Rank #1: Scott Kurnit - About Getting The Job Done
Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, and one of the best CEO coaches around, Scott Kurnit joins us on Radiate. He’s founder of retail site Keep.com, but he’s most well-known for founding About.com, one of the very few web 1.0 companies that is still around today. In fact, About.com is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary. In this discussion Scott shares his experience going from the corporate world into the start-up world after he turned 40, and what learned in that transition after working for some huge firms like Prodigy, Showtime, and MCI. We also get into some of Scott’s lowest moments, including a couple of times he actually broke down, so I think you are going to learn a lot from him.
A note of disclosure, Scott is an advisor to Radiate, Inc.
Jun 14 2016
Rank #2: Steve Schwarzman: Lessons From the Billionaire's Office
This week we've got Steve Schwarzman, founder and CEO of Blackstone, and one of the country's wealthiest people. He's a philanthropist, a Wall Street deal maker, and owns a variety of companies through his private equity firm including; the Waldorf Astoria Hotels, theme parks like Lego Land and Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, and Crocs.
But Steve wasn't born into money, he had to work his way up from the streets of Philadelphia to get to where he is today. In this conversation, we talk about a decision that changed his life at an early age, how he handles rejection, and what you can do to impress him.
Nov 10 2015
Rank #3: Mohamed el-Erian - The Power of Thinking Smarter
We are so honored for this week’s distinguished guest, Mohamed el-Erian, whose list of accolades could go on for days. He’s currently the Chief Economic Adviser at Allianz, chairs President Obama’s Global Development Council, a BloombergView columnist, and the New York Times best-selling author of ‘The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability, and Avoiding the Next Collapse.’ He previously worked for the International Monetary Fund, Salomon Smith Barney, and served as the CEO of PIMCO, the world’s biggest bond fund. He’s a brilliant mind, but as you’ll quickly learn, many of his early career moves were a matter of necessity. But he’s gained a lot of valuable wisdom in his historic career and he shares a ton of that advice, which everyone can benefit from.
Apr 19 2016
Rank #4: Lola Founders - Jordana Kier and Alexandra Friedman - Powerful Women Empowering Women
It’s the story of two young women entrepreneurs that have created one of the most buzzed about startups in New York City. Jordan Kier and Alexandra Friedman, the founders of Lola, a subscription service for feminine hygiene products. Not only did these two Dartmouth grads see an opportunity for a tampon delivery service, they saw a need to give women a better product as well. This long awaited service to women is getting lots of backing, including male investors liked famed NYC Venture Capitalist Kenny Lerer. From the outside, they make it look so easy, but as founders Alexandra and Jordana explain, it takes a lot of grit and hard work.
Jun 21 2016
Rank #5: Sallie Krawcheck: From Wall Street Boss to Entrepreneur
Sallie Krawcheck, CEO of Ellevate, opens up about her life and what has helped her to succeed. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Sallie was dubbed one of the last honest voices on Wall Street. She's led firms like Sanford Bernstein, Smith Barney, and the Roth Management Unit for Citi Group and Bank of America. She's spoken out publicly about being fired - twice. And in this conversation, Sallie talks about her transition out of wall street and what it was like for a woman to succeed in the boys club.
Nov 24 2015
Rank #6: Tom Patterson - A Perfect Fit for Leadership
We are excited to bring you Tom Patterson, and learn how he went from being a laid off medical device salesman to CEO of one the hottest men’s apparel companies, Tommy John. Tom founded the men’s undershirt company after he lost his job, giving him the push to pursue his entrepreneurial dream. Using his deft sales skills, Tom soon got his products on the store shelves at Niemen Marcus and now his comfy clothes for men are sold at upscale department stores and he’s got a team of 50 people working for him. You are going to learn a lot from this creative entrepreneur.
May 17 2016
Rank #7: Matt Blank - The Art of Picking Winners
Radiate After Dark, a special dinner conversation in frontofalive audience with Showtime Chairman Matt Blank, hostedatthe New York restaurant Zuma. In this episode,Matttalks about his rise at Showtime, home to some of the mostpopularshows on cable television including Billions, Homeland, Weeds and many others. In front of a groupofpeers in media and technology, Matt talks about how techischanging the media world, the best career advice he receivedandhow he knows when a show will be a hit. A special shout out toMattfor answering all of these questions while guests dug intosomereally delicious eats.
May 03 2016
Rank #8: Jon Steinberg - The Importance of Unique Ideas
We’re back! After a brief hiatus, we’re starting again with a whole new lineup of great Radiate guests to talk about their amazing careers. Season 2 kicks off with someone I’ve wanted to meet for a while: Jon Steinberg, the former president and COO of Buzzfeed and founder of a new media startup, Cheddar TV. Jon joined Buzzfeed as just the 15th employee and was instrumental in turning it into one of the most popular media destinations on the web. Jon has some off-the-wall ideas about what makes someone successful, including why nicknames are a common thread among very accomplished people. In this episode, we learn about where he got his entrepreneurial bug and how he generated millions in revenue for Buzzfeed. There’s a great amount of sharp advice for anyone thinking about starting their own company.
Apr 12 2016
Rank #9: George Zimmer - The Man "Guaranteed" to Make a Comeback
The man famous for guaranteeing the way you look, George Zimmer, former CEO of 'Men's Wearhouse,' opens up on this episode of Radiate. He started the company 40 years ago with his college roommate, and grew it to over two and a half billion dollars in sales. Now we’ve talked to plenty of people about their challenges, mistakes, failures. George went through a traumatic experience when he was fired by his board over a disagreement.
Some of the members were his closest friends. George is back with two new companies, a rental tux company called 'Generation Tux', and an on-demand tailoring startup called 'zTailors'. In this conversation, George speaks frankly about what happened at 'Men's Wearhouse' and how he's making his comeback…guaranteed.
Jan 12 2016
Rank #10: Season 1 Best-Of
Thank you so much for joining us during the first season of Radiate. We’ve had so much fun producing it and we’re gearing up for an even better second season featuring more big name guests that have enjoyed an immense amount of success. Before we dive into new guests, we wanted to present you a special best-of episode from the first season with some our favorite pieces of advice and stories, along with some content that never aired during our regular season. You’ll hear some more laughs and some controversial comments that didn’t quite fit into the original episode. Including Andrea Jung, Steve Schwarzman, Jay Margolis, Sallie Krawcheck, Charlie Rose, Trevor Burgess, Daniella Yacobovsky, Susan Lyne, Robert Wolf, Ben Silverman, Kevin Ryan, George Zimmer and Alan Patricof.
Feb 23 2016