Category Archives: Visualization

What will it take to stop us from paving over everything?

on September 16, 2017 in Nature, Visualization

Normally when I think of human achievement, I think of our cultural history. For example, of New York City’s history and value, I think of the Met, MoMA, Columbia, NYU, Central Park, its various other museums, concert halls, and so on. This Manhattan looks like quite an achievement: From another perspective, we as humans have turned nature into culture but also lifeless concrete. We came into a world full of[…] Keep reading →

Pollution, Native Americans, Priorities, and the Opposite of Progress

on August 14, 2017 in Nature, Visualization

Working on leadership and the environment, I’ve thought of people trying to reduce pollution. People my age and old will remember the public service announcements of the 70s with the Native American amid scenes of garbage and pollution, a tear rolling down his face at the tragedy of what we’ve done to the land, blithely ignorant of it. Here are two versions: and The Opposite of Progress These announcements came[…] Keep reading →

Leadership and the Environment podcast episode #5: The slideshow, June 23, 2017 [video]

on June 24, 2017 in Leadership, Nature, Podcast, Visualization

I’ve delivered this talk a lot lately. It continues to iterate and I’m years from being able to deliver it at the I-Have-A-Dream-level quality to motivate people as the cause demands, but I consider it ready. Please share! (with @spodek) I welcome suggestions to improve. This is the 90-minute version. I will create shorter versions too. Most of all, please contact me to join the movement. I’d love to hear[…] 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 →

My new graphic slogans

on May 6, 2017 in Visualization

Some people have told me I make some memorable short statements, which I find flattering. I’ve also thought about using picture-based social media sites, so I made some simple graphics of some of the statements I like. I don’t know much design, so I welcome suggestions to improve. Otherwise, enjoy, and share them if you like them. In a slide show On their own For the impatient…

Genuineness and authenticity: What it takes

on February 17, 2017 in Art, Creativity, Education, Leadership, Visualization

I finally watched Gone With the Wind. People routinely rate it one of the top movies. Watching it, you automatically rate it by the standards of its time. But watch the acting these iconic scenes. The morning after watching the movie, I woke up realizing how ungenuine and inauthentic the acting was. Sure, by the standards of its time, the acting was probably great. But watch this scene, the opening[…] Keep reading →

Fat, Manhattan real estate, profit, and where obesity comes from

on November 10, 2016 in Fitness, Visualization

I noticed when I shop at the grocery store, I use a lot less of it than I used to. I hardly use any of it any more, by floor space. I couldn’t find a floor plan of my local market, but this one looks fairly representative: When you avoid food where you have to throw away packaging and food with fiber removed, you only use the two circled parts[…] Keep reading →