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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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Know your antagonist

posted by Joshua on March 28, 2015 in Art
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The art of telling stories is one of the great communications skills that spans all cultures and time. Learning to tell them effectively helps nearly all relationships.

Every story has a protagonist and an antagonist. When I studied storytelling, I learned that although we root for the protagonist, we usually find the antagonist more interesting. Yesterday I told my friend how I remember that:

Although most religious people say they are religious because they believe in god, the reason they go to church is because of the devil.

Though you have your role models you try to emulate, how much are you influenced by people you want out of your life? Do you ever find that trying to get rid of them keeps them in your life?

Know your antagonist, but don’t become them.

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Know your geese!

posted by Joshua on March 27, 2015 in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Tips
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A friend and colleague visited a couple weeks ago. He invited me to breakfast with another friend of his who happened to be an incredibly successful founder and CEO of a business related to a project of mine. You don’t expect to make such valuable connections. We made a great connection and may find ways[…] Keep reading →

The last time you interviewed someone

posted by Joshua on March 26, 2015 in Awareness, Leadership
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The last time you interviewed someone for a position on a team you were on… Did you talk about salary, bonus, benefits, and measurable things like that? Did you talk about the company or team goals? Are those goals your goals? If not, did you talk about your goals, passions, vulnerabilities, and so on? The[…] Keep reading →