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If you want extraordinary performance, know extraordinary performers.

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.

He writes from experience and a scientist’s perspective on creating success professionally and personally – leadership, entrepreneurship, emotions, social skills, influence, decision-making, negotiation, conflict resolution, perception, motivation, attraction, managing groups and teams, and more.


He has been quoted and profiled in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, Fortune, CNN, and the major broadcast networks.

His coaching clients come from McKinsey, Bain, BCG, JP Morgan, Google, and more.

His clients include graduates of Columbia, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Princeton, Dartmouth, Penn, and more.

Esquire Magazine named him “Best and Brightest” in its annual Genius issue.

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See me speak on entrepreneurship: Princeton, July 16

posted by Joshua on July 6, 2015 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Events
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Join me at Princeton’s tech meetup, July 16, 6:45pm!

The title of my talk is “8 Steps from No Idea to Funding.” I hope to see you there.

From the announcement:

Topic: 8 Steps from No Idea to Funding

Speaker: Joshua Spodek

6:45 – Arrival – Snacks, Pizza and Networking.

7:15 – Introduction / Announcements by the organizers.

7:20 – 7:30 Apply for Startup Demo / Pitches (ONE MINUTE each)

7:30 – 8 Steps from No Idea to Funding –  Joshua Spodek

8:30 – Open-mic to quickly promote your business or broadcast a need that someone in the group might be able to fill.

8:45 – Wrap-Up, discussion of Meetup, feedback and opportunities for improvement or future topics.

8:55 – End of formal part of meeting.

9:00 – Exit Venue and head to After Hours Party – Location: TBA

 8 Steps from No Idea to Funding

Entrepreneur, Professor, and Coach at Columbia and NYU, Joshua Spodek PhD MBA will present his eight step formula that brought students and clients from having no idea to funding, job offers, and other success on projects they created from scratch, creating supportive communities including experts in their fields, who enjoyed helping. Most importantly, the process creates passion and purpose for the project. Joshua will describe some success stories and outline the process. Attendees will get free registration for his in-development online course when it’s ready.

More About Joshua:

Joshua Spodek earned such praise as “Best and Brightest” (Esquire Magazine’s Genius Issue), “Astrophysicist turned new media whiz” (NBC), and “Rocket Scientist” (Forbes Magazine and ABC News) with success in such diverse fields as science, invention, entrepreneurship, art, leadership, coaching, and education.

A Professor at NYU, he holds five Ivy-League degrees, including a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA, both from Columbia University, where he studied under a Nobel Laureate. He helped build an X-ray observational satellite orbiting the Earth as part of a multi-billion-dollar decade-plus mission led by the European Space Agency with NASA. He left academia to co-found a venture, Submedia, to bring to market his invention—a technology to show motion-pictures to subway riders moving between stations—starting the field of commercial in-tunnel motion-pictures. Submedia has grown worldwide to install dozens of displays in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He holds six patents. He co-founded and helped lead several education ventures, including partnering with New York City Public Schools. He has taught art at Parsons the New School for Design and NYU-Tisch’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP).

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Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Do Another Woman’s Marriage Vows Bind Me?

posted by Joshua on July 5, 2015 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment, Relationships
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Continuing my series of alternative responses to the New York Times column, The Ethicists, looking at the consequences of one’s actions instead of imposing values on others, here is my take on today’s post, “Do Another Woman’s Marriage Vows Bind Me?” A single woman, I moved to a new town and became friendly with a[…] Keep reading →

July 4, 1939: “I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth”

posted by Joshua on July 4, 2015 in Fitness, Freedom, Leadership
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Lou Gehrig was one of the greatest athletes of the twentieth century. He died in his prime from the disease often named after him. On July 4, 1939, he gave his retirement speech, which I copied below. Some career highlights from Wikipedia: He was an All-Star seven consecutive times, a Triple Crown winner once, an[…] Keep reading →