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A video about the idiocy of perpetual growth

on June 5, 2020 in Models, Nature

In physics, if your theory predicts one thing but nature does another, we know nature is right and we change our theory. In economics, if nature doesn’t fit theory, they stick with the theory and try to describe how nature is wrong. Sadly, economists don’t lose their jobs when their theories don’t work and they keep trying to push them, despite not creating the results they want. On the contrary,[…] Keep reading →

345: Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll, part 3: Drugs

on June 4, 2020 in Podcast

Here are the notes for the introduction I read for this episode: This episode covers a few big experiences that led to my dedication and intensity, starting from sports, my relationship with my father, acting lessons, and various highs and lows. The intriguing stuff about drugs comes about two-thirds through. Since recording this episode, I’ve asked a bunch of people their thoughts on sharing about taking them. I guess I’m[…] Keep reading →

344: My Race Background

on June 3, 2020 in Podcast

Race is a major topic since police killed George Floyd in custody. I consider one of the major problems that people don’t feel heard or understood. I see virtually no one in authority showing that they are listening. A friend who is white share some of how she is struggling. I shared my background regarding race. She said I should share that background. I shared it with others. They agreed.[…] Keep reading →

343: Chad Pregracke: One River, One Piece of Garbage at a Time

on June 2, 2020 in Podcast

Many people suggest people as guests who are doing “environmental things”. They don’t know my strategy with this podcast, which I describe in my solo episode Clarifying my strategy. The crux is that I focus on leadership and bringing leaders to the environment before focusing on the environment. I consider our behavior the problem to change. Environmental degradation results from behavior. Most people are trying to make some process more[…] Keep reading →

Psychology Today: Introversion is not the opposite of extroversion, part 2

on June 1, 2020 in Models, Nonjudgment, psychologytoday

I posted the next part of one of my favorite posts, following yesterday’s, Introversion is not the opposite of extroversion. I call it part 3 there because I had to break part 1 into two parts to meet length requirements. Enjoy! If you believe you have to be either introverted or extroverted—as I did—this series of posts may revolutionize your life.

Psychology Today: Introversion Is Not the Opposite of Extroversion

on May 31, 2020 in Models, psychologytoday, Visualization

I’ve meant to post one of my favorite posts, Introversion is not the opposite of extroversion, part 1, to my column at Psychology Today. At last I did. I love the post and what it brings people. I posted it here in 2013, the better part of a decade ago. If you haven’t read it, I recommend it at Psychology Today or on this blog. I’ll post part 2 there[…] Keep reading →

Introducing Miko Lau’s 26 Days to Greatness Challenge

on May 30, 2020 in Entrepreneurship

As a longtime entrepreneur—having co-founded my first company in 1996—I like supporting new entrepreneurs. Few who contact me show genuineness and authenticity to match their aspirations. Occasionally one does. Miko Lau contacted me a few months ago with a challenge she gave herself to assemble 25 experts to teach a cohort including herself the best they knew. She contacted me about teaching the leadership part. While my schedule didn’t work[…] Keep reading →

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