Category Archives: Models

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

posted by Joshua 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,[…] Keep reading →

Economics is wrong about growth

posted by Joshua on July 24, 2017 in Education, Models, Nature

My recent post at Inc., “Economics Is Wrong About Growth And It’s Ruining Everything,” begins Economics Is Wrong About Growth And It’s Ruining Everything Even Adam Smith foresaw an end to growth. How did we lose sight of it and think we could grow forever? Nearly every economist I’ve heard say anything about economic growth says it’s necessary for[…] Keep reading →

The futility of “Seeing things as they are”

posted by Joshua on July 6, 2017 in Models, Nature, Perception

Do people understand what they’re saying when they talking about “seeing things as they really are?” Do they realize it makes no sense? Let’s say you’re seeing things for not what they are. Do they imagine you have some special faculty that you were not using but when you decide to, you can just use[…] Keep reading →

How science improves leadership and coaching: My conversation with Ron Potter

posted by Joshua on May 13, 2017 in Audio, Awareness, Choosing/Decision-Making, Leadership, Models, Nature

Does a background in science help someone lead? … does it help someone coach? If so, how? I spoke with longtime leadership and executive coach Ron Potter, who came from an engineering and technical background to coach executives at top levels of major global companies, about how our backgrounds help. We covered: How a science[…] Keep reading →

More of why I don’t think of vegetables, fruit, and exercise as preventing cancer, heart disease, and diabetes

posted by Joshua on April 26, 2017 in Fitness, Inc.com, Models, Tips

My Inc.com article today, Why I Don’t Think of Vegetables, Fruit, and Exercise as Preventing Disease, begins Why I Don’t Think of Vegetables, Fruit, and Exercise as Preventing Disease Why consider unhealthy normal? Why not consider healthy the default? I’ve written before that I don’t think of diet, exercise, and behavior as preventing cancer, heart[…] Keep reading →

Absurdly Useful Leadership Tactics That You Can Use Today: the second interview with Jim Harshaw

posted by Joshua on March 27, 2017 in Awareness, Exercises, Leadership, Models, SIDCHAs, Stories

I don’t know if the interviewers are getting better, if I’m developing in conversation, or if I’m just enjoying podcast conversations more, but it feels like the interviews are getting better all the time. Yesterday, Jim Harshaw (scroll down to learn more about him) of the Success Through Failure podcast posted our second conversation. Second[…] Keep reading →

One of the most important videos on the internet barely has 10,000 views: Donella Meadows on Sustainable Systems

posted by Joshua on March 18, 2017 in Awareness, Education, Models, Nature

I just watched what I consider one of the most important videos I’ve seen. It’s not exciting, but it covers what I consider the most important issue of our time—how to understand global warming and what we can do about it. Not just the usual questions about science, numbers, and politics. The video is of[…] Keep reading →