29 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
Flo Monier | Job Searching and Recruiting During a Pandemic
Today’s guest is San Francisco based Flo Monier, an exceptional Recruiter at Airbnb. When it is time to expand the team, Flo is in charge of looking, filtering and smoothly integrating the best candidate for the position into the company. A tenacious, caring, and well prepared professional, she is a leading and admired example of how any recruiter should perform. In this episode, Luba interviews Flo to chat about job searching and recruiting, and how COVID-19 has impacted the market. From the current interview process to any company’s expectations during a recruitment stage, she shares important information and tips for every professional out there, especially people who have been laid off recently. What are the mindsets companies see as red flags from candidates? What makes an application stand out from the bunch? Is looking for a job even a thing given the current health crisis? Listen to this full episode to regain your confidence and expand your professional panorama, as Flo shares the secrets, trends and future of job searching. When you are done listening, you’ll feel inspired and confident as you visualize the world of opportunities in front of you. Key Takeaways: The main differences between agency and in-house recruiting. Which one is more suitable for you? The misconceptions of recruiters’ intentions and the importance of building trust. The interview process: how it currently looks like and the red flags to avoid when applying for a job. What makes a great application? What recruiters are looking for in candidates. How COVID-19 has impacted job searching and Flo’s predictions for the market. International job opportunities and the importance of constantly adding skills to your resume. Resources Candor Connect with Flo on LinkedIn Follow Luba on Instagram Connect with Luba on LinkedIn This show is being produced by StudioPod, a full-service podcast company based in San Francisco. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, you can reach us at http://studiopodsf.com, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us through our social media channels as @studiopodsf.
53 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
Haseeb Qureshi | Cryptocurrency Is the New Cash
Today’s guest is Haseeb Qureshi, a managing partner at Dragonfly Capital Partners who’s all about improving himself constantly, at a personal and professional level. A committed meditator and plain water junkie, Haseeb sits down with Luba to chat about the fascinating world of cryptocurrencies. In this episode, Haseeb describes the cryptocurrencies concept and the current global panorama, to then share his predictions around their future behavior. He explains how cryptos nose dove (as every single market out there also did) during the beginning of the COVID-19 health crisis, but managed to recover and even thrive as the pandemic is still going (and will keep going for a long time). Learn what’s all the buzz around cryptos about and why Bitcoin is in everybody’s wishlist. As we begin the next half 2020, we have to face the fact that, whether it’s scary or exciting, the future is now. In Mark Haseeb’s words: “It’s going to be a fundamental fixture of the economical landscape”. Listen to this rich conversation and experience how the sci-fi world we’ve been imagining for decades is slowly unfolding before our eyes. Cryptocurrencies are real, and they are here to stay. Key Takeaways: What are cryptocurrencies and how have they been incorporated into the financial world? How the COVID-19 crisis could accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrencies all over the world. How governments’ regulations could work hand in hand with cryptocurrencies. The concept of ICOs and why the majority of them collapsed back in 2018. Why Bitcoin is so valuable and attractive to the general public. How cryptos could transform the relationships between governments and their citizens in the future. Haseeb’s top 3 chosen cryptos for the future (warning: this isn’t investment advice!). Resources Check out Haseeb’s Blog Follow Haseeb on Twitter Follow Luba on Instagram Connect with Luba on LinkedIn This show is being produced by StudioPod, a full-service podcast company based in San Francisco. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, you can reach us at http://studiopodsf.com, send us an email at email@example.com or contact us through our social media channels as @studiopodsf.
45 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
Gustaf Alströmer | The Formula to Build a Successful Company
Today’s guest is Gustaf Alströmer, a partner at Y Combinator, a company that helps young startups connect with investors and even acquirers. Gustaf worked as a Product Lead on the Growth team at Airbnb, and is very familiarized with the characteristic startup and funding trends and activities of Silicon Valley. In this episode, Luba chats with Gustaf about company building, funding and the consumer behavior prior and during the COVID-19 health crisis. Learn all about the benefits of remote working and hiring for startups, the boom of e-commerce, and the importance of being able and willing to change and transform as a company. This episode is packed with relevant advice for both early and settled founders: from the basic ingredients needed for building a company, to the conducts that could be sinking your company down. Never underestimate the amount of work and learning that company building takes. COVID-19 came out of the blue and impacted every aspect of our lives: from the way we do business to the way we now breathe cleaner air. This pandemic should be a wake up call for all of us. Listen to this full conversation to learn where your leader mindset should be driven to, as social distancing is still a part of our day-to-day lives. Even though building a company is extremely difficult, you don’t need to be in Silicon Valley to build a successful one! Key Takeaways: Adopting and implementing remote working and hiring in the startup and business ecosystems. How technology surpasses physical boundaries to support international collaborations. Gustaf’s three-ingredient formula for building a successful company. The three common mistakes startup companies make that increase their chances of failing. The consumers’ and market’s behaviors during COVID-19 and how they could shift after the pandemic. The global founders’ panorama and the key skills leaders should focus on to stay relevant in the market. Resources Subscribe to the Y Combinator Youtube Channel Follow Gustaf on Twitter Follow Luba on Instagram Connect with Luba on LinkedIn This show is being produced by StudioPod, a full-service podcast company based in San Francisco. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, you can reach us at http://studiopodsf.com, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us through our social media channels as @studiopodsf.
41 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
Lenny Rachitsky joins The Meeting
Today we chat about every project manager’s dream job: Product Lead at Airbnb. Localmind, Lenny Rachitsky’s app, got acquired by Airbnb back in 2012. which means he witnessed and took part in the exponential growth and success of this unique and popular marketplace. Despite the amazing benefits of the position, he decided to leave the company to start over and bring his own ambitious projects to life. Lenny Rachitsky is a talented software engineer who, after seven years of working with Airbnb, discovered a deep passion as a writer and advisor. With a successful and running newsletter, Lenny is all about connecting with people and is always willing to share his experience and expertise to guide all the entrepreneurs out there. Listen to this conversation to learn about the amazing stories that took place behind the scenes of the Airbnb platform, Lenny’s entrepreneurial journey, and the skills required to become a great product manager. As you finish listening, you’ll take with you fun-and-fresh tips and tricks to improve your productivity and stay accountable. This episode will invite you to think about your current job situation, your goals, and question if you’re truly feeling fulfilled! Key Takeaways: Lenny’s journey as a writer after 7 years of working for Airbnb. Why communication skills are crucial for product managers. From Montreal to San Francisco: the story of Lenny’s Localmind. How Airbnb approached Lenny for acquisition and how Snow White inspired the company. Lenny’s previous role in Airbnb and why he decided his time was up. Lenny’s productivity hacks: How to get into project management and thrive. Resources TEDxConcordia - Lenny Rachitsky - Losing Serendipity How To Get Into Project Management (And Thrive) What Seven Years at Airbnb Taught Me About Building a Business Subscribe to Lenny’s Newsletter No Hard Feelings by Liz Fosslien Am I Overthinking This? By Michelle Rial Brain FM Follow Lenny on Twitter Follow Luba on Instagram Connect with Luba on LinkedIn This show is being produced by StudioPod, a full-service podcast company based in San Francisco. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, you can reach us at http://studiopodsf.com, send us an email at
53 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
Marina Mogilko joins The Meeting
Today’s guest is Marina Mogilko, a talented, productivity junkie and ambitious entrepreneur. Marina founded her first company when she was only 21, and has become an unstoppable business woman ever since. She speaks 4 languages, runs multiple companies and is passionate about creating content and educating her followers on everything language and business related. In this episode, Luba interviews Marina to chat all about her successful business journey. A remote team pioneer and expert, Marina will share her secrets to running efficient teams and managing a healthy work life. Planning, organization, remote teams, delegation and income diversification are just a handful of the topics they’ll discuss in this enlightening exchange. Learn how to measure your progress and why paying attention to the smallest details will save you time and resources. Are you eager to grow your business? This episode is perfect for you, since it is packed with action steps and key information to improve your performance as an entrepreneur. Learn how you can transform your passions into profit and the power of an engaged following. You don’t need to be in the heart of Silicon Valley to become a game changer. If you don’t leave inspired, you were probably not paying attention. Key Takeaways: How to lead remote teams and hiring effectively The future of hiring: remote collaboration and Marina’s two step process to recruit remotely Delegating and why a clear process will save your company Why Silicon Valley is still an ideal ecosystem for healthy businesses How your own content can become profitable and why building a personal brand is so relevant today How Marina is planning to repurpose her content for a Chinese audience The future of social media: Club House and PopShop, Facebook Shops Resources Time Doctor Alexander Meyer on LinkedIn Subscribe to Graham Stephan’s Youtube Channel Money by Tony Robbins Unbreakable by Tony Robbins I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi Subscribe to Marina’s Youtube Channel Follow Luba on Instagram Connect with Luba on LinkedIn This show is being produced by StudioPod, a full-service podcast company based in San Francisco. If you
41 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
Anna Kostikova joins The Meeting
Today’s guest is Anna Kostikova, a passionate data science leader, director of analytics and bioinformatics at Novartis. Anna got started in data science before it became the “sexy” field that it is today and has built a brilliant career, starting from academia and transitioning into machine learning in the medical field. Luba and Anna share a deep love for tech and believe data science brings us closer to the future. In this episode, Luba interviews Anna to chat about her career and her labor as a data scientist during COVID-19 and the world prior to it. Despite the health crisis’s impact in our lives, it has managed to switch the pharmaceutical industry from a competitive mindset into a collaborative one to reach a common goal. From Coronavirus drug research to the development of a much needed vaccine, Anna will guide us through the incredible process of the machine learning that leads to medical treatments. Technology is shaping the medical field, and Anna happens to be a pioneer of this movement. Listen now to discover insightful information on the latest technological advances to face COVID-19 and how data helps patients and businesses. Her charisma and contagious passion make this episode a jewel you can’t miss. Key Takeaways: Her predictions for COVID’s development and cure. Develop and discover: The possibility of a safe and effective vaccine within a year. How machine learning and data science benefits the medical field. How molecular information feeds machine learning to determine medical treatments. Working in tech as an innovation leader vs. working at a traditional tech industry. How she transitioned from academia to data science (and fell in love with it). The future verticals of data science: is machine learning really the future? On women's leadership: how she built her career in a male predominant industry. The importance of emotional intelligence and empathy as a leader. Resources Kaggle Connect with Anna on LinkedIn Follow Luba on Instagram Connect with Luba on LinkedIn This show is being produced by StudioPod, a full-service podcast company based in San Francisco. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, you can reach us at http://studiopodsf.com, send us an email at email@example.com or contact us through our social media channels as @studiopodsf.
44 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
Daria joins The Meeting
Today’s guest is Daria Shapovalova, a talented and charismatic fashion figure who placed Ukraine on the map and was listed in the BOF 500, People “shaping in the global fashion industry”, and in 2019 in Forbes US 30Under30 (Arts & Culture). Daria began when she was only 19, and since then she has built herself a successful career with the ethos that there’s always something new to learn. In this episode, Luba interviews Daria on the fashion industry and what goes on behind the scenes, through the lens of an insider. They’ll both share their perspectives on the lock down, the current trends, and the future of the industry. From the recent disruption of the fashion industry, to the mind blowing concept of digital garments, and the introduction of a whole new clothing category, today’s conversation is filled with fascinating information. As COVID-19 has pushed people, businesses and entire industries to migrate to digital models and habits, retailers and designers are finding valuable opportunities to reach out to their consumers. Social media is more crucial than ever to stay relevant, not only for settled and successful brands, but for any entrepreneur eager to start their business in these times filled with hidden opportunities. Listen to this rich conversation and discover how one of the most polluting industries in the world is making efforts to transform into a more sustainable and ethical one. Learn how you can vote with your money and how you can support brands that are fighting to break the old rules of the fashion world. Key Takeaways: The hidden opportunities of living in quarantine and why “normal” life will never be back. Online only: The digitalization and the remote communications for business, personal relationships and leisure activities. How Daria takes an active part in the fashion disruption. The power of storytelling, Daria’s vision and the future of the fashion industry. The concept of digital fashion and how it could impact our society. How fashion is transforming into a sustainable and ethical industry. Vote with your money: on-demand fashion vs local producing. Embracing beauty and welcoming innovation: what tech and fashion can learn from each other How TikTok could take over the business world. Resources Ganni Net Sustain KSENIASCHNAIDER Reformation Fashionopolis by Dana Thomas Business Insider Hermès Article Follow Daria on Instagram Follow Luba on Instagram Connect with Luba on...
30 minutes | May 13, 2020
Akhil joins The Meeting
Welcome to The Meeting. This podcast is hosted by Luba Yudasina, a self-taught software engineer that has been working in the Tech industry for many years now. In this podcast, Luba interviews professionals across different industries and functions on the impacts of Coronavirus on their day-to-day lives. By creating a community, The Meeting encourages people to stay happy, motivated, and inspired, despite the crisis. Today’s guest is Akhil Reddy, a driven analytical professional with progressive experience in data analysis, statistical modeling, and quality assurance. Akhil transforms critical data into meaningful analytics to drive informed business decisions and enhanced alignment with powerful goals. Just as Luba, Akhil is convinced that data and science are the future. In this episode, Luba interviews Akhil to chat about his career, and how he’s been affected by COVID-19. A few years ago, Akhil worked in PayPal as a Data Engineer, and just recently, he had a full-time job at ZipRecruiter as a Data Analyst. Everything was going smoothly until March hit: He got fired from his job at Ziprecruiter without any previous notice (through a 2-minute group meeting), and his life took a 180-degree turn. However, within 3 weeks, he got 3 different job offers and started working at Autodesk as a senior data analyst, with an amazing 50% pay increase. Thanks to the power of the internet and a positive mindset, Akhil took advantage of having finished a Data Science degree at UCLA to level-up his job opportunities. Listen to this full conversation and discover how Akhil used resume services for free and other free trials to elevate his knowledge while he was looking for his new job. It's amazing how, despite the lockdown, people are coming together and helping each other. As you finish listening, you will know how to show companies that you are a valuable piece in their puzzle. Key Takeaways: March, 27th: Akhils' contingency/emergency plan to save money and try to not pay rent during April. Why Silicon Valley is still the perfect place to take your tech career to the next level. How keywords and extra classes are a super powerful tool for recruiters to know that you are being proactive these days. Akhil’s experience in interviews with Facebook and the beauty of LinkedIn’s InMail credits. Rules to manage confidence as you receive higher level offers. Differences between being a data engineer, a data analyst, and a data scientist. What makes Data Science the dream role for Akhil’s career. Machine Learning: a powerful vertical of data science. Resources Data Science: Online Courses from Harvard, MIT, Microsoft | edX What is SQL (Structured Query Language)? Connect with Akhil on LinkedIn