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Josh Spodek
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Joshua Spodek is an entrepreneur, executive coach, and accomplished academic passionate about transformative leadership, entrepreneurship, creativity, sales, strategy, and motivation.
Joshua Spodek is an entrepreneur, executive coach, and accomplished academic passionate about transformative leadership, entrepreneurship, creativity, sales, strategy, and motivation.

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I’ve spoken to a lot of people about environmental action and inaction. While I haven’t done double-blind randomized controlled experiments, I have seen one broad trend: People who act on their environmental values do so for others. People who don’t act…
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When I was growing up in the 70s, when someone said something sexist others would say that person was living in the past. “It’s not the 50s anymore. Get with the times, chauvinist pig.” It took people time to catch up with how times had changed. I’ll come…
Academia and privilege
Academia and privilege
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Hypocrisy is a challenging, accusatory, powerful word. Let’s get out of the way that I’m not perfect, I don’t claim perfection, and I often don’t act. Here are examples of things I hear from people who claim to care about the environment and probably…
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My series answering the New York Times’ Ethicist column with an active, leadership approach instead of an analytical, philosophical perspective continues with “Can We Disinherit Our Addicted Son?”. Our son has been a heroin addict for 10 years. He has…
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Don’t get me wrong. I’m glad I took Amtrak to California instead of flying. But I’m concluding that one of the worst tortures humans could inflict on each other would be to force a Japanese train engineer or conductor to work for Amtrak. I can only…
Amtrak torture
Amtrak torture
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Humans seem drawn to the most beautiful places. Our ancestors probably settled where life was easiest—that is, providing the most for life. Then we make them easier for us to live there—a hut here, a path there, a well, a dock, a road, etc. In other…
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This conversation is about joy, clean pure fun, deeper relationships, greater self-awareness, our highest values. It’s the opposite of what results from the treadmill of mainstream life built on comfort and convenience. When you live by your values in a…
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This conversation is about joy, clean pure fun, deeper relationships, greater self-awareness, our highest values. It’s the opposite of what results from the treadmill of mainstream life built on comfort and convenience. When you live by your values in a…
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I’m traveling and ate at a restaurant. Nothing special, a vegetarian Thai place in Ventura, California. The food tasted sweet and felt slightly sticky. After I finished, I asked the waitress if they added sugar. The answer was yes, but she didn’t have the…
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When I was in junior high school, Philadelphia’s Central High School for boys went co-ed. Its former sister school, Girls’ High, across the street remains all female. I was in the first class that included girls all four years. Around the same time,…
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