Category Archives: Podcast

035: RJ Khalaf, conversation 1: Leading in the West Bank with the Dalai Lama

on March 19, 2018 in Podcast

I encourage you to review RJ’s leadership program in Palestine for yourself. Check out RJ Khalaf is my youngest guest so far, still an undergrad at NYU, but achieving beyond student status. He took my social entrepreneurship classes. In this episode, you’ll hear RJ on his passion and success: a leadership program that teaches leadership skills to Palestinian kids who would otherwise throw stones or worse, as you’ll hear.[…] Keep reading →

034: Joshua Spodek: Before, Living by Others’ Values, full transcript

on March 15, 2018 in Podcast

Listen to the conversation. In this podcast I talk a lot about these three big transitions that I went through – with the food, with the flying, with taking on leadership role and I talk a lot about after I made the transition. I wanted to share a bit about beforehand because it was not as easy as it might sound. I think a good starting point was the first[…] Keep reading →

034: Joshua Spodek: Before, Living by Others’ Values

on March 15, 2018 in Podcast

After sharing my “after” stories about after taking on my environmental challenges, in this episode I share the “before” situations.

033: David Biello, conversation 3: “It’s easier than you think,” full transcript

on March 6, 2018 in Podcast

In our third conversation David and I talk about environmental action, in particular his based on his having acted. In my experience having spoken to a lot of people who have both not acted on their values despite knowing them versus people who have acted on their values based on knowing them. It’s a very different tone of conversation when people have acted on versus not. I find these conversations[…] Keep reading →

033: David Biello, conversation 3: “It’s easier than you think”

on March 6, 2018 in Podcast

David shares what happens when you act on your values: Act on your values -> better life -> act on your values more -> yet better life -> etc This cycle is the opposite mainstream society suggests—that environmental action distracts from getting ahead, costs more, or whatever excuse. Acting on your values distracts from living by others’ values—in particular, the values of people and institutions trying to influence you most.[…] Keep reading →

032: David Biello, conversation 2: “Way better than I expected … and easier”, full transcript

on March 5, 2018 in Podcast

You’re about to hear how David reduced his meat eating and found it way better than expected. It sounded like he enjoyed it. He benefitted from it, he feels better from it, and he wants to do more. You’ll hear from him. He also shared the challenges that he faced, in particular travel, other people and going against the general systems around us, doing something different. These are his challenges.[…] Keep reading →

031: Frances Hesselbein, Conversation 1: Where you can make the greatest difference

on March 1, 2018 in Audio, Podcast

Having worked with many people and generations, Frances sees great hope in millennials. She points to research that they are like the so-called Greatest Generation, who fought World War II and then helped rebuild the world. Moreover, we see them as having done it because “it was the right thing to do,” not fame or fortune. The environment could use such perspective and results. I hope she’s right. I recommend[…] Keep reading →

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