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#042: The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: The Best Problem a Charity Could Ever Have

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On this episode of the UnPodcast we talked about some of our favorite apps. We also discussed the prelaunch of our latest book, UnSelling, and some of the perks for preordering the book.

We then dove into both the good and the bad aspects of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and what caused me to remove my cynical hat regarding the challenge.

Other topics include:

  • [00:01:32.09] Some of our favorite apps
  • [00:04:31.05] The best earplugs ever
  • [00:06:11.08] The worst part of an annual trip with my buddies
  • [00:07:49.22] How to use apps to control your kids
  • [00:10:29.11] The benefits of being an adult
  • [00:11:14.23] The prelaunch of UnSelling
  • [00:12:10.13] How we write books
  • [00:14:04.12] The original title for UnSelling
  • [00:14:15.15] What UnSelling is NOT about
  • [00:15:35.11] Perks for preordering UnSelling
  • [00:18:36.08] What has to take place after a book is written
  • [00:20:01.09] The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
  • [00:20:34.29] The amazing side of the Ice Bucket Challenge
  • [00:20:34.17] The purpose of nominating people to challenges
  • [00:21:22.15] The best problem a charity could ever have
  • [00:21:45.04] What the Ice Bucket Challenge cost ALS
  • [00:23:44.26] The negative side of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
  • [00:25:40.12] What allowed a whole new generation to donate to charity
  • [00:26:25.02] The truth that the numbers reveal about the challenge
  • [00:28:17.25] How caused the challenge to go viral
  • [00:30:15.13] What other nonprofits can do to mimic the ALS challenge
  • [00:32:11.02] Why I took off my cynical hat regarding the challenge
  • And so much more. . .


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Video provided by: AtomicSpark
Audio recorded by: Wayne Cochrane Sound