See Joshua Spodek lead a leadership workshop at General Assembly, May 22

If you don’t know about General Assembly, you should. They started as an incubator for startups in New York, then found offering courses met a larger demand and transformed into an educational institution and community, now all over the country, Europe, and Asia. Very exciting, dynamic, entrepreneurial, and building community.
They’ve invited me to speak on leadership next Thursday in Manhattan, 6:30-8pm.

Below is the announcement of the event. I look forward to seeing you there.

Entrepreneur Meetup

Joshua Spodek Photo

Joshua Spodek
Adjunct Professor at NYU

About This Event

You’re invited! Join us for a special entrepreneur meetup & workshop. The topic will be “How to lead people so they want you to lead them again”.

During this workshop consisting of discussion, exercises, and Q&A, Joshua Spodek will lead you through the foundation of great leadership and teach you skills to become an effective and efficient leader.

The event will be held at the exclusive Magnises Townhouse. All guests will have an opportunity to mingle with members of the Magnises community, a distinguished group of movers, shakers, and startup founders.

Only 30 spots available, so save yours today!

Food & drink will be provided.


People remember effective leaders their whole lives. If you had leaders and teachers who motivated you from the inside, you probably still remember them today and you wish you could thank them for inspiring such drive and fulfillment in your life.

You can learn to lead and inspire like them… to motivate people from the inside to contribute fully and completely and feel gratitude to you for motivating them … to want you to lead them again.

This workshop teaches you how.

We’ll cover: Step-by-step low-level instruction of what to say and do — How to create high-level meaning, value, importance, purpose, and passion — How and why the words and behaviors you learn inspire those high-level concepts — Exercises to perfect your practice — Overcoming counterproductive practices like relying on authority or external motivations that corporate, highly-structured or command-and-control environments often teach.

Prereqs & Preparation

This event is invite-only and reserved for entrepreneurs within our community.

About the Instructor

Joshua Spodek Photo

Joshua Spodek Adjunct Professor at NYU

Joshua Spodek helped build an X-ray observational satellite for the European Space Agency and NASA, co-founded and led as CEO or COO several ventures operating globally, and holds six patents. He is also a Professor at NYU-Poly and a leadership and executive coach for Columbia Business School’s Program on Social Intelligence. He has also led seminars in leadership, creativity, sales, strategy, and motivation at Columbia Business School, Harvard University, the NYU-Stern School of Business, INSEAD (Singapore), NYU-Tisch’s ITP, the New York Academy of Science, and in private corporations. He holds five Ivy-League degrees, including a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA.

He earned such praise as “Best and Brightest” (Esquire Magazine’s Genius Issue), “Astrophysicist turned new media whiz” (NBC), and “Rocket Scientist” (ABC News and Forbes).

His clients include graduates of Columbia, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Cornell, Princeton, Duke, Dartmouth, Penn, University of Chicago, Indian Institute of Technology, University of Michigan, Northwestern, Tufts, Vassar, Amherst, NYU, U.S. Naval Academy, and others.

He has been quoted and profiled by ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, Fox, UPN, NY1, CNN, CNN-International, WNYC, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, Chicago Sun-Times, New York Observer, New York Daily News, New York Post, Newsweek, Forbes, Worth, Esquire, The Guardian, Nikkei Shimbun, South China Morning Post, Taipei Times, Village Voice,, and more.

About Our Partners


Our members are the thrill-seekers, the hard-workers, & the go-getters. We are an international group of people looking to create and maximize our experiences. We have shaped our own success in a variety of fields including technology, fashion, finance, and entertainment, and we constantly try to push ourselves further. Magnises is the bond that brings us all together.

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