Each month, “Lochhead on Different” episodes explore the need to differentiate people, products, and services in a world that encourages a lot of imitation. Christopher Lochhead is a best-selling author, top podcaster, and former tech-industry CMO. He’s a student of not only business and technology and marketing but also human nature, human folly, human genius, and very human joy.
In this episode: Chris and I talk about recent episodes of horrible violence exacting terrible tolls on families, communities, and this entire country.
As always, Chris shares thoughtful and powerfully voiced views. He weaves together the senseless murders of two Americans – George Floyd and Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Dept. Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller – and the agony and anger each has triggered.
Chris also relates a deeply personal story of the kidnapping and murder last year of his best friend – and of the relentless efforts of law enforcement to track down the 4 “unspeakably evil” killers. Echoing the view of most Americans, Chris says that while there are certainly some awful police officers, most law-enforcement officers perform an extremely difficult job in an honorable fashion.
We discuss the separate but related tributes Chris participated in, and cried in, for George Floyd and for Sgt. Gutzwiller, and profess our belief that it is time for good people of all backgrounds to stand together.
You can also stream the audio-only version of this episode:
'America gets created every day when you and I wake up. It's not a thing. It only lives in our actions.' Click To Tweet 'We need to take a positive position while calling out the negative, just as Black Lives Matter has done.' Click To Tweet 'A chance for opportunity, for freedom, for equality. That's the promise. That's the vision that is the United States. Sometimes we fall down executing against that commitment, but that's our commitment.' Click To Tweet
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