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Dr. Eli Joseph      

Author, Freelance Writer, Faculty Instructor at Columbia University School of Professional Studies, NYU School of Professional Studies, and UCLA

Dr. Eli Joseph is an author, educator, and public speaker who serves as a faculty member at Columbia University, New York University, and UCLA. Joseph is also a partner at ExamOne, a Quest Diagnostics company. He is the author of the book entitled "The Perfect Rejection Resume." In this book, he encourages readers to draw inspiration from their failures, to understand and build on the lessons learned through failures, and to use failure as a tool to accomplish their goals.

Joseph is no stranger to failure and rejection. In his lifetime, he has been turned down by more than 1,500 employers, 30 colleges, and 75 scholarship foundations. Though Joseph experienced a plethora of rejections from various firms and institutions, he has overcome these challenges and used his failures as fuel for motivation to succeed. He recently delivered two TEDx talks this fall entitled “Time Is Your Biggest Competition” and “No Trace, No Case”

Eli Joseph's work has appeared in Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, AdWeek, Blavity, The Enterprisers Project, The Harvard Business Review, and many other publications. He earned his Doctorate in Business Administration from Felician University becoming the first-ever graduate to complete the curriculum at the age of 24.

The purview of his academic research is in behavioral finance, data analytics, statistics, and quantitative Finance.

Joseph has been featured on Forbes, Inc Magazine, Fast Company, the New York Post and Black Enterprise.

Dr. Joseph serves as a member of TED and the Grammy Recording Academy.

Speech Topics

Time is Your Greatest Competition

Description: We are all given the same amount of time in a given day. Additionally, we have been told that we can manifest our success if we are competing against ourselves. Through the analysis of the Yerkes-Dodson Law, the metronome effect, and stress, we will understand why time is our greatest competition.


  • Leaders will welcome new challenges because they have no problems working under pressure and dealing with tight deadlines. Through this metronome experiment, you realize that you are only competing against yourself when no one is watching. You are competing with yourself when you are practicing and training, and you are improving your skills. However, your accomplishments from workshops, practice and training sessions are meaningless if you can’t execute your purpose when it matters.

The greatest business leaders develop that killer instinct when they can perform at an elite level during stressful situations.

One of the best ways we can stay committed to our objectives is to make sure that we set a deadline for each goal. When a deadline is set, we are establishing a binding contract. At this moment, we have commenced a friendly battle against time for each goal.

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