Monthly Archives: October 2014

A successful testimonial on leading someone so she wanted to be led again

on October 31, 2014 in Entrepreneurship, Leadership

An attendee of one of my seminars on How To Lead People So They Want You To Lead Them Again wrote to her seminar-mates and me the results of her putting what she learned into practice. She had mentioned during the seminar an employee she had written off as unmanageable, who consistently disregarded her agreed-on priorities in favor of less important tasks and showed uninspired morale. Maybe you’ve worked with[…] Keep reading →

New SIDCHA series post

on October 30, 2014 in Education, Exercises, Fitness, Freedom, Habits, SIDCHAs, Tips

[I wrote a new introduction to my SIDCHA series. I’m happy enough with it to share it as a regular post.] Most people seem to want improve themselves, personally or professionally. Reading, watching, and listening to people tell you how you can develop yourself professionally or personally doesn’t change anything beyond give you a bit of information. People don’t succeed because they have more information. They succeed because they act.[…] Keep reading →

Music to make a day enjoyable

on October 29, 2014 in Art, Audio, Freedom

A few years ago some TV producers almost picked me to be on their reality show. In the process they asked me what music I wanted them to play to represent me when I walked on camera. I came up with the songs below. With all I write about creating emotions, how have I not written about music, one of the greatest ways to create emotion? I guess because I[…] Keep reading →

Why I am inspired to learn leadership

on October 28, 2014 in Awareness, Education, Leadership

To business people I say I was very analytical, which is how they describe themselves. In casual conversation I say I was a geek or nerd. When I was young, those terms were still insults, before everyone got computers and became geeks and nerds too. To business people someone being analytical usually means they have poor people skills, which to them means low emotional intelligence, which means limited ability to[…] Keep reading →

Another genius business idea: Communities refurbishing their subway platforms

on October 27, 2014 in Art, Creativity, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

Here’s another post in my Genius Business Idea series. My goal in this series is to show how entrepreneurial opportunities are everywhere, contrary to the common myth people who say they want to start a venture but don’t: that they haven’t found a great idea yet. This project is challenging, more for bureaucratic reasons than technical, but there is ample precedent of people overcoming similar challenges in New York. Read[…] Keep reading →

Sunday Nonjudgmental ethics: Is It Cheating to Compete Against Younger Runners?

on October 26, 2014 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Ethicist, Nonjudgment, Tips

Continuing my series on responses to the New York Times column, The Ethicist, looking at the consequences of one’s actions instead of imposing values on them, here is my take on today’s post, “Is It Cheating to Compete Against Younger Runners?” I am a 60-year-old competitive distance runner who likes to win. Typically, races group runners by age and sex to balance competition. But senior runners often outperform younger runners.[…] Keep reading →

“You haven’t even failed”

on October 25, 2014 in Entrepreneurship, Nonjudgment

I stumbled onto a concept I suspect may become one of my important ones. Science has a famous and useful phrase, “not even wrong,” that describes something not worth considering scientifically. For example, science considers the idea that of Earth being at the center of the universe wrong. The evidence against that model is overwhelming, though for a long time it seemed plausible since the stars, sun, and moon seem[…] Keep reading →