The Left Have Any? Does The Right Demand It? We are busy politicizing everything, including science, law enforcement, religion, sports, medicine, history and education. Now we are doing the same thing with gratitude. We are making gratitude political. To our peril. This 10 minute episode will help us in our lives, and help us to think through the issues surrounding us. N.B. This is a useful blog, a signpost, pointing you to this episode on both the new Revolution 2.0™...

Duration:00:08:24

Victims And Shared Responsibility (EP. 382)

12/31/2021
Victims and shared responsibility: There are many reasons that we take precautions even if we would be legally in the right had we not taken those steps. These reasons can be centered around personal safety, money, or legal or moral issues. These reasons apply to law abiding, contributing homeowners, as well as those in the criminal justice system. And everyone in between. We can avoid being victims by taking action even when we are “in the right.” This 10 minute episode will help us in our...

Duration:00:13:50

The Dinner Table; Foundational To A Child’s Success (EP.381)

12/22/2021
The Dinner Table: Some of the most valuable and enduring lessons that we need to learn are best taught at home. Conversations at the dinner table is one way, but activities and conversations in the car, during exercise, or while just hanging out are all wonderful opportunities. I include all of it under “The Dinner Table.” Continuing: N.B. This is a summary, a signpost, pointing you to this episode on both the new Revolution 2.0™ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw5CDliD-PRQE_8bO4Eg98Q...

Duration:00:09:42