A few years ago, a debate topic rumbled through the year debating the conflict between cooperation and competition. It was a fascinating conflict because there were conflict situations that fell on both sides. I’m a big believer in healthy competition in thriving economy, but cooperation can be totally awesome.[youtube id=”pDcH0Jee5ys”]
I interviewed my #1 competitor, Isaiah McPeak, in the interview above. He and I have gone head-to-head over the years with our competing briefs. I publish Blue Book and he publishes Ethos, debate briefs that are favorites for academic debaters. Most debaters are able to afford both our books (I’d argue that they should), but we also run separate camps that most homeschool families choose one over the other.
We may compete head-to-head, but in the grand scheme of things, we are both on the same page. We both have a common vision for young people, a desire to reach the next generation in a positive way. Sure, we can have our separate products and events, but there are plenty of other things we can cooperate.
So Isaiah is going to be on one of my speakers at the For Action Conference in January. More than a debate coach (he has personally coached several national title winners), Isaiah is an entrepreneur and a leading millennial voice for Fortune 500 company executives and dozens of CEOs per year. He’s got a lot to say when it comes to taking “action” in the world.
Isaiah shares a lot about his own business and his new venture, 9Lenses, in the interview. It is incredible what Isaiah is doing with other young people who want to raise the bar in their life. You’re going to appreciate what Isaiah says. Tune in, and consider making it to Colorado for the For Action Conference.
January 2-4, 2014
Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs