EPISODE 44

THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND SCIENCE

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Lessons from Ruby Ridge

One of the most emotional stand-offs in US history is the one between the Weaver family and the FBI at Ruby Ridge, Idaho. This all started when a group of US Marshals were attempting to arrest Randy Weaver for a weapons offense. After an exchange of gunfire that left people on both sides dead, the FBI HRT responded to resolve the issue in what became one of the most polarizing cases that touched everything from gun control, the use of deadly force by law enforcement, and federal oversight and over-reach.

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Disaster Prep

Jim lays out the planning you need to do before a disaster strikes – arguing for a sane approach to “prepping.”

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MJ the Marine Round 2

This is the second time MJ has joined Mike and Jim on the show. Today we discussed some of the differences between Air Force and Marine Corps culture. Obviously very different – but MJ and Jim are both pilots so there are some similarities in that regard. There are reasons for both and they each have their advantages and disadvantages. We also discuss how this applies to other areas, and of course relate it all back to the philosophy of John Boyd. 

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In many areas there is both an art and a science-tactics, training, leadership, music, sports, and so on. In this solo Mike rant we’ll cover Boyd’s paper “Destruction and Creation” and how we need to look in two different directions to come up with new ideas and adapt to an ever-evolving world. 

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Start with Why, Simon Sinek (TED Talk) (Book) 

Destruction and Creation, John Boyd 

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