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Category Archives: Nature

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 →

Leadership and the Environment podcast overview and flow

posted by Joshua on July 20, 2017 in Audio, Leadership, Nature, Podcast

Overview The podcast is on leadership and the environment. I plan for each guest to connect with leadership, the environment, or both. I’m asking you to two conversations. The first will introduce you and showcase your connection to leadership, the environment, or both, and then ask you to commit to a meaningful challenge not to[…] Keep reading →

Happy 200th Birthday to Henry David Thoreau

posted by Joshua on July 12, 2017 in Entrepreneurship, Inc.com, Leadership, Nature

My post on Inc.com today, “Happy 200th Birthday to Henry David Thoreau,” (the editors changed the headline) began Happy Birthday to Henry David Thoreau, a True Family Businessman The entrepreneur and supporter of self-reliance, simplicity, and small government was born 200 years ago. 200 years ago today, Henry David Thoreau was born. July is a[…] 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 →

What’s more exotic, a mango or a turnip? What’s sweeter, ice cream or an apple? More culturally different, someone in a different country or generation?

posted by Joshua on June 27, 2017 in Awareness, Fitness, Nature, Perception

What’s more exotic, a mango or a turnip? In New York City, and most of the U.S., you can buy mangoes at many stores. Turnips are harder to find. People say they travel to experience new, exotic things. But they don’t see that there are new things in their back yards. What’s sweeter, ice cream[…] Keep reading →

Patagonia founder acting on his values, even at the company’s expense. Still works out.

posted by Joshua on June 26, 2017 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Nature

I rarely simply post someone else just talking, but my focus lately on motivating people to act on their values against comfort and convenience has resulted in such a desert that the video below was too refreshing not to share. No one I talk to considers avoiding one flight. No one who visits can stop[…] Keep reading →

Leadership and the Environment podcast episode #5: The slideshow, June 23, 2017 [video]

posted by Joshua on June 24, 2017 in Leadership, Nature, Podcast, Visualization

https://archive.org/download/JoshuaSpodekLatESlideshow170623/JoshuaSpodek_LatE_slideshow_170623_edited2.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download (651.8MB)Subscribe: Android | RSS I’ve delivered this talk a lot lately. It continues to iterate and I’m years from being able to deliver it at the I-Have-A-Dream-level quality to motivate people as the cause demands, but I consider it ready. Please share! (with @spodek) I welcome suggestions to[…] Keep reading →