Category Archives: Inc.com

Why This Entrepreneur Believes You May Soon Love Cricket

on November 2, 2018 in Entrepreneurship, Inc.com

Why This Entrepreneur Believes You May Soon Love Cricket October 31, 2018 I act more on the environment than most and believe the evidence shows that innovation and technology are at most a small part of any solution. Food and our eating habits have to be a major part, which I’ve written about: Since many “green” ventures seem more interested in wrapping themselves in a trend than actually reducing consumption,[…] Keep reading →

What Makes an Entrepreneur an Entrepreneur

on November 1, 2018 in Entrepreneurship, Inc.com

What Makes an Entrepreneur an Entrepreneur October 31, 2018 After positive feedback on my post clarifying the difference between leadership and management, I’m sharing what makes someone an entrepreneur and what they might be if not. Definitions are like opinions-;everyone has one and people argue over them-;so I’m not trying to tell anyone how to think. I’m only sharing a perspective that has helped me. If you use another definition[…] Keep reading →

Why Every Parent or Student Should Read This Book

on October 31, 2018 in Education, Inc.com

Why Every Parent or Student Should Read This Book October 31, 2018 If not, the experience will surprise you. The building feels eerily smaller. The teachers seem more human. I visited my grade school when I returned to Philadelphia for graduate school after college in New York City. I saw my fifth grade teacher. We were surprised and happy to recognize each other. After hello, almost immediately she said, “I’m[…] Keep reading →

When Innovation and Technology Fail Us

on October 11, 2018 in Inc.com, Perception

When Innovation and Technology Fail Us Joshua Spodek October 10, 2018 We see technology, innovation, and the efficiency they bring as relief to our burdens, potential solutions to some of our greatest problems, such as the climate and pollution. Could they, while solving immediate problems, create bigger, long-term ones? I write the following as the holder of six patents, as well as a PhD in astrophysics, having helped build an[…] Keep reading →

This Travel Writer Who Doesn’t Fly Will Demolish Your Beliefs About Adventure

on September 26, 2018 in Inc.com, Nature

This Travel Writer Who Doesn’t Fly Will Demolish Your Beliefs About Adventure JOSHUA SPODEK SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 Evelina Utterdahl travels more than most. She writes travel columns. She loves travel as much as anyone, maybe more. If you’ve had trouble aligning your life with your values, you may learn from her. Part of a growing number of people who think before they fly, she chooses not to fly not out of ignorance or[…] Keep reading →

What Personal Leadership Takes

on September 15, 2018 in Inc.com, Leadership, Podcast

Which is more common–an athlete becoming a business or political leader, or a political figure becoming an athlete? Many athletes and become leaders in business, politics, and so on, but the reverse never happens. The difference tells me that sports teaches skills useful and essential to leadership. I had the honor of interviewing Marquis Flowers of the New England Patriots for the Leadership and the Environment podcast. His vulnerability and raw emotion revealed what athletes learn through their struggles,[…] Keep reading →

Handling Trigger Warnings, Microaggressions, Safe Spaces, and Other Outrages

on September 5, 2018 in Awareness, Education, Freedom, Inc.com, Leadership, Nonjudgment

Handling Trigger Warnings, Microaggressions, Safe Spaces, and Other Outrages Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff’s new book, The Coddling of the American Mind, takes on offense and outrage with calm resolve and effective insight Jonathan Haidt’s latest book, released today, The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure, coauthored by Greg Lukianoff, takes on one of the issues of our[…] Keep reading →

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