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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Balancing challenge, learning, fun, and reward in personal development

posted by Joshua on March 31, 2012 in Blog

I like to improve my life, but I don’t do it non-stop. Personal development usually requires challenging yourself (“going out of your comfort zone,” is the cliché), which can be hard. So I alternate between challenging myself and relaxing. When I challenge myself I learn. When I relax I enjoy the fruits of my labor.[…] Keep reading →

Obama’s missed North Korea opportunity

posted by Joshua on March 28, 2012 in Freedom, Leadership, NorthKorea

When I first saw this picture, reading in the New York Times how “In South Korea Visit, Obama Visits Border and Warns North,” I thought little of it, until I thought back to my earlier post on leadership opportunities for U.S. Presidents. I consider visiting a militarized border admirable and addressing North Korea important. But[…] Keep reading →

Working hard versus getting things done

posted by Joshua on March 27, 2012 in Awareness, Blog, Leadership

Working hard does not mean you get things done. Getting things done doesn’t necessarily require working hard. I waste time and I find myself often inefficient, but people say I’ve achieved a lot. Whether I’ve achieved a lot or not is opinion, but if they’re right, it’s because I know my priorities. I allow myself[…] Keep reading →

The slides from my North Korea talk at Columbia Business School

posted by Joshua on March 26, 2012 in Education, Freedom, Leadership, NorthKorea

Saturday’s talk on North Korea at Columbia Business School went great — a full room, an attentive audience, and great questions at the end. I didn’t leave as much time for questions as I wish I had, but the organizer told me people told her they liked the talk a lot. Several people asked for[…] Keep reading →