Category Archives: Stories

Forbes profiles three graduates of my course!

posted by Joshua on February 14, 2017 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Exercises, Stories

Forbes’s Carrie Kerpen profiled three graduates of my entrepreneurship course in, “Three Important Lessons Women Learn Early In Their Careers.” The three students—Nikita, Grace, and Nahima—did the course’s exercises with diligence and discipline. None of them knew how experiential the course would be and didn’t expect to create projects that impassioned them or their customers[…] Keep reading →

Stealing Happiness Back from Comfort

posted by Joshua on January 20, 2017 in Habits, Leadership, SIDCHAs, Stories

I guest posted today with the Lead Change Group, whose vision and mission are: Our Vision The Lead Change Group is a global, virtual community dedicated to encouraging and showcasing great ideas and helping leaders in their own professional growth. Mission We will encourage, energize and equip one another to leading change – in ourselves,[…] Keep reading →

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 TheSweeten.com. When someone will work on where you live every day, you want someone trustworthy[…] Keep reading →