Monthly Archives: October 2016

My greatest anxiety and how it calmed me

on October 31, 2016 in Stories

I led a team of students from NYU’-Tisch’s School of the Arts’ ITP program to install a temporary art display in Bryant Park. It feels like it was yesterday, but it was 2009. Here’s a video of the display: The story of coordinating the MTA, NYU, Submedia, and the student-artists was one of my first great hustles that benefited everyone, which I’ll save for a later post. This post is[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: My Ex Is Advertising for Sugar Daddies. Can I Tell Her Mother?

on October 30, 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 Ex Is Advertising for Sugar Daddies. Can I Tell Her Mother?” I recently broke up with a longtime girlfriend. We are both in our mid-20s. She was temporarily without work for the summer and low on cash. After our breakup, it came to my attention that she[…] Keep reading →

The core of my leadership technique

on October 29, 2016 in Education, Leadership

I’ve been refining how to describe my technique in leading others succinctly: Leading others is about behaving and communicating so the other person feels comfortable sharing their vulnerabilities. Their vulnerabilities tend to be their greatest passions and strongest motivations. Their sharing their passions makes them feel understood and open to being led to act on it. In fact, they crave being led by their passions. With experience, their sharing their[…] Keep reading →

Less food packaging = more food variety

on October 28, 2016 in Nature, Tips

The set of packaged and unpackaged food is greater than the set of only unpackaged food. You would think that restricting your diet to avoid packaged food would lower its variety. I have found, to the contrary, that avoiding packaged food has increased the variety of food I eat. When companies choose to package food, they seem to choose to make it homogeneous too. If you want a varied diet,[…] Keep reading →

Economists contradiction between economic growth and job loss

on October 27, 2016 in Blog

Economists always claim that we need populations to grow for economies to grow, which they seem to regard as a necessity. I’ve never understood why growth is necessary, when what we need is to distribute life’s necessities—food, water, shelter, etc—among people. Anyway, take economic growth as a necessity for the sake of argument. Economists also worry about losing jobs to other countries. Well, if having more people doesn’t cause an[…] Keep reading →

3 Obstacles Blocking Your Passion and How To Overcome Them

on October 26, 2016 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Inc.com

My Inc.com article today, “3 Obstacles Blocking Your Passion and How To Overcome Them,” begins 3 Obstacles Blocking Your Passion and How To Overcome Them Do you wish you could commit to a passion like your role models? Here are 3 hurdles nearly everyone has to overcome. “Jane,” a student in my entrepreneurship class, asked during office hours: Josh, I like how you’re making this class experiential, but my project[…] Keep reading →

More great opening lines to books

on October 25, 2016 in Art, Creativity

Following up my first post on great opening lines to books, and getting the galley to my first non-self-published book, I found some more. “If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind[…] Keep reading →