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Moving Up

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Hear directly from business leaders. Secrets to success, struggles along the way, optimal career paths and life in general.

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Hear directly from business leaders. Secrets to success, struggles along the way, optimal career paths and life in general.

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Good Lessons for All Backgrounds

By 1842 Society - Oct 24 2019
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Thought provoking, interesting, and making you want to level up yourself.

Awesome show!

By AW747 - Aug 15 2019
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Love the podcast, particularly ones focused on venture investing

iTunes Ratings

158 Ratings
Average Ratings
144
6
4
0
4

Good Lessons for All Backgrounds

By 1842 Society - Oct 24 2019
Read more
Thought provoking, interesting, and making you want to level up yourself.

Awesome show!

By AW747 - Aug 15 2019
Read more
Love the podcast, particularly ones focused on venture investing
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Moving Up

Latest release on Jan 14, 2020

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Hear directly from business leaders. Secrets to success, struggles along the way, optimal career paths and life in general.

Rank #1: Sales & Trading vs. Investment Banking, but Now Hedge Funds

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Hedge fund analyst discusses his transition from sales and trading to banking to hedge funds. What it’s like working for Houlihan’ s restructuring group, distressed debt investing and the hedge fund interview process.

Jun 06 2017

35mins

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Rank #2: IB Survival Tactics and a Job Offer!

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Chad shares his 3 hacks for working 100-hour weeks. He walks us through his decision process for 3 incredible offers – a job at Andreessen Horowitz, being the first employee at Dollar Shave Club (which sold for $1B) or starting his own company. How he is starting his own VC fund now and wants you to work at it!

Feb 13 2018

36mins

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Rank #3: How to make money on the side in real estate

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Mark lays out how to start investing in real estate. How he left his IB job and now works 2 hours per week.

May 01 2018

17mins

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Rank #4: E112: Stephen Warley – Life skills that matter

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Stephen left the corporate grind to start his own business. How and why he did that and how everything is about self-awareness. Why in the future we’ll all be working for ourselves and the best exercise for self-awareness and identifying patterns in your life. Also, how to increase your yes to no ratio.

Nov 05 2019

25mins

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Rank #5: Steve Martocci - Co-founder of GroupMe, Splice and Blade

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Steve started GroupMe, sold it 370 later days for $85 million. How timing is crucial, 2-paths to life, and why he continues to grind.

Aug 21 2018

37mins

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Rank #6: Vica Manos (Anthemis) - Getting to the buyside

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Working hard to get what you want but realizing that good things happen when you least obsess about them.

Nov 20 2018

23mins

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Rank #7: More Tips for How to Break into Wall Street – Andre Bueno

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What you need to do to prepare yourself before you start looking for job and how the PRIME method is the key to landing the job. Tips to differentiate yourself in the resume submission/interview process and how to go from cold emails to job offers.

Sep 12 2017

31mins

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Rank #8: Kevin Zhang (Upfront Ventures) Going from analyst to partner

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Deciding on startups vs the buy-side. Developing flexible decision making and the secrets of climbing the ranks and making partner in 5-years.

Feb 12 2019

29mins

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Rank #9: Kyle Westra - The science (and art) behind pricing

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Kyle works for a strategy consultant focused on pricing. We discuss the nuts and bolts of what a consultant does and his cool new book The New Invisible Hand (5 revolutions in the digital economy). Also, a framework for how to write a book.

Oct 22 2019

34mins

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Rank #10: Jeff Solomon - The startup journey

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What makes a good entrepreneur, how to accelerate results by going to work for a successful entrepreneur and why startups take so long to build.

Dec 11 2018

36mins

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Rank #11: How to get into Harvard Business School and then start a business

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Nupur just earned his MBA from HBS. He left investment banking and a job at Nickelodeon to start a media business. How to get into Harvard business school, when to take the GMAT and the best part of B-school. signup.newsbling.co

Dec 05 2017

42mins

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Rank #12: Ryan Darnell (Max Ventures) – Transitioning from PE to VC

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The differences between pe and venture and why venture is so much more about influence. How to think about the first 12-months of a new business and finding the intersection of what you’re good at and what you like to do. www.ansarada.com

Jun 18 2019

36mins

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Rank #13: Disrupting the GMAT Business

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Bhavin started Magoosh while getting his MBA at Berkeley. He walks us through what that was like, deciding not to return to Deloitte after school and losing his co-founder.

Apr 17 2018

32mins

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Rank #14: Howard Lindzon - It’s all about getting equity

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Howard tell us why the more paper you have the better. Public vs private markets and how you should be investing. Career path recommendations for wannabe entrepreneurs

Jul 03 2018

29mins

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Rank #15: Be a doer

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Chris Powers, real estate and startup investor, tells us how important it is to be curious and genuine. The advantages of not knowing what you’re doing and what to do if you don’t have a network.

Jun 12 2018

31mins

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Rank #16: Andrew Mccollum (Co-Founder of Facebook) - Being flexible and choosing the harder path

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Now CEO of Philo, how he made the decision to leave FB and why it was an easy choice. Also, a tip for taking the pressure off of big decisions.

Aug 07 2018

50mins

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Rank #17: Mark Goldberg (Index Ventures) - The transition from finance to tech

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Mark started his career at Morgan Stanley worked on the Tesla IPO became an early employee at Dropbox and now Partner at Index Ventures. His advice to skip banking and how to get an unfair advantage in tech.

Oct 09 2018

29mins

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Rank #18: Niki Pezeshki (Felicis Ventures) - Attitude and passion

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Niki went straight to the buyside after college at Vista Equity Partners. Wanted to get his hands dirty outside of finance, saw that the grass is not necessarily always greener, got back into private equity and is now a VC.

Apr 09 2019

35mins

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Rank #19: CEO Coach who Left Goldman Sachs and Carlyle Breaks Down the Playbook for How to Win

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Geoff Blades will tell you how to turn success into a method. How to find out what you want and then how to go get it.

Sep 26 2017

33mins

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Rank #20: Sheel Tyle – Driven by mission

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Dropping out of HBS and doing free work to break-in. Being persistent without being annoying. Why there is no shame in not knowing what you want to do.

Jul 31 2018

34mins

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E119: Jason Brown (Tally) - Automating your financial life

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Jason’s a born entrepreneur – how he discovered that and the incredible company’s he’s built as a result. His advice for how to best tackle life, why he likes operating over investing and a fascinating discussion on the role automation will have in shaping the human experience.

Jan 14 2020

28mins

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E118: Nima Ghamsari (Blend) - Focusing on impact

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Walking away from a lucrative career playing professional poker during college in the pursuit of adding value to society. Starting Blend after seeing the opportunity to digitize and simplify the mortgage process.

Jan 07 2020

27mins

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E117: Tim Chen (Nerd Wallet) – The trust equation

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After Stanford Tim got a job in equity research (which he really enjoyed) then at a hedge fund. After his sister asked for help in picking a credit card, Tim saw the opportunity to create NerdWallet. The learnings from 10 years of operations, how to build trust and what he would do differently.

Dec 17 2019

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E116: Kristen Tyrrell (Catch) – Do the stuff

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With a passion for supporting the working class, Kristen set out on her career to help people. Unfortunately, she graduated during the crisis. So, she went to grad school abroad and then got a job in consulting. Some twists and turns through the startup world and co-founded Catch. Finally, a framework for how to think about being happy in your career.

Dec 10 2019

26mins

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E115: Norm Cappell (Savvyy) - Going from law to banking to distressed debt to fintech

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Norm decided he didn’t want to live his life based on someone else’s template (the prestigious law firm path). He became an entrepreneur to fix the back-end of the mortgage process and change the way lending is done.

Dec 03 2019

34mins

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E114: Anu Shultes (CEO LendUp) - Always an optimist

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Growing up in India and coming to the US for grad school, Anu had no idea of the challenges that lay ahead for her. Letting go of your fear of failure and striving to make a difference every day. A story of crazy obstacles ( financial, health and family) and overcoming them all to achieve her dream of becoming a CEO.

Nov 26 2019

46mins

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E113: Chris Villanueva – How to get your dream job (the actual steps you need to take)

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Why your job search needs to be super targeted, what your resume and cover letter needs to say and how to stand out from the crowd.

Nov 19 2019

25mins

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E112: Stephen Warley – Life skills that matter

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Stephen left the corporate grind to start his own business. How and why he did that and how everything is about self-awareness. Why in the future we’ll all be working for ourselves and the best exercise for self-awareness and identifying patterns in your life. Also, how to increase your yes to no ratio.

Nov 05 2019

25mins

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Kyle Westra - The science (and art) behind pricing

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Kyle works for a strategy consultant focused on pricing. We discuss the nuts and bolts of what a consultant does and his cool new book The New Invisible Hand (5 revolutions in the digital economy). Also, a framework for how to write a book.

Oct 22 2019

34mins

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Hussein Fazal (Snap Travel) – Working hard and a bit of luck

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Hussein left the big company after school to build Facebook games. Pivoted from games to ad monetization and quickly grew from zero to millions a month in revenue and sold for $$. Now building Snap Travel to automate hotel booking using messaging. Inside the entrepreneurial journey and raising money from Steph Curry!

Oct 08 2019

34mins

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Immad Akhund (Mercury) – The biggest risk in not capturing the upside

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Immad has gone from startup to startup. Joining a company already in YC, starting a video game company and now a bank for startups. Also, his advice for how to network successfully.

Oct 01 2019

41mins

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Colin Walsh (Varo Money) – Building a delightful bank

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Colin had a huge career in finance (GE Capital, Amex and Wells Fargo). He got the experience, identified the problem, and started Varo to re-invent the model. Also, banking in the US vs UK.

Sep 24 2019

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Bryce Galen (Zero) – Challenging the status quo

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Bryce began his career in investment banking and then left Wall Street when his real estate private equity group was shut down in 2008. Deciding to become an entrepreneur, trying to start a bank from scratch and a debit card with credit card style rewards. Also, some advice for going from finance to tech. www.realvision.com/wso

Sep 17 2019

41mins

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Khaled Hussein (RedDoor) - Trust the network

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Founding Tilt and the learnings from the incredible journey. Now building a real estate tech company to simplify the mortgage process. Working on difficult problems that will can change the world and being stubborn on where you want to be but flexible on how you get there. www.realvision.com/wso

Sep 10 2019

37mins

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Frank Rotman (QED Investors) - Getting to yes

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Getting a job at Capital One before it was called fintech. The importance of exploration in a career, what to look for in your job and the future of consumer finance. realvision.com/wso.

Sep 03 2019

37mins

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John Jonas (OnlineJobs.ph) – Free up your time

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John is a pioneer in the outsourcing business – hiring workers from the Philippines to automate your life. The importance of keeping your burn low in the beginning of any new startup, making money online and cutting out the middleman.

Aug 27 2019

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Raj De Datta (Bloomreach) - What’s the cost of being wrong?

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The founder and CEO of Bloomreach (an AI powered software platform for ecommerce businesses) chats about starting his career at Lazard and turning down HBS to join a startup. How he started his entrepreneurial journey and 2 big pieces of advice for how to take the power in the job search process.

Aug 20 2019

32mins

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Joseph Woodbury (CEO/Co-founder of Neighbor) – The startup journey

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Joseph is the co-founder of Neighbor, the Airbnb of storage. Turning down a job at Bain, how to raise capital from business competitions and create FOMO with investors at the same time. Also, building a company guided by values and why it’s all about the people.

Aug 13 2019

35mins

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Adam Dell (Clarity Money acquired by Goldman Sachs) – Run towards what you’re good at

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Adam discovered his interest in venture capital while in law school then hustled his way into the industry by offering to work for free. Not being afraid to do the work, going deep and the importance of focus. Starting Clarity Money and selling it to Goldman Sachs 18 months later for $$$.

Aug 06 2019

39mins

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Ben Gilbert (Pioneer Square Labs / Acquired Podcast) – Keep tinkering

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“Startup guy” Ben discusses how to set intentions for your career. The virtues of starting off at a big company (Microsoft) and how to think entrepreneurially within a large organization. Also, why side projects are so important. www.onlinemba.unc.edu/wso

Jul 30 2019

29mins

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iTunes Ratings

158 Ratings
Average Ratings
144
6
4
0
4

Good Lessons for All Backgrounds

By 1842 Society - Oct 24 2019
Read more
Thought provoking, interesting, and making you want to level up yourself.

Awesome show!

By AW747 - Aug 15 2019
Read more
Love the podcast, particularly ones focused on venture investing