In the age of Trump, breaking norms and shocking the conscience have become the new “norms.” But this is not normal.
While Trump attacks the media as being the enemy of the people and producing fake news, he couldn’t speak truth if his life depended on it. This is not normal! He treats dictators and autocrats like best buddies while treating friends and those he works with like enemies. This is not normal! Trump’s foreign policy boils down to defending Russia’s President Putin (over U.S. intelligence), the Saudi prince who is accused of murdering a journalist, and Kim Jong Un (and his human rights abuses). All this while berating the leaders of our ally nations Germany, Canada, and the United Kingdom. And National security? Decisions are made in tweets. None of this is normal!
Then there’s the xenophobia while Making America Great Again…Trump is closing America to those he selectively decides are “animals and rapists and terrorists.” He’s reduced the number of refugees allowed to enter the U.S. with an arbitrary travel ban and is working on curbing legal immigration. None of this is normal!
On climate change, the president stands alone against basically the rest of the world, even actively working to make it worse. This is not normal!
America has never had to question whether its president prioritized our country’s interests above those of other countries like Russia, but with Trump, we not only must question all of this but whether or not Trump is in Putin’s pocket.
NONE of this is normal!!!
JOIN Barb and John as they discuss Where’s “Norm?”
Joining the show during the second hour is bestselling author and adviser to start-ups and established corporations in technology, entertainment, media, and e-commerce, Ken Goldstein. Ken will be discussing several of his recent articles from his blogpost CorporateIntel, including (Segment 1) More Fallout From the Zuckerberg Files, (Segment 2) But We’ve Always, and (Segment 3) Saving Our Language in the New Year. In Segment 4, Ken and Barb will discuss these topics in light of current events.
Ken Goldstein advises start-ups and established corporations in technology, entertainment, media, and e-commerce. He currently serves as board chair at ThriftBooks Global, the worldwide market leader in online sales of used books. In addition, Ken also serves as Board Chair and is a frequent contributor at The Good Men Project, an expansive digital content site offering perspectives on social issues in the 21st century. He publishes the business blog CorporateIntel and speaks often on the topics of innovation and creativity. Ken is also the author of three bestselling books, This is Rage, Endless Encores, and From Nothing.
Ken served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of SHOP.COM, an integrated marketplace developing creative new experiences for online consumer commerce through the convenience of OneCart®, its patented universal shopping cart. SHOP.COM was acquired by Market America, where Ken became a strategic advisor to the company’s founders and senior management. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Disney Online, the business unit of the Walt Disney Internet Group that produced the leading entertainment web destination for kids and families. Key achievements at Disney developed by his teams included launch of the first massively multiplayer online game for kids, Toontown, as well as , , and the broadband service, Disney Connection.
Prior to Disney, Ken was Vice President of entertainment at Broderbund Software and Founding General Manager of the company’s Red Orb Entertainment division. Before the formation of Red Orb, he was responsible for all aspects of development on Broderbund’s acclaimed Carmen Sandiego series. He also worked as a designer/producer at Philips Interactive Media and Cinemaware Corporation, and for several years as a screenwriter and television executive.
Ken and his wife, Shelley, who teaches English as a Second Language, make their home in Southern California, where Ken is active in children’s welfare issues and local government. He has served on the boards of Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles, and Full Circle Programs. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University.
For more information, please visit CorporateIntel.
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