Monthly Archives: August 2016

Start conversations and relationships with “passion”: vindicated by Fast Company

on August 31, 2016 in Leadership, Relationships, Tips

A reader and former NYU collaborator sent me this article from Fast Company under their “Leadership” heading: “27 Questions To Ask Instead Of “What Do You Do?” She knows my passion for effective and meaningful conversation, making people feel comfortable sharing their vulnerabilities, and supporting them on things they care about. Longtime readers will remember how I disparage “So what do you do?” as a leach that saps passion from[…] Keep reading →

80,000 burpees!

on August 30, 2016 in Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

[This post is part of a series on my daily exercise and starting and keeping challenging habits. If you don’t see a Table of Contents to the left, click here to view the series, where you’ll get more value than reading just this post.] Today roughly marks my hitting my 80,000th burpee since starting the sidcha in December 2011. After the first month, I wrote “How to begin a workout[…] Keep reading →

A Simple Way To Simplify Your Life

on August 29, 2016 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Freedom,

My post today, “A Simple Way To Simplify Your Life,” begins The Simplest Way to Simplify Your Life This one step, iterated, will simplify your possessions and keep it that way. Books started the process, which expanded to everything. I viewed books like everyone else: they showed people who I was, they added to my home, were useful for reference, etc. I went through an experience that changed that.[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: My Wife Wants to Adopt. When Do I Tell Her I Won’t?

on August 28, 2016 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “My Wife Wants to Adopt. When Do I Tell Her I Won’t?” My wife and are I childless. We can’t have children of our own, and in any case, I have never wanted children. Now we are in our 40s, and my wife is starting the process of[…] Keep reading →

Quora Saturday: What men love, thought leaders, no-strings-attached sex, entrepreneurship, and falling in love

on August 27, 2016 in Quora, Relationships

Continuing my Saturday series on posting my answers to questions from Quora, here are my next questions answered: What makes a man feel loved? Which business thought leaders do you follow and why? It seems that guys nowadays are just interested in no-strings-attached-sex. How is it possible in this day and age to find a guy for a committed monogamous relationship (ages 25-35)? Where can I learn a whole package[…] Keep reading →

Employers Reject Résumés. Why You Should Stop Sending Them.

on August 26, 2016 in

My story today, “Employers Reject Résumés. Why You Should Stop Sending Them.” begins Employers Reject Résumés. Why You Should Stop Sending Them. Nobody gives a final yes to a résumé. But they do give final no’s. What to do instead. A well-placed woman, “Jane,” who saw me speak on a panel began the process of offering me a job. To put me in touch with her boss, Jane asked[…] Keep reading →

Video: Chris’s testimonial about my Entrepreneurship course

on August 25, 2016 in Education, Entrepreneurship

Ever wonder how much you can get from a course in entrepreneurial thinking and behavior? When it’s not “just” entrepreneurship you learn a lot more, like how to take initiative and responsibility for your life and career. Here’s a student from the class I taught last semester. Chris is a Cornell student who was taking a class at NYU for the semester. For written testimonials, click here: “This is one[…] Keep reading →

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