Monthly Archives: July 2017

Unleashed – How to Thrive as an Independent Professional, Will Bachman’s elite podcast

on July 31, 2017 in Audio, Leadership

Will Bachman hosts the podcast, “Unleashed – How to Thrive as an Independent Professional.” He also co-founded the tremendous online community of top-tier management consultants, Umbrex. Will and I have known each other online for a decade as Columbia Business School alumni active in leadership. We recorded this conversation in-person at my apartment. Listen for an intimate, unfiltered inside view of my life as we walk around my place and[…] Keep reading →

My interview on the It Will Come podcast

on July 31, 2017 in Audio, Leadership

George Samuels hosts the It Will Come podcast. Its subtitle, “A philosophy of success through patience, persistence and momentum” is right up the alley of someone like me with my years of daily burpees, blog posts, cold showers, and other sidchas. He posted our conversation, “How To Become The Leader Other People Will Follow.” I’d write how much I enjoyed the conversation and how I recommend it, but his comprehensive[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Is It O.K. to Protest Trump by Withholding Taxes?

on July 30, 2017 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, “Is It O.K. to Protest Trump by Withholding Taxes?” I am increasingly distressed by many of the things that the Trump administration is, and is not, doing. The president himself has declared that not paying taxes ‘‘makes him smart,’’ and I do not trust that my federal tax[…] Keep reading →

People want to give you garbage and make you fat and sick while acting nice

on July 29, 2017 in Fitness, Nature

Since inviting people over for my famous vegetable stews more and asking them not to bring packaged food, I’ve noticed trends in gift giving. People almost never give gifts unwrapped. They nearly alway put them in boxes with wrapping both inside and out, all of which ends up in the landfills. In other words, they give you garbage. People who bring food almost never bring healthy food. It nearly always[…] Keep reading →

Problems in global warming with “every bit helps” and little tips to do little things

on July 28, 2017 in Models, Nature

Leading cultural change, one of the big tasks is to change collective beliefs. One of my big discoveries of my experiments with avoiding flying and food packaging is that what I expected to feel like deprivation and sacrifice ended up becoming two of the greatest changes in my life. Living by your most important values, especially when they override less important values that you were doing without thinking, improves your[…] Keep reading →

Zuckerberg and DiCaprio Take Heat for Flying Too Much

on July 27, 2017 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Inc.com, Leadership

My Inc. post today, “Zuckerberg and DiCaprio Take Heat for Flying Too Much,” begins Zuckerberg and DiCaprio Take Heat for Flying Too Much There is no half-integrity. Do it all the way or it undermines your leadership. Mark Zuckerberg announced a few months ago his plan to visit every state to learn more about people who use Facebook–people who struggle to make ends meet or fall through the cracks. Leonardo DiCaprio was[…] Keep reading →

After 20 Years, Reciprocating a New York Moment

on July 26, 2017 in Stories

In the 90s, when I was a graduate student, my father was away for the summer and left me his car. I was living on 100th Street between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive with two teammates from my ultimate frisbee team. A long time ago, it must have been the year we went to Nationals. Having a car up there meant a lot of parallel parking because alternate side[…] Keep reading →