Category Archives: Education

Attend my online workshop: Make my famous no-packaging vegetable stew. Free, October 1 online

on September 15, 2020 in Education, Events, Fitness, Nature

You’ve heard of my famous no-packaging vegetable stews and that I take over a year to fill a load of trash. Read the reviews. Now see how to do it online! Plant Powered Metro New York is hosting this free online event. October 1, 2020, 6pm-7pm Eastern Click here to register. I’ve cooked for over fifty people with nothing to throw away or recycle after. I led a cooking demonstration[…] Keep reading →

Polluting students’ bodies: did NYU go back on its word?

on August 20, 2020 in Education, Nature

NYU announced a year and a half ago: “NYU to Halt Spending on Plastic Bottles by 2020“, stating The new policy, one of several sustainability initiatives announced today, is expected to reduce waste by over 330,000 plastic water bottles per year. As part of an institution-wide drive toward creating a more sustainable campus, NYU President Andrew Hamilton today announced that NYU will no longer purchase single use plastic water bottles,[…] Keep reading →

A million-dollar business idea in sustainability

on July 31, 2020 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Nature

Context An attendee at my webinar on Initiative to Booth, the University of Chicago Business School, Eric Zoerb, followed up that he wanted to start a business on sustainability. Like many, he was looking for efficiency. Most of my life I considered efficiency the top strategy. It felt right. Nature doesn’t react to feelings, though, so no amount of feeling it will work will make something work. If you make[…] Keep reading →

I finish paying for the MBA I earned in 2005-06 tomorrow

on July 27, 2020 in Education, Entrepreneurship

In spring 2006, back when universities existed, I earned an MBA. Tomorrow I finish paying the last payment on my loan to pay for it. Its rate was something like one percent, so I didn’t see a reason to pay early, but I still like the idea of paying off the last of my long-term debt. It takes a weight off my shoulders. By contrast, I paid off my higher-interest[…] Keep reading →

Looking for work? See me on Columbia Alumni’s panel: Navigating a Job Search in a Difficult Market

on July 25, 2020 in Education, Tips

See me and other coaches from the Columbia Alumni Association on a panel: Columbia at Home: Navigating a Job Search in a Difficult Market. The event was July 22. Here is the video: I mentioned my book, Initiative, so here’s the link to it. Event notes How do you keep up your job search virtually and navigate a difficult job market? Career experts Caroline Ceniza-Levine ’93BC Julia Harris-Wexler ’83TC, ’14BUS[…] Keep reading →

Should NYU-Tisch change its name?

on July 15, 2020 in Art, Education

Many institutions are changing their names, dropping connections to “benefactors” whose practices they no longer accept—slaveholders, opiate pushers, etc. Municipalities are taking down statues of slave traders and the like. NYU prides itself as promoting social justice, yet what of Tisch? NYU-Tisch is its school of the arts and one of its most prestigious schools. I love the place—the first NYU school I taught in, specifically the Interactive Telecommunications Program.[…] Keep reading →

See my webinars on Initiative to Wharton and U. of Chicago Business School alumni.

on July 14, 2020 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Exercises, Leadership

I recently spoke online to alumni groups from the Wharton and University of Chicago business schools on developing initiative, specifically from my book, Initiative. Here are reviews from NYU students who did the exercises I describe in them. I asked if I could share the videos from the webinars. Here they are. As I say in them, I designed them to give you enough to work with on your own.[…] Keep reading →

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