My favorite posts

September 5, 2017 by Joshua
in Blog

With thousands of posts, where do you begin? I recommend scanning the archives.

Here are some favorites:

My TEDx talks

Book page: Leadership Step by Step

Book page: Initiative

Webinar: Life Changing Habits

Self-imposed daily challenging healthy activities (sidchas)


Cold showers

Avoiding food packaging

I swam across the Hudson River

Podcast: Top downloaded guest episodes

Podcast: 500: This Podcast’s Next Milestone

Podcast: I lost $10 million on September 11, 2001. Here is what I learned from those who sacrificed and served.

Podcast: A Guy Forced Me to Accept a Twenty Dollar Bill for Picking Up Litter

Podcast: Muhammad Ali and the Environment

Podcast: Clarifying my podcast strategy

Podcast: The Start and End of Any Serious Conversation on the Environment

Podcast: Does It Scale? My Modified Tesla Strategy

Podcast: Why famous people will like being on the podcast

Podcast: The folly of chasing efficiency

Podcast: Avoid doof

Videos and a short history of my invention and Submedia, the company I co-founded in 1999

Avoiding stuff

Video: My Sledding Hill

I Haven’t Eaten for 3 Days and It’s Amazing

Podcast: I sang every day for two months, unplugged (still going)

Podcast: Is Polluting Child Abuse?

Podcast: My environmental role models

Podcast: Why talk about birthrate and population so much?

Podcast: Technology won’t solve environmental issues and you know it

The cause of our environmental problems, aka “the addiction speaking”

“Pride Destroyed the Park”, Washington Square Park after a parade (Video)

Reviews of my cooking

My 20-minute vegetable stew

How to make my famous no-packaging vegetable stew

More than a year since I emptied my garbage

584: Freedom, continual improvement, fun, and curiosity: day three only solar in Manhattan

Sustainability basics almost everyone gets backward, twisting them up inside.

Technology won’t solve environmental issues and you know it

It’s Time to Ban Single-Use Packaging: The Village Sun published my op-ed piece

Know the 2 carbon cycles and don’t confuse them.

How I keep going when I feel like giving up (which is often)

The Science Book of the Decade: Energy and Human Ambitions on a Finite Planet, by Tom Murphy

You’ll change when the five people around you do

Pollution:Earth :: Obesity:Body

Vasectomies aren’t about fewer children. They’re about more sex.

Vegan Seitan Stew, 4 minutes prep time (video)

Where Is the World Going, Mr. Spodek?

Is the best book on the environment a picture book you can finish in a sitting?

Would you describe these abs as chiseled?

Podcast: 347: Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll, part 4: More sex

Imagine well-known people responding how we do to the environment

Don’t Call It a “Carbon” Tax

The End of Ethics

Press and media on me and my projects

The longer I go without flying, the more people talking about flying sounds like they’re talking about heroin.

Podcast: Which is easier, freeing slaves or not using disposable bottles?

Podcast: Paternalism and pride: why fly to Africa to eek out minor efficiencies when we waste hundreds times more?

I walked into a live minefield

The bigger your achievement, the more it’s a beginning

Reviews of my entrepreneurship course, which are stellar

Charlie Rose style conversations with graduates of my courses

Mind-blowing learning that works: Self-Directed Education

Independence from garbage, even on my body

Life lessons from 1883 Montana

Resources and inspirations

If you miss one day, you can miss two. If you miss two, it’s all over.

I rowed a marathon today

My mom’s first marathon at 67

A summary of my North Korea videos

I have low standards the first time

How I Learned To Start Every Day With Purpose

Would you rather eat ice cream or exercise?

Nelson Mandela on sidchas

Enron Environmentalism

My take on the New York Times Ethicist column

My passion-attraction model

My big public art piece in Union Square

My big public art piece in Bryant Park

My Leaders in Software and Art video

Why Minimalism Should Be Called Maximalism

Still in love

Leadership and the Environment one-page description for guests

Remember the “Crying Indian” Anti-Litter Ads From the 70s? You’ll Cry More at Our Pollution Levels Today (Inc.)

My morning routine featured on

I started business school 23 days after deciding to apply

Speaking authentically, Martin Luther King Junior, Muhammad Ali, and Vietnam

Introversion and extraversion are bankrupt, counterproductive concepts

Everybody gets 15 minutes

365 days without flying

Inquiry-driven project-based learning rocks

Ten days with no internet, phone reading, writing, or talking

I plogged on TV with the Doctor and the Diva

I’m famous for plogging! See me pick up litter while I run on local news.

The most effective self-awareness exercise I know

A free gift from me

My new graphic slogans

Avoiding fiber-removed food

My abs at 49 years old

Personal rowing record: 5,016 meters in 20 minutes

999,316 meters

Blurbs and endorsements for Leadership Step by Step

Everybody cares about the environment until they want to see the Eiffel Tower

People join good projects and leave bad managers

I love Greenwich Village

The five times I was mugged growing up

I was mugged at knifepoint in Amsterdam

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