Jeremy Rifkin’s thinking about how to build a clean-energy powered, automation-filled future is inspiring major infrastructure plans in Europe and China. Can his new Vice documentary convince American business leaders to buy in?

“Either we join the global race to the new economy, or we...

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By Michael Veltri, Posted April 21st 2017


My Aikido martial arts academy attracts a lot of high-powered students in Washington, D.C. I have State Department employees studying with me, FBI and CIA agents, U.S. and foreign diplomats, all sorts of people part of the country’s — and the world’s —...

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Fulfill Yourself

By DeWitt Jones, Posted April 13th 2017

“Get so stoked on life that you’re just about to burst.”

It was just a wave, one of millions that have washed up on this unnamed beach. This one, I’m watching through my lens. And for one brief moment as it rolls toward the shore, the sun fills its crest with liquid light.


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Stranger in the Woods

By Michael Finkel, Posted April 10th 2017

A conversation with Michael Finkelauthor of THE STRANGER IN THE WOODS

Q: How did you verify the hermit’s story? What kinds of fact-checking did you do to confirm the details in the book?
It was vitally important to me, on a personal and professional level, to tell the story of...

Run Your Race

“Purpose is what gives life a meaning” – Charles Henry Parkhurst

I had more response and interaction from last week’s blog than any I’ve ever written.  THANK YOU.   I really appreciated hearing from so many of you.  ...

 “Courage is the first of human virtues because it makes all others possible.” Aristotle


As I mentioned last week, doubt is being unsure and fear is being afraid. Both get you stuck, stop your momentum and keep you from moving forward and living your best...

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By Adam Welcome, Posted March 20th 2017


Adam Welcome on episode 36 of The 10-Minute Teacher

Today Adam Welcome @awelcome inspires us to treat kids in positive ways. As co-author of Kids Deserve It, Adam gives us all a task to do at school today. He also shares the shocking mistake he...

I keep reading (and hearing) authors use the pronoun “that” when they should be using the pronoun “who,” so I thought I’d do a refresher post on the difference between the two.

WHO refers to people:

  • I am the one who is writing this blog post.
  • You...


“Our effort is the difference between winning and losing,
between settling for what we have and achieving what we want.” 
Terry Gurno

I was having a conversation with a friend a few weeks ago.  I was sharing with her my big aha that I mentioned a few weeks ago in my...

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Building Trust in Schools

By Alan Blankstein, Posted March 19th 2017

The pioneering work around the importance of building trust in schools is more critical now than ever due to our current political climate, growing xenophobia, and the credibility of our media, judiciary branch and intelligence community being called into question regularly. In my first edition...