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Monthly Archives: December 2014

The value of technique in leadership

posted by Joshua on December 30, 2014 in Art, Education, Exercises, Habits, Leadership

An actor told me about a time he forgot his line on Broadway in front of about a thousand people, some who paid hundreds of dollars for their seats. He was in his forties and had acted for decades. Still, sometimes you forget your lines. What do you do when a thousand people are watching[…] Keep reading →

My next seminar, January 12 at The Yard in NYC!

posted by Joshua on December 29, 2014 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Exercises, Leadership

My next leadership seminar will be January 12 at The Yard, a premier office space and coworking community designed to support business growth whose environment promotes creativity, collaboration, and connections. Perfect for my seminar! If you’ve thought about attending one of my seminars, this will be a great chance in a beautiful space, conveniently located.[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Your World Cup Ethical Questions, Answered

posted by Joshua on December 28, 2014 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of alternative responses to the New York Times column, The Ethicist, looking at the consequences of one’s actions instead of imposing values on others, here is a take on today’s post, “Your World Cup Ethical Questions, Answered.” The column doesn’t have a new post today, so I guess the Times gives the[…] Keep reading →

A reader asks about integrity and self-control

posted by Joshua on December 26, 2014 in Habits, Leadership

A reader asked, about my post “Three years of burpees,” Integrity is a interesting concept. Its the same thing for me, after having developed some strong daily habits, which are different from yours. It has made developing harder habits, much easier. How is integrity different from self-control? Isnt self-control the same as doing something when[…] Keep reading →

Protecting the environment improves your life

posted by Joshua on December 25, 2014 in Models, Nature

The dominant mainstream mental model I see about protecting the environment associates it with deprivation. I think most people associate helping the environment with driving cars with poor acceleration, eating food they don’t like, and wearing clothes made of hemp. I find this message counterproductive and inconsistent with what works. It’s counterproductive because it repels[…] Keep reading →