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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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Liam whire review

By Liam123456$ - May 29 2020
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Gives me a huge different perspective on the Real world. Kobe the podcast so far !

This is great!

By Kingnnntrefgh - May 16 2020
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What a cool way to show a real perspective on different people in these careers! Give it a listen!

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187 Ratings
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167
11
5
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4

Liam whire review

By Liam123456$ - May 29 2020
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Gives me a huge different perspective on the Real world. Kobe the podcast so far !

This is great!

By Kingnnntrefgh - May 16 2020
Read more
What a cool way to show a real perspective on different people in these careers! Give it a listen!
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Moving Up

Latest release on Jul 29, 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: Discovering what you want – learnings from McKinsey, Bridgewater and now venture investing

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Caleb Williams chats about why choosing to go to HBS was a hard decision. The difference between life at McKinsey and Bridgewater and how his goals led him to venture capital.

Apr 24 2018

30mins

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Rank #2: IB to PE to Headhunting

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A headhunter for hedge funds discusses what will set you apart. How to be honest with yourself and non-traditional paths from finance.

Nov 21 2017

34mins

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Rank #3: 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 #4: 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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Rank #5: How Billionaires set goals

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Geoff Woods runs the business behind The 1 Thing, the highest rated business book of all time. Actionable discussion on how to invest your time.

Jul 17 2018

29mins

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Rank #6: E121: Turner Novak (Gelt VC) - Never stop hustling

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Turner was determined to become a venture capitalist and he made it happen – but not without some extreme sacrifices along the way. Building a brand on twitter, making the most out of what you have and always finding a way to add value for others.

Jan 28 2020

33mins

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Rank #7: 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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Rank #8: 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

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Rank #9: 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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Rank #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: 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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Rank #14: 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 #15: 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 #16: How to become a VC - Ali Hamed

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Ali discusses his scrappy and creative start to becoming a venture capitalist. The steps he took and his advice on how to become a vc without working for one. How to have others network on your behalf and a little on crypto investing at the end.

Jun 26 2018

35mins

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Rank #17: Mr. Opportunity - Keith Wasserman

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Discussing all things real estate, learning by doing and how one small investment can build a real estate empire.

Aug 14 2018

32mins

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Rank #18: Adam Shaw - The business of sports

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Deciding between Goldman Sachs and BCG and then leaving to become a tennis pro at Club Med. Why you shouldn’t think of your career as a race, how the most successful people figure out what they’re good at and pursue it in their own way. Launching the NFL Network and the future of the media/sports business. www.ansarada.com

Jun 11 2019

54mins

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Rank #19: 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 #20: 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

24mins

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E134: Paul Faust (Ringboost) - Cool guy Paul

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Salesman extraordinaire, Paul tells us about his path to building a company and becoming his own boss. Turning yourself into a force multiplier, how to trust in what you’re doing and getting a brief part on the Office TV show!

Jul 29 2020

32mins

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E132: Taylor Nieman (Toucan) - Micro-moments of learning

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Taylor is a distribution specialist. Having learned from some of the best startups in consumer tech, she’s now building a browser extension to help people learn new things as they go about their day. What it’s ok to fail and the importance of relationships!

Jul 08 2020

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E131: Max Hellerstein (Extra) - Do you like steak?

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Max started his first business in high school with the goal of making money with his best friend. The growth from there and the transition to creating a viral video for his push for pizza app that created his next business which was acquired by Eaze. Next up was the idea to create a modern-day QVC, raising money from big-time investors and then pivoting to a debit card with a credit card style experience called Extra.

Jun 09 2020

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E130: George McGehrin - The mindset of an entrepreneur

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Starting an executive placement firm and helping people craft their brands. George's learnings coming out of the last financial crisis and how to best position yourself to get a job after this one.

May 26 2020

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E129: Jack Shannon (Recess) - Building an ad network for live events

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After studying finance at IU, Jack followed his passion to LA and became an assistant in the entertainment biz. Working his way up in a talent agency, Jack saw the opportunity to start a concert/festival touring company. From there, a cold email to Mark Cuban secured his first investor and how his concert promotion business has evolved into a tech platform.

May 19 2020

29mins

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E128: Bryce Paul Cypto 101 – Everything you need to know about Bitcoin now

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Bryce goes in-depth on bitcoin and crypto. How to get buy bitcoin and the reasons you should.

Apr 28 2020

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E127: Rachel and Kristen - Clarity on Fire

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These 2 fun and energetic women help people combine their career with their passion. If you know what you don’t want but aren’t sure what you should be doing then this conversation is for you. Also, why your passion and your authentic self don’t necessarily need to be combined.

Apr 14 2020

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E126: Carol Cohen – Relaunching your career

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Taking an 11-year break to start a family and then getting a job at Bain Capital. How to authentically create mentors and why its important to network with people junior to you.

Apr 07 2020

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E125: Scott Barlow - Happen to your Career Podcast

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How to figure out what you want to do (career wise) and then a plan to make it happen. Identifying the traces of your authentic-self and finding the intersection of what it is you want and what you’re great at.

Mar 10 2020

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E124: Martin Senn (Davinci Virtual) - Creating an Airbnb for offices

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Martin grew up in Switzerland and his journey took him away from the traditional Swiss values of working at 1 company for your career and instead towards an entrepreneurial pursuit. How he knew what was the right path for him, having an open-mind and now creating a virtual office business in Salt Lake City that is revolutionizing the way people work and meet.

Feb 19 2020

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E123: Tracey (CEO Money 2020) - Food, coffee, content

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A deep dive into the events business. Why people come to conferences, what they look for and where they go from here.

Feb 11 2020

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E122: Brandon Krieg (Stash) - Solving real problems

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Thinking he would be a chef after college, Brandon quickly took a job at a trading firm. After learning to love fintech, he then saw a huge problem in consumer finance and set out to build what’s now Stash which he calls the consumer finance company of the future.

Feb 04 2020

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E121: Turner Novak (Gelt VC) - Never stop hustling

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Turner was determined to become a venture capitalist and he made it happen – but not without some extreme sacrifices along the way. Building a brand on twitter, making the most out of what you have and always finding a way to add value for others.

Jan 28 2020

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E120: Gil Beyda (Comcast Ventures) - Always taking risks

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Gil’s technical background got his career going but his open mind propelled his success. A couple wacky business ideas along his path and the similarities between a comedian and an entrepreneur.

Jan 21 2020

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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

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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

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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

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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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iTunes Ratings

187 Ratings
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Liam whire review

By Liam123456$ - May 29 2020
Read more
Gives me a huge different perspective on the Real world. Kobe the podcast so far !

This is great!

By Kingnnntrefgh - May 16 2020
Read more
What a cool way to show a real perspective on different people in these careers! Give it a listen!