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Category Archives: Stories

The five times I got mugged growing up

posted by Joshua on October 7, 2016 in Awareness, Stories

Not sure how interesting this post will be to others since it’s not about helping or insight. Just reflecting on my childhood. On the other hand, I suspect people have a morbid fascination about reading about crime and personal stories. Talking to my sister recently about her comparing this generation growing up and our growing[…] Keep reading →

Teaching critical thinking: a high school example

posted by Joshua on September 8, 2016 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Stories

Have you ever found young adults self-righteously holding ideas, unwilling to consider alternatives? I have. This summer I also saw a room full of them change their minds in an instant on an issue I know they would have been fixed about before. I taught a summer session of high school students entrepreneurship. One exercise[…] Keep reading →

Company review: The Sweeten ruined my floor, went over budget and over schedule

posted by Joshua on August 10, 2016 in Stories, Visualization

I love recommending products and people that work. In the video below, I love the Cuisinart CPC-600 pressure cooker and Vita-mix blender. I don’t like reporting on disasters, but some require it. Every summer my floor buckles because I used When someone will work on where you live every day, you want someone trustworthy[…] Keep reading →

At Princeton’s ELab: Contact valuable people!

posted by Joshua on June 8, 2016 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Exercises, Stories

I got a few short clips from my presentation on entrepreneurship when I spoke at Princeton’s Elab recently. I described a student’s success contacting a valuable person in her field. The call got hairy, but she Benefited from the interaction Learned about how to talk to valuable people Learned about herself Would do it again[…] Keep reading →

Listen to Outlier Magazine’s podcast of Joshua Spodek, published today!

posted by Joshua on May 20, 2016 in Audio, Education, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, SIDCHAs, Stories Play in new window | Download (63.0MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Outlier Magazine’s Ever Gonzalez interviewed me recently and posted the podcast today, “Ep 331: Joshua Spodek Interview – Finding Your Hudson River” We talk about Learning entrepreneurship Learning leadership Swimming across the Hudson River Failure and learning from it My last book,[…] Keep reading →

What You Can Learn from the Best Leader in America’s Bold Job Interview Strategy

posted by Joshua on May 16, 2016 in, Leadership, Stories

My article today, “What You Can Learn from the Best Leader in America’s Bold Job Interview Strategy” begins What You Can Learn from the Best Leader in America’s Bold Job Interview Strategy Interviewing for the job that brought her national prominence, she prepared and behaved differed from most standard advice, but was incredibly effective.[…] Keep reading →