Joshua Spodek, PhD MBA, wrote the #1 bestselling Leadership Step by Step, hosts the award-winning Leadership and the Environment podcast, is a professor at NYU, writes a column for Inc., and blogs daily at joshuaspodek.com.
He holds five Ivy League degrees, including a PhD in astrophysics and an MBA from Columbia, where he studied under a Nobel Laureate. He left academia to found a venture to market an invention that showed animated images to subway riders between stations.
He teaches and coaches leadership and entrepreneurship at NYU and Columbia Business School. He has spoken at Harvard, Princeton, West Point, MIT, BCG, PwC, S&P, and IBM.
Appearing on every major network, the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and more, he has been called "best and brightest" in Esquire's Genius issue, "astrophysicist turned new media whiz" by NBC, and "rocket scientist" by Forbes and ABC.
He visited North Korea twice, swam across the Hudson River, has done burpees daily since 2011 (108,000 and counting), takes 16 months to produce one load of garbage, and hasn't flown (by choice) since March 2016.