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Ep 114: Customer Success Management, Nereyda Esparza, Customer Success Manager @Amazon Business

Nereyda Espraza, Customer Success Manager at Amazon (Amazon Business), shares her insights on what working as a Customer Success Manager is like. CSM is a relatively new but up and coming function, found in a lot of tech companies today. Nereyda has a BA in Latin American Studies from Smith College, and M.Phil from University of Oxford. Some of the areas that Nereyda touches upon in this episode include: 1. Nereyda's background and career path 2. What is customer success management 3....


Ep 40: U.S. Special Envoy to Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Arsalan Suleman, Explains His Job

U.S. Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Arsalan Suleman, talks at length about his job. Great listen for anyone interested in learning more about a career working at the State Department or holding a Diplomatic position! Some of the areas we touch upon in this episode include: 1. What does the job of the US Special Envoy to the OIC include 2. What kind of issues someone in this position works on 3. Sample project and associated challenges 4. Interesting and...


Ep 39: Creating An Economy In Low Earth Orbit, Ioana Cozmuta, Microgravity Lead @Space Portal, NASA

Dr. Ioana Cozmuta, Microgravity Lead at Space Portal, NASA Ames Research Center, describes her job in detail. This is a great episode for anyone who is interested in learning about technologies that can truly change the world! Some of the areas we touch upon in this episode include: 1. Introduction to Dr. Ioana and her job [4:40-9:45] 2. Commercialization aspects of low earth orbit [9:45] 3. Sample project that Dr. Ioana has worked on as Microgravity Lead at Space Portal [16:00] 4. How to...


Ep 38: Being CEO Of A Startup, Liz Wessel, Co-Founder & CEO @WayUp

Liz Wessel, Co-Founder and CEO of WayUp.com gives us a glimpse into what the life of a CEO of a startup is like. CNN named WayUp one of "30 innovative companies changing the world in 2015" and Liz herself was featured on the Forbes 30 under 30 list in Jan 2016. Some of the areas we touch upon in this episode include: 1. The role of a CEO of a startup 2. How do you define a startup 3. Tough decisions you have to make as CEO 4. Common mistakes made by young founder CEOs 5. What differentiates...


Ep 37: Starting And Running A Startup Accelerator, Jonathan Nelson, Founder & CEO @Hackers/Founders

Jonathan Nelson, Founder & CEO of Startup Accelerator Hackers/Founders, describes how he started H/F and what goes into running a startup accelerator. With a journey that began from working as an ER Nurse to now working in Silicon Valley, this is a great discussion for anyone looking to also establish a support network for entrepreneurs. Some of the areas we touch upon in this episode include: 1. How Hackers/Founders was Jonathan's startup #6 (and the 5 earlier ones that failed) 2. How to...


Ep 36: Product Marketing Management, George Zeng, Product Marketing Manager @Facebook

George Zeng, Product Marketing Manager at Facebook, describes what is involved in working as a Product Marketing Manager and what you can do to excel in this role. With an undergrad from Princeton, and grad from UPenn, and a highly diverse work experience ranging from Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs, to running Sales for Groupon for Souther China, to starting and selling his healthcare startup, George shares a number of clear, actionable advice not just for people interested in this role...


Ep 35: Product Design, Lindsay Norman, Product Designer @Pinterest, LinkedIn

Lindsay Norman, Product Designer with Pinterest and previously with LinkedIn, describes in detail what working as a Product Designer in Software entails. She shares a number of examples from her work at LinkedIn and Pinterest, making this a super helpful discussion for anyone interested in a career in Product Design! Some of the areas we touch upon in this episode include: 1. What is the job of a Product Designer 2. Sample projects from LinkedIn and Pinterest - what kind of questions would a...


Ep 33: Data Science, Yashaswini Kotresh, Data Scientist @WalmartLabs

Yashaswini Kotresh, Data Scientist at WalmartLabs, talks at length about what the job of a Data Scientist entails. Some of the areas we touch upon in this episode include: 1. What is Data Science 2. Applications of Data Science in eCommerce 3. Sample project that a Data Science may work on 4. Fields with applications for Data Science 5. Qualities of a great Data Scientist 6. Interesting and challenging aspects of the job 7. Typical day for a Data Scientist 8. Useful resources for budding...


Ep 32: Psychotherapy in India, Arpita Bohra, Creative Arts Therapist

Arpita Bohra, Gandhi Fellow and Creative Arts Therapist in India, talks in great detail about a career as a Psychotherapist in India. Some of the areas we touch upon in this episode include: 1. What is Psychotherapy 2. What is Movement Therapy 3. Sample cases a psychotherapist may work on 4. Emotional intensity associated with this job 5. Qualities of a great psychotherapist 6. Interesting and challenging aspects of this job 7. Resources for interested candidates Thank you for listening!!...


Ep 31: Photography, Nevada Wier, Travel & Fine Art Photographer, National Geographic

Nevada Wier, Award winning Travel and Fine Art Photographer, with numerous publications across National Geographic, Outdoor Photographer, Outside Magazine, etc, shares her thoughts on how to build a successful career in Photography. Some of the areas we touch upon in this episode include: 1. What makes a good photograph 2. Qualities of a great photographer 3. The reality of working as a photographer 4. How to get assignments 5. Importance of marketing for independent photographers 6....