Bruce Lee: Change Leadership Guru (Part 2)
Time for another go around with advice from the master. This time out it’s all about finding meaning in life. Enjoy! On being yourself and making meaning Freedom discovers man the moment he loses concern over what impression he is making or about to make. Many [...]
Bruce Lee: Change Leadership Guru (On Being Like Water)
A brief interaction on Twitter got me to thinking about how Bruce Lee’s philosophy on Kung Fu might translate well for those trying to nudge businesses in positive directions. @gpetriglieri The desired/allowed gap is the story of my life. Have to make like water and [...]
How do you think?
I’ve been thinking a lot about thinking lately. What conditions do I need to foster concentration? Is concentration the key to insight? Or, is it about letting the mind wander and waiting for inspiration to strike? For me it starts with, well, really it ends [...]
It’s Labor Day. Time to re-evaluate your “career path”
I just read an interesting post that was shared by Carol Sanford (One of my favorite thinkers.) on Twitter earlier today. The manifesto Carol shared asks us to purposefully look at our careers not from the perspective of a defined path, but from that of broad [...]
2 Thoughtful Thinkers for Thinkers50
I stayed in Cambridge, Massachussets this summer while finishing up my second master’s degree. While in town, I made it a point to reach out to a number of thinkers who I had connected with on Twitter over the past couple of years. I [...]
Interview: Megan Hollingsworth of Extinction Witness
It took several months to connect with Megan Hollingsworth of Extinction Witness for this interview, multiple calls to get through it, and then several months to finish writing it up. A long and winding road indeed. In short, I’ve taken entirely too long to [...]
What are you reading?
I started collecting books earlier this year in anticipation of finishing up school this summer. I’ve loaded up on titles around business, climate change, ethics, justice, philosophy and science and expect to be reading on related topics fairly exclusively over the coming years. As I [...]
The DP Blog is dead. Long live the unnamed making stuff better blog!
Blog Moving Day It was time. After three years on the wordpress.com platform it was time to move the Dystopian Present blog to a hosted site. I’ve imported the posts and will continue to use this outlet to take a broad brush look at [...]
Justice: The ligament which holds us together
I noticed the quote above (A trimmed down version of the Daniel Webster quote below) on the DOJ building while walking to The Smithsonian this afternoon. I couldn’t agree more and wonder how much of that ligament is left these days. JUSTICE IS THE GREAT [...]
Conventional Agriculture vs. Aquaponics for Sustainable Food Systems
I’m sharing a couple of diagrams I’m working on for a paper I’m working on. In the paper I’m advocating for increased research into aquaponics as a possible significant contributor to future sustainable food systems. I’d greatly appreciate any thoughts on the idea in general, [...]