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Monthly Archives: November 2013

The value of technique: My student connects with a billionaire and gets invited to Harvard using skills from the course!

posted by Joshua on April 27, 2017 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Relationships, Stories

I was delighted to read the email below from a former student. You can tell that English is not her native language, nor is America her native culture. Yet you’ll see she turned a standard business meeting assigned to her into a meaningful connection. That’s the value of technique: it works even when you wouldn’t[…] Keep reading →

More of why I don’t think of vegetables, fruit, and exercise as preventing cancer, heart disease, and diabetes

posted by Joshua on April 26, 2017 in Fitness, Inc.com, Models, Tips

My Inc.com article today, Why I Don’t Think of Vegetables, Fruit, and Exercise as Preventing Disease, begins Why I Don’t Think of Vegetables, Fruit, and Exercise as Preventing Disease Why consider unhealthy normal? Why not consider healthy the default? I’ve written before that I don’t think of diet, exercise, and behavior as preventing cancer, heart[…] Keep reading →

John Mattone’s Expert Interview Series: Joshua Spodek of Spodek Academy About Embracing a “Just Do It” Attitude Toward Leadership Coaching

posted by Joshua on April 24, 2017 in Education, Leadership

I am honored that John Mattone interviewed me as part of his Expert Interview Series and posted the interview, “Joshua Spodek of Spodek Academy About Embracing a “Just Do It” Attitude Toward Leadership Coaching.” I’ll tease you with the first few interview questions. For the answers, read the whole interview! As someone who is well-educated[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Does Confining Deplorable Remarks to Your Home Make Them All Right?

posted by Joshua on April 23, 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, “Does Confining Deplorable Remarks to Your Home Make Them All Right?” My husband and I are on opposite ends of the political spectrum, which has often made for interesting conversation. We have been[…] Keep reading →

Will market forces fix global warming? It would be a global catastrophe.

posted by Joshua on April 22, 2017 in Nature

In the past: “We don’t have to act on global warming. The market will take care of everything.” When the market responds to global warming: “Help! Subsidize us! Protect us from the market!” Many people think we’ll avoid the worst predictions about global warming because market forces will drive up costs of fossil fuels as[…] Keep reading →

Science: College Can Decrease Your Understanding of It. A Harvard Physicist Is Undoing the Damage

posted by Joshua on April 21, 2017 in Education, Inc.com, Nature

My Inc.com article, “Science: College Can Decrease Your Understanding of It. A Harvard Physicist Is Undoing the Damage,” begins Science: College Can Decrease Your Understanding of It. A Harvard Physicist Is Undoing the Damage Studies show that traditional lectures tend to lower students’ understanding of physics. Harvard professor Eric Mazur developed techniques that work, and[…] Keep reading →