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I speak, podcast, write, blog daily, teach, and coach. The picture above shows me swimming across the Hudson River, among many personal accomplishments. I live a life of joy, integrity, discipline, and community and empower others to do the same.

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016: Daniel Gefen, Conversation 1, Vulnerability and Openness

on January 22, 2018 in Audio, Podcast

Not often when two men chat on the internet do tears well up and they get choked up. Listen to the conversation. I loved this conversation for its being unscripted and unguarded. Daniel allowed himself to be vulnerable. He asked about posting this interview on his podcast because of the rawness of the emotion that came up. We laughed a lot too. My mistake I recorded this conversation early and[…] Keep reading →

The Ethicist: Can Autism Make Me a Diversity Hire?

on January 21, 2018 in Ethicist

My series answering the New York Times’ Ethicist column with an active, leadership approach instead of an analytical, philosophical perspective continues with “Can Autism Make Me a Diversity Hire?” I am an academic barely making a living by working as an adjunct for five or six classes a semester. I realize that while the “arc of history bends toward justice,” as Barack Obama said, paraphrasing Martin Luther King Jr., this[…] Keep reading →

7 months of paper and cardboard

on January 20, 2018 in Nature

The last time I took my paper and cardboard to my building’s recycling room in the basement was June 18, 2017. Here’s my paper and cardboard recycling since then: There’s room for more, so I could keep going to last maybe a year between drop-offs, but since I got a delivery with that box that doesn’t fit in the bag I’ve been collecting my paper recycling in, I figured I[…] Keep reading →

Affluence Without Abundance, Part 2: Hunting

on January 19, 2018 in Awareness, Nature, Stories

When I last ate meat in 1990, maybe 1989, I tried to persuade others to stop too. I just ended up in arguments. Since then, I’ve come to appreciate more views on the practice. I don’t see it as right, wrong, good, or bad. In fact, I get annoyed by people who try to impose their values on eating meat on others even if I share those values. (I see[…] Keep reading →

015: Dov Baron, Conversation 1

on January 18, 2018 in Blog

Dov Baron Dov Baron has been speaking internationally for over 30 years, he’s the man with a finger on the pulse of the evolving world of NextGen leadership. Listen to our conversation. One of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers to hire, Dov Baron is a master storyteller! Considered by many as the leading authority on Authentic Leadership, and the founder of Full Monty Leadership and The Authentic Speaker Academy[…] Keep reading →

Should New York City Sue Mayor de Blasio? (Inc.)

on January 17, 2018 in Fitness,, Leadership, Nature

Should New York City Sue Mayor de Blasio? Will New York City’s mayor stop personally doing what the city is suing tobacco companies for? Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio explained why the city was suing five fossil fuel companies: For decades, Big Oil ravaged our environment. They knew what they were peddling was lethal, but they didn’t care. They used the classical Big Tobacco playbook of denial, denial, denial, and all[…] Keep reading →

From Self-Help Addiction to Self-Mastery

on January 16, 2018 in Leadership

From Self-Help Addiction to Self-Mastery Podcaster Daniel Gefen’s book shares how to transition from compulsion and perfectionism to mastery and joy I heard of Daniel Gefen through his podcast, Can I Pick Your Brain?. I found his interviews engaging, open, vulnerable, and funny (especially his interview of me). His guests range from billionaires to mixed martial art champions to world-class marketers to celebrities. Somehow he gets them to be vulnerable, open, and engaging. The[…] Keep reading →