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About Our GuestOliver Quie is the CEO and founder of GradCircle, an AI-powered resume matching service for students. He is also an educational researcher with UCL EDUCATE. Contact Olie: oliver.quie@gradcircle.orgKey Insights:

  • Oliver’s story of overcoming a debilitating medical diagnosis and becoming an entrepreneur
  • The key to building a tech company without being a hardcore “techie”
  • Two perspectives hacks that will change the way you view failure and stress
  • The difference between building a remote team and outsourcing
  • The unique challenges & opportunity in the education industry
Key Quotes
  • “In 2016 we thought we were the only people ever to discover the “job board” concept.”
  • “I was at a Zen temple for the first 2 or 3 years of my life.”
  • “Suddenly, I realized as I was getting older, ‘Oh wait, I’m obsessed with tech’. It doesn’t mean I’m a coder,,,but it’s always been a big part of my life.”
  • “I didn’t speak English for like 6 months.”
  • (Referring to a former roommate) “He really inspired me to believe that if you have an idea and you’re not a techie, you just need to be around people who are capable of translating that concept into hardcore software.”
  • “I wasn’t happy with the sentence of being on really intense medication and being in pain all of my life.”
  • “The deepest thing I learned was about stress and anxiety being primal ‘fight or flight mode.”
  • “Most universities don’t even have ATS (applicant tracking system). They are not really tracking the interaction between education and market forces. They’re just doing their own thing.”
  • “ I don’t want social media’s dirty feet walking in my mind”
Key ResourcesGradCircle
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