Category Archives: Leadership

What Putin wants

on April 30, 2019 in Leadership

It’s obvious but I haven’t seen it clearly stated enough to make its consequence obvious. As far as I know, everyone who knows the details says the Russians are deliberately influencing U.S. elections and that Putin is leading the effort in some way. What does Putin want? People answer various ways. The clearest answer seems: Putin wants a weaker United States. Corollary: Putin wanting a weaker U.S. suggests that he[…] Keep reading →

The environmental revolution begins here, with the Noetic podcast with Jared Angaza

on April 16, 2019 in Audio, Leadership, Nature, Nonjudgment

I met Jared Angaza appearing on each other’s podcast a couple years ago. We became great friends at first only online. I met him in person for the first time in San Diego in November after I attended the Summit in Los Angeles. We “broke bread” together by cooking a couple loads of my famous no-packaging vegetable stew for his family and a few of his family groups—about twenty people.[…] Keep reading →

See my TEDx talk live, this Saturday, April 6!

on March 30, 2019 in Education, Events, Leadership, Stories

You know you’ve wanted to see a TED talk live. Now’s your chance. Cancel your old plans for next weekend. [NOTE: I will post the video of my talk here when the organizers finish editing and post it. They estimated 6 to 12 weeks from April 6 — that is, likely late May or June.] See me and six other brilliant, engaging speakers this Saturday, April 6 at TEDxNYU—the intersection[…] Keep reading →

The first interview mentioning my upcoming book

on March 25, 2019 in Audio, Leadership, Nature

Joan Sotkin invited me back to her podcast, Prosperity Place. We mostly spoke about environmental leadership, but it was the first public mentioning of my book coming out in a couple months. From the podcast page, the highlights: People think that acting for the environment is a sacrifice when in fact it’s fun. Regarding the environment, leadership by example doesn’t work. Josh manages to only throw out one small back[…] Keep reading →

Why call using no sugar extreme but not using no heroin?

on March 9, 2019 in Leadership

People keep describing my unbroken sidcha practices and avoiding polluting as disciplined. Regarding avoiding packaged food and not flying, they describe it as extreme. Actually, some describe it all as extreme. Let me ask you this: which is easier, to take heroin sometimes and try to avoid getting addicted or never to take heroin at all? It seems to me easier never to take it. Then the risk of getting[…] Keep reading →

My humbling leadership start

on March 5, 2019 in Education, Leadership

Business school humbled me from before I started my first classes there. I came in thinking, “I have a PhD in physics, so all the math will be easy, and I ran a company, so I know all the business. I’ll have fun for a couple years and earn a degree that will be my passport to success.” On the contrary, I found finance and accounting not about math, but[…] Keep reading →

Join my free networking webinar Friday: Making Meaningful Connections (noon eastern)

on December 11, 2018 in Events, Exercises, Leadership

This Friday, join my free webinar, hosted by Columbia College’s alumni, open to the public. Register here or click the screen shot below We’ll cover how to create meaningful connections with anyone in minutes, even if you’re shy or consider yourself an introvert. Everyone loves the exercise, as far as I know. You’ll see it in practice and you’ll be able to use it in your life with anyone immediately.[…] Keep reading →

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