Category Archives: Inc.com

When Innovation and Technology Fail Us

on October 11, 2018 in Inc.com, Perception

When Innovation and Technology Fail Us Joshua Spodek October 10, 2018 We see technology, innovation, and the efficiency they bring as relief to our burdens, potential solutions to some of our greatest problems, such as the climate and pollution. Could they, while solving immediate problems, create bigger, long-term ones? I write the following as the holder of six patents, as well as a PhD in astrophysics, having helped build an[…] Keep reading →

This Travel Writer Who Doesn’t Fly Will Demolish Your Beliefs About Adventure

on September 26, 2018 in Inc.com, Nature

This Travel Writer Who Doesn’t Fly Will Demolish Your Beliefs About Adventure JOSHUA SPODEK SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 Evelina Utterdahl travels more than most. She writes travel columns. She loves travel as much as anyone, maybe more. If you’ve had trouble aligning your life with your values, you may learn from her. Part of a growing number of people who think before they fly, she chooses not to fly not out of ignorance or[…] Keep reading →

What Personal Leadership Takes

on September 15, 2018 in Inc.com, Leadership, Podcast

Which is more common–an athlete becoming a business or political leader, or a political figure becoming an athlete? Many athletes and become leaders in business, politics, and so on, but the reverse never happens. The difference tells me that sports teaches skills useful and essential to leadership. I had the honor of interviewing Marquis Flowers of the New England Patriots for the Leadership and the Environment podcast. His vulnerability and raw emotion revealed what athletes learn through their struggles,[…] Keep reading →

Handling Trigger Warnings, Microaggressions, Safe Spaces, and Other Outrages

on September 5, 2018 in Awareness, Education, Freedom, Inc.com, Leadership, Nonjudgment

Handling Trigger Warnings, Microaggressions, Safe Spaces, and Other Outrages Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff’s new book, The Coddling of the American Mind, takes on offense and outrage with calm resolve and effective insight Jonathan Haidt’s latest book, released today, The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure, coauthored by Greg Lukianoff, takes on one of the issues of our[…] Keep reading →

How Arianna Huffington, Ryan Holiday, Marie Kondo, and Successful Leaders’ Start Their Days

on June 11, 2018 in Habits, Inc.com

How Arianna Huffington, Ryan Holiday, Marie Kondo, and Successful Leaders’ Start Their Days Successful people start their mornings with routines. Routines make difficult habits doable. You don’t have yours? Time to start. Need help? I loved finding MyMorningRoutine.com, which posts a new successful person’s morning routine each week, including mine. You can also find Arianna’s and Ryan’s (though mine is best. . . for me, that is. It’s surprising how[…] Keep reading →

The Perfect Workout, Perfected?

on June 7, 2018 in Entrepreneurship, Fitness, Inc.com

The Perfect Workout, Perfected? Regular readers know I find physical conditioning integral to leadership (and a rich, rewarding life). Research shows it. Research shows a few exercises work the whole body and cardiovascular system with low risk of injury–particularly swimming, cross-country skiing, and rowing. The first two need pools or snow. Rowing requires only an indoor rower, which is why I’ve put over 1,000,000 meters and hit big achievements (for[…] Keep reading →

Real-Life Spider-man, Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Strange, and the Hulk Are Saving Lives

on June 4, 2018 in Inc.com

Real-Life Spider-man, Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Strange, and the Hulk Are Saving Lives Global headlines are announcing superheroes saving lives in our world, not comic books or movies. Global headlines are announcing superheroes saving lives in our world, not comic books or movies. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Strange Yesterday, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Strange star, Benedict Cumberbatch Credited With Saving a Cyclist From Attackers. The New York Times reported from a[…] Keep reading →

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