Category Archives: Celebrities

Do you know the significance of 350 parts per million?

It is the maximum safe level of CO2 in our atmosphere.  It’s also a level that we will probably never see again. Read on… From the 350.org website. The number 350 means climate safety: to preserve a livable planet, scientists tell … Continue reading

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Growing potatoes on Mars with Matt Damon

And other lessons for humankind from “The Martian” Spoiler alert. If you don’t like to read anything about movies before you see them, you should stop reading for now. I do recommend this movie highly. Lessons from the movie Martian The sensibility of plant-based … Continue reading

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If I could pick just one leader, it would be Ted Turner.

And I explained why in a letter to his daughter on Tuesday. As an executive recruiter since 1999, I have been operating in what I like to call The Leadership Business. The first step of any assignment is studying and understanding the executive … Continue reading

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What does “doing what’s right” mean to Apple’s Tim Cook?

A world-changing appeal from one Auburn industrial engineer to another Tim Cook and I both graduated from Auburn University as industrial engineers—I in 1968 and he fourteen years later. We both earned MBAs and we both went on to careers in the … Continue reading

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Leaders. Billionaires. The future of our civilization.

Once enlightened about food, just a few of them can change the world. A few months ago, I began writing comments on Bill Gates own blog platform, GatesNotes.com. Here is the one that I posted under his article about his friend … Continue reading

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“Big Fat News” that Americans love to hear…

Big Fat Disaster for our health, ecology and our future as a species Normally, I don’t give books like the Big Fat Surprise the dignity of providing them any mention on my website. But yesterday, when I saw Dr. Sanjay … Continue reading

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Infestation, civilization, problems, predicaments & leadership

We can ‘solve’ problems but we must ‘endure’ predicaments. So what about climate change? Is it a problem that can be solved or is it a predicament that must be endured? That depends on who you ask. If you look at … Continue reading

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