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Howard Stern & The War On Feedback

November 22, 2020  

By Charlie Hutton

November 22, 2020

Sue flagged this Facebook comment for me on Friday. 

“Charlie, love what you say and I’ve got some feedback…”

I didn’t read the rest.

Those nine words were enough.

I guessed he was going to give me his option on what I could change or what I could do differently…

Reminded me I should send you this…

It’s a transcribed Howard Stern sound byte for your instruction and your application this week :


HOWARD : Okay, Evan, go ahead. 

CALLER : Hey Howard, How’s it going? Now Listen. I’m I’m I, I, I, when I initially got on the phone, I was more fired up than I am now. So I, I want to give a constructive criticism to the show.

HOWARD : Not necessary, not necessary.

CALLER : No, no, but it is – you need feedback.

HOWARD : I don’t need any feedback. I come in here and I do what I want. What do I need your feedback for? 

CALLER : Cause that’s how you figure out…

HOWARD : No, I figure out what to do by ME. I am in charge of me and I’m in charge of the show. I don’t need feedback. What do I need feedback for? 

CALLER : Well, I always thought the show was about us, about the community?

HOWARD : No. If I thought the show was about the community, I’d be doomed.

CALLER : No, no… But…

HOWARD : Your feedback is irrelevant. Your feedback is irrelevant

CALLER : How dare you…

HOWARD : I’m telling you my process, Evan. 

CALLER : I know, but I figured that I could give some…

HOWARD : Feedback is irrelevant. Whatever your feedback is, it’s irrelevant

CALLER : I’m a paying customer. 

HOWARD : I don’t care – QUIT. I don’t care. 

CALLER : No, you can’t. You can’t do that… If everybody…

HOWARD : Evan, Evan. I can do it. I I’m telling you, your feedback is irrelevant. For my entire career I didn’t ask people their opinion over my show. I don’t care what you think. I care what I think.

CALLER : That’s hurtful…

HOWARD : The way that I was an innovator was to I-G-N-O-R-E the feedback


HOWARD :  I don’t worry what people think of me. I don’t worry about what you think of me – because you’re irrelevant

CALLER : Of course you do. 

HOWARD : No, I don’t. If I listen to him and every other asshole on the planet, I won’t to have a show…


Long story short – for those men that really want to forge their own path, this week remember, the opinion and feedback of the great unwashed masses is ALWAYS irrelevant.

Make More. Provide More. Be More. 


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