Category Archives: Education

See my interview on the Transformative Leadership Summit TODAY, for 48 hours only

on August 3, 2017 in Education, Leadership

My webinar on leadership, education, and learning to lead is on the Transformative Leadership Summit TODAY. It’s valuable, but is a teaser that will only be free for 48 hours. I recommend watching. No obligation to participate in the summit, buy you may find you want to. I’m very impressed with Jethro, who is running it. I’m doing it as a friend who likes his work. I don’t get anything[…] Keep reading →

See me tomorrow on the Transformative Leadership Summit, for a limited time only

on August 2, 2017 in Audio, Education, Leadership

      My webinar on leadership, education, and learning to lead will appear on the Transformative Leadership Summit tomorrow. It’s valuable, but is a teaser that will only be free for 48 hours. I recommend watching it. No obligation to participate in the summit, buy you may find you want to. I’m very impressed with Jethro, who is running it. I’m doing it as a friend who likes his[…] Keep reading →

Economics is wrong about growth

on July 24, 2017 in Education, Models, Nature

My recent post at Inc., “Economics Is Wrong About Growth And It’s Ruining Everything,” begins Economics Is Wrong About Growth And It’s Ruining Everything Even Adam Smith foresaw an end to growth. How did we lose sight of it and think we could grow forever? Nearly every economist I’ve heard say anything about economic growth says it’s necessary for a population’s well-being, as has nearly every comment I’ve seen on the subject from non-economists.[…] Keep reading →

Transformative Leadership, a guest post from Jethro Jones

on July 21, 2017 in Education, Leadership, Stories

Jethro Jones is hosting the Transformative Leadership summit. I know him because he hosts the Transformative Principal podcast. Here’s my conversation with him, “How You Learn Is As Important As What You Learn.” I’m participating in the summit. We recorded part of my session, and if you want to improve your leadership, you’ll benefit from the summit. I recommend signing up! There are many short recordings of what you’ll hear[…] Keep reading →

NYU Students Speak About Joshua Spodek’s Entrepreneurship and Leadership Courses

on July 15, 2017 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

I recently met with two groups of students who took my leadership and entrepreneurship courses at NYU, Charlie Rose-style. I believe the 9 students represent the experiences of the majority of students who took my courses and did the exercises conscientiously. They included undergraduates who took my courses as freshmen and adult professionals founding or running successful businesses they founded and ran for decades. These videos are the first of[…] Keep reading →

My Leader to Leader article featured by the Frances Hesselbein Institute

on July 8, 2017 in Education, Leadership

If I weren’t proud enough of my article in the current issue, the Hesselbein Institute’s summer newsletter featured me and the article. Here’s the feature (click the image for a pdf of the article): Here’s the full newsletter:

Elite Universities, Failure, and How They Just Don’t Get It

on July 1, 2017 in Education, Fitness

My Inc. article yesterday, “Elite Universities, Failure, and How They Just Don’t Get It,” began Elite Universities, Failure, and How They Just Don’t Get It Elite universities don’t get failure, revealing a deep strategic flaw in U.S. education. Some solutions are easy. A recent New York Times article, “On Campus, Failure Is on the Syllabus,” reports on how elite American universities are trying to prepare students for things not going[…] Keep reading →