Becoming a successful entrepreneur is difficult, but it’s even more difficult if you’re a college dropout. This week’s guest defines “self-made.” From waiting tables to writing (and re-writing) code to becoming an entrepreneur, he’s also self-taught. In this week’s episode, you’ll hear about Marcus Whitney’s personal roller coaster—and how the ride we call life has made him the person he is today.
There are a lot of unique people in this world, but this week’s guest is truly one of a kind. How does someone major in neuroscience at Berkeley, become a lawyer, and then end up as the CEO and co-founder of a wildly-successful investment platform? In this week’s episode, you’ll hear from Kendrick Nguyen on how he made key choices along his insanely untraditional path.
How do you know what your dream job is? And what happens when you finally land it? In this week’s episode, you’ll hear the story behind how Christine Bader answers these questions. After earning her MBA at Yale, Christine got her first job at BP — during a time when corporate social responsibility (CSR) was just emerging. There was no playbook or foolproof guide — it was simply new, uncharted territory. But she loved the concept of CSR, so she took that passion with her as she moved on to other opportunities, including writing her book, Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil, and finding (what she thought was) her dream job as the director of social responsibility at Amazon. In this episode, we talk about how she had “everything” professionally but realized this actually wasn’t the life she wanted. Listen to find out how she ultimately decided to quit her dream job and pursue her latest venture as the co-founder of The Life I Want.