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Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

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 →

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 →

The Great Barrier Reef’s Demise and You

posted by Joshua on April 10, 2017 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Nature

According to The Guardian: Great Barrier Reef at ‘terminal stage’: scientists despair at latest coral bleaching data ‘Last year was bad enough, this is a disaster,’ says one expert as Australia Research Council finds fresh damage across 8,000km I read this at a message board for geeks and entrepreneurs and shared the following, which I[…] Keep reading →

What’s Wrong With Business Plan Competitions: A Student View

posted by Joshua on March 31, 2017 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Inc.com

My Inc. post today, “What’s Wrong With Business Plan Competitions: A Student View,” begins What’s Wrong With Business Plan Competitions: A Student View More reasons business plan competitions hurt entrepreneurship: from a student they’re supposed to help I’ve written in Inc. before about problems with business plan competitions. Most voices promote them as unerringly valuable[…] Keep reading →

So You Want to Build a Luxury Vodka?

posted by Joshua on March 30, 2017 in Entrepreneurship, Inc.com, Leadership

My Inc. article yesterday reflected my journey from a pipe-dream I had in business school of starting a vodka brand to meeting the CEO of Absolut’s attempt to regain the lead it lost decades ago, Jonas Tahlin. He’s taking on the challenge in part by connecting himself personally with the brand. He has lots of[…] Keep reading →

Why Do We Dream Big About Everything Except Changing Our Behavior to Pollute Less?

posted by Joshua on March 27, 2017 in Entrepreneurship, Inc.com, Leadership, Nature

My Inc. article today, “Why Do We Dream Big About Everything Except Changing Our Behavior to Pollute Less?,” responded to a New York Times opinion piece yesterday that I found lame, even sad. My piece begins Why Do We Dream Big About Everything Except Changing Our Behavior to Pollute Less? A New York Times editorial[…] Keep reading →