Category Archives: Blog

Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global, and me

on December 24, 2016 in Blog

Arriana Huffington recently started an online community called Thrive Global. She and her team picked me up to write for their journal. In fact, one of my posts made today’s front page, so if you click there today, you may see it. Thrive’s content is organized into 6 categories: Wonder Wisdom Well-Being Unplug and Recharge Sleep Giving Wonder focuses on faith and spirituality. Wisdom focuses on burnout, workplace policies and[…] Keep reading →

New email provider means you might be getting my newsletter for the first time

on November 14, 2016 in Blog, Leadership

Hello all, I’m changing the email provider for my newsletter. It turns out the old one was hitting some filters, so some of you may be getting my newsletter for the first time. So if you signed up a long time ago and are just seeing your first newsletter from me, welcome aboard! … and sorry for the delay. I hope you enjoy the newsletter. Why I changed I changed[…] Keep reading →

“Winning the popular vote” means nothing

on November 13, 2016 in Blog

“Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, so more people want her to be president.“ Sour grapes. And meaningless. Look, I don’t want someone who denies global warming in the White House either, but saying meaningless stuff doesn’t help. All the candidates and all the voters knew the rules of the election years ahead. Winning the election means getting more electoral college votes. Those are the rules. Nobody campaigned to get[…] Keep reading →

Economists contradiction between economic growth and job loss

on October 27, 2016 in Blog

Economists always claim that we need populations to grow for economies to grow, which they seem to regard as a necessity. I’ve never understood why growth is necessary, when what we need is to distribute life’s necessities—food, water, shelter, etc—among people. Anyway, take economic growth as a necessity for the sake of argument. Economists also worry about losing jobs to other countries. Well, if having more people doesn’t cause an[…] Keep reading →

Post-Games Lesson: You Have Two Options In Life

on August 23, 2016 in Blog

  My Inc.com post today, “Post-Games Lesson: You Have Two Options In Life” begins Post-Games Lesson: You Have Two Options In Life Even if we succeed, it can’t last forever. Why do we try? The games in Rio just ended. Even the elite athletes’ glory is fading from the most intense high of their lives, that they trained and sacrificed most of their lives for, to regular lives. As silver-medalist[…] Keep reading →

How society will develop

on July 18, 2016 in Blog

Once no multi-celled life existed. Each single-celled life lived autonomously. I don’t know how multi-celled life evolved, but it did and the cells in your body with your DNA have little autonomy. Your liver cells do what liver cells do and live in your liver. Your heart cells do heart cell things and that’s it. Your nervous system has some decision-making and control, but they have little autonomy either. The[…] Keep reading →

Help critique my new site

on June 28, 2016 in Blog

You’ve read about my online courses and their reviews. I’m working with some developers to create a new page to host the courses since joshuaspodek.com is a blog. I’d love to get the feedback of a few people on the new page, which is almost done. If you’re a regular reader, have an interest in my courses, know how to give helpful advice and feedback on web pages, and are[…] Keep reading →