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Category Archives: Stories

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 →

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

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, ReModel (and hinting at the next one) Increasing your self-awareness through mental models[…] 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 Inc.com, Leadership, Stories

My Inc.com 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 →

Six Lessons I Learned at Lunch With the Best Leader in America

posted by Joshua on April 29, 2016 in Education, Inc.com, Leadership, Relationships, Stories

My post on Inc.com today, “Six Lessons I Learned at Lunch With the Best Leader in America,” begins Six Lessons I Learned at Lunch With the Best Leader in America Experience trumps everything in leadership and she has more than you do. From the Girl Scouts to the White House. Is Alan Mulally, former CEO of[…] Keep reading →