Where Is the World Going, Mr. Spodek?

Where Is the World Going, Mr. Stiglitz?

I saw a dvd at the library called Where Is the World Going To, Mr. Stiglitz and recognized the name and face of, Joseph Stiglitz, honoree of the economics Nobel and professor at Columbia Business School, where I got my MBA and friends took his course so I felt connected.

Libraries lend for free, so I borrowed it, not knowing what to expect. I loved it—amazingly, because it was over six hours of an economist just talking to the camera. I normally don’t enjoy economics, but I loved how he presented things—simply, directly, and enthusiastically.

Below a short description of that video, I present something of my version of describing my views on sustainability, speaking Eugene Bible, host of This Sustainable Life: Solve for Nature, in the TSL podcast family.

Here is a description of Mr. Stiglitz’s video:

In simple (but never simplistic) terms, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explains how the global economy works, and what it means for all of us, in this fascinating five-part film. In it, Stiglitz explains how many of today’s greatest issues relate to the economy, including Third World poverty, environment, global warming, and terrorism.

With an eloquent and conversational speaking style, Stiglitz shows why he has earned a place as a consultant to numerous world leaders. Those intrigued by current affairs will cherish this opportunity to eavesdrop on one of the world’s great thinkers.

Here’s a clip:

Where Is the World Going, Mr. Spodek?

I recorded a more raw but comparably valuable version applied to sustainability leadership. By leadership I mean Martin Luther King saying “I have a dream”, not “I have a 4-point plan,” which I would call management. He did have plans, and I consider management important, but many are already working on it, but no one is leading on sustainability.

I know few will watch hours of me talking straight, but I believe you’ll love the view it gives. I cover a lot of what will go into my book. If you watch all three, contact me. I’d love your thoughts. I’d love to support you in your interests that led the material to resonate.

Sustainability from a leadership perspective

Part 1:

(I recommend starting about fifteen minutes in. We hit record mid-conversation so didn’t start with a bang. It still gets meaningful.)

Part 2:

Part 3:

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