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

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 Like us on FaceBook at 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

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

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

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

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

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 98: Offering Management at IBM, Alex Bentley, Product Management Leader & Coach @IBM

Alex Bentley, Product Management Leader and Coach at IBM, describes the role of an Offering Manager at IBM (IBM has renamed Product Management to Offering Management). Alex has over 10 years of experience working as a Product Manager. He also leads the Associate Offering Manager program at IBM. You can check out IBM's Associate Offering Manager program here: (the link will go live in the winter). Some of the areas that Alex talks about in this episode include: 1. How...

Duration: 00:49:37

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

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 Like us on FaceBook at Email us at...

Duration: 00:18:57

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

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

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

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

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

Apply for Startup Projects - Fullstack Academy

LED has partnered with Y Combinator backed startup Fullstack Academy, to bring to you these startup projects. Great opportunity for anyone interested in getting exposure to a high growth startup and making connections in the startup ecosystem. Apply here: Thank you for listening!! Follow the show on Twitter @LED_Curator Website Like us on FaceBook at Email us at...

Duration: 00:04:03

Ep 93: Business Operations in Tech, Jordan Kong, Director Biz Ops @Ando

Jordan Kong, Director of Business Operations and Board Observer at FoodTech startup Ando, talks about what working in Business Operations is like. Some of the areas that Jordan touches upon in this episode include: 1. What's a venture studio (eg: Expa) and how it's great for people who want to work at a startup but dont have an idea 2. What does someone in Biz Ops do 3. Examples of projects someone in Biz Ops may work on 4. How this can be a highly cross-functional role and requires...

Duration: 00:46:46

[REBROADCAST]: What I Do To Excel As A Management Consultant, Akash Mayur, Consultant @A.T. Kearney

Akash Mayur, Manager at Management Consulting firm A.T. Kearney, Inc., shares some of the things that he does to excel in his role as a Management Consultant. Some of the areas that we touch upon in this episode include: 1. The role of a Management Consultant 2. The 3 layers to a great Management Consultant - Analytics/Problem Solving, Communication skills, and Emotional Quotient 3. Examples in each of the three layers to illustrate how this can make a difference 4. Akash's tips on how to...

Duration: 00:50:37

[REBROADCAST] Product Marketing Management In Tech, 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...

Duration: 01:17:07

Ep 92: Product Management in Biotech, Matteus Pan, PM @Bina Technologies, Former PM @Dropbox

Matteus Pan, Principal Product Manager at Bina Technologies, a genomics based cancer diagnostics company, and formerly Group Product Manager at Dropbox, talks about working as a Product Manager in the Biotech space. Bina Technologies was acquired by Roche Sequencing recently. Matt has a bachelors in Economics and Computer Science Engineering from University of Pennsylvania. Some of the things that Matt touches upon in this episode include: 1. Examples of problems that biotech companies are...

Duration: 00:55:22

Ep 91: Startup Recruiting For MBAs, Nimit Maru, Co-Founder @Fullstack Academy (backed by YC)

Nimit Maru, Co-Founder of Fullstack Academy, shares his thoughts on startup recruiting for MBAs. Fullstack Academy is a Y Combinator backed startup that offers a top ranked coding bootcamp in the US. Some of the areas that Nimit touches upon in this episode include: 1. How to figure out the ideal startup size for yourself 2. Which roles can be a good fit for MBAs 3. How to sell a startup on the value you bring in. 4. Startups value doers. That it's important to show them you are good, not...

Duration: 00:42:21

REBROADCAST: Sales Strategy & Operations, Priyadarshini Routh, Director @SalesforceIQ

Priyadarshini Routh, Director Sales Strategy and Operations @SalesforceIQ, goes into great detail on what working in Sales Strategy and Ops entails. Priyadarshini has an MBA in Marketing and Operations from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining SalesforceIQ, Priyadarshini has worked in Management Consulting with McKinsey & Co., in Business Development at Cisco, and was a Senior Manager for Kindle Content Acquisition at Amazon. Some of the areas we touch upon in...

Duration: 01:49:24

Ep 90: Making A Career As A Mountaineer, Kim Hess, Summited Everest, Denali, Kilimanjaro

Kim Hess, a high altitude climber, shares her journey on how she is carving a career as a professional mountaineer. Over the span of her career, Kim has climbed many peaks, including Everest, Denali and Kilimanjaro. In this discussion, Kim talks about: 1. Some scary and beautiful moments that Kim has experienced while on her expeditions 2. How to looks for corporate sponsors - how it needs finding a unique message and platform that you can provide that sponsors like 3. How you can get...

Duration: 00:49:36

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