Category Archives: Awareness

Why can’t you stop polluting?

on June 22, 2017 in Awareness, Nature

I get that everyone has their eating habits and it’s hard to meet them all. Even so, the message I send people about not bringing garbage to my place when I invite them over gives the option of bringing nothing: By the way, no need to bring anything, but if you do, I’m avoiding packaging, so please don’t bring anything packaged — no bags, bottles, rubber bands, etc. That usually[…] Keep reading →

Leadership and the Environment podcast episode #4: My talk, recorded live, June 19, 2017

on June 21, 2017 in Audio, Awareness, Choosing/Decision-Making, Leadership, Nature

Still a work in progress, below is my latest keynote on Leadership and the Environment. I gave it to a live audience, June 19, 2017. Sorry, no video. Since it’s still a work in progress, so I welcome suggestions for improvements. [EDIT: click here for the audio]

Why I turned down nearly $10,000 to teach for an Ivy League school for a week in Shanghai

on June 17, 2017 in Awareness, Choosing/Decision-Making, Freedom, Leadership, Nature

Columbia University offered me nearly $10,000 to fly to Shanghai to teach an entrepreneurship class, block-week style, meaning a semester in a week, 9-5 each day. I’ve taught that way before and got great results. I love teaching entrepreneurship. I’m not bragging to say that my reviews say I’m exceptional at it. I love my alma mater, Columbia, and as an adjunct professor, experience teaching at Ivy League schools helps[…] Keep reading →

Call for action to you – for a new path to reduce climate change

on June 8, 2017 in Audio, Awareness, Choosing/Decision-Making, Education, Leadership, Nature, Podcast

Prepare for one of my most important podcasts from someone who knows the science behind the environment. Want to improve the environment? You may remember Balint, a fellow scientist who got a PhD in physics became an entrepreneur got passionate about improving in business, and teaches experiential project-based learning. from his first podcast interview of me, which covered leadership and education. We continued our conversation and spoke the way only[…] Keep reading →

Science: This Remote Paradise Is Most Trashed Spot on Earth

on May 24, 2017 in Awareness, Entrepreneurship,, Leadership, Nature

My Inc. post today, “Science: This Remote Paradise Is Most Trashed Spot on Earth,” begins serious but connects it to entrepreneurship and leadership. It starts: Science: This Remote Paradise Is Most Trashed Spot on Earth Two scientists report that this once-pristine paradise on Earth, now covered with plastic junk. Leaders and entrepreneurs can act. If you haven’t heard, you must have been hiding under a rock. Or maybe a piece[…] Keep reading →

Leadership and the Environment: It starts here

on May 19, 2017 in Audio, Awareness, Education, Leadership, Nature

I’m talking more about the lack of leadership I see regarding the environment and global warming. I’ve never met anyone who didn’t want to make the world a better place or who opposed clean air and water, but we were born into a world that makes it difficult to avoid polluting it. As everyone knows, if billions of us don’t change our behavior, we could face big natural problems. Since[…] Keep reading →

How a habit forms

on May 17, 2017 in Awareness, Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs, Visualization

There are plenty of books on habits. Too many, if you ask me. You don’t need books to start habits. In my experience, self-awareness will get you farther. In particular, starting new behavior creates new emotions and reactions. Paying attention to them will guide you how to follow up to improve them more than reading—if you pay attention to everything you can. That level of self-awareness takes time and effort[…] Keep reading →