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Category Archives: Nature

Leadership and the Environment podcast episode #4: My talk, recorded live, June 19, 2017

posted by Joshua on June 21, 2017 in Audio, Awareness, Choosing/Decision-Making, Leadership, Nature Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:12:17 — 49.6MB)Subscribe: Android | RSS Still a work in progress, below is my latest keynote on Leadership and the Environment. I gave it to a live audience, June 19, 2017. Sorry, no video. Since it’s still a work in progress, so I welcome suggestions for improvements.

Stop congratulating me for not polluting: the Chris Rock perspective [video]

posted by Joshua on June 20, 2017 in Nature

People keep congratulating me when they learn it takes me six months to accumulate a load of landfill garbage. It’s still pollution. Just because people produce a lot more garbage doesn’t make mine any less so. Congratulating someone for accumulating garbage slowly is like congratulating them for kicking a puppy lightly. Kicking a puppy doesn’t[…] Keep reading →

I can’t eat all the delicious, healthy food that costs almost nothing fast enough to keep up this spring. And losing fat and gaining muscle.

posted by Joshua on June 19, 2017 in Nature

I’ve started calling my diet unamerican. What I eat is Delicious Convenient Cheap Nutritious Local Community building (many guests come over instead of meeting at bars and restaurants) Non-polluting Seasonal Home made This seems the opposite of how most Americans eat. They go out, spend a lot on stuff reheated after being manufactured in a[…] Keep reading →

Why I turned down nearly $10,000 to teach for an Ivy League school for a week in Shanghai

posted by Joshua on June 17, 2017 in Awareness, Choosing/Decision-Making, Freedom, Leadership, Nature

Columbia University offered me nearly $10,000 to fly to Shanghai to teach an entrepreneurship class, block-week style, meaning a semester in a week, 9-5 each day. I’ve taught that way before and got great results. I love teaching entrepreneurship. I’m not bragging to say that my reviews say I’m exceptional at it. I love my[…] Keep reading →

Leadership Lessons from Authoritarianism, and the Pursuit of Sustainability: The Bare Naked Interview

posted by Joshua on June 14, 2017 in Audio, Leadership, Nature

Emily Ann Peterson hosts the Bare Naked Bravery Podcast, “a weekly podcast exposing the threads of heroism behind the stories and people we love most,” and she just posted her interview of me. First, she teaches bravery like I teach leadership—active, experientially, step by step—so we spoke the same language about what we practiced in[…] Keep reading →

Fatuous, ignorant garbage from the New York Times on polluting less

posted by Joshua on June 12, 2017 in Nature

Want to pollute less when you travel? I don’t recommend following the New York Times’s advice in Greening Your Summer Vacation, such as: the nearly 10,000-mile round trip between Newark and Honolulu could recently be offset with a $14.78 donation to a wind farm, or $17.74 to help protect a forest in Peru. That trip[…] Keep reading →