Monthly Archives: September 2014

Phil Jackson on Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Shaquille O’Neal

posted by Joshua on September 30, 2014 in Leadership

http://joshuaspodek.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/jackson_jordan_kobe_shaq.ogvPodcast: Play in new window | Download (63.7MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSYou should know Phil Jackson if you don’t. One of the great basketball coaches of all time, he gets the best out of his players to motivate them to work as a team. He coached Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Shaquille O’Neal, among other greats[…] Keep reading →

Reminder: International Entrepreneurship Panel, October 6 at NYU

posted by Joshua on September 29, 2014 in Education, Entrepreneurship

I found a problem last year teaching entrepreneurship at NYU. Most students I worked with were born outside the U.S. and many wanted to become entrepreneurs. As much as they wanted to start businesses, many of our conversations had this phrase in them: … but I have to get a job with a big company[…] Keep reading →

Not the ethicist, part 4

posted by Joshua on September 29, 2014 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment, Tips

Continuing my series on responses to the New York Times column, The Ethicist, looking at the consequences of one’s actions instead of imposing values on them, here is a take on an earlier post, “Campus Police: Precrime Division“. I study computer science at a midsize university, and my school has cameras that cover almost every[…] Keep reading →

Not the ethicist 3

posted by Joshua on September 28, 2014 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment, Tips

Continuing my series on responses to the New York Times column, The Ethicist, looking at the consequences of one’s actions instead of imposing values on them, here is a take on an earlier post, “Sketched Out on the Subway“. I was sitting next to someone on the subway who was surreptitiously sketching portraits of fellow[…] Keep reading →

Not the ethicist

posted by Joshua on September 26, 2014 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment, Tips

Continuing yesterday’s series on responses to the New York Times column, The Ethicist, looking at the consequences of one’s actions instead of imposing values on them, here is a take on an earlier post, “Accounting Principles“. My spouse and I earn too much to contribute to a Roth I.R.A. Recently, we learned that it is[…] Keep reading →

New series: Non-authoritarian non-ethics

posted by Joshua on September 25, 2014 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment, Tips

The New York Times has a column called The Ethicist, where people write to ask for judgment and advice. Though I find the writing generally fun and light, I find the premise—that someone else has more access than you to values, implied to be absolute—undermines people considering their options, considering their values, developing their social[…] Keep reading →