Joshua Spodek is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia Business School, columnist for Inc., founder of Spodek Academy, and author of Leadership Step by Step.
He has led seminars in leadership, entrepreneurship, creativity, and sales at Harvard, Princeton, MIT, INSEAD (Singapore), the New York Academy of Science, and in private corporations. Spodek holds five Ivy League degrees, including a Ph.D. in Astrophysics and an MBA, and studied under a Nobel Prize winner. He helped build an X-ray observational satellite for NASA, co-founded and led as CEO or COO several ventures, and holds six patents.
Having earned praise as “Best and Brightest” (Esquire Magazine’s Genius Issue), “Astrophysicist turned new media whiz” (NBC), and “Rocket Scientist” (ABC News and Forbes) Spodek has been quoted and profiled by ABC, CBS, NBC, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has visited North Korea twice, swam across the Hudson River, and has done burpees every day for six years and counting. Joshua Spodek lives in Greenwich Village and blogs daily at www.joshuaspodek.com.
Leadership Step by Step by Joshua Spodek
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
GIMP: The Story Behind the Star of Murderball by Mark Zupan
indrani robbins says
really enjoyed the interview. passed the link to jacob. i have read only one of those books… i barely read any more sadly, however shall try to my best to read at least one more. so so agree about those things discussed re how we speak, what we say, how we listen, what inspires… and authenticity. i liked mr spodek and your ponder on that time in american history and the thoughts on disagreeing without demolishing. thanks so much, steven, the structure and tone of the one way ticket is wonderful.