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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Get to Know This Emotional Cycle: It Will Improve Your Life

posted by Joshua on June 30, 2016 in Awareness, Fitness, Habits, Inc.com, Tips

My Inc.com article yesterday, “Get to Know This Emotional Cycle: It Will Improve Your Life” began Get to Know This Emotional Cycle: It Will Improve Your Life Healthy, active, productive activities are often hard to start. Learn this cycle to identify when to use your willpower to help. Yesterday was rowing day. It was also[…] Keep reading →

Breakthrough Science on Leadership and Why You Shouldn’t Read This Article

posted by Joshua on June 29, 2016 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Inc.com, Leadership

My Inc.com article yesterday, “Breakthrough Science on Leadership and Why You Shouldn’t Read This Article” began Breakthrough Science on Leadership and Why You Shouldn’t Read This Article How great leaders who never learned leadership from science, books, or classes became great. As a leader, entrepreneur, and professor, I used to enjoy TED talks and learning about[…] Keep reading →

Kids doing burpees!

posted by Joshua on June 27, 2016 in Fitness

http://joshuaspodek.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/kid_burpee.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download (2.0MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSI stumbled across these videos and couldn’t help sharing them. Almost anyone can do burpees. Why not do some today? I’ll note that nearly everyone, including the adults are doing the push-up with poor form, not keeping their backs straight. Pushing your shoulders up while[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Can You Keep a Woman From Courting Your Elderly Dad?

posted by Joshua on June 26, 2016 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 my take on today’s post, “Can You Keep a Woman From Courting Your Elderly Dad?” We are a large family, and our father is in his[…] Keep reading →

Social battles won and lost

posted by Joshua on June 25, 2016 in Perception

If I had to count winners and losers in big social and political battles, I’d write them out this way. I’m not describing my views, just how I’d call it based on the outcomes I see, maybe being melodramatic but I don’t think groundlessly. According to massshootingtracker.org, a crowd-sourced database of U.S. mass shootings that[…] Keep reading →

Op/Ed Fridays: New York Times: Please stopping walking us into an Orwellian dystopia

posted by Joshua on June 24, 2016 in Freedom

Tuesday’s New York Times posted a chilling article, “How Do You Stop a Future Terrorist When the Only Evidence Is a Thought?” If you haven’t read Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, you’ve probably still know the name he created for what the New York Times seems to seriously consider, thoughtcrime. It has a Wikipedia page that describes[…] Keep reading →