Category Archives: Nature

This Man’s Daily Habit May Be the Most Productive Ever

on March 17, 2018 in, Nature

This Man’s Daily Habit May Be the Most Productive Ever Imagine building Central Park yourself. Jadav Payeng did more. With his bare hands. We’ve long known the benefits of habits–even before Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Regular readers of my column know the value of sidchas—Self-Imposed Daily Challenging Healthy Activities–which are more than just habits. They help define you. Successful people have sidchas. Not all,[…] Keep reading →

The Future of Environmental Leadership

on March 14, 2018 in, Leadership, Nature

The Future of Environmental Leadership Want to lead? The opportunities to lead in the environment may be the best around. Hosting the Leadership and the Environment podcast has led to a lot of conversations on leadership and the environment. As an entrepreneur and adjunct professor of leadership, I talk to many who want to become leaders. Many shun working on the environment because they think it will distract from their career and leadership ambitions. They excuse[…] Keep reading →

Joy and the Environment

on March 13, 2018 in, Nature

Joy and the Environment What we as leaders can do for the environment and why it creates joy Leaders can help the environment more than anyone, I’ve come to conclude from countless conversations hosting the Leadership and the Environment podcast. By environment, I don’t only mean global warming. No matter how skeptical anyone is about climate, nobody wants litter on pristine beaches, mercury in their fish, or asthma in their children. The environmental issues you’re[…] Keep reading →

Learn to lead without relying on authority: Two workshops this week. You’re invited.

on March 12, 2018 in Education, Events, Leadership, Nature

The Leadership and the Environment podcast team is growing, which means expanding to new ways to Develop people’s leadership and Act on the environment I’ve interviewed Ryan and Ben, the podcast’s newest teammates so you’ll get to meet them when their interviews get processed. In the meantime, we’ve organized two leadership development workshops THIS WEEK: Wednesday and Thursday, 6pm–8pm at NYU. Click these links to register and for the details,[…] Keep reading →

Why do nerds and geeks think we can do in space what we haven’t on Earth?

on March 7, 2018 in Nature

Why do nerds and geeks think we can do in space what we haven’t on Earth? The distant problems they’d escape are nothing like the here-and-now problems we’ve created and can solve First, as one of the nerdiest and geekiest people I know, or even know of, I mean nothing negative from the terms. With a PhD in astrophysics, having helped build and launch a satellite, and with several patents, I can nerd out and[…] Keep reading →

Thoughts on recent environmental news: melting sea ice, Jevons paradox, and Earth’s disappearing lakes

on March 5, 2018 in Nature

On “Bering Sea loses half its sea ice over two weeks” The meaningful question is what you, the person reading these words, will do about it. Most will think something like “I want to help, but if I act and no one else does it won’t make a difference” or “they should pass laws to stop people from doing what causes this and after they do I’ll act.” To act[…] Keep reading →

Thoreau on not traveling

on February 28, 2018 in Nature

I’m sharing thoughts on reading The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf, one of the New York Times’ 10 best books of 2017. Andrea Wulf’s the Invention of Nature Who is Alexander von Humboldt? The New York Times review of the book explains: Alexander von Humboldt was the pre-eminent scientist of his time. Contemporaries spoke of him as second in fame only to Napoleon. All[…] Keep reading →

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