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Ed Talks

Jul 17, 2019

Remember the Great Presidential Battle of 1992?

Bush v. Clinton, right?

Nah - I remember the great Presidential Battle as the one between my Mom and “Aunt Georgie.” Mom was a big Bush supporter. Aunt Georgie loved Clinton. It was also the first time I witnessed political debate amongst family and friends.

Now, while it’s normal (and even healthy) to disagree on issues, our nation’s dialogue has become both violent and ugly.

Good news: there is a solution.

On this Episode of Ed Talks, I have a discussion with one of my best friends. He is also diametrically opposed to many of my political views. Did I mention he’s one of my best friends?

In other words, there is a way to do political dialogue without being a jerk.


If you’re in a hurry, here are some Time Stamps to points in the video:

00:15 - How to Have a Political Conversation with Friends and Relatives without Losing Your Head (or Your Friends) - Seriously... It’s Possible

03:10 - Homeless Guy to Successful Businessman (True Story!)

10:30 - Agreeing on Disagreeing: Why We Genuinely Want to Help Each Other, but Cannot Agree How to Do It

24:30 - Does Google = Evil? (aka… Corporations and Politics Today)

29:05 - The Solution to America’s Impending Education Trainwreck

41:45 - Final Thoughts

950 miles an hour. That’s fast. But it’s not nearly as fast as Ed Rush flew in his combat career as a decorated F-18 pilot which included over 50 combat missions and 2 tours to Iraq. While in the Marines, Ed served as one of the country’s leading instructors on aerial dog fighting and recently worked as a key player in the development of the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

After 2 combat tours to Iraq, Ed left full-time active duty to speak, write, and share a message that will change the world. He’s a 5-Time #1 Best Selling Author and Amazon’s #1 Business Author. Ed’s clients range from small startups to multi-million dollar – multi-national organizations and include CEOs, founders, political leaders, sports teams, national universities, and Hollywood stars.