Lessons from Getting Locked Out of Your Own Company

Joshua Spodek has five Ivy League degrees, including a Ph.D. in physics and an MBA from Columbia, is a bestselling author, and a professor at NYU.

So, of course he had to try his hand at entrepreneurship as well. And one of his first attempts was both a huge business success, but at the same time a bitter personal failure — a failure he didn’t truly recognize until his new investors decided to move the company to a new building, and didn’t give him a key.

That kind of rude awakening is bound to lead to some serious introspection and, hopefully, some lessons to learn from it. And that’s exactly what Josh did.

In my podcast this week, Josh joined me to share the story of that rude awakening and some of the lessons he learned from it, much of which is summarized in his new book, Initiative: A Proven Method to Bring Your Passions to Life (and Work).

Click the play button above to listen. And you can find out more about Josh and his work at joshuaspodek.com.

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