Category Archives: Leadership

My take on “Google, YouTube To Pay $170 Million Penalty Over Collecting Kids’ Personal Info”

on September 4, 2019 in Entrepreneurship, Leadership

Maybe you saw the headlines that Google and YouTube had to pay a fine, paltry for them, for collecting kids’ personal information. From the headline, I didn’t think it seemed like such a big deal, as much as I value privacy, as much as I avoid Google, and as much as I value protecting helpless people from predatory entities. But reading the article, I saw how much they used the[…] Keep reading →

My first time holding a Nobel Prize

on August 20, 2019 in Leadership

I ran into my podcast guest who lives near me and has a Nobel Prize and he happened to have it with him. He didn’t have it when he came over to record and for my famous no-packaging vegetable stew, so I hadn’t seen it. So there we were on Sixth Avenue, people walking by not realizing we were holding a genuine Nobel Prize. On the podcast I asked him[…] Keep reading →

The Company I Co-Founded Locked Me Out of the Office

on August 10, 2019 in Audio, Leadership, Stories

Hear me share on Paul Smith’s Lead With a Story podcast how the company I co-founded, Submedia, locked me out of the office as the final nail of ousting me. More precisely, after ousting me from the CEO position, owing to Submedia’s running out of money — I won’t argue it being a fair reason to switch CEOs — the new team moved offices and didn’t give me a key[…] Keep reading →

Hear me on Guiding You Through the Maze with Lisa Lentino

on August 8, 2019 in Audio, Leadership

Lisa Lentino hosts the Guiding You Through the Maze podcast and runs The Coaching Connector, which connects people looking for coaching with coaches and gives resources for both. For example, she recently posted an interview with friend, mentor, and podcast guest Marshall Goldsmith. From Marshall, Lisa moved to me and hosted a conversation on learning to lead. If your career or life isn’t at its potential and you know you’re[…] Keep reading →

Hear me on the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast

on August 3, 2019 in Audio, Education, Leadership

Want to lead people so they want you to lead them again? To take initiative effectively? Many people ask counterproductive questions, like “How should I do X?”, “How do I convince someone to do Y?”, or “What do I need to know to become a leader?” The most effective question is “How do I learn to lead?“, or in entrepreneurship and taking initiative, “How do I learn to take initiative?“[…] Keep reading →

Your Daily Environment 007: Greta Thunberg to sail the Atlantic, July 31, 2019

on July 31, 2019 in Leadership, Nature

A friend emailed that Greta Thunberg will sail across the Atlantic. This is Leadership. Anyone could have done it first. I’ve been trying to sail. She got invited. Everyone who says flying is necessary or that they can’t avoid it. . . well, she put the lie to that excuse. If she’s achieving her goals more by not flying, what’s out there for the rest of us to do next?[…] Keep reading →

My TEDx talk is online: “Find Your Delicious”

on June 25, 2019 in Leadership, Nature

At last the TEDx talk I gave April 6 at NYU is online. See it for yourself. Here’s the link if you’d like to vote or leave a comment on YouTube (or at the bottom of this page). In the meantime, here are pictures from the event.

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