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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Willpower is like a starter motor. Emotions are like an engine.

posted by Joshua on January 28, 2014 in Awareness, Nature, Tips

When you drive a gas-powered car you use its engine. It has a lot of power and can get the car to go hundreds of miles. But when you get into a car, you can’t just start using that engine. Internal combustion engines aren’t good at starting on their own. So gas-powered cars have electric[…] Keep reading →

How to lead your manager or boss

posted by Joshua on January 27, 2014 in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Tips

Nearly everyone I know wishes their boss or manager led better or at least differently. They act like they are powerless to motivate or influence their boss. Motivating and influencing your boss is one of the main things I work on with clients. It’s also one of the most empowering things they experience. Yes, dealing[…] Keep reading →

Technical solutions generally don’t solve social problems

posted by Joshua on January 25, 2014 in Awareness, Nature

With a PhD in physics, a few patents, and several start-ups to my name, I have some experience with developing and building technology to solve problems. I consider knowing the limits of what technology can solve as important as how to use technology. Social problems, I find, aren’t amenable to technological solutions. The big one[…] Keep reading →