Disrupt the Status Quo with Karl Sona (Episode #32)
We welcome back Karl Sona to talk about disruptive mindsets and actions that he thinks can “level up” the way people are interacting with one another.
He lays out a few interesting ideas, among which are about friction, convergence, and active learning. He believes that friction is our friend and that convergence can bring a lot of positive difference to the world soon.
Karl also believes that active learning is already a form of action, veering us away from the usual shouting and screaming that we’ve probably gotten accustomed to due to the media we consume.
Karl is the co-founder of Streamlined Podcasts, which helps podcasters in producing their shows, allowing them to focus on what they do best: sharing their voices to the world.
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[00:01 – 04:45] Opening Segment
- Let’s welcome back Karl Sona
- What’s the “Dear Black CEO Project?”
[04:46 – 15:03] Convergence and Disruption
- Listen to Karl’s thoughts about homogeneity in the workplace
- What we can learn from the idea of “convergence”
- Look at problems as opportunities
- Karl tells us how
- We exchange ideas about the people’s notion of friction
- Friction is our friend
- How to handle stereotypes according to Karl
[15:04 – 25:06] Active Learning
- Stop the shouting and screaming
- What to do instead?
- Victimhood is a very serious identity
- How to change the “victim mindset”
- Learn more about the “Snowball Effect”
- Active learning is a form of action for Karl
- He tells us why
- Karl shares his interesting thoughts about “white guilt”
[25:07 – 36:34] Protecting Your Dignity
- We talk about how to protect your dignity
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- What we need to have before making generalizations
- Listen to our exchange about the dangers of mass media and social media
- Looking at the other person’s “deeper truth”
[36:35 – 46:20] Uncomfortable Positions
- Karl breaks down how he practices stoicism
- What people are not conditioned to do according to Karl
- Why you should put yourself in uncomfortable positions
[46:21- 52:29] Closing Segment
- The power of having a conversation with people
- Connect with Karl. Links below
- Final words and announcements