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Cold Call distills Harvard Business School's legendary case studies into podcast form. Hosted by Brian Kenny, the podcast airs every two weeks and features Harvard Business School faculty discussing cases they've written and the lessons they impart.
 
Artificial intelligence. Robotics. The Gig Economy. Globalization. The world is changing at a dizzying pace in ways that will have a profound effect on the economy, jobs and the flow of talent. How will firms cope with the changes ahead and what steps do they need to take today? Each episode features faculty from the world’s leading business school interviewing CEOs, technologists and experts on the bleeding edge discussing how to survive and thrive by managing the future of work.
 
Follow two Harvard Business School grads as they use everything learned at Harvard Business School - in and outside of the classroom to land their dream jobs. Each episode has three segments: (1) Business School Application Essays - The hosts and their business school friends read the essays that got them into Harvard and other schools (2) How to get your dream job - a step by step run down of dreaming up your perfect job to landing it (3) Q&A section - write in questions and comments to lif ...
 
Make your data product or decision support app indispensable. Brian T. O’Neill reveals the strategies and activities that CxOs and innovative leaders in technical product management, data science and analytics are using to deliver valuable experiences around data. From traditional analytics to machine learning and AI, Brian and his guests explore how extraordinary value can be created when the outputs of data science and analytics are turned into engaging, valuable decision support applicati ...
 
Do you have dreams to join companies like Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, and Google? But feel like you have a low GPA, or come from a non-target background? Then this is the podcast for you! I was a Vice President in Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley and also worked at Google, all with a 3.0 GPA and a non-target background, so let me show you how I did it. Come join me for unfiltered and candid advice related to all things career!
 
Danielle Tillis Interviews, Director Steve James, Screenwriter Misan Sagay, and Nicolas Cage and other guests in TV &Film Entertainment, Comedy, Hollywood Careers and Film Business. Guest Point of view of Hollywood TV & Film.
 
On this podcast, we interview people from different professions and gain an in-depth understanding of their job. Learn about different careers, from management consulting to mountain climbing - what each is all about and how to get in if you wanted to. If you want us to cover any company, role, or answer any additional questions, email us at hello@learneducatediscover.com. Additional resources on our website at www.learneducatediscover.com. Follow the show on Twitter @LED_Curator
 
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How will US community colleges emerge from the coronavirus pandemic and the economic and social disruptions of 2020? Dr. Walter Bumphus, President and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), discusses the role of the nation’s over 1,000 2-year post-secondary institutions in responding to the multiple crises disproportionately …
 
This is The Founders' List - audio versions of essays from technology’s most important leaders, selected by the founder community."Superpowers cut both ways. They may spur meteoric growth, but without enough self-awareness, they can just as easily lead to a startup’s undoing." As a founder, it's important to be your startup’s biggest advocate, but …
 
On today's episode I have my good friend Salmaan Javed. He's definitely one of the coolest kids I know, and lives a life that is instagram worthy, but more importantly, Salmaan has always pursued avenues that he is passionate about and has avoided chasing brands and validation. He started his career at Allen & Co. where he worked closely with risin…
 
50 episodes! I can’t believe it. Since it’s somewhat of a milestone for the show, I decided to do another solo round of Experiencing Data, following the positive feedback that I’ve gotten from the last few episodes. Today, I want to help you think about ways to practice creativity when you and your organization are living in an analytical world, cr…
 
"You can always buy growth for your company. What you can’t buy is engagement. It has to be designed into the product."NFX partner James Currier talks with Nir Eyal, former instructor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and author of the bestseller, “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products.” 2013 His latest book, “Indistractable: How to C…
 
On today's episode I chat with Eliza, one of my closest friends and a rising start in the world of finance in Asia. I met Eliza in Singapore in 2013 and she has had one of the most impressive career paths I've ever seen She did multiple stints in investment banking at J.P. Morgan, Standard Chartered, and HSBC, and then transitioned to Temasek's hed…
 
For some families online learning is a rocky road. For others it’s a dead end. To address the uneven distribution of digital infrastructure, public-private partnership EdConnect provides students in underserved areas with broadband. Tennessee’s Superintendent of the Year, Dr. Bryan Johnson and CO.LAB startup accelerator CEO, Marcus Shaw talk about …
 
On this episode of the NFX Podcast we have one of the most generative people in Silicon Valley, Chris Anderson. He was famously Editor in Chief at Wired for over a decade during an insanely influential time in tech. He also is an author of The Long Tail, Free, and Makers.Chris has since founded 3DR, an American company headquartered in Berkeley, Ca…
 
Making voting more accessible through technology could allow more people to take part in elections. But it also poses critical downsides, if the product fails (as in the 2020 Iowa Caucuses) or if there are security failures. Harvard Business School professor Mitchell Weiss, an expert in public entrepreneurship, debates the risks, rewards, and busin…
 
This is The Founders' List - audio versions of essays from technology’s most important leaders, selected by the founder community."The 20s will see San Francisco face down some really big problems, and we’ll see if the city makes it out better or worse. But the wealth of social capital they’ve compounded will remain an undeniable asset to the tech …
 
This is The Founders' List - audio versions of essays from technology’s most important leaders, selected by the founder community.The memo below was sent to the team at Tiny Speck, the makers of Slack, on July 31st, 2013. It had been a little under seven months since development began and was two weeks before the launch of Slack’s ‘Preview Release’…
 
In today's episode I chat with Prarthana who is currently a Senior Analysts of Business Analytics at Vista Equity Partners, a leading software private equity firm. Prarthana studied at University of Texas Austin and graduated to pursue a career in consulting at Deloitte. Her passion for working with businesses and analyzing companies from a data pe…
 
The US is facing a tsunami of demand for skills training and job placement. Its 1,100 community and technical colleges offer the best institutional infrastructure and student support for the task, but key reforms are needed. So argues The Indispensable Institution: Reimagining Community College, a June 2020 report from nonprofit Opportunity America…
 
Join the Free Webinar Related to this Episode I'm taking questions and going into depth about how to address the challenges in this episode of Experiencing Data on Oct 9, 2020. 30 Mins + Q/A time. Replay will also be available. Register Now Welcome back for another solo episode of Experiencing Data. Today, I am primarily focusing on addressing the …
 
In today's episode I chat with Asad Malik, who I first met at my workshop in London. Asad started his journey at LSE and began his career at Goldman Sachs in the Emerging Markets Equity team in London. He then transitioned to Google where he helps the firm with Strategy, Investments and FP&A for the Technical Infrastructure team with a focus on mac…
 
This is The Founders' List - audio versions of essays from technology’s most important leaders, selected by the founder community."The broad networks are everything to everyone, the niche ones are something special to a certain group."This is the audio version of Greg Isenberg's popular essay on The Unbundling of Reddit. Greg is a co-founder of Lat…
 
In confronting the economic and social crises roiling the US in late 2020, it helps to have deep roots in local communities. San Antonio’s Project Quest brings to the task decades of success in advancing upward mobility in underserved areas. The nonprofit’s savvy, resilience, and willingness to learn from experience yield lasting improvements in th…
 
As we celebrate the five-year anniversary of Cold Call, we welcome a special guest, Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria to discuss the classic case, “Rob Parson at Morgan Stanley.” The case poses a complex dilemma: should Morgan Stanley promote a high performer who lacks interpersonal skills and brushes off company values? More subtly, the ca…
 
What's in store for the gig economy and how will Covid-19 change the nature of work? Managing the Future of Work project co-chair and podcast co-host Joe Fuller was the inaugural guest on The Way Work Should Work, the new podcast produced by Braintrust. We present the "away" half of the home-and-away pair of episodes that saw Joe interview the free…
 
This is The Founders' List - audio versions of essays from technology’s most important leaders, selected by the founder community.A Must Listen for all Founders - audio version of Eugene Wei’s hugely popular essay on the role of status in product development. Eugene was a product leader at Amazon, Hulu, Flipboard, and Oculus.Read the full article h…
 
In today's episode I chat with Elizabeth Zhan, or as the homies call her, Bairu. Bairu started her career at Goldman Sachs in Singapore and then joined Morgan Stanley's tech group in Hong Kong. She then left the world of banking and joined TPG Capital and is now back in Singapore investing in late-stage companies. Tune in and listen to Bairu and he…
 
Can neuroscience and AI improve on traditional approaches to hiring and evaluating workers? Pymetrics’ co-founder and CEO, Frida Polli, argues that the combination is necessary to overcome inherently biased human judgement and to bring empirical rigor to the task of matching talent to fast-changing job categories. The neuroscientist-turned-Harvard …
 
Today I’m going solo on Experiencing Data! Over the years, I have worked with a lot of leaders of data-driven software initiatives with all sorts of titles. Today, I decided to focus the podcast episode on what I think makes the top product management and digital/software leaders stand out, particularly in the space of enterprise software, analytic…
 
NFX partner James Currier talks with Selina Tobaccowala - co-founder of Evite, CTO and President of SurveyMonkey, and cofounder of the fitness app Gixo. It’s rare to get a candid view into what happens behind the scenes of companies that break out from the pack - and the hard decisions that lead to their success. In this episode, James and Selina t…
 
Managing the Future of Work co-chair and podcast co-host, Joe Fuller, is a close observer of the care economy. He recently appeared as a guest on Behind Bundle, the podcast produced by employee benefits startup Bundle. The concierge service, which combines care and education coverage, was founded by HBS graduate Kayla Lebovits. Fittingly, we’re pos…
 
This is The Founders' List - audio versions of essays from technology’s most important leaders, selected by the founder community.This essay was written and published by James Currier, General Partner at NFX. Read the full article here:https://www.nfx.com/post/psychology-winning-founders-downturns/By NFX, James Currier, Founders' List, NFX Podcast
 
In today's episode I have my good friend Christina Nguyen. Christina studied at USC (some say the 2nd best school in LA) and always had the love and passion for pursuing a career in consulting. She joined PwC as an intern but found LEK to be a better fit for herself and what she wanted to do long-term. After a few years at LEK, Christina left to jo…
 
Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement have focused attention on disparities in economic opportunity between Black and white America. This has added urgency to efforts to bolster Black students' access to higher education. It's a pivotal moment for UNCF, founded at the end of WWII as the United Negro College Fund. The organization supports hi…
 
Simón Cohen, founder of Henco Logistics, transformed a small Mexican logistics company into a major player within the industry. Cohen credits the firm’s focus on employee happiness as the key ingredient to its success — an approach he developed following a personal crisis. Cohen and Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino, author of the ca…
 
NFX partner James Currier talks with professor Tom Eisenmann about why, exactly, over 75% of startups fail. Tom has been teaching entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School for more than a decade and has uncovered patterns of startup failure that we want every Founder to hear -- so you can avoid making these same mistakes yourself.…
 
This is The Founders' List - audio versions of essays from technology’s most important leaders, selected by the founder community.Netflix’s memo on company culture on their employee website is geared toward those looking to join the company. Netflix's leadership outlines its values, company structure, communication style, and overall mission as a c…
 
Pawan leads strategy at Academic City, a state-of-the-art STEM focused University across Africa, pushing the boundaries on practical and skills based learning. Prior to leading strategy, Pawan worked at Nio and Faraday Futures in California. In this episode we talk about Pawan's early childhood in South Africa, he path to the U.S., and how even tho…
 
The pandemic has unsurprisingly produced a sustained surge in streaming video, with consumer and enterprise use doubling year-over-year during the second quarter of 2020. Viewing on mobile devices has skyrocketed. Brightcove’s software platform is a key component of the online video infrastructure. CEO Jeff Ray discusses video’s “evolutionary momen…
 
Cyan Banister is an early stage investor in Uber, Niantic, SpaceX, many others. She’s a partner at Long Journey Ventures and spends most of her time dreaming about what the future could look like. In this NFX conversation with James Currier, they talk about the opportunities of AR, VR and the future of human connection. Highlights from the conversa…
 
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