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Category Archives: Education

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 →

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 →

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 →

The Hardware Entrepreneur Interview: Effective project-based learning from astrophysicist turned entrepreneur, professor, with Joshua Spodek

posted by Joshua on April 20, 2017 in Audio, Creativity, Education, Entrepreneurship

I’ve done a lot of podcasts lately. The latest is unique and more personal. Here’s why… As a guy who got a PhD in physics became an entrepreneur got passionate about improving in business, and teaches experiential project-based learning, I was pleased to find a guy who got a PhD in physics became an entrepreneur[…] Keep reading →

The Business Building Rockstars Show with Nicole Holland: “Becoming Successful by Doing What You Love”

posted by Joshua on April 19, 2017 in Audio, Education, Entrepreneurship

Nicole Holland is a rock star. Creating the Business Building Rockstars Show would be enough. She also helped me set up and understand my online presence. So before writing about her and our interview, I have to recommend her for anyone working on podcasting or creating an online presence. She knows her stuff and delivers[…] Keep reading →

Farnoosh Torabi interviews me for her So Money podcast

posted by Joshua on April 12, 2017 in Audio, Education, Leadership

I’d heard about and listened to the award-winning #1 So Money podcast for a while, so I felt honored and flattered to be a guest. This morning Farnoosh posted the interview! She covers money more specifically than most. Since I grew up keeping talk about private finances quiet, she led me to speak about some[…] Keep reading →

“4 Skills Not Taught in the Ivy Leagues that Every Great Leader Must Master”: Inc. on me!

posted by Joshua on April 11, 2017 in Education, Inc.com, Leadership

Inc.’s columnist and bestselling author Kevin Daum wrote about me and Leadership Step by Step today. Usually when I post Inc. article’s they’re by me. This one is about me. It begins: 4 Skills Not Taught in the Ivy Leagues that Every Great Leader Must Master People don’t just wake up as leaders. Like any[…] Keep reading →