Category Archives: Podcast
A friend told me the other day that while I could reduce flying, business people couldn’t. It’s not so easy for them, actually impossible. Did he forget that I have an MBA? That I started a business with an 8-digit valuation, that operated on four continents? That nearly everyone I know flies as a matter of course? Did he not imagine the work I turned down? More likely he didn’t[…] Keep reading →
Adam studies brilliant people and leadership. There are many leadership coaches and researchers. If you like me and my way of doing things, which is geeky, you might be geeky yourself. You probably like leadership too. We get to his research results about halfway through the conversation. He focuses on helping people like you and me understand and improve leadership. In this conversation we focus on blind spots, among other[…] Keep reading →
We start talking about how to learn—you have to practice. This is one of the most important things to get, not just in learning but in life. Too many people read and analyze, expecting to learn. If you don’t change your behavior, you aren’t learning, which I took a long time to learn. If you read and analyze, you behave impersonally—that is, you don’t learn social and emotional skills. Then[…] Keep reading →
When was the last time you went without a cell phone for more than a few hours? Jeremy went longer than he expected, but as chance favors the prepared mind, he was ready to take advantage of an opportunity. It sounds to me like he enjoyed using less power, however modest the reduction, he did it and discovered fun and improved relationships. Once we created machines to save labor. Now[…] Keep reading →
Bugs will infest a plant until they kill it, then when it dies, they die. It’s happening to the fig tree and cherry tomato plants in my windowsill garden. If they could keep their population low enough to avoid killing the plant, they could live longer. We seem to be doing the same with Earth’s non-renewable resources. From a species perspective, what benefit do we get from fast cars and[…] Keep reading →
I don’t like my world being full of junk “food,” litter, and pollution, but if it is, I’d rather see it for what it is and feel a disgust that motivates me to change it than to keep myself in denial and passively, complacently accept it. Yesterday’s stop at a highway rest stop reminded me how we dump garbage onto the world and into ourselves. Today’s picking up litter reinforced[…] Keep reading →
What’s the difference between burning rain forests for someone’s livelihood and family in the Amazon and paying for people to drill oil that we squander in the rest of the world? I’m not asking to accuse. I see some differences, but not big ones. If you’re easily offended I recommend not listening to this episode.