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Monthly Archives: November 2013

So You Want to Build a Luxury Vodka?

posted by Joshua on March 30, 2017 in Entrepreneurship, Inc.com, Leadership

My Inc. article yesterday reflected my journey from a pipe-dream I had in business school of starting a vodka brand to meeting the CEO of Absolut’s attempt to regain the lead it lost decades ago, Jonas Tahlin. He’s taking on the challenge in part by connecting himself personally with the brand. He has lots of[…] Keep reading →

From Astrophysicist to Leadership Coach To Bestselling Author With Josh Spodek: The Smashing the Plateau Podcast

posted by Joshua on March 29, 2017 in Audio, Leadership

No matter how successful you are, there’s probably at least one area where roadblocks are keeping you from fully achieving your goals. The Smashing the Plateau podcast focuses on overcoming these challenges. The host, David Shriner-Cahn of TEND Strategic Partners, interviews experts one thing in common—they all know how to fix problems that keep people[…] Keep reading →

The experience and results of Leadership Step by Step

posted by Joshua on March 28, 2017 in Audio, Education, Leadership

You’ve read the reviews of Leadership Step by Step—51 so far on Amazon, 98% 5-star—and are interested. You wonder how they got so positive. Chris is a professional who did all the exercises in the book as an online course from SpodekAcademy.com. I interviewed him to learn his experiences taking the course and his results[…] Keep reading →

Absurdly Useful Leadership Tactics That You Can Use Today: the second interview with Jim Harshaw

posted by Joshua on March 27, 2017 in Awareness, Exercises, Leadership, Models, SIDCHAs, Stories

I don’t know if the interviewers are getting better, if I’m developing in conversation, or if I’m just enjoying podcast conversations more, but it feels like the interviews are getting better all the time. Yesterday, Jim Harshaw (scroll down to learn more about him) of the Success Through Failure podcast posted our second conversation. Second[…] Keep reading →

Why Do We Dream Big About Everything Except Changing Our Behavior to Pollute Less?

posted by Joshua on March 27, 2017 in Entrepreneurship, Inc.com, Leadership, Nature

My Inc. article today, “Why Do We Dream Big About Everything Except Changing Our Behavior to Pollute Less?,” responded to a New York Times opinion piece yesterday that I found lame, even sad. My piece begins Why Do We Dream Big About Everything Except Changing Our Behavior to Pollute Less? A New York Times editorial[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: What Should You Do With Your Father’s Nazi Keepsake?

posted by Joshua on March 26, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “What Should You Do With Your Father’s Nazi Keepsake?” A few years ago, before my father died, my two brothers and I were going through his things with him. He wanted to have[…] Keep reading →

The Fierce Focus interview with Ryan Ross

posted by Joshua on March 25, 2017 in Audio, Fitness, SIDCHAs

Ryan Ross hosts the Fierce Focus podcast. A friend put us in touch. We had an engaging conversation that I enjoyed a lot, probably because he asked direct questions that led to meaningful answers. Also because we actually sat together face-to-face to record the interview, which opens the conversation, in my experience. Here are the[…] Keep reading →