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Joshua earned a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA, both at Columbia University, where he studied under a Nobel Laureate. He teaches and coaches leadership at Columbia, NYU, and privately. He has founded several companies, one operating globally since 1999, with a half-dozen patents to his name. He competed athletically at a national and world level.

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posted by Joshua on November 21, 2014 in Education, Exercises
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Another attendee from a recent seminar wrote about her experience. I hope it helps people get a feeling for what the seminars offer and how quickly you can use the material and get its benefits.

I have also been practicing what we learned from Josh’s workshop and I have to say I am already seeing a difference in my relationships at work. I was having a very difficult time expressing myself to my boss and the exercises have helped me understand her position and be more empathetic and in tune with what she is up against. The exercises have also been useful for me at networking events! I ended up meeting a really great contact just last week after chatting about his passion for Gaudi.

I really believe that everything happens for a reason and soon after we met I was approached by a travel startup in Barcelona to be the global communications lead! It is a huge job and while I am terrified I feel that it is the right opportunity for me at this stage in my career and I am going to take the risk! I would love to keep in touch with all of you, and maybe even meet again to talk about what we’ve learned from the leadership course.

– Natalie B.

My next seminar is coming up December 6. Mark your calendar. I’ll post more about it tomorrow.

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What are you doing that’s exciting?

posted by Joshua on November 20, 2014 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Exercises
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A question today: What are you doing that’s exciting? Or rewarding, satisfying, fulfilling, invigorating, or whatever you want out of life? Is your life purely reactive, in that you only have time and resources to do what other people tell you to do, to pay rent, etc? If so, maybe you have no choice. Or[…] Keep reading →

Almost everyone I spend time with loves what they do

posted by Joshua on November 19, 2014 in Awareness, Perception
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I feel like many people consider malaise or frustration the dominant mood of today’s world. Maybe that’s just the media because outrage gets page views and sells ads, not fulfillment or contentment. Of the people I spend time with, nearly everyone loves what they do. As far as I can tell, they feel generally good.[…] Keep reading →