006: Ben Polidore | How to Stand Out, Handling Rejection, Career Cycles, Salary Negotiation, Millennials, Dial-up Internet, & the Federal Reserve

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Ben Polidore is the Head of Risk & Execution at Atom Investors, LP. Prior to that, he was a Software Engineer at TriTek Solutions, the Head of Algorithmic Trading & Managing Director at ITG.

Ben lives in Austin, TX with his wife and two young girls. He's a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and received his B.S. in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). In this conversation, my friend since 2nd grade and best man at my wedding discuss the following in this fun and intriguing conversation:

  • Preserving through rejection
  • Why procrastination isn’t as bad as you think
  • How to advocate for higher compensation in a way that helps you and your manager
  • Why it’s actually easy to stand out
  • The impact of being disciplined and deliberate with your time
  • Why it’s valuable to have career cycles (crop rotations)
  • Empathizing with your manager and why he/she probably thinks you’re fine
  • Why the future is bright because of millennials
  • His love of building junior teams
  • Those early days of dial-up internet in the 90s
  • His take on the Federal Reserve’s actions in 2020
  • How reading fuels his career (Fiction vs. Nonfiction)
  • His philosophical #1 career takeaway and the circle of life!

You can reach out to Ben with questions and comments via email at polidore@gmail.com or via LinkedIn here.

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