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Do you ever find yourself contemplating the origins of life? Whether you come from a religious background, no faith at all or somewhere in between, that question is one we all consider at some point on our journey. On this episode of BEFULFILLED, you’ll hear from engineer and author, Perry Marshall.

Perry is an author, speaker, engineer and world-renowned business consultant in Chicago. With a decade of research, he brings a fresh perspective to the 150-year old evolution debate. Perry’s book, Evolution 2.0: Breaking the Deadlock Between Darwin and Design harnesses a communication engineer’s outsider’s perspective to reveal a century of unrecognized research and discoveries. Perry’s books include 80/20 Sales & Marketing, Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords, and Industrial Ethernet. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering. He’s consulted in over 300 industries, from computer hardware and software to biotech and health care.

In his conversation with Tony, Perry opens up about childhood, what led him to explore the origins of life, why he finds the Bible fascinating, challenges he has faced along the way, and much more. You don’t want to miss a minute of this powerful conversation featuring Perry’s story!

Why you need to follow your purpose

What is the purpose of your life? Do you believe that your life has a specific purpose or do you believe that we are all here by chance? Even if you believe that we are here by chance, there has to be some meaning to how you live your life. It would be a miserable existence if we all just went around acting like we don’t have a purpose! Purpose, meaning, and the origins of life are not light subjects, but they deserve serious considerations. What has helped you explore these questions in your life? Hear Tony and Perry explore these topics and much more in their conversation on this episode of BEFULFILLED!

What is Evolution 2.0?

One of the most complicated topics in our society today is exploring the origins of life. Religious folks and scientists get very passionate about this discussion and for good reason, the implications of what we believe matters! As he explored the origins of life for his own understanding, Perry Marshall came up with the idea for Evolution 2.0.

Evolution 2.0 is the title of a book that Perry wrote and its also his idea for a prize-based competition. While no one knows how the first cell came about, there’s a simpler, more fundamental question: Where did the information come from? The Evolution 2.0 prize is an effort to build momentum toward answering this question. Perry believes that an answer will trigger a quantum leap in Artifical Intelligence research. You can learn more about the Evolution 2.0 prize and Perry’s continued efforts to explore the origins of life by visiting the link to his site in the resources section.

Ask good questions!

Did you know that the Bible is one of the most hyperlinked books in the world? It’s true! The more people study the Bible and other religious documents, the more people realize that it is a book of questions, not answers. If you want to be a good leader and make an impact in the world, you’ve got to learn how to ask good questions. Questions like exploring the origins of life have fueled Perry Marshall on his journey. Don’t let simple answers shut down your curiosity. You can use your innate desire for knowledge and truth to fule your personal growth and development. Learn more about the value of asking good questions by listening to this informative episode of BEFULFILLED!

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • [0:33] Tony introduces his guest, Perry Marshall.
  • [1:50] What is Perry’s definition of success?
  • [4:30] Perry talks about his childhood.
  • [9:20] What is Evolution 2.0?
  • [21:45] Perry talks about his journey researching evolution.
  • [31:15] Why the Bible fascinates Perry.
  • [36:00] Which one would Perry rather talk about, politics or religion?
  • [45:00] Perry enters the Fulfillment Round; rapid-fire questions.
  • [53:00] Closing thoughts.

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