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Welcome to the "Speaking of Wealth" podcast showcasing profit strategies for speakers, publishers, authors, consultants, and info-marketers. Learn valuable skills to make your business more successful, more passive, more automated, and more scalable. Your host, Jason Hartman interviews top-tier guests, bestselling authors and experts including; Dan Poynter (The Self-Publishing Manual), Harvey Mackay (Swim With The Sharks & Get Your Foot in the Door), Dan Millman (Way of the Peaceful Warrior) ...
 
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Jess, Chris and Teen have a throwback discussion about r/aznidentity and MRAsians, and why Aaron Mak's recently-published article trying to revive Asian incel panic is so ... forgettable. All three of us had advised Mak on his article a couple years ago, and he seems to have taken a very deep dive into the 'Asian masculinity ecosystem.' We question…
 
(Warning: Spoilers!) Chris, Teen, and Filip give their thoughts on Shang-Chi and speculate whether the success of Shang-Chi will be the final act of a multi-decade Asian American internal drama on media representation and Asian American male emasculation issues.Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/planamagTWITTER:Chris (@JesuInToast)Teen (@mont_jian…
 
Ever wonder what college life is like for Gen Z now? Chris talks with popular Youtuber amandamaryanna (who, among other things, makes highly viewed videos about college life at NYU) about how her generation of college students has dealt with COVID, social media, and the whole idea of turning your passion into your job.Follow amandamaryanna's Youtub…
 
Communist rapper and podcaster Xiangyu, and Luchuan and Hawaiian independence activist Rob Kajiwara, join Teen to talk about the notable differences between the politics of Asian people in Asia, and that of Asian Americans. While it's not surprising there is a difference, Asian American awareness of it is quite low. It's time to change that, esp. a…
 
In an extended discussion about cultural appropriation that started in Ep. 286 about what is messed up with the cultural appropriation fight as we know it, this episode with Teen, Chris, and our friend John Bai looks at what are legitimate concerns at the heart of the issue. Is it simply inevitable that America turns cultures into cultural products…
 
Chris and Millie, along with EFPA's favorite guest Trevor Beaulieu from Champagne Sharks, go in on the latest ridiculous cultural appropriation brouhaha involving attacks on a white British woman, Pippa Middlehurst, for authoring an Asian cookbook. They look at the root causes of this cultural appropriation angst among minorities, as well as the po…
 
Jess, Teen, and Chris discuss the aftermath of Roberta Kaplan's resignation from Time's Up (for her pro-Cuomo work) and how the whole #MeToo/#TimesUp movement has come to resemble some twisted melding of a religion and a mafia-like protection racket.TWITTER:Jess (@cogitatotomato)Chris (@JesuInToast)Teen (@mont_jiang)REFERENCED RESOURCES:Who Actuall…
 
Considering how the Plan A founders met online well into adulthood and have now become close friends, four of them (Jess, Jong, Teen, and Chris) get together to discuss the importance of continuing to make friends as you get older, as well as the new ways we have of doing so, such as through the internet.TWITTER:Jess (@cogitatotomato)Chris (@JesuIn…
 
Adam and Filip are joined by returning guest Connie Griffith to discuss the recently filed case against Blizzard Entertainment (and its owner Activision Blizzard) and the rot at the root of the video game industry in general. As a former Blizzard employee and industry veteran she provides a vital and unique perspective to make sense of the case spe…
 
Jess, Chris and Teen start off a conversation about an Asian American surgeon who divorced his wife after finding out she was a high-priced escort, and talk about why such dark (and darkly comedic) real-life stories remain untold in the project of Asian American 'media representation.' And why we need these stories.TWITTER:Jess (@cogitatotomato)Chr…
 
On this episode Teen and Adam ask the question, 'What normal?' Things seem far, far from normal during this supposed summer return to normal. There doesn't seem to be much rational reason for optimism, so how are we supposed to be rational and also avoid a funk of cynicism?Also, new theme music debuts on this public feed, by Ciel (@aerialist)Join u…
 
What was it about the late 90s that produced a whole bunch of great American movies about disillusionment with office culture? Liza, Teen, Chris, and Filip get together to discuss American Beauty, Office Space, Fight Club, and The Matrix, with a little venting about some atrocious writing on the eve of Euro 2020 that Chris swears cost England the c…
 
With law-and-order candidate Eric Adams's apparent victory in the NYC mayor race, Chris and Teen look at the political divide between renters and homeowners, and how that sometimes overlooked fight explains a lot of not only politics but also culture. Plus, they speculate on how the musical Rent's mentality still persists today in social liberalism…
 
If you could distill the most important business practices down to 4 words, what would they be? Jim Huling, co-author of The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals, joins Jason Hartman to discuss the 4 words and how to use them to drastically improve your business. Key Takeaways: [3:39] The 4 words you need to know to suc…
 
Fresh off his documentary ACCEPTED's debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, Dan Chen—friend and prior guest of EFPA—joins Chris and Millie to talk about his new film that examines the story of T.M. Landry College Prep, a school in Louisiana that was renowned for sending its lower-income minority students to elite colleges until investigations proved t…
 
Jason Hartman talks with Lisa Cron, author of the new book Story or Die, about how we really make decisions, why humans are so impacted by stories, and how to identify the parts of your story that can impact those you're trying to reach. Key Takeaways: [1:05] We are wired for stories. Stories sway us more than facts [4:14] We like to think that we …
 
One of EFPA's favorite guests—writer and activist Yasmin Nair—joins Chris and Eliza to discuss the annual kink controversy at Pride parades, as well as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's fiery essay on social media opportunists, self-centered literary reviews, and other things wrong with the culture industries.Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/planamagCH…
 
One of the most unescapable topics of the past two years is Bitcoin and the hypergrowth of cryptocurrency valuations. Teen -- a crypto-skeptic who believes this is nothing more than digital tulipmania -- talks with Mike and Steve, two crypto-degenerates who spend an irresponsible amount of time in the Plan A Discord talking about crypto. We try to …
 
Unverified Accounts, which was started last year by Chris, Liza, and Filip, is now on the Escape From Plan A podcast feed! UA episodes will be deep dives into specific movies, books, and/or TV shows. For their "first" episode, their good friend Arnav re-joins them to talk about The White Tiger (a movie about a poor upstart scheming his way into wea…
 
In the interest of getting the word out on this important fight, we are instantly unlocking this bonus episode.Violence against Asian women wages on beyond the streets of New York, and into the workplace. Filip invites guests Sarah from the Flushing Workers Center, and Zishun from the Chinese Staff and Workers Association to talk about the 24-hour …
 
Chris, Adam, Jong, and long-time friend Millie get together on a Memorial Day weekend to talk about the John Cena apology to China regarding Taiwan, Andrew Yang's subway cartoon incident, the new Vincent Chin podcast, and Naomi Osaka's standoff with the French Open.Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/planamagCHECK OUT OUR LIVESTREAMS ON YOUTUBE (an…
 
Channeling some of that Kwame Brown energy, the trio of Teen, Chris, and Filip go after some of the rank opportunism in the #StopAsianHate movement that is creepily detached from actually protecting the vulnerable classes of Asian Americans that are facing the brunt of these attacks. Also, they talk about the actual Kwame Brown videos, as well as t…
 
Adam is joined by special guest Yasmin Nair (writer, academic and activist) to discuss the intimate relationship between celebrity and power in the realm of adoption, especially international, transracial adoption. They begin by discussing the famous and complex Farrow-Allen case which recently came back into focus because of the HBO docuseries "Al…
 
Chris and Teen try to define boba liberalism since it means different things to different Asian Americans. Is it a media-obsessed EDM-loving Kevin Nguyen? Is it a social justicey Asian American activist/academic/writer who kind of disdains most Asian Americans? Is it both because the term is highly contextual? Along the way, they also discuss the C…
 
Jess hosts this very special episode featuring two recurring guests Amanda and Gina, two veterans of social media, to talk about the balance between being socially responsible in a frightening and anxious time vs preserving mental health, China as geopolitical and social football, and the very real stress and isolation that comes from peeks beyond …
 
Jess and Filip get together for another chat on tech and work... this time, about a CEO who delegates basically all of her work to a woman in the Philippines. So, what the hell does a CEO do that earns them a 7-figure salary/bonus, anyway? And how much of that is puffing up the importance of a single person in a work force?Support us on Patreon: ww…
 
Filip and Adam are joined by guest Connie Griffith, veteran video game developer (Ghost of Tsushima, Guild Wars 2, WildStar) to give the ultimate insider's view of the video game industry. Is it a dream job or a nightmare? How do Asian Americans fit into an industry that profits so heavily off Asian culture. And, is corporate DE&I just a "woke" way…
 
In his book War and Peace and War, Peter Turchin discusses the common historical elements present in both the rise and fall of empires. Jess and Chris discuss these elements in modern American society—from a lack of collective will to overproduction of elites—and how Asian Americans will experience life in a declining empire that is attempting to r…
 
The one person you have the most trouble forgiving is yourself. Yet much of the way we think and act was learned before we reached the age of 10. Randy Gage, author of the new book Radical Rebirth, joins Jason Hartman to discuss how we can constantly reinvent ourselves to become the best version we can possibly be. Key Takeaways: [1:30] Randy's on …
 
Chris and Teen talk about The Cut's horniness for Huge Ma aka NYC's vaccine daddy (of TurboVax) fame, the ridiculous Sery Kim situation in Texas, and why some people's brains have been broken over hapa athletes like Eileen Gu and Nina Schultz choosing to represent China over America and Canada, respectively.Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/plana…
 
Note: this is a full but edited version of this episode. The full unedited conversation, with 1hr of omitted content, is available to Patrons. Consider supporting us at https://www.patreon.com/planamagKaiser Kuo (host of the Sinica Podcast) returns to continue a discussion with Jess and Teen from almost exactly one year ago about the connection bet…
 
Our good friend Trevor Beaulieu from Champagne Sharks joins Teen and Chris to talk about some of the ways that black and Asian Americans, at least online, seem to be swapping places in who's clamoring for things like media representation and is preoccupied with assimilation, and who's trying to move away from that. Part 2 of this episode will be re…
 
Teen, Jong, Chris and Adam come together to discuss the horrific Atlanta shooting murders of 8 people, 6 of whom were Asian women, on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. They talk about how the history and present of Sinophobia and Sinophobic rhetoric contributed to this attack as well as the increase in anti-Asian attacks, especially in America, over the las…
 
Adam is joined by guests Joy Alessi, Dr. Diane Kunz, Dan Berger, and Emily Howe in the third and final installment of our series on the issue of Adoptees Without Citizenship. In this part, Diane and Dan walk us through a quick history of immigration in modern American history, starting in the 1950's and taking us up to the current day. They, with a…
 
@TheDailyMao of Twitter (name withheld b/c talking about China is dangerous stuff these days!) joins Teen to have a wide ranging discussion about the state of Chinese and American economic competition. From microchip supremacy to American ports choked with Chinese imports, is America not actually in competition with China, but coming to terms with …
 
Jason Hartman talks with the author of 17 great books, Jeffrey Gitomer. Jeffrey's latest book, Go Live!, is a salute to mastering the virtual world and exuding comfort on video. If you don't master virtual and you don't master video, someone else will. Jeffery, the self-branded 'king of sales,' gives top tips from his book on how to be a thought le…
 
After a long break from Plan A working on his new podcast Unverified Accounts, Chris joins Teen on a rainy weekend afternoon to talk about a few topics of interest. (1) Ron Kim's being a 'human blowtorch' against Andrew Cuomo in what may be the biggest political scandal in America, (2) Jay Caspian Kang's tweet about the failure of 'Asian American l…
 
The Asian Hustle Network (AHN) promotes positivity, passive income, and purpose. But it's also a place where con artists find their marks. Jess, Teen and Filip talk about Hustle Culture, where 'entrepreneurship' intersects with 'Ponzi schemes' and all is not what it seems. Everyone has a side hustle, everyone's monetizing their social media, everyo…
 
Nick Loper of Side Hustle Nation joins Jason Hartman to discuss three different business models, from sales to services, everything from knife sharpening to pooper scooping. Build a side hustle to fund your vacation or fund your next investment property. Nick Loper is host to a podcast and author of a couple of books. His creative approach to build…
 
There has been a huge rise in attacks and murders of Asian Americans throughout America, and what is especially thorny is that in many of the most visible cases the attackers are Black. This has raised the specter of the Los Angeles Riots and the nadir of Black-Asian relations in America. Ayekay and Teen try to carve out space to talk about the pai…
 
Jess and Teen start out talking about the gathering storm clouds over the economy, the obsolete white collar corporate culture from the 90's we still cling to, and what it's going to take to move past these obsolete notions of success and obligation.Please support us on Patreon if you enjoyed this episode: www.patreon.com/planamagTWITTER:Teen (@mon…
 
Old farts Adam and Filip talk about why the mainstream culture seems to refuse to let video games and eSports into the modern zeitgeist despite it's mass commercial appeal. One theory is that it's "Too Asian", and that might be keeping Asian Americans from leveling up their nascent culture with what's becoming increasingly normalized among the kids…
 
Ben Sin (senior tech editor @ XDA-Developers) joins Teen all the way from Hong Kong to talk about the consumer tech market in China, the effects of the Huawei sanctions and trade war, as well as bias in the Western tech media. Is the West actually the tech backwater? Who is cutting off whom in this tech schism?TWITTER:Ben Sin (@bencsin)Teen (@mont_…
 
Jess and Teen talk about Melvin Capital vs r/wallstreetbets. We talk about what is driving the stock of Gamestop up "to the moon," what the social significance of this is, and then things turn a bit grimmer as we turn to the bleak prospects within the Scam Economy.Consider supporting our Patreon so that Plan A can publish the work of writers who ar…
 
By patron request, we are releasing Part 2 of Episode 232 as a free episode.Teen and Jess discuss the events of 1/6 and take a stab at what might be in store for the rest of 2021. Tl; dr -- get that bag, it's gonna be a bumpy ride.All bonus episodes are available for Plan A patrons at www.patreon.com/planamag. Join the Patreon today!CORRECTIONS: Gr…
 
Teen and Jess discuss the events of 1/6 and take a stab at what might be in store for the rest of 2021. Tl; dr -- get that bag, it's gonna be a bumpy ride.This is Part 1 of the episode. Part 2 is available for Plan A patrons at www.patreon.com/planamag. Join the Patreon today!CORRECTIONS: Gross domestic product (GDP) measures the value-add created …
 
Filip gets together with Jess to talk about his decision to leave the startup he cofounded: How it compares to working in big tech, what’s wrong with venture-backed startups today, and how Asian Americans can capitalize on the leverage they have to do more meaningful work in the world. Oh, and they shoot the shit on that whole Cyberpunk fiasco, and…
 
New Year, New Goals, Same proven asset class! Jason Hartman invites you to celebrate with him another fantastic year of prosperity for all real estate investors practicing some of Hartman’s proven investment techniques. Following the celebration, we must look for the “what next” plan or goal. How do you build your goals? Do you write them down? Do …
 
Q, Elaine, and Gavin discuss chapters 1-5 of Settlers, by J. Sakai. We break down the book’s analysis of America’s white mythos and how it is still directly applicable to current events, such as the MAGA riots at the Capitol last Wednesday. It’s increasingly clear that the settler attitude Sakai described has not changed in 400 years and that conti…
 
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