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Work in Progress

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Behind every working human, there’s a story. Work in Progress is a new show about the meaning and identity we find in work. Each week, hear stories of personal ambition and debilitating insecurities, great successes and abject failures, the plans we make and the luck that…happens. Hosted by Dan Misener, produced by Slack. Follow along @slackstories or slack.com/podcast

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Behind every working human, there’s a story. Work in Progress is a new show about the meaning and identity we find in work. Each week, hear stories of personal ambition and debilitating insecurities, great successes and abject failures, the plans we make and the luck that…happens. Hosted by Dan Misener, produced by Slack. Follow along @slackstories or slack.com/podcast

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55 Ratings
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Great! Inspiring! Informative! Fun!

By Almost 50 - Nov 01 2017
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So glad I found this podcast! Looking forward to season 2! Don’t be away long.

Great

By Psychasec - Mar 09 2017
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Captivating and inspiring storytelling

iTunes Ratings

55 Ratings
Average Ratings
51
2
2
0
0

Great! Inspiring! Informative! Fun!

By Almost 50 - Nov 01 2017
Read more
So glad I found this podcast! Looking forward to season 2! Don’t be away long.

Great

By Psychasec - Mar 09 2017
Read more
Captivating and inspiring storytelling

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Work in Progress

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Behind every working human, there’s a story. Work in Progress is a new show about the meaning and identity we find in work. Each week, hear stories of personal ambition and debilitating insecurities, great successes and abject failures, the plans we make and the luck that…happens. Hosted by Dan Misener, produced by Slack. Follow along @slackstories or slack.com/podcast

Footloose & Free(lancer)

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Dive into the daily hustle, juggle, and struggle of the freelance life in this special episode. Meet a freelance farmer with a novel approach to traditional work; a writer, mother, and animal keeper bitten by the travel bug; a sweet-talking freelance collections agent whose business is to get freelancers paid; and a private forensic pathologist who finds the untold stories of the dearly departed.

Like the show? Have some feedback? Let us know what you think @slackstories or leave us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.

This episode also features Slack customer Magic — a service for on-demand personal assistance, just one text away.

Jun 16 2017

26mins

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Sensory Overload

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A woman discovers her cranium-tingling voice is the stuff of YouTube stardom; a visually impaired man happens upon his special sightseeing abilities at night. What happens when your senses become your super-powers at work? Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories

This episode also features Slack customer "The Fighting Unicorns” - they are a kick-ass all-girls robotics competition team from Ohio.

Jan 30 2017

26mins

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Boring is in the Eye of the Beholder

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Explore the hidden world of seemingly unremarkable jobs in this special episode with double the stories, including: a video store clerk who gets knocked out of his monotonous comfort zone by a suspicious visitor; a call center agent who finds renewed purpose in how she serves customers; a supermarket chain manager who comes down with a bad case of "bore-out"; and a man whose job literally involves watching grass grow and he loves it. Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories. Feedback? We'd love to hear it. Let us know what you think of the show by leaving us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.

This episode also features Emolytics—a market research company that measures customer experience through the prism of emotion.

Apr 21 2017

26mins

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Startup Sacrifices

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An entrepreneur learns the cost of putting his work ahead of his relationship; a young developer flees her war-torn homeland for a chance to pursue her dream career. What happens when your professional ambitions put your personal life at stake? Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories
This episode also features Gaza Sky Geeks - Gaza's first and only startup accelerator whose mission is to transform the region's most talented youth into entrepreneurs.

Feb 06 2017

26mins

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Born This Way

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An Instagram star bullied for the color of her skin turns the teasing into the fuel behind her fashion modeling career; a professional British rugby player confronts “jock" stereotypes when he comes out to friends, family, and fans as gay.
Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories. Feedback? We'd love to hear it. Let us know what you think of the show by leaving us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.

This episode also features the Hartford Police Department, devoting themselves to making the City of Hartford a safer place to live, work, and visit.

Apr 07 2017

26mins

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Tough Love

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An outspoken corporate downsizer learns a harsh lesson after being surprised with her own exit package, and a loyal cop that has to choose between fighting the war on drugs and his criminal brother. Sometimes practicing tough love at work and at home isn’t always the best policy. Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories. Let us know what you think of the show by leaving us ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.

This episode also features Slack customer Sketchbook Skool - an online educator for illustrators and designers.

Mar 13 2017

26mins

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The 180

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A prison superintendent ordered to oversee two executions struggles with his beliefs that the punishment doesn't fit the crime and a former Vegas drug dealer finally finds his place in the high life--sober. Sometimes the only way to find your true calling is to pull a complete 180. Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories.

This episode also features Slack customer Bump Boxes - a subscription service for mom and baby that covers every stage of pregnancy to your little one's first birthday.

Jan 16 2017

25mins

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Bake-Off

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The head of purchasing and IT at America's largest fortune cookie supplier takes on a new role as head fortune cookie writer. A baker with Down syndrome has to break the law to lead an independent life and career. This week, two stories of remarkable people who fight the odds to pursue their passions. Read an extended version of this story on slack.com/podcast.

Like the show? Have some feedback? Let us know what you think @slackstories or leave us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.

This episode also features ArtMoi, a company using Slack to build software that helps artists preserve their legacy.

May 05 2017

26mins

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Guiding Lights

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A Kung-Fu master honors his father's legacy; a frustrated musician's chance meeting with a mentor leads to a powerful lesson in self-acceptance. Sometimes, the best thing to happen to your career is finding your guiding light. Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories.

If you enjoy the show, please leave a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.

This episode also features Slack customer Chatbooks - they turn your Instagram and Facebook photos into albums.

Feb 20 2017

25mins

Play

Heart to Heart

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Meet a woman who’s made a career out of professional cuddling; and an engineer, lawyer and open-source advocate who grappled with her own values in order to save her life.
Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories. If you enjoy the show, please leave a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.

This episode also features Slack customer Simonson Design Lab - providers of drafting and technology support for home builders and architects.

Feb 27 2017

26mins

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Because, Science

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A freshwater ecologist tasked with making his research more accessible discovers an unlikely muse in Bruce Springsteen. A medical ethnobotanist seeks new cures for super bugs in the natural world after her own near-death brush with a bacterial infection. This week, stories about the noble pursuit of knowledge—and how that often leads to some surprising discoveries about ourselves.

Like the show? Have some feedback? Let us know what you think @slackstories or leave us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in Apple Podcasts.

This episode also features Slack customer Real Time Minds - a new way for small businesses to get timely, trusted advice from leading business experts.

Jul 07 2017

25mins

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Down the Rabbit Hole

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A journalist discovers a scarf with her byline imprinted in its design and embarks on an investigative journey to track down its makers; a former futures trader stumbles into her calling as an internet hoax buster with a specialty for empathizing with the perpetrators. Following your curiosity can lead you to some pretty interesting work, or at least a very good story. Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories. Let us know what you think of the show by leaving us ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.

Mar 06 2017

26mins

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Looking Back to the Future

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A college student’s sweepstakes win paves the way for her lifelong dream to reform U.S. immigration policy. An academic lands a rare dream job as the ‘Wikimedian in Residence’ for one of the oldest libraries at the University of Oxford. This week, stories of modern day jobs with a historical twist. Read an extended version of this story on slack.com/podcast.

Like the show? Have some feedback? Let us know what you think @slackstories or leave us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.

This episode also features Slack customer Cappello’s - it's a Colorado-based gourmet food company specializing in high-end gluten free, grain free products.

May 19 2017

25mins

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Reach for the Stars

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A jetpack inventor rejects his position as an ivory-towered executive to stay grounded as an entrepreneur. A Jamaican-American chess player becomes the first black international grandmaster in history. This week, stories of childhood dreams and the realities of rising through the ranks.

Like the show? Have some feedback? Let us know what you think @slackstories or leave us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.

This episode also features Slack customer The Concierge Collective, a personal, corporate and residential concierge service helping their clients live the life they deserve.

Jun 02 2017

26mins

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Grey Matter

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We meet a woman teaching doctors good bedside manners by acting sick when she’s feeling perfectly fine; and a neuroscientist at odds with her own brain after she's diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories. Let us know what you think of the show by leaving us ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes. This episode also features The Ecole Project —a live-in, student-run sustainable research institute affiliated with McGill University.

Mar 20 2017

25mins

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Beginnings

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A reporter does her first remote live radio broadcast from inside a block of ice, a celebrity impersonator's first international trip teaches her what it really means to be “Big in Japan”, and a Japanese translator leaves her family for the first time only to get shipwrecked on a movie set shot in the Antarctic.

For our final episode of the season, we hear the origin stories behind of some of the strangest, and yet most formative, work experiences people have had in their lives. We go back to where it all starts: the beginning.

Like the show? Have some feedback? Let us know what you think @slackstories or leave us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in Apple Podcasts.

This episode also features Slack customer Good Done Great—a company committed to providing corporate philanthropy technology.

Oct 20 2017

25mins

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Age of Aquarius

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The owner of a vintage retail store recalls how she made a career out of the eclectic clothing in her closet, and a doctor grapples with his community’s vehement protests against his plans to open a medical cannabis dispensary. In this episode, two stories of peace, love, drugs, and counterculture in '60s San Francisco.

Like the show? Have some feedback? Let us know what you think @slackstories or leave us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in Apple Podcasts.

This episode also features Slack customer Milken Community Schools, a private college prep day school in Los Angeles.

Oct 06 2017

25mins

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From the Ground Up

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An environmentalist burns the midnight oil volunteering to preserve decades of climate change data amid a major government clampdown, and a Syrian medical student learns how his family’s chocolate-making business can equally be a cure for heartbreak. This week, stories about survival and the lengths people go to preserve a life’s work.

Like the show? Have some feedback? Let us know what you think @slackstories or leave us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in Apple Podcasts.

This episode also features Slack customer Bklyn Boihood - busy creating spaces where black, brown, queer and trans bois can cultivate stories, dreams and creative work.

Sep 22 2017

23mins

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The Next Act

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An enterprising retiree becomes a bustling cafés' new favorite server, and a former Wall Street banker finds renewed inspiration after accepting a summer internship with a group of college students. This week, stories of people who have proved that it’s never too late to find professional, and personal, fulfillment.

Like the show? Have some feedback? Let us know what you think @slackstories or leave us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in Apple Podcasts.

This episode also features Slack customer Joyride Coffee, providing office spaces with third wave java selections.

Sep 08 2017

25mins

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Stop the Presses!

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Meet three New York Times machinists who’ve helped print the paper for the last 30 years and an investigative reporter who waged war on mayoral misconduct from the front page of the Toronto Star. This week, stories of people whose lives (and careers) have been indelibly marked by the business of getting the story right.

Like the show? Have some feedback? Let us know what you think @slackstories or leave us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in Apple Podcasts.

This episode also features Slack customer Sir Kensington's—creators of condiments with character.

Jul 21 2017

25mins

Play

Because, Science

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A freshwater ecologist tasked with making his research more accessible discovers an unlikely muse in Bruce Springsteen. A medical ethnobotanist seeks new cures for super bugs in the natural world after her own near-death brush with a bacterial infection. This week, stories about the noble pursuit of knowledge—and how that often leads to some surprising discoveries about ourselves.

Like the show? Have some feedback? Let us know what you think @slackstories or leave us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in Apple Podcasts.

This episode also features Slack customer Real Time Minds - a new way for small businesses to get timely, trusted advice from leading business experts.

Jul 07 2017

25mins

Play

Footloose & Free(lancer)

Podcast cover
Read more

Dive into the daily hustle, juggle, and struggle of the freelance life in this special episode. Meet a freelance farmer with a novel approach to traditional work; a writer, mother, and animal keeper bitten by the travel bug; a sweet-talking freelance collections agent whose business is to get freelancers paid; and a private forensic pathologist who finds the untold stories of the dearly departed.

Like the show? Have some feedback? Let us know what you think @slackstories or leave us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.

This episode also features Slack customer Magic — a service for on-demand personal assistance, just one text away.

Jun 16 2017

26mins

Play

Reach for the Stars

Podcast cover
Read more

A jetpack inventor rejects his position as an ivory-towered executive to stay grounded as an entrepreneur. A Jamaican-American chess player becomes the first black international grandmaster in history. This week, stories of childhood dreams and the realities of rising through the ranks.

Like the show? Have some feedback? Let us know what you think @slackstories or leave us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.

This episode also features Slack customer The Concierge Collective, a personal, corporate and residential concierge service helping their clients live the life they deserve.

Jun 02 2017

26mins

Play

Looking Back to the Future

Podcast cover
Read more

A college student’s sweepstakes win paves the way for her lifelong dream to reform U.S. immigration policy. An academic lands a rare dream job as the ‘Wikimedian in Residence’ for one of the oldest libraries at the University of Oxford. This week, stories of modern day jobs with a historical twist. Read an extended version of this story on slack.com/podcast.

Like the show? Have some feedback? Let us know what you think @slackstories or leave us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.

This episode also features Slack customer Cappello’s - it's a Colorado-based gourmet food company specializing in high-end gluten free, grain free products.

May 19 2017

25mins

Play

Bake-Off

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Read more

The head of purchasing and IT at America's largest fortune cookie supplier takes on a new role as head fortune cookie writer. A baker with Down syndrome has to break the law to lead an independent life and career. This week, two stories of remarkable people who fight the odds to pursue their passions. Read an extended version of this story on slack.com/podcast.

Like the show? Have some feedback? Let us know what you think @slackstories or leave us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.

This episode also features ArtMoi, a company using Slack to build software that helps artists preserve their legacy.

May 05 2017

26mins

Play

Boring is in the Eye of the Beholder

Podcast cover
Read more

Explore the hidden world of seemingly unremarkable jobs in this special episode with double the stories, including: a video store clerk who gets knocked out of his monotonous comfort zone by a suspicious visitor; a call center agent who finds renewed purpose in how she serves customers; a supermarket chain manager who comes down with a bad case of "bore-out"; and a man whose job literally involves watching grass grow and he loves it. Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories. Feedback? We'd love to hear it. Let us know what you think of the show by leaving us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.

This episode also features Emolytics—a market research company that measures customer experience through the prism of emotion.

Apr 21 2017

26mins

Play

Born This Way

Podcast cover
Read more

An Instagram star bullied for the color of her skin turns the teasing into the fuel behind her fashion modeling career; a professional British rugby player confronts “jock" stereotypes when he comes out to friends, family, and fans as gay.
Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories. Feedback? We'd love to hear it. Let us know what you think of the show by leaving us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.

This episode also features the Hartford Police Department, devoting themselves to making the City of Hartford a safer place to live, work, and visit.

Apr 07 2017

26mins

Play

Finger Lickin'

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We meet a chef who can't wait to walk away from her prestigious Michelin star rating and a web developer who singlehandedly orchestrated one of the biggest fast food comebacks his hometown has ever seen. Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories. Let us know what you think of the show by leaving us ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.

This episode also features Mathara Holdings, a family business operating out of Kiambu, Kenya.

Mar 27 2017

26mins

Play

Grey Matter

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We meet a woman teaching doctors good bedside manners by acting sick when she’s feeling perfectly fine; and a neuroscientist at odds with her own brain after she's diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories. Let us know what you think of the show by leaving us ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes. This episode also features The Ecole Project —a live-in, student-run sustainable research institute affiliated with McGill University.

Mar 20 2017

25mins

Play

Tough Love

Podcast cover
Read more

An outspoken corporate downsizer learns a harsh lesson after being surprised with her own exit package, and a loyal cop that has to choose between fighting the war on drugs and his criminal brother. Sometimes practicing tough love at work and at home isn’t always the best policy. Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories. Let us know what you think of the show by leaving us ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.

This episode also features Slack customer Sketchbook Skool - an online educator for illustrators and designers.

Mar 13 2017

26mins

Play

Down the Rabbit Hole

Podcast cover
Read more

A journalist discovers a scarf with her byline imprinted in its design and embarks on an investigative journey to track down its makers; a former futures trader stumbles into her calling as an internet hoax buster with a specialty for empathizing with the perpetrators. Following your curiosity can lead you to some pretty interesting work, or at least a very good story. Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories. Let us know what you think of the show by leaving us ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.

Mar 06 2017

26mins

Play

Heart to Heart

Podcast cover
Read more

Meet a woman who’s made a career out of professional cuddling; and an engineer, lawyer and open-source advocate who grappled with her own values in order to save her life.
Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories. If you enjoy the show, please leave a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.

This episode also features Slack customer Simonson Design Lab - providers of drafting and technology support for home builders and architects.

Feb 27 2017

26mins

Play

Guiding Lights

Podcast cover
Read more

A Kung-Fu master honors his father's legacy; a frustrated musician's chance meeting with a mentor leads to a powerful lesson in self-acceptance. Sometimes, the best thing to happen to your career is finding your guiding light. Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories.

If you enjoy the show, please leave a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.

This episode also features Slack customer Chatbooks - they turn your Instagram and Facebook photos into albums.

Feb 20 2017

25mins

Play

For Love of Country

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A woman starts a dating site for single farm workers, and an exiled army colonel launches a revolution from the aisles of a hardware store. What happens when your life's work is deeply connected to where you're from? Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories

This episode also features digital creative agency Purple Rock Scissors

Feb 13 2017

25mins

Play

Startup Sacrifices

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An entrepreneur learns the cost of putting his work ahead of his relationship; a young developer flees her war-torn homeland for a chance to pursue her dream career. What happens when your professional ambitions put your personal life at stake? Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories
This episode also features Gaza Sky Geeks - Gaza's first and only startup accelerator whose mission is to transform the region's most talented youth into entrepreneurs.

Feb 06 2017

26mins

Play