Episode 67

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24th Aug 2021

Climate Activism, Changing Entrenched Power Structures, And The Future Of Humanity With David Johnson

Climate Activist and Stanford Law and d. school Lecturer David Johnson joins the show for a wide ranging conversation all around guiding our species into the future. Find his work and learn how you can become a climate activist at https://Climate-Activist.com

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Law, The Universe, And Everything is a show featuring leaders from the fields of law, business, sports, medicine, spirituality, music, marketing, entrepreneurship, cannabis, blockchain, and beyond. We talk about anything and everything as long as its interesting. No topic is off limits so it's a bit like Joe Rogan meets Tim Ferriss but the host has better hair. Law, The Universe, And Everything is a production of The Soldati Group (https://soldatigroup.com). All opinions expressed by the host and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinions of The Soldati Group. This podcast is for information and entertainment purposes only. These discussions do not constitute legal or investment advice.

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Books Mentioned:

Gallatea 2.2 by Richard Powers: https://amzn.to/3mDlepc

The Overstory by Richard Powers: https://amzn.to/3gvt6W0

The David Foster Wallace Reader by David Foster Wallace: https://amzn.to/3mwAS66

Chaos by James Gleick: https://amzn.to/3mwnYoo

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Show Notes:

00:00 Show Intro

01:06 Https://HOCLA.org

01:53 Guest Intro – David Johnson

03:08 Interview begins

03:18 The path to law school

04:13 Joining academia

05:55 Applying design thinking to climate activism

12:36 Collectivism in the 21st century

18:45 The individualization of climate change

20:39 Fighting entrenched power

26:12 Managing incentives and consequences

30:50 Waking up to disinformation

33:33 The power to change systems

36:20 How we got here and where we could go

39:00 Costly national misadventures

44:44 Getting further from a shared reality

47:00 The acceleration of technological progress

52:49 David’s favorite failure

56:21 David’s book recommendations

58:14 The kindest thing anyone has done for David

1:01:08 Show Outro

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Law, The Universe, And Everything
A Podcast With Pacifico Soldati
Law, The Universe, And Everything is Joe Rogan meets Tim Ferriss but the host has better hair.

The show is no holds barred, no topic is off limits, and features accomplished leaders in law, business, medicine, education, spirituality, sports, science, and beyond to help people to get more out of their lives and careers by learning from some of the best minds in their industries.

Pacifico Soldati was born and raised on the Seacoast of NH and attended the University of Notre Dame, earning a B.A. in Film, Television, and Theatre. After their young Hollywood career was cut short by the writer’s strike in 2007 and they ended up homeless in Los Angeles, they decided to finally fulfill a lifelong goal to join the military.

Pacifico joined the Army as a paratrooper and chef, spending over six years with the 82nd Airborne Division and US Army Special Operations command, with deployments to Afghanistan and Niger. After earning their Masters in International Relations from Troy University Pacifico went on to earn a JD/MBA from UC Irvine.

While at UCI, Pacifico discovered Hypochlorous Acid (HOCL) and became a world leading lay expert in the field. Pacifico is dedicated to sharing the best of everything they find in the world to help others live better, happier, healthier lives and enjoy themselves while doing it.

Pacifico is founder and CEO of The Soldati Group, a marketing agency helping law firms, startups, and small businesses cultivate long term success and prosperity.

Pacifico enjoys a daily Transcendental Meditation practice and is dedicated to helping spread the practice of TM around the world.
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Pacifico Soldati

Pacifico Soldati was born and raised on the Seacoast of NH and attended the University of Notre Dame, earning a B.A. in Film, Television, and Theatre. After their young Hollywood career was cut short by the writer’s strike in 2007 and they ended up homeless in Los Angeles, they decided to finally fulfill a lifelong goal to join the military.

Pacifico joined the Army as a paratrooper and chef, spending over six years with the 82nd Airborne Division and US Army Special Operations command, with deployments to Afghanistan and Niger. After using tuition assistance to earn their Masters in International Relations from Troy University they went on to use their GI Bill to earn a JD/MBA from UC Irvine.

While at UCI they discovered Hypochlorous Acid (HOCL) and the B.A.N.K. system created by Codebreaker Technologies, which fuses personality science with sales methodology and is a true breakthrough in human psychology. Pacifico is dedicated to sharing the best of everything they find in the world to help others live better, happier, healthier lives and enjoy themselves while doing it.

Pacifico is currently founder and CEO of The Soldati Group, a marketing micro agency and coaching firm dedicated to helping law firms, startups, and small businesses cultivate long term success and prosperity.

Pacifico also enjoys a daily practice of Transcendental Meditation and is dedicated to helping spread the practice of TM around the world.