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28 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Robert Christiansen, Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Disrupting Through Data
Robert Christiansen is a VP in the CTO office at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and a serial entrepreneur. He brings his innovative mindset to help shape company strategy and build relationships with global clients and partners. Hear firsthand his experience with starting a business and how being data-centered can solve the largest of challenges. Learn how AI and Machine Learning can make a positive, sustainable impact in everyday life - from hospitals to manufacturing.
48 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Monica Royer, Founder of Monica+Andy, on Success as an Entrepreneur & Mom
After her daughter was born, Monica Royer began to look for quality, organic baby clothes and a company that was willing to work with moms. Realizing a hole in the market, she decided to create her own brand by founding Monica+Andy. Monica+Andy aspires to be the most thoughtful children's apparel brand on the market. All of their products and services are designed and approved by moms, for moms, in order to ensure they're up to the best standards for kids.
53 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
Stacy Madison, Founder of Stacy’s Pita Chips & BeBOLD bars, on Doing What She Loves
Stacy Madison is the Founder of Stacy’s Pita Chips. In this episode we learn all about the story of how this company rose to the top. After its massive success, Stacy sold her pita chip company to Pepsi. Stacy went on to launch her own Juice Bar where the homemade energy bars were such a hit that they have become her latest venture. BeBOLD bars contain a few high end, simple ingredients where nothing is processed: just mixed, pressed, and packed.
41 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Jeff Immelt, Former CEO of GE, on Leading with Integrity in the Face of Uncertainty
Jeff Immelt is the former CEO of GE. He has been named one of the “World’s Best CEOs” three times by Barron’s. During his tenure, GE was named “America’s Most Admired Company” by Fortune magazine and one of “The World’s Most Respected Companies” in polls by Barron’s and the Financial Times. Today, Jeff is a Venture Partner at New Enterprise Associates, a global VC and PE firm. He is also the author of HOT SEAT, a memoir of leadership in times of crisis.
40 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
Lisa Skeete Tatum, Founder of Landit, on Diverse High-Potential Talent in the Workplace
Lisa Skeete Tatum is founder and CEO of Landit, a personalized career pathing platform which increases the success and engagement of women and diverse groups in the workplace. The platform offers a solution that enables companies to attract, develop, and retain diverse talent. Lisa is on numerous boards including: Stryker Corporation, Union Square Hospitality Group, USHG Acquisition Corp, Cornell University Board of Trustees, and the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors.
37 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Daniel Schreiber, Co-Founder of Lemonade, on Success & Failure being Orthogonal to the Entrepreneur
Daniel Schreiber is an entrepreneur and inventor. He co-founded and is CEO at Lemonade (NYSE:LMND), a high-tech insurance company that uses artificial intelligence to recommend policies and identify fraudulent claims. It donates profits to charities chosen by users and retains a flat-fee from each user. The company is now valued at more than $2 billion with 1MM customers.
6 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Wondery: One Hundred Percent with Marcus Lemonis
One Hundred Percent with Marcus Lemonis is a little bit of a masterclass, a cocktail party and a Sunday drive all wrapped up into 30 minutes with an audience invited to listen in. Marcus values family, community, character and ethics and helps small business owners who need his guidance and investment. His process is very personal and provides valuable insight through his ability to identify both problems and solutions. For years he has transformed the trajectory of businesses and the lives of its founders. Listeners will get to enjoy fun and unfiltered conversations centered around mentoring entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurs that Marcus invites onto the show are creating products or services that will impact the world for the better. In each episode, listeners will meet the most exciting generation of business owners, including Charles Barkley, Kathy Ireland, Al Roker and Nicole Miller, and all the innovative ventures coming to and disrupting the market. Marcus talks to CEOs, entrepreneurs, inventors and all kinds of new leaders in the only way he knows how, it gets personal. They also talk about something successful people rarely reveal, what they need to take their success to the next level. Marcus and the guest explore that question in an effort to solve that puzzle. Listen Here: http://wondery.fm/100PercentSuccess
41 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Andrew Dudum Founder of Hims & Hers on the Future of Healthcare
Andrew Dudum is the Co-Founder and CEO of modern healthcare brands Hims and Hers (NYSE: HIMS). Previously he co-founded Atomic, a venture-builder in San Francisco backed by Peter Thiel and Marc Andreessen, and is an active Angel Investor and Advisor to over two dozen startups. He co-founded Ever.com in 2013, one of the top iOS productivity apps across 95+ countries. Additionally, he founded Lendforpeace.com, the first non for profit micro-lending platform for the Middle East.
42 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Josh Harris, Co-Founder of Apollo Global Management, HBSE + MP of the 76ers & New Jersey Devils
Josh Harris is a Co-Founder of Apollo Global Management, the second-largest alternatives and largest alternative credit manager. He is also the Founder of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, a company created to accelerate community growth and explore strategic investment opportunities in sports, entertainment, and media. Within the HBSE portfolio, Josh is the Managing Partner of the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Devils.
40 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Thomas Tull, Founder of Legendary Entertainment and Tulco, on Pursuing Childhood Passions
Thomas Tull is the Founder of Legendary Entertainment and Tulco LLC. Legendary entertainment is one of the first companies to jointly finance films with movie studios, partnering with Warner Bros in 2005. Tulco is a holding company that helps its portfolio companies apply technology such as AI, machine learning, and predictive data analytics. In this episode, find out how Tull’s childhood passions (Batman, Led Zeppelin, and Pittsburgh Steelers) have followed him throughout his career. This episode is sponsored by DoorDash for Work. Get DoorDash for Work and make work delicious. Go to: work.doordash.com/Success
46 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Sarah Leary, Co-Founder of Nextdoor, on Bringing Local Communities Together
Sarah Leary is the co-founder of Nextdoor, the free and private social network for neighborhoods. Nextdoor has grown from a single neighborhood to neighborhoods in all 50 states. In this episode, Leary details her incredible journey of being a founder and the challenges she faced when realizing the first product she built wasn’t the right one. Leary stresses that at the end of the day, it is the team that is the true investment!
41 minutes | May 26, 2021
Todd Mckinnon, CEO & Co-Founder of Okta, on the Power of Cloud Computing
Todd McKinnon is the CEO and co-founder of Okta (NASDAQ: OKTA.) Okta puts identity at the forefront of security by providing a cloud software that helps companies manage and secure user authentication. In his remarkable story, McKinnon details leaving his corporate job with little direction, but fascination driving him to pursue a start-up in cloud computing.
46 minutes | May 19, 2021
Adam Bold, Chairman of A3 Artist Agency, on Changing the Culture of Talent Agencies
Adam Bold is an entrepreneur known for disrupting the financial world with “The Mutual Fund Store.” The company served the mass-affluent (people with $50-$500,000 to invest), a largely underserved market by investment firms. The company was a huge success and was purchased by Financial Engines Inc. A few years later, Bold saw an opportunity for necessary change in the culture of the entertainment industry. He purchased A3 Artists Agency (formally, Abrams) and is now Chairman.
7 minutes | May 18, 2021
Wondery: The Vaping Fix
Two young Silicon Valley entrepreneurs set out to rid the world of smoking with an incredible new product. The device stands to disrupt the tobacco industry and make them rich, until it falls into the wrong hands and lives are ruined. From classrooms to hospitals, boardrooms to the Oval Office, what can be done to protect teenagers and is it too late? From Laura Beil, the reporter behind Dr Death and Bad Batch, comes The Vaping Fix, the inside story of the rise of Juul and the making of a crisis. Listen to THE VAPING FIX at: http://wondery.fm/VF_HowSuccessHappens
41 minutes | May 12, 2021
Justin McLeod, Founder of Hinge, on the Magnitude of Relationships
Justin McLeod is the Founder of Hinge, the dating app which was acquired by Match Group in 2018. Hinge differentiates itself as an app focused on in depth ways of forming relationships, with the mantra “designed to be deleted.” McLeod founded Hinge based on his powerful romantic journey which borders a real-life fairytale! Tune into this week's episode for a story on innovation, authenticity, and romance.
43 minutes | May 5, 2021
Paul English, Co-Founder of Kayak and Lola.com, on Importance of Design Simplicity
Paul English is the co-founder of the online travel agency, Kayak, which was acquired by Priceline in 2012. Currently, English is the co-founder and CTO at Lola.com, a company that develops corporate travel management and expense software for web browsers. English is a serial entrepreneur who has founded many successful tech companies. If his numerous tech companies weren’t enough, Paul is also a gracious philanthropist, founding Summits Education, a network of 41 schools in Haiti.
49 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Alex Lieberman, Founder of Morning Brew, on Pursuing His Passion Instead of His Plan
Alex Lieberman is the Founder and CEO of Morning Brew. Morning Brew, which was recently acquired by Insider Inc. (formerly Business Insider) is an extremely successful email newsletter where readers can enjoy their business news in an innovative and creative way. The Brew started as a passion project, and when faced with the decision of following a set path in banking, or pursuing his passion in building out the Brew, Alex determined that there was nothing more important than that passion.
52 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Toni Ko, Founder of NYX Cosmetics, on the Grit She Learned as a First Generation Immigrant
Toni Ko is the Founder of well-known makeup brand NYX cosmetics, which sold to L’Oreal in 2014. She has gone on to found many more ventures ranging from a sunglasses company to an investment firm focused on women-owned businesses. Her current occupation is as CEO and Founder of Bespoke Beauty Brands. However, behind Toni’s incredible success is the story of a first generation immigrant who moved to America at the age of just thirteen.
6 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Wondery: Secret Sauce
In Wondery’s newest series, Secret Sauce, hosts John Frye and Sam Donner explore the stories and successes behind some of the most inspiring businesses, creative innovators and intrepid entrepreneurs. First up, we’re diving into the company that revolutionized how we vacation, travel, and even how we trust other people...we’re talking about Airbnb. In 2008, Air Bed and Breakfast launched at SXSW with high hopes of becoming an alternative to overbooked hotels...but they ended up with just two people booking a stay...and one of them was a co-founder of the company. How did Airbnb persevere through adversity to become a company that would forever change the way we think about travel? What was their magic - their secret sauce - that made them such an unlikely success story? And what lessons can we learn from them? Listen at http://wondery.fm/SS_SuccessHappens
54 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Nicholas Stone, Founder of BlueStone Lane, on the Power of Connecting with Others
Nicholas Stone is the Founder & CEO of Bluestone Lane. Bluestone Lane is the fastest growing premium cafe brand in the United States, with 50+ locations across 9 markets (NY, LA, SF, DC, NJ, PA, MA & Toronto CDN). Headquartered in New York City, Bluestone Lane is influenced by Australian independent coffee-culture, and is committed to providing elevated cafe experiences focused on human connection.
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