HOPE IS THE PRETTY FACE OF FEAR

with our guest: Paul Hawken
Overview

Today my guest is Paul Hawken. Paul is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, author, and activist. Paul is the author of at least eight books, many articles, blog posts. President Bill Clinton called his book, Natural Capitalism, one of the five most important books today. Paul’s latest book is called Drawdown, The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed To Reverse Global Warming.  Although Paul didn’t write this book Drawdown to give hope, he calls hope the pretty mask of fear. Saying instead that we must be fearless, not hopeful. I think you’ll find something in Paul’s interview here, something in Paul’s writing, that will help you to live more fully, more fearlessly.

Show Notes

00:02:01 – What is life about?
00:16:50 – People feeling powerless.
00:26:37 – Drawdown introduction.
00:33:19 – With what’s going on in the environment, is retirement planning necessary?
00:49:47 – What will the planet look like 50 years from now?
01:07:54 – Lightning round.
01:12:48  – Paul recommends libraries and used bookstores.
01:18:52 – Time structure as a writer.
01:27:46 – As a writer, how do you know you have something?
01:36:41 – The writing process.
01:48:35 – Read the books that save you from reading all the derivative books.

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