The other day, I had the great pleasure (sounds like a cliche, but it’s true!) of being interviewed in the Countermeasures studio by the exceedingly brilliant, Rebecca Costa. She’s a sociobiologist (look it up) and the author of the phenomenal book The Watchman’s Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction.
We talked about Extreme Leadership, and how The Radical Leap applies everywhere from the corporate world, to social movements (like Occupy Wall Street, for example), to education.
She starts the show with her insightful take on current affairs, and our conversation begins around minute 12:00.
Lots to comment on, so feel free!
What a powerful discussion! LEAP for the good of the country, what a concept!
Speaking Agent says
I think that you lose credibility by any reference to Occupy Wall Street. It is a subsidized fraud of free speech and a sick example of the manipulation of true protests worth pursuing. Your reference makes me disappointed that I have invested my time in reading three of your books. You are too sharp to not know what you are saying or endorsing. You have lost me and my influence on those whom i influence.
Steve Farber says
First of all, I didn’t “endorse” Occupy Wall Street, I responded to a question about it.
What I did endorse, do endorse, and always will endorse is our Great American Society where dissenting points of view, and the right to assemble to give them voice, is a revered foundational value. And it is in no way conditioned upon whether or not I agree with the opinions being voiced. I said the same thing about the early Tea Party protests, too.
For you to blow up a reference to a current news story–a story that obviously irritates the hell out of you–into a sweeping nullification of everything I’ve written (books that you apparently connected with until this interview) is just…well…mystifying to me. More than that, it makes me sad.
Since you’ve already seemed to have made up your mind, let me paraphrase a famous quote from Southwest Airlines founder, Herb Kelleher, in his response to a letter from a disgruntled customer,
I’ll miss you.