Spartan Up! Cornell Professor Risa Mish Details the Importance of Critical Thinking

Risa Mish, Senior Lecturer at Johnson Graduate School at Cornell University, explains to Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, Founder and CEO of Spartan Race, that experience doesn’t always promise success. “What worked before doesn’t always work next,” Mish details. “You have to have a broader palette.” Mish also offers tips to critical thinking and problem solving by first pointing out that typically problems don’t only have one cause, and knowing what the most important problem to solve first is vital to success.

For more, watch the Podcast above.

ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST:

Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race and a New York Times bestselling author, inspires millions of people all over the world to get off the couch and take on any obstacle, on an off the course. In Spartan Up! The Podcast, Joe travels the globe to explore what it means to Spartan Up! in all aspects of life.

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In each episode, Joe interviews different experts—authors, academics, members of the  military, athletes, adventurers, CEOs, and thought leaders—about achievement,  leadership, grit, goals, and total mind-body wellbeing. Then, with a panel of colleagues, Joe breaks down the lessons to provide the ultimate blueprint for success.

Spartan Up! The Podcast can be found at www.spartanuppodcast.com, on iTunes, Stitcher, and YouTube.

To find a Spartan Race in your area, visit: www.spartan.com.

Recommended Reading:

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Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life by Joe De Sena (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014)

Get it done. That’s the underlying message in De Sena’s Spartan Up! book, which prompts the languishing to get off the couch and move. The Spartan Race is tough but life is even tougher, and here’s where De Sena’s advice shines through. It’s all about simply making a goal and tackling it with every ounce of energy and ambition you can muster. Chances are, good things will happen.

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