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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Spending less improves your life

posted by Joshua on June 30, 2012 in Blog, Freedom, Leadership, NorthKorea, Tips

Preface: I started writing this blog about how cutting personal costs (of any resource, including time, money, energy, attention, etc) improves your personal life. Rereading it I realized it overlapped so much with what leaders can do in business, I’ll tag it leadership too. Translating the post into business-speak I’ll leave as an exercise to[…] Keep reading →

The bigger problems you don’t consider big deals, the more important people consider you

posted by Joshua on June 29, 2012 in Blog, Leadership, Tips

Does the title of this post not explain itself? People who know what they’re doing stay calm under pressure. Things that bother some people don’t bother them. People who don’t know what they’re doing freak out at little things. In money terms, if you don’t have enough to live on, problems on the scale of[…] Keep reading →

The U.S. has a “dysfunctional patent system”

posted by Joshua on June 28, 2012 in Blog, Creativity, Entrepreneurship

The U.S. has “a dysfunctional patent system.” Those aren’t my words. They aren’t the words of an ignorant person either. They are the words of U.S. Circuit Judge Richard Posner, one of the nation’s most esteemed judges and faculty at University of Chicago. A patent dispute between Apple and Motorola prompted that description. Here’s an[…] Keep reading →

Sharing what you love fills your life with sharing, love, and stuff you love

posted by Joshua on June 27, 2012 in Awareness, Blog, Tips

Sometimes it seems like everyone I talk to hears about burpees. I enjoy them. Doing them fills my life with the emotions they support — friendship, freedom, and motivation. I talk to people about leadership, nature, science, curiosity, and so on. I tell people how I figure things out after I analyze things. All these[…] Keep reading →

Explaining China’s support for North Korea

posted by Joshua on June 25, 2012 in NorthKorea

I’ve had trouble explaining China’s fortitude in supporting North Korea. A recent article by the former U.S. Ambassador to China, J. Stapleton Roy, explained it for me. His article also stressed that people and nations are behaving rationally in the region, however self-contradictory and irrational they may seem to those who don’t understand their perspectives[…] Keep reading →