I am not a pirate, exploiting at night the harbors of coastal bliss.

Nor am I a high priest, beholden to the drastic dogma of my faith. Night and light, faith and piracy — these are extremes. I like to play both against the middle. Perhaps this is why I’ve always loved selecting a range of genres to play in. In between, most mornings, I find myself merely a seriously addicted book writer now trying my swing into different genres.

Lyrical Ballad Bookstore / Photo from The Saratogian

This entry is about why try? Why extend your writer’s wings into the different flights of genre? First answer….well…..

REENTRY…


The climate crisis is cornering many of us, both at our coastlines, in firestorms, and in heat waves. But you can come out of the corner, and help improve the prospects by doing more with less.

The potential future effects of global climate change include more frequent wildfires, longer periods of drought in some regions and an increase in the number, duration and intensity of tropical storms. Credit: Left — Mellimage/Shutterstock.com, center — Montree Hanlue/Shutterstock.com.

There is an entire science to the emotional intelligence it takes to stress less. I provide here the first of several excerpts I will provide, with commentary, in the coming year.

All of these short entries will point to one result: You can come out of what we are calling “climate anxiety” into action and change for many good solid human reasons.

This first…


INTELLIGENT WORK: It Means Something as it Meanders Between Home, the Office, and Starbucks like a Snake

by Bruce Piasecki, author of Doing More with Less, and 2040

Like the difference between art and pornography, work is “snakey.” Over the time of your life it slithers, with shine that looks like spit, and the value in your day’s work can hide real fast like a snake in the grass.

But like art, when you see it you know it. Intelligent work matters.

THE CASES BEFORE OUR EYES

Rob DeMartin/Spotify

Think of these two guys: Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama. …


By Bruce Piasecki, author of Doing More with Less

The climate crisis is cornering many of us, both at our coastlines, in firestorms, and in heat waves. But you can come out of the corner, and help improve the prospects by doing more with less.

The potential future effects of global climate change include more frequent wildfires, longer periods of drought in some regions and an increase in the number, duration and intensity of tropical storms. Credit: Left — Mellimage/Shutterstock.com, center — Montree Hanlue/Shutterstock.com.

There is an entire science to the emotional intelligence it takes to stress less. I provide here the first of several excerpts I will provide, with commentary, in the coming year.

All of these short entries will point to one result: You can come out of what we are calling “climate anxiety” into action and…


by Bruce Piasecki, founder of AHC Group Inc, and with Andrea Masters, founder of the Creative Force Fund

Over the last year, we established a $5,000 Annual Award for an impactful writer younger than 40. 😉😉😉😉😉✌✌✌✌.

You have only 3 WEEKS LEFT to apply this year. Read below to learn of Event, the judges, and how to apply in future years, while enjoying this Festival.

Here are the details. Even if you choose to wait another year as your mature your work on Business and Society, come this year to meet the players of this genre.

  1. Our award winner will…

Hello Sally: There is more hope that you present in the capital markets. Can you response to this claim:

Corporate Social Responsibility Elevates Within Capital Markets

My Polish immigrant grandmother told me, looking over the vast past of genocide and wrong-doing in her life, that “the only way to do good, Bruce, is to follow the money.” This family mantra is now universally accepted as workable in this strange new world of capital and carbon constraints. Society—in its many vocal pieces—is demanding a realignment of how capitalism addresses social needs. …


By Bruce Piasecki, author of Doing More with Less, and the Fable 2040

THE TOWNS, THEY WERE NOT READY FOR THESE “CLIMATE RELATED FLOODS”

By Bruce Piasecki, author of Doing More with Less, and 2040: A Fable

Are we really ready to imagine the difference between climate storms and regular storms?

I have long passages, (find them in most of the last four chapters of 2040), devoted to this questions of understanding and denial.

More importantly, Daniel Sherrell’s new book Warmth: Coming of Age at the End of Our World is centered on this question. In his actions, and in…


By Bruce Piasecki, author of Doing More with Less: The New Way to Wealth and 2040: A Fable

Today, July 15, 2021, is a historic day in the world’s fight to address climate change. At least three developments of global market consequence were transacted today, after years of preparations.

A photovoltaic energy farm near the town of Bogatynia, Poland. Photo credit: Maciek Nabrdalik for The New York Times
  • First, in Brussels, EUROPE challenged the rest of the world by articulating a set of rigorous moves away from fossil fuel consumption. More on their ambitious blueprint for radical change and social transformation below.
  • Second, in WASHINGTON, President Biden and Congressional Democrats began their push for a 3.5 trillion dollar “infrastructure”…

By Bruce Piasecki, author of the fable 2040

MEMORY IS THE ACCOMPLISHMENT: ORIGIN NARRATIVES

By Bruce Piasecki, author of Missing Persons, a Memoir

For the sheer fun of it, I was reading Jean Vioulac’s new book “Apocalypse of Truth: Heideggerian Meditations,” this rainy weekend. My wife and daughter had decided to hike high in the Adirondacks for two bloody days, and I was left with my Bruce Springsteen CD’s and a book.

Summer Day in the Adirondacks by David Patterson

I have no business reading a book this renowned, as translated by Matthew J. Peterson, and as advertised by its publisher University of Chicago Press. I never studied…

Bruce Piasecki

Dr. Bruce Piasecki is the president and founder of AHC Group, Inc., NYT bestselling author, speaker, advisor on shared value and social response capitalism.

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