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Moving Up

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Episode notes last updated on December 28, 2019 23:48


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E119: Jason Brown (Tally) - Automating your financial life
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E118: Nima Ghamsari (Blend) - Focusing on impact
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E117: Tim Chen (Nerd Wallet) – The trust equation
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E116: Kristen Tyrrell (Catch) – Do the stuff
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E115: Norm Cappell (Savvyy) - Going from law to banking to distressed debt to fintech
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E114: Anu Schultes (CEO LendUp) - Always an optimist
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E113: Chris Villenueva – How to get your dream job (the actual steps you need to take)
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E112: Stephen Warley – Life skills that matter
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Kyle Westra - The science (and art) behind pricing
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Hussein Fazal (Snap Travel) – Working hard and a bit of luck
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Immad Akhund (Mercury) – The biggest risk in not capturing the upside
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Colin Walsh (Varo Money) – Building a delightful bank
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Bryce Galen (Zero) – Challenging the status quo
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Khaled Hussein (RedDoor) - Trust the network
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Frank Rotman (QED Investors) - Getting to yes
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John Jonas (OnlineJobs.ph) – Free up your time
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Raj De Datta (Bloomreach) - What’s the cost of being wrong?
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Joseph Woodbury (CEO/Co-founder of Neighbor) – The startup journey
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Adam Dell (Clarity Money acquired by Goldman Sachs) – Run towards what you’re good at
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Ben Gilbert (Pioneer Square Labs / Acquired Podcast) – Keep tinkering
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James Beshara - The other side of startup success
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Michael Rangel (Bank Novo) - Putting things into perspective
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Jon & Alex (AgentRisk) - The future of money management
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Alex Cohen (Even Financial) – Opening doors
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Camille Holden - How to be time rich
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Ryan Darnell (Max Ventures) – Transitioning from PE to VC
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Adam Shaw - The business of sports
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Marlon Nichols (MaC Venture Capital) - When to make the jump into entrepreneurship
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Alda Dennis (Initialized) - The appeal of tangible investments
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Henrique Dubugras (Brex) - Building a billion-dollar business in less than 2 years
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Niko Bonatsos (General Catalyst) - Talent is universal opportunity is not
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Paul Kesserwani (Cushion) – Starting a fintech business from scratch
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Leo Polovets (Susa Ventures) – A technical approach to investing in business and yourself
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Eric Bahn (Hustle Fund) – How to Hustle
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Niki Pezeshki (Felicis Ventures) - Attitude and passion
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Lisa Wu (Norwest) – Going for glory
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Greg Isenberg (Islands) - Confident but humble
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Lauren Kolodny (Aspect) - Relationships, luck and providing value
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How to be a leader today - Dan Schawbel
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Arjan Schutte (Core VC) - Investing for the good of society
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Dan Ciporin (Canaan) - Don’t agonize just go do it and learn from it
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Disrupting the jewelry business
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Kevin Zhang (Upfront Ventures) Going from analyst to partner
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Andrew Kortina – The story of Venmo
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Gaurav Jain (Afore Capital) Don’t wait – go do it
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Daniel Scrivner – The importance of design
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David Sica (NYCA) – Not taking no for an answer
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Farhan Ahmad – Focus on people
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Austin Arensberg (Scrum Ventures) Building an international career
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Dave Berkus - Smiling at success laughing at failure
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Dave Samuel - Having no failures
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Jeff Solomon - The startup journey
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Alex Pessala (Middleland Capital) - If you’re not moving forward, you’re moving backward
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Hadley Harris (ENIAC Ventures) – Starting over at 30
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Vica Manos (Anthemis) - Getting to the buyside
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Michael Berolzheimer (Bee Partners) - Unlimited risk tolerance
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Living your ideal – 6-part framework
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Mark Peter Davis - A passion for entrepreneurship
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Peter Brack (Mucker) – Chasing Growth
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Ben Narasin (NEA) - Taking rational risk in exchange for ridiculous reward
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Mark Goldberg (Index Ventures) - The transition from finance to tech
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Jean Denis (head of engineering at Plaid)- The prestige trap
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Disrupting the bra business with 2 Wharton MBA’s
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Brian Garrett (Crosscut) - Having conviction and no plan B
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Jeff Clavier - There's no shame in failure
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David Hornik - Inside the job of a VC
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Mark Mullen - Wash your own glass
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Steve Martocci - Co-founder of GroupMe, Splice and Blade
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Mr. Opportunity - Keith Wasserman
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Andrew Mccollum (Co-Founder of Facebook) - Being flexible and choosing the harder path
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Sheel Tyle – Driven by mission
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Sheel Mohnot - How to get from BCG to venture capital at 500 Startups
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How Billionaires set goals
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Fabrice Grinda - Lay out the options
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Howard Lindzon - It’s all about getting equity
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How to become a VC - Ali Hamed
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Hack the entrepreneur
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Be a doer
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There is no success without compassion
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Gotham Gal - Pioneering investing, blogging and women in tech
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Urs Cete - Corporate VC and an analyst job offer!
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Making a career out of what makes you happy
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Bryan Birsic CEO Wunder Capital - Building something that matters
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How to make money on the side in real estate
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Discovering what you want – learnings from McKinsey, Bridgewater and now venture investing
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Disrupting the GMAT Business
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Leadership principles from the military (entrepreneur edition) with Kelly Perdew
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What to focus on
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Brendan Wallace - Disrupting real estate
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Opportunity in Crisis
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Dropping out of Wharton for YC - Behind the Curtain
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IB Survival Tactics and a Job Offer!
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How to become an entrepreneur from the founder of Google Voice
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Leaving banking to become a film director
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Drugs, fear, focus and taking a punch – leaving RBC to be a MMA fighter
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Sales and trading at Merrill to software engineer
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How to get into Harvard Business School and then start a business
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IB to PE to Headhunting
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From Beauty Queen to Private Equity - Fear of Failure
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The Path from Banking to Google
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Advice to become CEO and Big Company’s vs. Small
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CEO Coach who Left Goldman Sachs and Carlyle Breaks Down the Playbook for How to Win
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More Tips for How to Break into Wall Street – Andre Bueno
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From an Extreme Non-Target to the Head of Trading at Lehman
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Why I Left Private Equity to Start a Business and Live on the Beach
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From the Army to Investment Banking
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Hedge Fund Investor and Happiness Guru
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The Definition of Persistence - Andre Bueno
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From Media to Venture Capital and Back Again (Dennis Miller)
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How to Trick Yourself Into Being Happy - Entrepreneurship Coach Eddie Weinhaus
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Sales & Trading vs. Investment Banking, but Now Hedge Funds
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Transitioning from a Pilot to a Private Equity Associate – Managing Director at Google
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Becoming CEO – Mike Hopkins CEO of Hulu
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Don’t ask for permission just go make it happen (Professor and Entrepreneur)
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How to make the most out of B-School – 2017 MBA Candidate
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2-3-2 – Moelis, Brentwood, MBA Candidate
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Trying to impress others vs. trying to do what’s right for me (Andres Engel, Strategy at MeUndies)
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From Banking to Consulting and Back Again – Shahzad Khan VP Moelis
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Leaving Finance to Start an Online Business - Patrick Curtis Founder Wall Street Oasis
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