Category Archives: Inc.com

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: When a Patient’s Mom Is Slipping Her Daughter Prozac

on July 16, 2017 in Inc.com, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “When a Patient’s Mom Is Slipping Her Daughter Prozac.” I am a pediatrician with an adolescent female patient who has had some mental health issues over the last couple of years. She reported being molested and subsequently suffered a depression and engaged in self-injurious behavior requiring commitment to[…] Keep reading →

Happy 200th Birthday to Henry David Thoreau

on July 12, 2017 in Entrepreneurship, Inc.com, Leadership, Nature

My post on Inc.com today, “Happy 200th Birthday to Henry David Thoreau,” (the editors changed the headline) began Happy Birthday to Henry David Thoreau, a True Family Businessman The entrepreneur and supporter of self-reliance, simplicity, and small government was born 200 years ago. 200 years ago today, Henry David Thoreau was born. July is a big Thoreau month. On July 4, 1845 he moved to live by Walden Pond, pictured[…] Keep reading →

A Millennial Making America Clean Again

on July 4, 2017 in Habits, Inc.com, Leadership, SIDCHAs

My Independence Day post on Inc. today, “A Millennial Making America Clean Again,” begins A Millennial Making America Clean Again He’s doing a simple, small, short term act that makes a difference and is leading to more. Will you follow? I love Independence Day. I don’t eat hot dogs, nor do I care that much for fireworks. I celebrate July 4th by reading and writing about influential Americans and American[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Do I Report a Teacher’s Racist Facebook Post?

on July 2, 2017 in Inc.com, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Do I Report a Teacher’s Racist Facebook Post?” A Facebook friend from college, who is a public-high-school teacher, recently posted his drawing of an Asian with a coolie hat, buck teeth and slit eyes (he is not Asian) next to a pair of fortune cookies. As one of[…] Keep reading →

Dave Kerpen on my book: “This Book Gets It: Learn to Lead Yourself and Others”

on June 28, 2017 in Inc.com, Leadership

There are leaders in media and then there are leaders in media. Dave Kerpen stands above the crowd, having achieved what most dream of, gathering around him a community of great people (plus 600,000+ LinkedIn followers). I’ll take the liberty of putting his LinkedIn profile below, which recounts his #1 bestselling book, founding and leading a major online media firm, Likeable Media, and his family life. I’m honored and flattered[…] Keep reading →

I Do Burpees Daily Because I’m Lazy and Full of Excuses

on June 10, 2017 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Fitness, Habits, Inc.com, SIDCHAs

My Inc. post Monday, “I Do Burpees Daily Because I’m Lazy and Full of Excuses,” began I Do Burpees Daily Because I’m Lazy and Full of Excuses Not having a skill so useful as discipline is a reason to do them, which transformed my life. When I tell people about my burpee habit, their most common response is to suppose I was born with superhuman discipline. I do them daily,[…] Keep reading →

Leadership and the Environment Podcast episode #3: Freedom, empathy, garbage, and compost

on June 5, 2017 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Freedom, Habits, Inc.com, Nature, Podcast

https://archive.org/download/freedom_empathy_garbage/freedom_empathy_garbage.mp4 How much waste do you create that others have to deal with? The environment involves more than global warming. As my Inc. piece reported recently, we’re producing enough waste that an island in the middle of the Pacific, with no inhabitants and thousands of miles from any city, is covered with plastic and other waste, most of it needless garbage: I don’t know what to call that amount and[…] Keep reading →