Jan 7, 2022

FF06. A Marketplace of Values // FOUNDRY FRIDAY

In order for any social platform to be successful -- even real life ones -- it has to be based on shared values. Otherwise, it will end up with folks fighting about their disagreements rather than positively engaging with their community.

Jan 7, 2022

How to Crush 2022 // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY

Hint: 2022 is not going to crush itself! Intentionality separates the men from the boys -- and those who feel fulfilled and purposeful from those who complain about the state of their life.

Dec 31, 2021

2022 and Beyond // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY

In this last podcast episode of 2021, I talk about some of the challenges 2021 brought to Wolf & Iron and also how YOU all helped straighten things out. I also spend some time talking about 2022, make a few predictions, and finish with a bit of what will be happening over in The Foundry in the new year.

Nov 12, 2021

FF05. IRL Meetups are Crucial // FOUNDRY FRIDAY

There's simply nothing like meeting people IRL (in real life). Even a short exchange can add gravity to our online relationships and should be something we pursue. Don't allow online relationships to become the new standard of friendship. True friends make time for one another and are willing to go the extra mile (or miles) to connect.

Nov 5, 2021

FF04. The Future of Social Media // FOUNDRY FRIDAY

In this episode I use my powers of prognostication to predict the future of social media. Interestingly enough, the future looks a lot like the past and removes power from the big tech companies.

Nov 4, 2021

A Warning for Stay-at-Home Dads // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY

COVID has caused a lot of families to reevaluate their expenses and income strategies. I've heard of an increase in men deciding to stay home with the kids while the mom goes to work at a higher paying job. While just about anything can work for a season, I have some warnings about doing this long term. Men are made to work. Here's why.

Oct 29, 2021

FF03. Bring Back Valuetainment // FOUNDRY FRIDAY

Growing up in the 80s, as I did, television was meant for families. So many of the shows were geared towards showcasing family values and generally had a moral for each episode. They were incredibly entertaining, but also added value. Valuetainment. We need more of this and less twaddle.

Oct 28, 2021

The Spiral of Significance // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY

Many men are wandering through their life, unsure of what their purpose is. They believe they are created for something greater, but have a hard time determining what that is. The Spiral of Significance is an easy way to think about how you approach life and what is ultimately going to help you find a sense of purpose and fulfillment.

Oct 22, 2021

FF02. The Importance of Common Intent // FOUNDRY FRIDAY

When we first showed up to social media, we likely had a common intent: to share our lives and connect with others doing the same. But the progressive platforms had a different intent, one that began to reveal itself about 3 years ago.For any online community to work, there has to be a value alignment. We currently don't have that with FB, IG, TW, and others. It's time for a change.

Oct 21, 2021

Setting and Keeping Boundaries // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY

Boundaries are extremely important for any healthy relationship. Setting them and keeping them can be a challenge for some men who have a more compliant nature or fear of being disliked. Here are some tips on how to set and keep boundaries in your life.

Oct 15, 2021

FF01. Bad Communication on Social Media // FOUNDRY FRIDAY

Introducing Foundry Fridays! For the next several weeks we'll drop a new episode related to social media, the problems, and the solutions. Check out what we're doing to address this at No one has ever been taught how to do social media. Very few people are properly taught how to engage in a productive conversation. In short, we've given millions of poor communicators a platform to showcase their shortcomings. We can do better.

Oct 14, 2021

Entrepreneurship for the Risk Averse // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY

You might thing risk aversion and entrepreneurship can't go together, but that's not entirely accurate. Many great entrepreneurs are also experts at understanding risks and mitigating them. Here is some advice for wantrepreneurs that have an aversion to risk.
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