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Category Archives: Education

Op/ed Friday: How climate change scientists are undermining efforts to slow global warming

posted by Joshua on May 5, 2017 in Education, Leadership, Nature

I wrote how much my visit to Columbia’s Department of Earth and Environmental Studies left me. The scientists, who know more about global warming than anyone, 1) didn’t seem to change their polluting behavior and 2) to the extent they tried to influence others, did so ineffectively, or even counterproductively. They shared information, expecting that[…] Keep reading →

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 →