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Monthly Archives: September 2012

See Joshua Spodek at INSEAD Singapore next week

posted by Joshua on September 30, 2012 in Education, Events, Leadership

I’ll be delivering my seminar onĀ  next weekend in Singapore, October 6 and 7, at INSEAD. Here’s the announcement. I hope to see you there. Leadership Through Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence Workshop led by Joshua Spodek, MBA, PhD; supported by the INSEAD Toastmasters Club INSEAD Toastmasters Club is pleased to announce a two-day (half-day) experiential[…] Keep reading →

Amazing essays by amazing writers and thinkers

posted by Joshua on September 29, 2012 in Blog, Creativity, Education, Entrepreneurship

I stumbled on this more-than-a-decade-old amazing trove of essays. Just reading the authors’ names is impressive. They are essays written by great thinkers, writers, etc on “best” things of the past thousand years. I’ll cut and paste most of the essay titles and links here. I’ve only read a few so far, but I’ve loved[…] Keep reading →

Sports and passion

posted by Joshua on September 28, 2012 in Awareness, Blog, Fitness, Leadership

I ask people about their passions a lot. Many tell me they have no passions, which makes me sad for them. I don’t think passions are something you find lying around but something you create and build from small interests through self-awareness, effort, and dedication. It means they haven’t created something they could have. They[…] Keep reading →

Science is a long way from helping diet

posted by Joshua on September 27, 2012 in Blog, Fitness, Nature

I wrote the following in response to this New York Times article, “Eating for Health, Not Weight” in a discussion on Hacker News. With an Ivy League PhD in physics, I’m a big fan of science. I have not observed a scientific approach to diet effective in promoting health. In my albeit limited observation, I[…] Keep reading →

My beautiful eight-minute Shanghai commute

posted by Joshua on September 25, 2012 in Art, Blog

Speaking about commuting, as I did yesterday, I decided to record my Shanghai morning commute. It’s normally about eight minutes. I could probably do it in six-and-a-half without running if I had to. So I brought my camera and took pictures every dozen yards or so sometimes looking forward, other times to the side. What[…] Keep reading →

Your commute is too long

posted by Joshua on September 24, 2012 in Blog

Nobody likes commuting. Living far from where you work doesn’t make sense to me. It messes up your sense of community. If you drive it pollutes, isolates you, and keeps you from exercising. I’ve done well about keeping my commutes short. Business school, at thirty minutes door-to-door, was one of my longest commutes. Since it[…] Keep reading →