Category Archives: Podcast

Recent praise

on April 24, 2019 in Education, Podcast

Below are a couple recent things people have told me about my work, which I’ll keep anonymous. I don’t mind if you think I’m bragging. They’re sharing ways I served them. About my new book, Initiative, launching next month: “Whether leading or following this is a book you need to read. It is also a book for which I have long yearned. None of the publications I have turned to[…] Keep reading →

172: If anything, I’m a maximalist

on April 23, 2019 in Podcast

When many people enter my apartment for the first time say something about it being minimalist. I feel like I have a lot of stuff because I have many things I don’t need, mean to get rid of, but haven’t. Apparently, my amount of many things is well below most people’s thresholds. I also bristle at people labeling me, so whatever the label, I usually don’t like it. But the[…] Keep reading →

171: The “best kept secret in environmental leadership”

on April 20, 2019 in Podcast

I love watching Dr. Michael Gregor’s videos on nutrition. A common theme of his videos is how medical school barely teach doctors nutrition and exercise despite how important they are for health. He shows how industrial food companies promote profit over healthy diets and expensive, risky medicine over avoiding foods and sedentary lifestyles that cause the problems they purport to solve. He provide his videos for free to make available[…] Keep reading →

169: Srini Rao: Surfing and Creativity

on April 17, 2019 in Podcast

Srini has run his podcast over 10 years, written several books, hundreds of articles, interviewing hundreds of researchers, entrepreneurs, artists, me, and more. His business is helping people develop themselves — to dream, to play, to create, to go on adventures, to find your path. In this conversation we talk about his development and how he got to help others. It’s more on the leadership development end of the Leadership[…] Keep reading →

167: Amy Aussieker, part 1: Can we transform an American City?

on April 12, 2019 in Podcast

Business, based growth, loves the ideas of a circular economy and recycling because both promotes more, but may keep us on track to unsustainability, global warming, plastic, etc. I don’t know the answer, but the city of Charlotte contacted me about their Envision Charlotte program. I told them I’m cautiously optimistic and am not sure what they’re doing is in the long run helpful. I’m not saying it isn’t but[…] Keep reading →

166: Anand Giridharadas: Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World

on April 11, 2019 in Podcast

With some guests I have a hard time finding a quote to start the episode with. With Anand, I had the opposite — at least half of what he said wowed me. When I first saw him speak and saw the title of his book, Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, I wondered if someone at the elite event I attended would really challenge a community[…] Keep reading →

165: Colonel Mark Read, part 1: Environmental Engineering at West Point

on April 10, 2019 in Podcast

I met Colonel Read through Colonel Everett Spain, who has also been a guest of the podcast. Two myths about the military have unraveled in me as a result of seeing West Point from the inside and talking to 4-star Generals and department heads. One is that the military practices command-and-control and that someone of any rank can just order people to do things and get compliance. On the contrary,[…] Keep reading →

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