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Hear directly from business leaders. Secrets to success, struggles along the way, optimal career paths and life in general.

Hear directly from business leaders. Secrets to success, struggles along the way, optimal career paths and life in general.
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United States

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Hear directly from business leaders. Secrets to success, struggles along the way, optimal career paths and life in general.

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English

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3109082249


Episodes

Alda Dennis (Initialized) - The appeal of tangible investments

5/21/2019
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Alda’s journey from lawyer to venture capitalist. What she learned working alongside Peter Thiel and Sean Parker. Working for both the hedge fund Clarium Capital and the venture fund Founder Fund at the same time and what her dream job is. www.ansarada.com

Duration:00:24:11

Henrique Dubugras (Brex) - Building a billion-dollar business in less than 2 years

5/14/2019
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Building a credit card company from scratch. Raising over $200 million at 20 years old. Dropping out of Stanford and how a CEO’s responsibilities evolve. www.ansarada.com

Duration:00:22:00

Niko Bonatsos (General Catalyst) - Talent is universal opportunity is not

5/7/2019
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The power of cold emailing. Why unstructured networking is the way to do it and how to engineer serendipity. www.ansarada.com

Duration:00:29:20

Paul Kesserwani (Cushion) – Starting a fintech business from scratch

4/30/2019
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Paul describes the idea behind Cushion and how he got it to market. Also, his philosophy to excel at everything you do and run as fast as you can to starting your own company.

Duration:00:25:57

Leo Polovets (Susa Ventures) – A technical approach to investing in business and yourself

4/23/2019
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A very early employee at LinkedIn and then early at Google, Leo discusses how/why he got those jobs and more career advice.

Duration:00:33:33

Eric Bahn (Hustle Fund) – How to Hustle

4/16/2019
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Eric talks about his investment in Payclub. His new venture Hustle Fund and beginning his post college life starting beatthegmat.com.

Duration:00:33:21

Niki Pezeshki (Felicis Ventures) - Attitude and passion

4/9/2019
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Niki went straight to the buyside after college at Vista Equity Partners. Wanted to get his hands dirty outside of finance, saw that the grass is not necessarily always greener, got back into private equity and is now a VC.

Duration:00:36:07

Lisa Wu (Norwest) – Going for glory

4/2/2019
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Life’s too short to not be passionate about what you do. Trying lots of things in your 20s. How to succeed in venture and important advice for your first year on the job.

Duration:00:29:02

Greg Isenberg (Islands) - Confident but humble

3/26/2019
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Finding confidence with your skill set. Why group chat is the new social network and life hacks at the very end.

Duration:00:32:12

Lauren Kolodny (Aspect) - Relationships, luck and providing value

3/19/2019
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Starting her career off in solar power in India, getting a job at Google, business school and then venture. Recognizing themes in your career and embracing ambiguity.

Duration:00:34:41

How to be a leader today - Dan Schawbel

3/12/2019
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How to connect with people and build a network. Creating habits and making yourself uncomfortable.

Duration:00:26:03

Arjan Schutte (Core VC) - Investing for the good of society

3/5/2019
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Investing in stuff that makes life easier, finding your passion and how there’s no shortcuts in the hustle of careers.

Duration:00:29:13

Dan Ciporin (Canaan) - Don’t agonize just go do it and learn from it

2/26/2019
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Starting a business at 40 taking it public 5 years later and then selling to eBay for $620m. The value of an MBA, how he became a CEO and why making the wrong choice could be the right one.

Duration:00:30:09

Disrupting the jewelry business

2/19/2019
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How to start a business while working for GS and BCG. Being honest with your current employer and advice for making the jump.

Duration:00:29:56

Kevin Zhang (Upfront Ventures) Going from analyst to partner

2/12/2019
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Deciding on startups vs the buy-side. Developing flexible decision making and the secrets of climbing the ranks and making partner in 5-years.

Duration:00:29:08

Andrew Kortina – The story of Venmo

2/5/2019
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How Venmo came to be, why they incorporated the social stream and how it was life or death at the end.

Duration:00:34:03

Gaurav Jain (Afore Capital) Don’t wait – go do it

1/29/2019
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Comparing working at Google vs. startups. The non-obvious part of being in venture. The pre-seed investing market and the conflict between ambition and discipline

Duration:00:36:16

Daniel Scrivner – The importance of design

1/22/2019
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Daniel launched his career at Apple and then became a startup guy before that was common. His quest to find a job that connects both sides of the brain, what goes into design at Apple and my favorite piece of advice ever (at the end).

Duration:00:33:53

David Sica (NYCA) – Not taking no for an answer

1/15/2019
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David is an investor at a top vc fund. His path to get there went through banking but was filled with challenges and required some creativity – even persisting after getting fired. Going from being a financial advisor to investment banker, proving that your serious and exchanging hard work for the opportunity to learn.

Duration:00:30:23

Farhan Ahmad – Focus on people

1/8/2019
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Not chasing roles or titles but focusing on the people you will work with and turning down amazing jobs and lots of money in pursuit of learning

Duration:00:47:05