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Up next on Way of the Renaissance Man, Educating America Conceptually Featuring Ed Thompson One of the best things about having the Way of the Renaissance Man podcast is I get to have great conversations with the some of the smartest people in the world. You often hear that education is the key to success. And while I agree with that statement in principle, it’s important to understand that it is the kind of education one gets that really matters. In the new episode of the Way of the Renaissance Man podcast, I speak with Ed Thompson, a man whose mission is to help reeducate America,...

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Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods   This insight was inspired by a quote from English writer, book reviewer, biographer, and travel author, Evelyn Waugh.   "When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them."    –Evelyn Waugh    The great British author had a distinct way with words, and that way is on full display here in the above quote. And while I subscribe to the thesis that a man’s got to know his limitations, I also think most people are trapped in a cocoon of self-imposed limitations. Don’t...

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Up next on Way of the Renaissance Man, FreedomFest, Battle Buddies and Exposing Frauds Featuring Rich Checkan   One of the best things about having the Way of the Renaissance Man podcast is I get to have great conversations with the some of the smartest people in the world. And on the latest episode, I do just that, as I welcome my friend, fellow U.S. Army veteran, West Point graduate and the premier expert in the field of precious metals investing, Rich Checkan. Rich is the President and COO of Asset Strategies International (ASI), which is the only dealer of physical gold, silver, and...

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Ward on Gratitude   Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods   Today's insight was inspired by American motivational writer, William Arthur Ward.       “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”   — William Arthur Ward   Expressing thanks for all our blessings at this time of year is common. Yet when it comes to expressing thanks and gratitude for all we have, I think any time of year is the right time. So, give yourself and those around you that wrapped present....

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Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods   Today's insight was inspired by American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.   “Into each life some rain must fall.”   –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   We learn from our mistakes, and we learn the value of preparation from disaster. If you get caught in a storm, remember that it’s up to you to prepare yourself for the consequences before you get stuck in the mud. If you don’t, then you have no one to blame but yourself.  ...

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Welcome to today's Audio Essay from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods As a Renaissance Man, Jim Woods recognizes and admires greatness in all areas of life. As a musical talent and frontman for his own band in the 90s, Jim acknowledges and gives his "hat-tip" to today's legendary audio essay feature. And now, here's Jim Woods. “I just wish to shine brighter, and if it burns my body to a crisp, I’m happy to go right now.” -Henry Rollins   That bit of high-intensity wisdom comes from a man who I admire deeply; singer, songwriter, spoken-word artist, author, actor, radio...

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Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods   Today's insight was inspired by American novelist, poet, and non-fiction author, Richard Wright.   “Don’t leave inferences to be drawn when evidence can be presented.”   — Richard Wright     The great American novelist is chiefly known for his brilliant novel “Native Son” and his even more poignant memoir “Black Boy,” two works I highly recommend. Here, the author reminds us that evidence is more powerful than inferences, but only if we’re willing to stare...

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On Man’s Noble Nature Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by writer, novelist, and philosopher, Ayn Rand. “Whatever their future, at the dawn of their lives, men seek a noble vision of man’s nature and of life’s potential.” –Ayn Rand, “The Fountainhead” This noble sense of mankind in novelist/philosopher Ayn Rand’s work is a not-too-common line of thinking in the history of literature and thought. Perhaps it’s why some of the greatest heroes that ever graced the printed page are found in...

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Up next on Way of the Renaissance Man, Free to Choose Featuring Robert Chatfield. When I was a kid, I watched a documentary that influenced my young brain immensely, and it was called The original 1980, 10-part television series was by the great Nobel Prize-winning economist . In academic circles, Friedman was chiefly associated with the renaissance of the role of money in inflation and the consequent renewed understanding of the instrument of monetary policy. For his studies in these subjects, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1976. Yet it was the “Free To Choose” documentary, as well as...

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Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by  Hall of Fame Trial Lawyer and American Academy of Achievement Golden Plate award recipient, Louis Nizer.   The Hands of an Artist   “A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.”   — Louis Nizer   The British-born lawyer and author provides us a very clear verbal picture of the essence of what it is to be an...

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Up next on Way of the Renaissance Man, Five Minutes with Dave Rubin.

During the recent FreedomFest conference in Rapid City, South Dakota, talk show host, author, and ideas activist Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report came by for a quick visit with the Renaissance Man. Although brief, the discussion covered several interesting topics, including classical liberalism, the rise of “Big Tech,” and the problems it’s brought to the issues surrounding free speech. Plus, find out what Dave’s entrepreneurial solution is to this problem, a solution that’s based on competition. And now, here’s Jim’s introduction and thoughts on the episode, followed by 5 minutes with Dave Rubin.

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