David Kadavy

David Kadavy is bestselling author of The Heart to Start & Design for Hackers, & host of Love Your Work

Posts from the Sustainability Category

The Books of the Decade

January 02, 2010

While the 00’s are being called a lost decade for the US economy, there’s no doubt that it was a decade of incredible changes in technology, communication, and the way we see the world. I’ve compiled a list of my favorite books that define a decade that was full of exciting changes for the world, as well as for myself. I have to admit that sometimes difficult to separate the enormous personal changes I experienced in this decade – which was a coming of age one for me – from those of the world. Fortunately, they aren’t mutually exclusive. So, here they are: the eight books that define the decade, in an order that seemed intuitive to me. keep on reading »

Chinese Food Goals

September 03, 2008

Chinese foodSometimes we have goals, and when we finally achieve them, we just aren’t satisfied. This can be caused by having those goals for the wrong reasons. Are these things that we truly want for ourselves, or has someone told us this is what we wanted? If you’re lucky enough to achieve the goal, but fail to feel a lasting feeling of fulfillment, maybe you can save yourself from cooking up more Sweet and Sour Chicken dishes in your life. keep on reading »

iPhone Battery-Saving Wallpaper

March 25, 2008

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Tried everything to save battery life on your iPhone? Disabled the WiFi? Disabled Bluetooth? De-cluttered your desktop? Stopped checking e-mail every five minutes, and still finding yourself tied to the dock with the headset just to have enough juice to make all of your phone calls for the day? Try the kadavy.net Battery-Saving Wallpaper, which you can download right now! Not only will it save you battery life, it will reduce your carbon emissions for the year by nearly half a pound!

Thomas Jefferson on Walking

February 22, 2008

Thomas Jefferson reminding his nephew to walk. Found in his Life and Selected Writings. I think it’s ironic to look at this today, seeing that he smites the Europeans for the horse.

“…Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. The Europeans value themselves on having subdued the horse to the uses of man; but I doubt whether we have not lost more than we have gained, by the use of this animal. No one has occasioned so much the degeneracy of the human body. An Indian goes on foot nearly as far in a day, for a long journey, as an enfeebled white does on his horse; and will tire the best horses. There is no habit you will value so much as that of walking far without fatigue….”

Introducing SustainablePrint.org

August 20, 2007

sp_logo_wiki.pngA few years ago, I noticed that there were no resources for Graphic Designers to learn about how to reduce the environmental impact of their print projects. I’ve done some research on the subject lately, and I have found that much more information has been popping up, however, it is scattered throughout the web and trying to sift through it all is overwhelming to say the least.

As you may have heard on my latest Be A Design Cast appearance, I have launched SustainablePrint.org: a wiki that will – with the help of folks like you – become the most comprehensive resource for Designers to consult when trying to reduce the environmental impact of their print projects.

As you can see on the site, I have gotten the ball rolling, but I only know so much about this subject so in order to be successful the project needs the expertise and experience of members of the Design, Paper, and Printing industries. Please help by contributing, offerring your suggestions, and telling every design, printing, and paper expert you know!

Make Your Own Designer T-Shirt!

July 21, 2007

Just can’t afford that designer brand? Or maybe you want the name, but not all of that…class. Well, now you can make your own t-shirt in any brand you want!

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Kadavy in Stereo

June 03, 2007

There are two new places on the internets where you can hear my voice if you’re so inclined:

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Kadavy Presenting at Green Festival Chicago

April 17, 2007

Attention Chicagoans: I will be speaking in your fine city at the first ever Chicago-based Green Festival. My teammates and I will be talking about the potential for social networking technologies to be an effective tool for advancing the green movement.

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SustainLane.com Launches!

April 14, 2007

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As you may have seen in my twits, sustainlane.com has launched! SustainLane allows people to review sustainable, “green,” and organic products and businesses, and I’m more excited about it than probably anything I’ve ever done before in my life (yes, I know, it’s “just a website”…this is how simple my life is). It’s going to make it easier than ever for people to find products and businesses that are socially, environmentally, and/or health conscious.

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Kadavy for SustainLane on LunchMeet

January 25, 2007

I guess this post is to serve two functions. One of them is to tell you about my new job, and another is to announce my launch into geekebrity status.

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