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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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How to Decide Without Regret in business and life

posted by Joshua on February 12, 2016 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Education, Leadership, Models
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After teaching, coaching, studying, and practicing leadership for twenty years, I announced my online leadership course, “Introducing the most effective leadership course available anywhere.”

I’m hosting a series of free webinars on the most actionable, useful, effective, and exciting parts of the course.

My webinars will always deliver exclusive, valuable lessons you can use that day and how to build for the long term.

Attend my second webinar, free, this Sunday, February 14, 1pm Eastern Standard Time!

All you need is an internet connection.

How to Decide Without Regret

… in business and life

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Joshua Spodek at MIT

From the registration page:

What You’ll Learn in The Webinar

Why deciding is hard, and it’s not what you think!
How to make deciding easier, even something to look forward to
A simple step-by-step process to decide, even for very hard decisions
How your beliefs make deciding harder. And new beliefs to make deciding easier
How to avoid regret after deciding
A reader’s challenging life decision (that prompted this webinar) and how to handle it
How to use these lessons to lead yourself and others immediately after the webinar
How you can learn, improve, and practice beyond the webinar
It’s free, this Sunday, February 14, 1pm Eastern Standard Time!

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Another problem with traditional education: Employers are disappointed by traditionally educated students

posted by Joshua on February 11, 2016 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Exercises, Leadership
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I’ve written “Why I avoid lecturing when I lead and teach“, asked “Does lecturing turn schools into prisons?“, and discussed “How lecturing is the opposite of how we learn“. As if those reasons weren’t enough, the most-credentialed students that traditional education produces disappoint employers in areas where jobs. This video of the director and producer[…] Keep reading →