A Conversation About Ecuador

I joined the wonderful World Wanderers Podcast (hosted by Amanda Kingsmith and Praxis participant Ryan Ferguson!) to talk about our family trip to Ecuador. I haven't listened to the episode yet, but we recorded it less than a week after we got back from the trip and I remember wondering if I'd even…


Public Speaking Workshop is Live

*This workshop is not primarily about tips and techniques (though they are offered).  It's about you giving a speech and getting individualized feedback and ways to improve. We've been doing a public speaking workshop for Praxis participants for a few years, and now for the first time I'm opening…


The Secret Weapon Young People Have on the Job Market...

Nothing better to do. The only things that matter when it comes to succeeding in the marketplace are: The ability to create value for others. The ability to persuade others of your value creation potential. It's not your school, your grades, your network, your knowledge or anything else you may…


Ask Isaac: 'Business Bores Me', Ecuador, Blogging Tips, and Startup Stuff

Some questions have accumulated and it’s time for an Ask Isaac episode!  I really enjoy doing these because there's no logistical stress with a guest, no prep work, and I get to talk directly to listeners, which feels kind of intimate (as weird as that sounds since I'm just talking into a mic in a…


Easter and Tax Season

There's an old saying about death and taxes. With both I'd like to grind some axes. Both are surmountable, unnecessary. Of the two, which first will we bury? At least one man overcame death, once upon an Easter, But even he felt compelled to 'Render unto Caesar'. I guess it's progress, though. One…


Being Me or Being Lazy?

So many days I don't have it in me to write a really thorough post. It's not that I don't have ideas. I've got drafts that could be really fleshed out almost always on hand.  It's that doing more than a few paragraphs that quickly describe the core idea in those drafts is really hard work…


Public Speaking Workshop

We run a public speaking workshop for Praxis participants where they gain some tips and advice, present a short speech, get specific feedback, do a second take, and leave with final ideas for continued improvement. I've run versions of this workshop for hundreds of people over the last seven years…


Put Your Education and Life In Good Hands...Yours

I had an awesome email conversation with a young lady named Hannah who's busy building the life she wants and realized there is no prefabricated, standardized educational path that will cut it. Here's an excerpt: "I originally thought I was on a college path, because I loved academics so much and…


Taking a Walk as a Revolutionary Act

Here's a really fun article TK Coleman and I wrote for a new publication called Design 4 Emergence.  Check out the beautiful layout on the original! ----------------------------------------------- Isaac’s Take: The Mind a Blender It was cliché. I took a walk on the beach and my life changed…


The Ridiculousness of the "I'm Not Impressed" Facebook Comment

Facebook can be a...uh...special place.  People behave in ways I cannot imagine them behaving in the flesh.  I don't think this is good or bad, it just is.  Still, it makes for some rather odd and entertaining moments. The other day I shared a quote from a young college opt-out with whom I was…