Life App Podcast
About This Show
Scott Dreyer from the US State of Virginia has been teaching languages and history around the world since 1986. Dreyer studied one year in Germany and graduated from the College of William and Mary (est. 1693) with a history degree and teaching license. He taught in Taiwan from 1989-1999 and co-authored "Write like a Champion," which won Taiwan's 2008 "Foreign Language Book of the Year" award. He now teaches ESL online.
This podcast seeks to educate, motivate, uplift, inspire...and maybe entertain. Episodes include stories from a wide range of fields, including history, geography, foreign languages, literature, religion, politics, economics, philosophy, and Scott's personal life and travels to some 30 countries. Where possible, Scott aims to make connections between these stories and your daily life, to give you something positive to think about and incorporate into your daily lifestyle.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 35: Life Lessons from the Civil War (Part IX-Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson)
3 days ago
One of the key habits in Stephen Covey’s bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is “Practice Synergy.” That is, true greatness occurs when people work together and the sum is greater than the individual parts. One of the finest examples of synergy in the Civil War that I know of was that of Lee and Jackson. Both were brilliant generals and strategists on their own, but when they worked together in 1862-1863, they created a string of brilliant victories for the South including Second Manassas, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. Their victories are all the more remarkable when one realizes they faced Union forces two to four times their size, not to mention the preponderance of Union weapons, resources, and practically everything else. In two of the greatest “What If’s?” of the Civil War, what if Jackson had been given the 10,000 men he asked for right after the Battle of First Manassas. Might he have taken Washington and won the war--and independence--for the South in the first months of the war? And in 1863, had he been alive to work with Lee at Gettysburg, might the South have won there too? It’s mind-boggling to ponder! Take a listen and judge for yourself
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Rated 5 out of
Scott really has a great way of communicating that is fun to listen to but also extremely educational. I love how his content is family friendly and I really do want to apply the principles he discusses to my life. Great stuff! Keep the episodes coming!
Date published: 2017-08-04