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Category Archives: Perception

The opposite of consuming unnecessarily is not deprivation or unhappiness

posted by Joshua on April 7, 2017 in Awareness, Choosing/Decision-Making, Perception

Apparently of all the materials we mine, extract, harvest and so on, after six months, less than one percent is still in use or in the product we got it for. Over 99% of what we get from the earth is used that long. I found that statistic from The Story of Stuff (video and[…] Keep reading →

The Benefits of Experiential Learning for Leaders with Rocket Scientist Joshua Spodek

posted by Joshua on February 21, 2017 in Audio, Awareness, Education, Entrepreneurship, Exercises, Habits, Leadership, Perception

Mark Bidwell, founder and podcast host of Innovation Ecosystem, posted today a wonderful interview about Leadership Step by Step, experiential learning, exercises, and more. I can only describe Mark as someone who gets it. He ascended the corporate ladder, where he drove innovation, built teams, and so on, then found there was more to life[…] Keep reading →

Listen to a wonderful interview of me by Sami Honkonen of Boss Level podcast

posted by Joshua on January 17, 2017 in Exercises, Freedom, Leadership, Models, Perception

Sami Honkonen records Boss Level Podcast Interviews with interesting people doing awesome things Boss Level is a podcast on people and organizations aiming for the boss level. Boss level is the status a person or an organization achieves by making a better quality of life for themselves and others by doing what they need to[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: What to Do About a Physician Who May Be a Quack

posted by Joshua on January 15, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment, Perception

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “What to Do About a Physician Who May Be a Quack.” I live in an affluent community in New Jersey. I am a scientist with a Ph.D. and have worked for a company[…] Keep reading →

It pays to blow your mind sometimes

posted by Joshua on December 8, 2016 in Awareness, Models, Nature, Nonjudgment, Perception

Flexibility in your beliefs and mental models is a key part of intelligence and leadership. Your beliefs influence how you see the world. Only being able to see things one way confines you to a mental jail and keeps you from solving problems. Think of the 4-minute mile. When everyone believed breaking it was impossible,[…] Keep reading →