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

9/14/2017
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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

9/8/2017
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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: http://www.learneducatediscover.com/startup-projects 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: 00:04:03


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

9/3/2017
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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 working...

Duration: 00:46:46


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

8/28/2017
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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

8/19/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:17:07


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

8/10/2017
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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)

7/30/2017
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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

7/22/2017
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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

7/9/2017
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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


Ep 89: Why You Should Buy A Small Business, Richard Ruback & Royce Yudkoff, Harvard Business School

6/30/2017
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Richard Ruback and Royce Rudkoff, Professors at Harvard Business School and Authors of the book HBR Guide To Buying A Small Business, talk about how apart from going into a traditional job or starting your own company, there is now a third option to consider - buying a small business and running it like your own company. Some of the areas Richard and Royce touch upon in this episode include: 1. Why buying a small business is a great option for those who want independence but perceive...

Duration: 00:38:57


Ep 88: Business Development in Tech, Cristina Cordova, Business Development @Stripe, Pulse

6/25/2017
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Cristina Cordova, first Business Development hire at Stripe and former Head of Business Development at Pulse (acquired by LinkedIn), talks at length about a career in Business Development in Tech. As part of Stripe, Cristina has led complex deals to rapidly expand Stripe’s business through partnerships with companies including Apple, Facebook, Freshbooks, GoDaddy, Intuit, OpenTable, Pinterest, Twitter, Volusion and Xero. At Pulse, Cristina sourced and closed partnerships with hundreds of...

Duration: 00:56:53


Ep 87: Conversation with Pascal Finette, VP Startups @Singularity University, Ex-Director @Mozilla

6/17/2017
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Pascal Finette, VP Startup Solutions and Entrepreneurship Chair at Singularity University, talks about Exponential Thinking and Singularity University in this episode. Pascal was previously Director of Open Innovation Group and Mozilla Labs at Mozilla Corporation. He was also Portfolio Manager at Google.org. Some of the areas that Pascal touches upon in this episode include: 1. What is Singularity University 2. Types of programs offered at Singularity University including those for...

Duration: 00:31:24


Ep 86: Business Development In Tech, Sanajana Tandon, Business Development @Dropbox, Hulu, Intuit

6/10/2017
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Sanjana Tandon, Director of Business Development at Hulu and previously in Business Development at Dropbox and Intuit, talks about what working in Business Development is like. Sanjana has worked on a number of strategic partnerships during her tenure, including driving a deal with American Express while at Intuit. Sanjana has BA in Economics from Stanford University. Some of the areas that Sanjana touches upon in this episode include: 1. What is Business Development 2. How having a strong...

Duration: 00:54:31


Ep 85: Brand Consulting, Annie Liu, Global Consulting Director @Ogilvy & Mather

6/4/2017
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Annie Liu, Global Consulting Director at OgilvyRED, the consulting arm of the well known advertising and marketing agency Ogilvy & Mather, talks about what working in Brand Consulting is all about. Annie has a Bachelor of Science, Economics from Carnegie Mellon University and MBA from The Wharton School. Some of the areas Annie touches upon in this episode include: 1. What is a brand and what is brand consulting 2. Type of projects that a brand consultant might work on 3. How brand...

Duration: 00:45:20


Ep 84: Know Your Inner Saboteurs, Shirzad Chamine, NYT Bestselling Author of Positive Intelligence

5/25/2017
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NYT Bestselling Author of "Positive Intelligence" and Faculty at Stanford and Yale Business Schools, Shirzad Charmine, talks about his research on the inner saboteurs within our minds, and shares tips and suggestions on how to improve our performance and realize our full potential. Shirzad was previously CEO of the largest coach-training organization in the world, having trained coaches and managers in most of the Fortune 500 companies. A preeminent C-suite advisor, Shirzad has coached...

Duration: 00:39:29


Ep 83: Startup Recruiting For MBAs, Jessica Brody, Director Of People & Talent @Crunchbase

5/12/2017
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Jessica Brody, Director of People & Talent at Crunchbase, shares her tips and insights for startup recruiting for MBAs. Crunchbase is a database spun out from TechCrunch that charts startups, other tech companies, the people who work for them, and those who fund them. Here's a sneak peak at what Jessica shares in this episode: 1. While there may be a notion that startups do not value MBAs, Jessica disagrees 2. Pretty much all roles are open to MBAs such as Business Development, Marketing,...

Duration: 00:48:47


Ep 82: Starting A Hospitality Business, Justin Watzka, Founder @The Coachman Hotel

4/30/2017
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Justin Watzka, Founder of The Coachman Hotel in South Lake Tahoe, California, shares his experience of starting a hospitality business. Coachman Hotel was featured among the "Most Instagrammable New Hotels" in Vogue in Sept 2016. Prior to starting his own hotel, Justin was with Marriott for about 7 years (Marriott Vacation Club and Ritz-Carlton). He did his undergrad from Cornell University and has an MBA from The Wharton School. Some of the areas Justin touches upon in this episode...

Duration: 00:50:40


Ep 81: Sommelier - A Career In Wine, Jan Konetzki, Director of Wine@Four Seasons & Ex-Gordon Ramsay

4/24/2017
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Jan Konetzki, Director of Wine at Four Seasons London and former Head Sommelier at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay (Royal Hospital Road, London), talks to us about what working as a sommelier is all about. Jan has worked across several Michelin star restaurants, and today he counts as one of Europe’s most talented and exceptional sommeliers. You can check out his website at http://www.jankonetzki.com/ Some of the areas Jan touches upon in this episode include: 1. How a great sommelier needs to be...

Duration: 00:40:48


Ep 80: Consumer Insights, Michael Kirk, Market Research @Procter & Gamble

4/8/2017
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Michael Kirk, Marketer Researcher with Procter & Gamble, talks about working in Consumer Insights and Market Research in CPG. Michael has over 6 years of experience working in this space, across globally known brands such as Pantene, Braun, and Fabric Care (eg: Tide, Ariel, etc.). Some of the areas that Michael touches upon in this episode include: 1. What makes a good consumer insights and illustrative examples 2. The job of someone in Market Research in CPG 3. Example of a typical...

Duration: 01:02:12


Ep 79: Just Connect - Be A Connector To Build Your Network, Kartik Parija, Co-Founder @AdoriLabs

3/26/2017
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Kartik Parija, Co-Founder @AdoriLabs and Ex-VC, describes how acting as a "connector" for the people around you, can be a very very simple yet effective way to become a trusted member of your network, as well as to build and grow your own network. 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...

Duration: 00:24:53

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