This week I’ve got something important to say to all of the message boards across the internet: “Everyone wants to save the world, but no one wants to help mom with the dishes.”
Sound familiar? That’s PJ O’Rourke, a world-renowned talking head and published author.
He’s on the show today to talk about politics and why humor is always the best policy–especially if you want to really make a difference.
When it comes to being funny in politics, “you really don’t have a choice,” PJ tells me, “to take it seriously is to indicate you’re an idiot.”
And the same applies to the way you run your business, so be careful! If you take yourself too seriously then you are only going to end up missing out on the important, finer details, because even in business you are still involved in politics one way or the other.
Maybe you’re the member of a committee, maybe you design your staff meetings as a form of democracy – either way, there is an election process, a conversation, and a show of hands that can represent your decision or point of view.
Humor gives you the power to generate conversations, and PJ’s quirky sense of humor lends this week’s show some hilarious viewpoints on these conversation starters:
- The government’s role in regulating capitalism and big business
- The time and place for politics
- How to find humor in high-stakes political situations
- How comedy can change the way the world sees a situation, especially through the lens of the internet
PJ’s latest book, Thrown Under the Omnibus, comes out October 6 and it touches on these themes.
To find out more about PJ and hear more of his work, head over to his column at The Weekly Standard.
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