How to build emotional intelligence while you listen (Jan. 8, 2020 issue)

Hi friends, Happy New Year. This week I offer you two tasty and healthy conversational dishes.  Build emotional intelligence while you listen “I want to be more emotionally intelligent so I can listen better.” —Every person who has ever taken a class on the topic This is backwards. Don’t confuse emotional intelligence for a car […]

Don’t bet everything on the heart (Dec. 11, 2019 issue)

Hi friends, Last week I repaired the dishwasher, took two boys to Lice Knowing You, and planted a tree. But enough about me. Let’s talk about our hearts, his impeachment, your sanity, and why I love the Enneagram despite the risks of misuse. Don’t bet everything on the heart When it comes to encouraging the heart, I’m […]

Integral Politics With Jeff Salzman (Episode 109)

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Integral politics involves appreciating what’s good, true, and beautiful and what’s missing in every worldview in our culture. This is neither the mushy middle nor mere theory, but instead a practical way forward in a puzzling world. The idea of integral politics is straightforward: listen closely to every perspective, take the best, and jettison the […]

Sustainable Enterprises Over 25 Years With Mark Milstein (Episode 108)

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Mark Milstein has been thinking and talking about sustainable enterprises for a quarter century. In this conversation—which continues the Amiel Show’s series on climate change, sustainable business, and clean tech—Mark and I discuss his professional and intellectual journey, how the field of sustainable enterprise has grown, what he’s created at Cornell, why the private sector […]

Climate Change—Walking On A Knife’s Edge With Theo Horesh (Episode 106)

Think about climate change. This can feel like walking on a knife’s edge. This week, Theo Horesh brings this perspective and many other fresh insights to my series on sustainable business, climate change, and clean technology. Theo and I discuss what it is about human brains and human evolution that makes climate change such an […]

Episode 97: Spiral Dynamics With Jon Freeman

Waiting four years to discuss Spiral Dynamics on my podcast is like waiting that long on a show about desserts before bringing up chocolate. Yes, Cindy Wigglesworth used Spiral Dynamics to help us make sense of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, but this week is our first in-depth exploration. And I’m excited to share it. […]