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EPISODE 83

Human Progress and The Case For Fossil Fuels | Alex Epstein

June 8, 2016

EPISODE 83

Human Progress and The Case For Fossil Fuels | Alex Epstein


 

Episode Summary:

Human Progress and The Case For Fossil Fuels | Alex Epstein

In this episode Joe Polish and Dan Sullivan interview Alex Epstein, author of the book The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels. Alex is a proponent of free thought–he doesn’t want people to become entrenched in “popular belief” which he views as one of the world’s biggest inhibitors of progress. Instead, Alex wants people to use the scientific method to determine what is truly “good” for our world. Listen in to learn how you can become a true proponent of progress through the formation of good mental and intellectual habits.

Here’s a quick glance at what you’ll learn from Alex in this episode:

  • How to genuinely transform the world for the better
  • Promoting Human Progress: The 4 timeless principles that drive success
  • The way to gain more clarity in any situation and reach the truth
  • A method to determine what is good and not just popular or fashionable
  • How to intelligently pursue activities that lead to human flourishing
  • 3 action steps for becoming 10x more influential in the world

Selected Links from the Episode

Show Notes

  • Introduction [00:28]
  • Alex’s Bio [00:58]
  • Alex is the author of the Moral Case for Fossil Fuels  [01:29]
  • Alex joins the episode [02:29]
  • A transformer–someone who genuinely wants to change the world for the better [06:10]
  • Even though people have good intentions, there is not enough thought into what drives progress [07:19]
  • Influencing Influences–that’s a 10x action we can all take [08:22]
  • The connection between morality and Alex’s 4 axioms of progress [11:40]
  • Humans changing the word around us to make it more conducive to our needs [14:40]
  • People suffer and die unnecessarily because of our anti-impact obsession [15:25]
  • People love to talk in general narratives, but what makes them successful are specific narratives [15:35]
    • General narratives don’t teach you anything [17:50]
  • In the world of nonprofits there are a LOT of parasites [19:58]
    • Pledging [21:00]
    • Research [21:30]
    • Impact [21:39]
    • Awareness [21:54]
  • Intellectual clarity is Alex’s obsession [23:41]
    • We need a scientific method to truly decide what is good [24:35]
    • There are more than 1,000 published definition of what “sustainability” is [25:20]
  • Don’t play Russian Roulette with your actions [26:12]
  • Transformation is the KEY to Human Development and flourishing [27:30]
  • We desperately need a philosophy of progress  [28:10]
  • We have all these people talking about “progress” but no one is talking about the most important element of progress which is FREEDOM [29:07]
  • Strategic Coach represents freedom [30:23]
  • Are you getting in the way of entrepreneurism or are your supporting it?? [32:40]
    • Isn’t it ironic that the only people who are creating something (entrepreneurs) are the people most frequently asked to give back? [33:30]
  • People are SO embedded in their belief systems that they lose the capacity to THINK [39:54]
  • If you’re a transformer, no decision about transformational impact is simple or cut and dry [39:44]
  • Although sometimes it’s not used intelligently, you have TREMENDOUS increases in life expectancy anywhere coal is used [43:30]
  • Every technology needs to be used with intellectual clarity [44:14]
  • Pause and think before simply “buying-in” [45:50]
  • Always create the best mental environment possible to empower people [50:33]
  • Give people the mental tools to take positive action [50:52]
  • 10x Actions [53:18]
    • Go to the Genius Network conference in October [53:51]
    • Go to Alex’s website [54:05]
    • Buy Alex’s book [55:18]
    • Learn to not take things personally [57:48]
    • Actually care about truth and progress above anything else [1:03:13]
  • There are a lot of enemies to entrepreneurs [01:06:00]

People Mentioned

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About Alex Epstein:

Alex Epstein is an American author, energy theorist and industrial policy expert.  He is the founder and President of the Center for Industrial Progress, a for profit think tank located in Laguna Hills, California, and a former fellow of the Ayn Rand Institute. Epstein is also the New York Times bestselling author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, which champions the use of fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas.

 

About Joe Polish:

Joe fell in love with Marketing when he realized as a 4 year old sitting on the counter of his father’s locksmith shop that if he smiled nicely… people would give him TIPS. He parlayed that into his famous “I’m trying to win a trip to Disneyland” Newspaper subscription sales method… and evolved THAT into the name-dropping, self-aggrandizing, super-generous style we all LOVE about Joe.

 

About Dan Sullivan:

Dan Sullivan is the world’s foremost expert on entrepreneurship in action. Many of the world’s top-performing business owners regard Dan Sullivan as the person to teach you how to be a better entrepreneur.

 



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