Category Archives: Education

Would you take a free course in sustainability leadership?

on March 7, 2020 in Education, Nature

Would you like to act more on the environment? Would you like to act sustainably with confidence? Would you like to boost your career? Would you like to enjoy your results so much you want to share them with others? People have suggested I create a course in how to act sustainably since my approach is so much different than most mainstream advice, like “here’s one little thing you can[…] Keep reading →

297: RIP James Lipton, a huge influence and inspiration

on March 4, 2020 in Art, Creativity, Education, Exercises, Leadership, Relationships

James Lipton, who started and hosted the show Inside the Actors Studio, died yesterday. Here are the notes I read from for this episode: I could talk about how much I enjoyed the episodes, his humor, and a few things I learned from his guests that only his interviewing could have elicited but I will go deeper, to share how fundamental his work has been to mine. Many times I’ve[…] Keep reading →

Is theory just reflection?

on February 28, 2020 in Education

In physics, where I got my PhD, there is a strong divide between theory and experiment. There’s no clear line between them, but generally everyone can tell them apart. The rest of academia and the world uses the term theory so loosely, I can’t tell what they mean and I doubt many of them can either. It’s on my mind because administrators keep looking at my syllabuses and asking where[…] Keep reading →

Hear me on the Ask Women podcast

on February 14, 2020 in Audio, Education, Exercises, Leadership, Nonjudgment, Stories

Would you expect me on a podcast called Ask Women Podcast: What Women Want? With an episode title “How To Be A Leader With Women | The BJ Technique“? Yes, ‘BJ’ meaning what you think. Here are the notes about the hosts, Marni Kinrys and Kristen Carney: What do a female comic and a professional wing girl have in common? The realistically raw and hilarious perspectives on what women ACTUALLY[…] Keep reading →

More (d)evolving views on universities

on January 24, 2020 in Education

Growing up the son of a tenured history professor led me to view universities in high regard—the pinnacle of education and learning. I’ve since come to see changing behavior as a measure of education and learning. That is, if it didn’t lead you to change your life, how can you say you learned? Without alternate universes to test what would have happened, you can’t test this, so I’m speaking loosely,[…] Keep reading →

TOMORROW: My webinar on Initiative with Columbia Business School

on January 15, 2020 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Events

Free online, noon Eastern, Thursday, January 16. All are welcome to join tomorrow’s webinar I’m hosting with Columbia Business School on Initiative—based on my book. My similar talk at Google got rave reviews. Click to register I look forward to seeing you there. Click to register

Universities don’t teach as well as they think they do.

on December 6, 2019 in Education

A friend once asked why I wanted a PhD in physics, or to become a professor. I told him I wanted to stay in academia because I wanted to keep learning. He responded, “I learn something new every day!” He worked at a bank. I presumed banks didn’t care about employees except that the did their work. My dad taught as a tenured professor since I was born. I grew[…] Keep reading →

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