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A once-in-a-lifetime game-changing advance
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— Marshall Goldsmith

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— Inc.

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I speak, podcast, write, blog daily, teach, and coach. The picture above shows me swimming across the Hudson River, among many personal accomplishments. I live a life of joy, integrity, discipline, and community and empower others to do the same.

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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 →

Should we make stupid shit illegal?

on May 29, 2020 in Nonjudgment

To clarify, I’m not serious about the following, as implementing it except by a democratic process people considered fair, but I consider it worth talking about. Sometimes crazy, impractical ideas spark useful, practical ones. Should we make stupid shit illegal? We make drunk driving and selling cigarettes to children illegal and no one complains they’re evidence of a nanny state. How about doof? People can’t stop buying and gorging on[…] Keep reading →

342: Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll, part 2: Sex

on May 28, 2020 in Podcast

For background, first listen to my first Sex, Drug, and Rock and Roll episode, part 1: Rock and Roll,  how Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway show motivated me at last to share some episodes about me. Listeners have asked to know me. I tried to put myself in the background, considering leadership and nature the important parts of the podcast, as well as the guests. Bruce sharing personal stories showed me the[…] Keep reading →

The New Right Network hosted me for its Environment Town Hall. Watch the Video.

on May 27, 2020 in Leadership, Nature

Few associate environmental action with the American political right. Many think that community doesn’t care about clean air, water, and land. I don’t buy it. I think they care as much as anyone. How they act is another story, but I see almost no one on the American political left acting any more. I believe politics has made a wedge issue out of something everyone cares about, leading one side[…] Keep reading →

Why are we blind to sexism hurting men, take 4: Central Park false accusation

on May 27, 2020 in Stories

Following three previous posts here Why are we so blind to sexism that hurts men and boys? Philadelphia and Starbucks: How blind are we to sexism hurting men? More missing sexism when it hurts men and countless incidents in life, here is yet another story with blatant sexism largely unremarked on. To be sure, some remark on it, but far from how much they recognize the racism. The New York[…] Keep reading →

341: NFL Tight End Chris Manhertz, part 1: Making your dreams happen

on May 26, 2020 in Podcast

I love talking to professional athletes. Today I talk with Chris Manhertz, a tight end in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers. We cover three main things and partly a fourth. Making the NFL never having competed in football. He played basketball in college, but made it, now five seasons in. I’d call it a dream come true except for the work it takes to make happen. Playing during a[…] Keep reading →

The Heroes of New York podcast hosted me

on May 25, 2020 in Audio, Leadership

The Heroes of New York podcast host Anu Senan posted our conversation. The show features people who show exemplary behavior in the epicenter of the epicenter. She liked the episode enough to invited me for a second episode, so I think you’ll like it too. See the show notes below for details. Listen to the episode. Show notes ‚ÄúPrison life is about routine: each day like the one before; each[…] Keep reading →

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