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Monthly Archives: November 2013

50,000 burpees!

posted by Joshua on January 31, 2015 in Exercises, Fitness, Habits

Happy Superbowl Sunday tomorrow, traditionally a day for drinking beer and eating comfort food. By my calculations, I hit 50,000 burpees around tomorrow too. You can read about my hitting 40,000 and 30,000 before that. Still haven’t missed any since my first set of ten in December 2011. Speaking of football food, before I exercise[…] Keep reading →

See Fashion Entrepreneurs Coco and Breezy with Columbia Business School’s Alumni Club

posted by Joshua on January 29, 2015 in Art, Creativity, Entrepreneurship

Coco and Breezy Prince wore their sunglasses — from his album cover — on Saturday Night Live. Beyoncé showed them in her video. Vogue labeled them “fashion icons”. Rhianna, Serena Williams, and more wear their accessories, sold in twenty countries and growing, as well as at cocoandbreezy.com. Find out how these twins from Minnesota started[…] Keep reading →

Hear me interviewed on Join Up Dots!

posted by Joshua on January 28, 2015 in Audio

A large and growing web interview series, Join Up Dots, interviewed me and posted the interview. The host, David Ralph, was a great interviewer, I felt. David is creating a series of hundreds of interviews with people living lives like he likes—taking responsibility, enjoying their lives, living how they want, not getting stuck in the[…] Keep reading →

Influence and persuasion class starts Saturday

posted by Joshua on January 27, 2015 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

This Saturday begins my class at General Assembly on influence and persuasion. Register here We call the class “Entrepreneurial Sales” because it teaches entrepreneurial skills and uses a model of selling for its structure, but it’s about broader concepts of influence, persuasion, value, and building relationships based on understanding others’ needs. I used to think[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Two Cents, Too Late

posted by Joshua on January 25, 2015 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of alternative responses to the New York Times column, The Ethicist, looking at the consequences of one’s actions instead of imposing values on others, here is a take on today’s post, “Two Cents, Too Late.” On public transportation, a young man entered my train car and made an announcement requesting money to[…] Keep reading →