Learn Educate Discover-logo

Learn Educate Discover

Business & Economics Podcasts >

More Information

Episodes

Ep 109: [Career Strategy] Take The 50:50 Approach, David Salazar, Head of Marketing @Amazon Business

4/20/2018
More
David Salazar, Head of Marketing for Amazon Business, shares some of the key decisions he took early in his career that helped him along the way, and his advice for early career professionals. David has an MBA from Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. Some of the areas that David touches upon in this episode include: 1. Why David prioritized joining a good company over the function he was interested in 2. How David thinks about moving from one job to another 3....

Duration:00:31:30

Ep 108: [Career Transitions] From Tech To Comedy, Ex-Googler Sarah Cooper, Blogger @TheCooperReview

4/3/2018
More
Former Googler Sarah Cooper describes her journey as she moved from Tech to Comedy. Today, Sarah is a successful writer and comedian, with a popular blog https://thecooperreview.com/ that gets >100,000 readers per month. She regularly performs as a standup comic, and has authored multiple books inlcuding "100 Tricks To Appear Smart In Meetings" - https://www.amazon.com/100-Tricks-Appear-Smart-Meetings/dp/1449476058 Some of the areas that Sarah touches upon in this episode include: 1. How...

Duration:00:32:54

Ep 107: Development Finance, Mariyam Zhumadil, Associate Investment Officer @IFC

3/29/2018
More
Mariyam Zhumadil, Associate Investment Officer at International Finance Corporation or the IFC, describes in detail what it is like to work in the field of Development Finance. Mariyam has a Masters in Accounting from Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Some of the areas that Mariyam touches upon in this episode include: 1. What is Development Finance 2. Difference between Impact Investing and Development...

Duration:00:42:03

Ep 106: VP Comms @Zendesk & Quora Top Writer, Dushka Zapata, On Advice For Your 20s

3/6/2018
More
Dushka Zapata, VP Comms @Zendesk and Top Writer on Quora (>100M views on her Quora answers), shares more detail on one of her recent answers to the question "What are things you wish someone had told you when you were in your twenties?" We delve into further discussion on the following points from Dushka's answer: 1. "Networking events = waste of time. No, I will not “work a room”. " 2. "Things will bounce back at you so fast you’ll get whiplash. Your intern will be your boss soon. So...

Duration:00:33:45

"Work For Yourself" - Excerpts From Bill Watterson, Creator of Calvin & Hobbes, Speech @Kenyon

2/22/2018
More
"It's surprising how hard we'll work when the work is done just for ourselves." Excerpts from the wonderful commencement speech delivered by Bill Watterson, Creator of Calvin & Hobbes, at Kenyon College. Full speech can be found here: http://web.mit.edu/jmorzins/www/C-H-speech.html Thank you for listening!! Follow the show on Twitter @LED_Curator Website www.learneducatediscover.com/ Like us on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/learneducatediscover/ Email us at hello@learneducatediscover. We...

Duration:00:10:20

Ep 105: International Development - Global Health, Uzo Osikhena, Clinton Health Access Initiative

2/11/2018
More
Uzo Osikhena, former Senior Program Manager with Clinton Health Access Initiative and currently with Aspen Management Partnership for Health (AMP Health), describes what working in the field of International Development (Global Health is like). Uzo has an MBA from The Wharton School, with a focus on Finance and Management. Some of the things that Uzo touches upon in this episode include: 1. How Uzo's work in the international development practice at Accenture exposed her to the field and...

Duration:00:54:28

Ep 104: Sustainable Innovation, Jad Finck, VP Innovation & Sustainability @Allbirds

1/31/2018
More
Jad Finck, VP of Innovation and Sustainability at Silicon Valley based eco-friendly woolen shoes company, Allbirds, shares his thoughts on what working in Sustainability is like. Jad has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and MBA in Finance and Strategy, from University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. Jad will soon be hiring for his team, keep a lookout for openings on the Allbirds careers page here: https://www.allbirds.com/pages/careers If...

Duration:00:43:59

Ep 103: Breaking Into Tech Without Technical Background, Jeremy Schifeling, Founder @BreakInto.Tech

1/23/2018
More
Jeremy Schifeling, Founder of BreakInto.Tech, a startup that helps people with non-technical backgrounds land jobs in Tech, shares numerous tips on how candidates can structure their job search and improve chances of success. BreakInto.Tech has helped candidates land jobs at well known Tech companies such as Amazon, LinkedIn, Microsoft, etc. Jeremy has a BA in Political Science & Education from Swarthmore College and MBA from Ross School of Business, Michigan University. Some of the areas...

Duration:00:47:30

How To Find Fulfilling Work | Always Produce

1/20/2018
More
On how to find fulfilling work. Excerpts from posts on BrainPickings.org and Paul Graham's essay on How to do what you love. Posts cited: https://www.brainpickings.org/2013/04/23/how-to-find-fulfilling-work-roman-krznaric/ http://www.paulgraham.com/love.html Thank you for listening!! Follow the show on Twitter @LED_Curator Website www.learneducatediscover.com/ Like us on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/learneducatediscover/ Email us at hello@learneducatediscover. We will reply!! Subscribe to...

Duration:00:13:05

Passage From 'On The Shortness Of Life' | Happy New Year 2018!

12/15/2017
More
As we approach the end of this year, and begin a new year, I would like to share this passage from the book 'On the Shortness of Life' by Seneca - on how life is long, if we know how to use it. Thank you for listening!! Follow the show on Twitter @LED_Curator Website www.learneducatediscover.com/ Like us on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/learneducatediscover/ Email us at hello@learneducatediscover. We will reply!! Subscribe to the show on iTunes...

Duration:00:07:08

Ep 102: Apply Your Tech Skills To Government, Travis Moore, Founder @TechCongress

12/11/2017
More
Travis Moore, Founder of TechCongress (non-profit startup), describes how he and his team are creating a way for those interested to apply their tech skills to government. TechCongress is a year long fellowship, where fellows get the chance to work with members of Congress and leverage their technical skills to influence policy and legislation. Some of the areas that Travis touches upon in this episode include: 1. What is TechCongress 2. Examples of projects TechCongress fellows work on 3....

Duration:00:37:10

Ep 101: Entrepreneur in Residence @Amazon, Jiayi Liang, On Going from Product Manager to Founder

12/3/2017
More
Jiayi Liang, joined Amazon as a Product Manager in their Amazon Web Services business. After a few years, she joined their Entrepreneur in Residence program. In this episode, she shares her experience as an EIR (including what it was like to present to Jeff Bezos), and how she made the move from Product Manager to EIR. Jiayi has a Bachelors in Economics from Beijing Foreign Studies University and MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Some of the areas that Jiayi touches...

Duration:00:49:17

Ep 100: Marketing Analytics in Tech, Ian Murdock, Senior Manager @Twilio

11/27/2017
More
Ian Murdock, Senor Manager of Marketing Analytics at cloud communications platform company, Twilio, describes in detail what a Marketing Analyst in Tech does. Good listen for anyone interested in Data and Tech. Ian has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Houston, and MBA from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania. Some of the areas that Ian touches upon include: 1. Why Ian got interested in Analytics 2. What is Marketing Analytics 3. Examples of projects someone in this...

Duration:00:55:18

Ep 99: Conversation with Taylor Pearson, Author of The End Of Jobs

11/13/2017
More
Taylor Pearson, Author of The End of Jobs: Money, Meaning and Freedom Without the 9-to-5, shares his thoughts on future of work, and his own journey as he transitioned from a full time job to writing a book and running a small business. Some of the areas that Taylor touches upon include: 1. Taylor answers the now famous Peter Thiel question - "What's one thing you believe in that no one agrees with you on" - Taylor thinks the skills of the future is going to be Marketing and the ability to...

Duration:00:39:56

[REBROADCAST] Organize Events To Build Your Network, Simon Kirk, Co-Founder @RaisedBy.Us

11/5/2017
More
Simon Kirk, Co-Founder @RaisedBy.Us and Director of Business Development @InVisionApp, draws on his experience of organizing events over the last 10 years, and talks about how organizing events is a great way to build your own network. ​ As co-founder of RaisedBy.Us, Simon has closed relationships with some of the leading startups of New York including Foursquare, Blue Apron, Birchbox, Squarespace, and many others. Some of the areas we touch upon in this episode include: 1. What kind of...

Duration:00:46:37

Ep 97: Networking Tips for International Students, Helen Chou, from Taiwan to MBA @Wharton, PM @IBM

10/22/2017
More
Helen Chou, came to the US for her MBA at The Wharton School. Before that, she was working with Asus in Taiwan. In this episode, Helen shares a candid account of the challenges she faced as she went through recruiting, how networking was a scary experience in the beginning, and how she learnt to do it. Thank you for listening!! Follow the show on Twitter @LED_Curator Website www.learneducatediscover.com/ Like us on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/learneducatediscover/ Email us at...

Duration:00:18:57

Ep 96: Startup Recruiting - From Kellogg MBA to PM @Series B funded Narvar, Atif Nayeem

10/9/2017
More
Atif Nayeem, former Account Manager at Amazon, recently completed his MBA at Kellogg School of Management and recently received an offer as a Product Manager at Series B funded E-Commerce startup, Narvar. In this episode, Atif shares how he went about startup recruiting. Some of things he touches upon include: 1. Why he decided to recruit for startups 2. How it's hard to change location, industry and function at the same time, and so he looked at e-commerce startups only 3. His startup...

Duration:00:37:59

Ep 95: Leadership Development Programs, Helen Chou, GMLDP @IBM

9/29/2017
More
Helen graduated from Wharton in 2014. After business school, she joined IBM’s leadership development rotational program and has been with IBM for three years now. She is currently a Product Manager on the IBM Watson Internet of Things platform. Prior to her MBA, Helen was a Business Development Manager at ASUS in Southeast Asia, traveling across Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. This episode covers some of the salient points outlined by Helen in this post -...

Duration:00:10:28

[REBROADCAST] Live As If You Have Cancer, Jim McCarthy, Motivational Speaker, Yahoo!, DrawBridge

9/26/2017
More
im McCarthy works with executives to build happy, high-performance teams. He is an internationally acclaimed leadership consultant and motivational speaker. Jim’s workshops often include scientific research, anecdotes, writing exercises, group discussion, action items, and daily practices. Jim has more than 19 years of executive and board level experience at Silicon Valley startups. He became employee # 258 at Yahoo in 1997, and later worked at NexTag, BlueLithium, and Drawbridge. Earlier...

Duration:01:15:51

Ep 94: Political Campaign Management, Malcolm Phelan, Campaign Manager for Miller, Michael Montano

9/14/2017
More
Malcolm Phelan, ex-consultant and techie, having worked at BCG, Dropbox and Webflow, and now twice Campaign Manager (currently managing the campaign for Miller for Georgia), talks about what it is like to work as a Political Campaign Manager. Some of the things that Malcolm touches upon in this episode include: 1. What is campaign management 2. Elements of a political campaign 3. Skills you develop when working as a campaign manager 4. Resources for those who are interested in trying this...

Duration:01:15:45

Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads