Joshua Spodek

Joshua Spodek PhD MBA, bestselling author of Leadership Step by Step and host of the Leadership and the Environment podcast, is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia Business School, columnist for Inc., and founder of

He has led seminars in leadership, entrepreneurship, creativity, and sales at Harvard, Princeton, West Point, and MIT, and in private corporations including Boston Consulting Group, IBM, and the New York Academy of Science. He holds five Ivy League degrees 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.

He earned praise as “Best and Brightest” (Esquire’s Genius Issue), “Astrophysicist turned new media whiz” (NBC), and “Rocket Scientist” (ABC News and Forbes) and 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 over seven years, 100,000 and counting. He blogs daily at

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