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Category Archives: Art

Genuineness and authenticity: What it takes

posted by Joshua on February 17, 2017 in Art, Creativity, Education, Leadership, Visualization

I finally watched Gone With the Wind. People routinely rate it one of the top movies. Watching it, you automatically rate it by the standards of its time. But watch the acting these iconic scenes. The morning after watching the movie, I woke up realizing how ungenuine and inauthentic the acting was. Sure, by the[…] Keep reading →

I was awarded “Top Writer” in three categories!

posted by Joshua on January 28, 2017 in Art, Education, Exercises, Leadership, Tips

I’m honored that Medium awarded my column “Top Writer” in three categories. “Great Work, Joshua Spodek. Congratulations! You are now a top writer in Leadership.” “Great Work, Joshua Spodek. Congratulations! You are now a top writer in Inspiration.” “Great Work, Joshua Spodek. Congratulations! You are now a top writer in Self Improvement.” You can do[…] Keep reading →

Reflections on writing

posted by Joshua on January 21, 2017 in Art, Creativity, Exercises, Habits, Leadership, SIDCHAs

One of my online communities had a thread on writing a book this year. It led me to reflect on writing in a way that might help someone where I was before starting to write. I consider what I wrote relevant to practicing any craft or developing one’s passion. Here’s what I wrote: Last year[…] Keep reading →

The value of art education

posted by Joshua on January 9, 2017 in Art, Education

Engineering, technical, and artistic types often put down the arts and art education as not practical. In an engineering, technical, entrepreneurial community I participate in sometimes, the question arose if anyone had an art degree. Though I don’t, for the double reason that I learned a lot during my foray into creating and showing art,[…] Keep reading →

This Start-Up Is Revolutionizing Museums: Museum Hack will change how you visit them forever.

posted by Joshua on December 28, 2016 in Art, Entrepreneurship, Inc.com

My Inc.com post today, “This Start-Up Is Revolutionizing Museums,” begins This Start-Up Is Revolutionizing Museums Museum Hack will change how you visit them forever. Did you grow up bored with museums too? Grown-ups talked about them like they were an adventure but they made them feel like history class for old people. Times have changed![…] Keep reading →

Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, and Trent Reznor’s Important but Flawed Statement

posted by Joshua on December 13, 2016 in Art, Awareness, Inc.com, Leadership, Nature

My Inc.com article today, “Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, and Trent Reznor’s Important but Flawed Statement,” began Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, and Trent Reznor’s Important but Flawed Statement Before the Flood brings global warming to your living room and Hollywood. But does it lead to changing the behavior that causes it? Leonardo Di Caprio played Romeo,[…] Keep reading →