Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

A Contrarian View of Invention

on November 6, 2017 in Creativity, Entrepreneurship, Inc.com, Nature

My latest Inc. article, “A Contrarian View of Invention,” begins A Contrarian View of Invention We put innovation and invention on pedestals. Should we? I’ll start by pointing out that I have several patents to my name. I conceived of the inventions and wrote the patents. I have advanced degrees in science. I started several ventures. I’m not writing to brag or put patents or innovation down, just that I think I hold my own on innovation[…] Keep reading →

See me on Leadership, the Environment, and Navigating Your Business’s Greatest Challenges November 2 in Manhattan

on October 23, 2017 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Events, Leadership

See me next Thursday, November 2 at the NY Public Library Science, Industry, and Business branch in midtown Manhattan. I’m honored to present at such a prestigious and storied institution. As I’m approaching launching my podcast, Leadership and the Environment, I’ll speak on our sore need for leadership in the environment, as well as how it applies to the greatest challenge most leaders face: leading people without using authority. Whether[…] Keep reading →

A belief to replace worrying about jobs

on October 6, 2017 in Education, Entrepreneurship

Changes in technology and markets may shift job needs from one field to another, but not that people will always have needs that if you help fill them, they will compensate you. If you have skills to communicate and behave to make people feel comfortable sharing their problems with you, and to help solve their problems, you can create jobs for yourself. The work may not be what you trained[…] Keep reading →

Videos and a short history of my invention and Submedia, the company I co-founded in 1999

on October 3, 2017 in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Stories

Ten or fifteen years ago most people knew me through Submedia, the company I co-founded to market I technology I conceived of in 1996. My invention The technology was a display we’d install on subway tunnel walls that looked to riders between stations like a movie screen outside the subway car windows. From a business perspective, we were a billboard company: we installed the displays at our cost, sold media[…] Keep reading →

Using Emotions As a Leadership Essential

on September 8, 2017 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

Joan Sotkin hosts The Prosperity Show podcast and today posted “Using Emotions As a Leadership Essential,” her conversation with me. The show’s subtitle is A holistic approach to business and financial success, which is what we covered: business from a holistic perspective—about emotions, motivations, learning, and more. It’s what she covers in general, without getting ethereal or too theoretical. As a bonus you get to hear birds chirping in the[…] Keep reading →

Last chance to improve your coaching with free admission to the premier online coaching summit for two readers!

on August 30, 2017 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

Yesterday I announced that I’m offering two free passes to my readers for the premier online coaching summit—World Business and Executive Coach Summit (WBECS) online summit—which starts TOMORROW. If you’re interested in one of those passes, email me how it will help you help others. Please make the subject “Spodek WBECS”. I’ll pick two people at random today who are subscribed to my newsletter (my page has subscription forms). A[…] Keep reading →

Want Ambition? Advice From 5 Achievers

on August 7, 2017 in Entrepreneurship, Inc.com

My Inc. story today, “Want Ambition? Advice From 5 Achievers,” begins Want Ambition? Advice From 5 Achievers The ambitious secrets of a TED resident, a Broadway star, a Marvel artist, a MakerBot executive, and the entrepreneur bringing them together Ambition. It gets things done. Most Inc. readers have it. Some wish they had more. Many hide theirs. Too many, if you ask me. Like determination, resilience, self-awareness, and grit, among other properties, successful[…] Keep reading →