Posted on April 26, 2023 Leave a Comment
Why do people start nonprofits? Is it for the greater good, attention-seeking behavior, or something different?
Posted on April 12, 2023 Leave a Comment
Is love enough to get married or stay together? Why break up a happy home? In the latest episode of Cautious Coffee, DeRae and Austin examine the cultural taboo of extramarital affairs and why some have historically found refuge in a “mister” or “mistress” to help navigate complex relationship issues.
Posted on March 29, 2023 Leave a Comment
Poverty has many faces, changing from place to place and across time, and has been described in many ways. Most often, poverty is a situation people want to escape. Join Austin and DeRae for a nuanced exploration of the complex issues surrounding poverty, how societies respond to it, and whether it can be a blessing or an automatic curse.
Posted on February 7, 2022 Leave a Comment
DeRae and Austin end season one of Cautious Coffee with a conversation about habits. For the most part, we all know we should do certain things that will benefit us over the entirety of our lives (sleeping a healthy amount, exercising, eating nutritious foods, hydrating, saving for retirement, etc.), but often we don’t do these things on a consistent basis, developing bad habits and spiraling downward. One bad habit often leads to another.
Posted on December 27, 2021 Leave a Comment
Austin and DeRae sit down with Tony Colunga, an entrepreneur and financial planner by trade to discuss the topic of financial literacy once again. Tony shares how he got involved in the finance industry and what influenced him to finally set out on his own and found his own wealth management firm.
DeRae and Austin share some of their financial experiences, personally, or through friends and family. For money to be such an important part of our lives, the trio explores why it’s so taboo, and a framework that can be used to optimize your financial life.
Posted on September 27, 2021 Leave a Comment
There is no serious doubt that illicit drug use and smuggling are detrimental to the human condition, and the United States has taken a hard line with its War on Drugs campaign. In this week’s episode of Cautious Coffee, Austin and DeRae chat about the legalization and decriminalization of illicit drugs.
Posted on September 20, 2021 Leave a Comment
Remote work, once frowned upon by many Fortune 100 companies, has taken hold since last March. However, as the world (at some point) transitions to a post-COVID world, will remote work be here to stay or is it just an 18-month social experiment? And what does it mean for our work/life balance?
Posted on September 13, 2021 Leave a Comment
This week Austin and DeRae conduct a radical thought experiment about a democratic lottery here in the United States for all elected offices.
DeRae believes a democratic lottery will address many of the issues with our current system, while Austin is rightfully skeptical.
Posted on August 23, 2021 Leave a Comment
Parenting is hard, that’s likely what makes it so invaluable. Everything starts at home. A child’s first hero is likely a parent. And just because we become parents doesn’t mean we have all the answers, almost everyone is still trying to figure it out. Experiences will vary. What’s important is that we lean into our responsibility as parents – taking it seriously and do our best to guide our children to be productive citizens of society.
Posted on August 16, 2021 Leave a Comment
The COVID-19 crisis pushed many leaders out of their comfort zones and forced them to reexamine the status-quo. As organizations take a long look in the mirror at what they have become and make decisions of how to best put the pieces back together, those that work for organizations have also taken long looks in the mirror and reassessed what is important to them.