Category Archives: Podcast

181: The Time I Met Mark Cuban

on May 19, 2019 in Podcast

My book, Initiative, launches in two days. In it I start by describing how Shark Tank, other media, and other parts of our culture that claim to promote entrepreneurship actually discourage it. A few months ago, I met Mark Cuban, one of Shark Tank‘s main figures, at NYU-Stern and saw him playing his Shark Tank role with students presenting. I was impressed with Mark and initially with the format, but[…] Keep reading →

180: The Difference Between Me and Nearly Everyone I Know Acting on the Environment

on May 12, 2019 in Podcast

Imagine someone said too much stress and proposed giving someone with stress shoulder rubs or body massages. I bet a lot of people would say, “I’m stressed. I could use a shoulder rub.” If they were ready to give the shoulder massage then and there, they wouldn’t say, “You know who should really get them: the government or big corporations.” Yet suggest acting on their environmental values and they’ll say[…] Keep reading →

179: Initiative, the book: Highlights from an interview

on May 10, 2019 in Podcast

This is a podcast about leadership. Initiative is a major part of leadership. If you want to lead environmentally, you need to initiate because the world is likely going in an opposite direction than you want. More fundamental to knowing the parts of leadership is how to learn to do them. You can’t lecture or coerce someone to learn to take initiative or to initiate, but lecture and coercion are[…] Keep reading →

Live: Tom Szaky (Founder, TerraCycle) and Me, Thursday at Assemblage

on May 6, 2019 in Audio, Nature, Podcast

Because you know me, register here using the code: ENVIRONMENT9 This Thursday, 7pm May 9, 2019 7:00pm – 9:00pm Leadership and the Environment: A Live Podcast Recording with Joshua Spodek and Tom Szaky, CEO and founder of TerraCycle The Assemblage John Street 17 John Street, 2nd Floor A live taping of Joshua Spodek’s award-winning podcast Leadership and the Environment. This event is for members and guests. Because you know me, register here using the[…] Keep reading →

175: Jack Buffington, part 1: What can we do about plastic?

on April 29, 2019 in Podcast

Plastic is everywhere — the oceans, landfills, and for 93% of us, our bloodstreams. Everyone promotes recycling, but it’s not happening anywhere near the scale that we’re producing it and pumping it into our world. Most people, it seems, are content to hope for the best and hope someone else solves things. In the meantime, they don’t change their behavior and the situation nobody wants continues. Some people, or more[…] Keep reading →

See Tom Szaky (Founder, TerraCycle) and Me, Live May 9 at Assemblage

on April 25, 2019 in Podcast

Because you know me, register here using the code: ENVIRONMENT9 May 9, 2019 7:00pm – 9:00pm Leadership and the Environment: A Live Podcast Recording with Joshua Spodek and Tom Szaky, CEO and founder of TerraCycle The Assemblage John Street 17 John Street, 2nd Floor A live taping of Joshua Spodek’s award-winning podcast Leadership and the Environment. This event is for members and guests. Because you know me, register here using the code: ENVIRONMENT9 MORE[…] Keep reading →

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. Do I sound like I’m bragging? Well, they’re sharing ways I served others. About my new book, Initiative, launching next month: “Whether leading or following, you need to read Initiative. I have long yearned for such a book—the most clear and persuasive on personal development and leadership I’ve found in 60 years of[…] Keep reading →

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