Monthly Archives: November 2016

Another physicist who transformed a field: W. Edwards Deming

posted by Joshua on November 29, 2016 in Education

As a physicist who left and is looking to transform a field (teaching social and emotional skills, which I generally call leadership), I like noticing other physicists who left and ended up transforming fields. The first one to come to mind for me are Erwin Schrödinger, of Schrödinger’s Cat fame, who came up with one[…] Keep reading →

Imagine a world with more empathy: Why I write and teach

posted by Joshua on November 28, 2016 in Awareness, Perception

My books and courses teach empathy. I used to think of empathy as an intangible, nebulous, even weird concept I couldn’t really understand. Now I view it as a skill anyone can learn as well as they can learn to ride a bike or throw a baseball. Improving your empathy skills improves your ability to[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Should Parents Be Expected to Donate to a Public School?

posted by Joshua on November 27, 2016 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment, Relationships

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Should Parents Be Expected to Donate to a Public School?” Our granddaughter is in kindergarten at a highly ranked elementary school: Test scores average in the top 1 percent of the schools in[…] Keep reading →

Quora Saturday: African leaders, study habits, judging girlfriends, good writers, and anime addiction

posted by Joshua on November 26, 2016 in Quora

Continuing my Saturday series on posting my answers to questions from Quora, here are my next questions answered: Why are most African leaders mediocre? How do I develop a habit of studying in noise? How can I leave my girlfriend? I don’t love her anymore but I am afraid that she will hurt herself, she[…] Keep reading →