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Lydia Frank
Lydia Frank

Vice President, Content Strategy
PayScale
http://www.payscale.com/

Lydia Frank is Vice President of Content Strategy for PayScale, the leader in modern compensation data and software. PayScale creates products that help employees and employers understand market pay and have more open and mutually beneficial conversations about compensation. While at PayScale, Lydia has collaborated with a number of media partners to showcase PayScale’s data around topics like the skills gap, underemployment and economic mobility through education. She has contributed articles to various publications, including Money, Fortune, Harvard Business Review and TechCrunch. She is also a regular speaker on the topics of salary negotiation, gender equity and compensation best practices. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Central Washington University and previously led editorial teams for both MSN and About.com, covering topics including careers, technology and personal finance.

Twitter - @payscale

Episodes: 2/15/2018 @6:30 PM, 8/24/2017 @5:00 PM


Daniel Shapero
Daniel Shapero

Vice President Talent Solutions, Careers, & Learning
LinkedIn
https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/authors/d/daniel-shapero

I'm passionate about building companies, growing great teams, and having my work change the world for the better. I've had a diverse mix of experiences, but I'm an operator and problem solver at heart. I studied math and computer science in college. Started my first company when I was 19, which I sold when I was 21. I've worked as an entrepreneur, management consultant, start-up utility player, global sales and analytics leader, and now as a product manager.

I believe that all great technology leaders must understand how amazing products are envisioned and built, and so I have recently embarked on a "tour of duty" in Product Management at LinkedIn.

Twitter - @danshapero

Episode: 2/15/2018 @5:00 PM


Chuck Edward
Chuck Edward

Corporate Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition
Microsoft
https://support.office.com/en-us/word

Chuck Edward is currently the head of Global Talent Acquisition for Microsoft. He has been with Microsoft since 2004 working in various leadership roles across HR. Prior to Microsoft, Chuck held HR leadership roles at Cigna Behavioral Health, PepsiCo and 3M. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin, as well as a master of arts degree, with specialization in human resources management, from the University of Minnesota.

Twitter - @chucke14

Episode: 2/15/2018 @5:00 PM


Paul McDonald
Paul McDonald

Senior Executive Director
Robert Half
http://RobertHalf.com

Paul McDonald is senior executive director at Robert Half, which specializes in the placement of professionals in the accounting and finance, technology, legal, creative and administrative fields. He writes and speaks frequently on hiring, workplace and career management topics. Over the course of more than 30 years in the recruiting field, McDonald has advised thousands of company leaders and job seekers on how to hire and get hired.

McDonald joined Robert Half in 1984 as a recruiter for financial and accounting professionals in Boston, following a public accounting career with Price Waterhouse. In the 1990s, he became president of the Western United States overseeing all of the company’s operations in the region. McDonald became senior executive director of Robert Half Management Resources in 2000, and assumed his current role in 2012.

Twitter - @PaulCMcDonald

Episode: 2/15/2018 @5:30 PM


Elizabeth Krause
Elizabeth Krause

Professor; President, Society for the Anthropology of Europe
University of Massachusetts Amherst
https://www.umass.edu/anthro/people/elizabeth-krause

For the past twenty years, Elizabeth L. Krause has worked as an ethnographer, writer, and educator. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism (University of Missouri, 1984), a master’s in applied anthropology (Oregon State University, 1992) and a doctorate in anthropology (University of Arizona, 1999). She is professor of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and director of the European Field Studies Program. She is current president of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe, a section of the American Anthropological Association.

Her current research works at the intersection of economic anthropology, immigration, reproductive politics, and global circuits of care. Her third book, Tight Knit: Global Families and the Social Life of Fast Fashion (University of Chicago Press) is due out in spring 2018. She is author of the blurred genre Unraveled: A Weaver’s Tale of Life Gone Modern (University of California Press, 2009) as well as the ethnography A Crisis of(Show Full Bio) Births: Population Politics and Family-Making in Italy (Thomson-Wadsworth, 2005). She has published numerous peer-review papers as well as popular articles. Her paper, “They Just Happened”: The Curious Case of the Unplanned Baby, Italian Low Fertility, and the “End” of Rationality, published in Medical Anthropology Quarterly, won the Polgar Prize for best article from the Society for Medical Anthropology (2013).

For the past decade, she has shifted her energies into collaborative research projects: one of those makes use of a participant-based method of digital storytelling with young parenting Latinas in Massachusetts and has a reproductive justice focus with a new creative economies angle; the other, which informs today’s talk, considers Chinese immigrants working in Italy’s fast-fashion sector to examine questions of value, care, and global families. Her research has received support from the U.S. Fulbright Program, Council for European Studies, The Wenner-Gren Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. In 2013-14, she was a Fellow at the National Humanities Center. She is current President of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe. She is a first-generation college student and is married to the musician and veterinarian Chris “Fiddlindoc” Brashear, and together they have two children, a puppy, eight hens, and a bunny.

Twitter - @betsykrause

Episodes: 2/8/2018 @5:00 PM, 12/7/2017 @5:00 PM


Nick Martell
Nick Martell

Co-Founder, Co-CEO; MBA Student, The Wharton School
MarketSnacks
http://www.marketsnacks.com

Nick Martell is passionate about entrepreneurship globally -- He is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of MarketSnacks (www.marketsnacks.com), the ultimate daily email newsletter and media company making Wall Street headlines quick, clear, and entertaining for Millennials. He is also currently pursuing an MBA from Wharton combined with an MPP degree from Harvard Kennedy School.

MarketSnacks has been featured in Fortune, Business Insider, Inc., Fortune, and more, and Nick makes regular TV appearances on CBS, Nasdaq, and Cheddar as a voice for Millennials on business. Nick and Co-Founder Jack Kramer were selected by Forbes as "2018 30 Under 30" recipients, representing "the brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers." He is also a thought leader on "side hustle entrepreneurship" and the Millennial workplace.

Prior to business school (and while scaling MarketSnacks), Nick’s day job was as a Manager for Latin America & Europe at non-profit Endeavor Global, where he he(Show Full Bio)lped high-impact entrepreneurs access capital, talent, mentors, and markets worldwide. He also worked in Endeavor’s South Africa affiliate as a Manager developing the office’s Fintech portfolio and pipeline. Before Endeavor, Nick was an Investment Analyst at UBS, working with institutional clients in asset management on securities-backed lending deals.

Nick graduated from Brown University in 2011 with a degree in American History and played on the Division I varsity men’s lacrosse team, earning the Dom Starsia Coaches’ Award as a senior. Before college, Nick studied Italian and political science in Florence, Italy, while volunteering at a local olive farm. Proudly born and raised in New York City, he enjoys exploring new bakeries, home-brewing creative craft ales, and surviving his midnight ice hockey league.

Twitter - @marketsnacks

Episodes: 2/8/2018 @5:30 PM, 12/7/2017 @5:30 PM


Chris Tilly
Chris Tilly

Professor of Urban Planning
UCLA
http://luskin.ucla.edu/person/chris-tilly/

Chris Tilly, Professor of Urban Planning at UCLA, studies labor and inequality in the US and global context, with a particular focus on bad jobs and how to make them better. Tilly’s books include Half a Job: Bad and Good Part-Time Jobs in a Changing Labor Market; Glass Ceilings and Bottomless Pits: Women’s Work, Women’s Poverty; Work Under Capitalism: Stories Employers Tell: Race, Skill, and Hiring in America; The Gloves-Off Economy: Labor Standards at the Bottom of America’s Labor Market, Are Bad Jobs Inevitable?, and Where Bad Jobs Are Better: Retail Jobs across Countries and Companies.

Episodes: 2/8/2018 @6:30 PM, 12/7/2017 @6:00 PM


Bill Taylor
Bill Taylor

Co-Founder, Founding Editor; Author of "Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways"
Fast Company Magazine
https://williamctaylor.com/

Bill Taylor is a best-selling author, celebrated entrepreneur, and groundbreaking thinker. He made his name as co-founder and founding editor of Fast Company, one of the most influential magazines of the last two decades. Fast Company has won countless awards, from “Startup of the Year” in its early days to 2014’s “Magazine of the Year,” the highest honor in its field, and has earned a passionate following among executives around the world. Fast Company recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary and continues to shape the conversation about business.

Since starting Fast Company, Taylor has written three books on growth, leadership, and change. His new book, Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways, was published in September. Simply Brilliant was named Best Leadership and Strategy Book of 2016 by 800CEORead and one of the Best Leadership Books of 2016 by Leadership Now. His last book, Practically Radical, was a Wall Street Journal bes(Show Full Bio)tseller. His previous book, Mavericks at Work, was a New York Times bestseller and was named a “Business Book of the Year” by The Economist and the Financial Times.

Twitter - @WilliamCTaylor
Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BS7N7A8/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Episodes: 2/1/2018 @5:00 PM, 11/2/2017 @5:00 PM


Miruna Petrescu-Prahova
Miruna Petrescu-Prahova

Senior Lecturer, Seattle; Investigator, Health Promotion Research Center
University of Washington
http://depts.washington.edu/hserv/faculty/Petrescu-Prahova_Miruna

Miruna Petrescu-Prahova, PhD is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of Washington. She is also an Investigator with the Health Promotion Research Center, a CDC-funded Prevention Research Center. Her research focuses on dissemination and implementation of evidence-based programs for chronic disease prevention and healthy aging. She has also published in the field of immigrant health and working conditions, and modeling of disaster response networks.

Episodes: 2/1/2018 @6:00 PM, 11/2/2017 @6:00 PM


Joya Misra
Joya Misra

Professor of Sociology and Public Policy
University of Massachusetts
http://people.umass.edu/misra/Joya_Misra/index.html

My research and teaching primarily focuses on inequality. As a political sociologist, I try to understand labor market inequalities, including how they vary by factors like race, gender, nationality, citizenship, education, and parenthood status, and how they differ across countries and over time. My aim is create more equitable societies. In all of my work, I consider how policies may work to both reinforce and lessen inequalities. Gender is a central lens for my analyses, although I also explore its intersections with many other statuses.

My work has appeared in the American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Gender & Society, Social Forces, Social Problems, and numerous other professional journals and edited volumes. I edited the journal Gender & Society, a top-ranked journal in both Gender Studies and Sociology, from 2011-2015. My public sociology work has appeared in a variety of venues, including an op-ed in the New York Times, and recent quotes to my work(Show Full Bio) appear in pieces on CBS news and Nature.

I am also deeply engaged in working with students, and especially proud of my College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award (2004-05), UMass Sociology Mentoring Award (2009-2010, 2014-15), and Sociologists for Women in Society Mentoring Award (2010).

I have been involved in many governance activities for the American Sociological Association, Sociologists for Women in Society, and Society for the Study of Social Problems. I was a member of the governing Council of the American Sociological Association from 2010-13 and the 2010-2011 Chair of the Race, Gender, and Class section of the American Sociological Association, and have served on the Councils for the ASA Political Sociology Section, Race, Gender, and Class Section, and Political Economy of the World-Systems section.

Episodes: 2/1/2018 @6:30 PM, 11/2/2017 @6:30 PM


Iwan Barankay
Iwan Barankay

Associate Management Professor
The Wharton School
https://bepp.wharton.upenn.edu/profile/barankay/

Education - PhD, University of Warwick, 2004; MSc, University of Warwick, 1999; BSc, University of Lausanne, 1998

Recent Consulting
Workplace Incentives for a broad range of industries

Academic Positions Held
Wharton: 2008-present. Previous apointments: Essex University; University of Warwick

Professional Leadership
Research Fellow, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)
Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Sloan Research Fellow (2010-2014)

Affiliated Faculty Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics at the Leonard David Institute of the University of Pennsylvania.

Episodes: 1/25/2018 @5:00 PM, 8/17/2017 @5:00 PM, 4/13/2017 @5:00 PM, 4/6/2017 @5:30 PM, 2/23/2017 @5:00 PM, 2/16/2017 @5:30 PM, 8/20/2015 @5:00 PM


Rebecca Ray PhD
Rebecca Ray PhD

Executive Vice President of the Knowledge Organization
The Conference Board
https://www.conference-board.org/

Rebecca Ray is the Executive Vice President of the Knowledge Organization at The Conference Board. She is a co-author of The Conference Board’s 2017 Job Satisfaction survey. She leads the global Human Capital practice and has oversight of the research planning and dissemination process for all three practices areas (Corporate Leadership, Economy & Business Environment, and Human Capital) and is responsible for the research agenda. Ray is the co-author of numerous publications with a focus on leadership development. She has taught at Oxford and New York Universities and led a consulting practice for many years, offering leadership assessment and development services to Fortune 500 companies and top-tier professional services firms. Read her full bio here: https://www.conference-board.org/bio/index.cfm?bio id=1088

Twitter - @RebeccaLeaRay

Episodes: 1/25/2018 @5:30 PM, 11/16/2017 @6:00 PM, 9/7/2017 @6:00 PM


Damon Jones
Damon Jones

Associate Professor
University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy
http://harris.uchicago.edu

Damon Jones, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Jones' research interests include public economics, household finance, and behavioral economics. His current research topics include income tax policy, social security, retirement and retirement savings, the interaction between employer-provided benefits and labor market outcomes, and universal basic income.

Twitter - @nomadj1s

Episode: 1/25/2018 @5:00 PM


Francesca Polletta
Francesca Polletta

Professor of Sociology
University of Califonia, Irvine
http://faculty.sites.uci.edu/polletta/

Francesca Polletta is a professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine. She studies culture in protest, politics, and the economy. She is the author of Freedom Is an Endless Meeting: Democracy in American Social Movements (Univ. Chicago, 2002), It Was Like a Fever: Storytelling in Protest and Politics (Univ. Chicago, 2006), and editor, with Jeff Goodwin and James M. Jasper, of Passionate Politics: Emotions and Social Movements (Univ. Chicago, 2001).

Episode: 1/25/2018 @6:00 PM


Nicholas Occhiuto
Nicholas Occhiuto

PhD Candidate
Yale University
https://nicholasocchiuto.com

Nicholas Occhiuto is a doctoral candidate in sociology at Yale University. He is a Graduate Policy Fellow at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies. His research interests include economic sociology, sociology of markets, organizations, occupations, and work. His research has appeared in the Annual Review of Sociology as well as Work and Occupations.

His dissertation is a comparative ethnographic study that examines the impact of Transportation Network Companies (i.e. Uber, Lyft, Ride Austin etc.) on taxicab markets in the cities of New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Austin, in order to understand how innovations affect markets.

Before going to Yale, Nicholas received his MA in sociology from Columbia University, and his BA in sociology and philosophy from New York University.

Episode: 1/18/2018 @5:30 PM


John Winzeler
John Winzeler

President
Winzeler Gear
http://www.winzelergear.com

John Winzeler is president of Winzeler Gear, a 78 year old, 3rd generation, family business. Winzeler Gear designs and manufacturers’ precision molded gears for automotive, appliance, and office automation markets. John has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Bradley University. John serves on many education steering committees and advisory councils and is presently a member of the permanent collection committee at the Museum of Contemporary Art. He also enjoys working with the Fashion Committee and Industrial Design School at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His hobbies include: Growing a manufacturing business, collecting contemporary art, and the art of women’s couture. John and his wife Carol enjoy spending time together with family at their Island home in Wisconsin and traveling to F1 automobile races, major art shows, and contemporary art museums around the world.

Twitter - @jwinzeler

Episode: 1/18/2018 @6:30 PM


Dave Pruner
Dave Pruner

Partner, Member of The Industrial Practice
Heidrick & Struggles
http://heidrick.com

David Pruner is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Houston office and a member of the Industrial Practice. He specializes in the energy sector, focusing on senior executive and board-level searches in the oil and gas industry.

David brings more than 25 years of significant energy experience, and is focused on the growing segment of private equity-backed energy firms.

Previously, he served as senior vice president in consulting and account management for more than a decade at a leading global consulting and research firm for the energy, metals and mining industries. Prior to that, he was an executive at Azurix/Enron, The Coastal Corporation, and several other energy firms.

Earlier in his career, David worked in financial services as treasurer and director of sales at Bridgewater Associates, and in the energy division of Manufacturers Hanover Trust.

David serves on the Board of the Greater Houston Community Foundation, The Houston Symphony and Southern M(Show Full Bio)ethodist University Dedman College. A frequent presenter at industry events, David also teaches at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.

David received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Southern Methodist University and an master's in finance from the A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University.

Twitter - @HSIItweets

Episode: 1/18/2018 @5:00 PM


Paul Harrington
Paul Harrington

Professor, Director of the Center for Labor Markets and Policy
Drexel University
http://drexel.edu/soe/faculty-and-staff/faculty/Harrington-Paul/

Paul Harrington is the Director of the Center for Labor Markets and Policy. The Center for Labor Markets and Policy (CLMP) is an applied research, teaching and technical consulting unit within Drexel University that is focused on a variety of human resource development issues and their connections to the labor market.

Twitter - @CLMPDrexel
CLMP - http://www.drexel.edu/clmp

Episodes: 1/11/2018 @5:30 PM, 10/5/2017 @6:00 PM, 6/22/2017 @5:30 PM, 3/23/2017 @6:00 PM, 1/5/2017 @6:00 PM, 6/9/2016 @5:30 PM, 12/3/2015 @6:30 PM, 5/14/2015 @6:30 PM


Edward Soule
Edward Soule

Associate Professor, McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University
http://cbpp.georgetown.edu/staff/edward-soule

Professor Soule's teaching and research draws upon his business career (CPA & CFO) and his training in moral philosophy. He publishes in areas where morality intersects management, corporate strategy, and regulatory policy. And he teaches courses on managerial ethics, corporate social responsibility, and leadership.

Education
Washington University - Ph.D.
University of Missouri-Kansas City - B.A.

Twitter -@msbgu

Episode: 1/11/2018 @5:00 PM


David Barron
David Barron

Employment Attorney
Cozen O'Connor
https://www.cozen.com/people/bios/barron-david

David L. Barron focuses his litigation practice on labor and employment law. David assists his clients with all their labor and employment needs, including representing clients at trials involving wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, collective action overtime claims and whistle-blower suits before a variety of state and federal courts. He counsels clients on labor negotiations, elections, strikes, and corporate campaigns by unions; litigates disputes before the National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Department of Labor; and advises management on various employment issues, including wage and hour, federal contractor compliance, employee terminations, discrimination and harassment claims, drafting and enforcement of noncompete agreements, Sarbanes Oxley, and OSHA matters.

David has been quoted on employment law topics by the Houston Business Journal, The Houston Chronicle, Texas Lawyer, MSNBC.com, ABC.com and numerous other newsp(Show Full Bio)apers and magazines. He also has appeared as an employment law professional on talk radio and the local CBS and Fox affiliates in Houston.

David is board certified in labor and employment law and has been named a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star in Texas Monthly magazine.

David attended the University of Houston, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in 1994. He then earned his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 1996.

Twitter - @cozen_oconnor

Episode: 1/11/2018 @6:30 PM


Brian Pinheiro
Brian Pinheiro

Partner, Chair of the Business and Finance Department
Ballard Spahr
http://www.ballardspahr.com/

Brian M. Pinheiro is Chair of Ballard Spahr's Business and Finance Department and the Practice Leader of the firm's Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group. He represents for-profit, tax-exempt, church, and government employers on matters relating to executive compensation, including Section 409A and the Section 280G golden parachute rules; tax-qualified retirement plans, including cash balance pension plans; 401(k), 403(b), and 457 plans; and health and welfare benefit plans. Mr. Pinheiro joined the firm in 1997 following two years as a tax law specialist with the Employee Plans Division of the Internal Revenue Service (National Office). At the IRS, Mr. Pinheiro reviewed various types of retirement plans for qualification under section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. He also worked extensively in the IRS Voluntary Compliance Resolution program to assist employers in correcting operational failures in their tax-qualified plans.

Twitter - @BallardSpahrLLP

Episodes: 1/4/2018 @5:30 PM, 11/3/2016 @5:30 PM, 11/6/2014 @5:00 PM


Adam Lashinsky
Adam Lashinsky

Executive Editor
FORTUNE Magazine
http://fortune.com/author/adam-lashinsky/

Adam Lashinsky is executive editor of FORTUNE, where he oversees all live events and technology-industry coverage. In addition to writing features for the magazine, Lashinsky is editorial director of FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech, an annual conference in Aspen, Colo.; co-chair of the annual FORTUNE Global Forum; and columnist for the daily newsletter Data Sheet. Having joined FORTUNE in 2001, his coverage has ranged from Silicon Valley to Wall Street, including feature stories on diverse topics including venture capital, private equity, oil exploration and the economic recovery of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. The subjects of his multiple cover stories have included Apple, Google, Amazon, Nike, Dell, Facebook and Alibaba.

Lashinsky is the author of Wild Ride: Inside Uber’s Quest for World Domination, released in May, 2017, as well as the 2012 New York Times bestseller Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired—and Secretive—Company Really Works. He is a regular commentator o(Show Full Bio)n the Fox News Channel. A native of Chicago and a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Lashinsky was based in Washington, D.C., Chicago and Tokyo before moving to California 20 years ago.

Twitter - @adamlashinsky

Episode: 1/4/2018 @6:30 PM


Elizabeth Anderson
Elizabeth Anderson

John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
https://lsa.umich.edu/philosophy/people/faculty/elizabeth-anderson.html

Elizabeth Anderson is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She earned her B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1981 and her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Harvard University in 1987. She taught for one year at Swarthmore College, joined the Philosophy Department at University of Michigan in 1987, and has occasionally taught at the Law School. Professor Anderson designed University of Michigan’s Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program, and was its founding director for two years. She has won fellowships from the ACLS and Guggenheim Foundations, was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and served as President of the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association. She is the author of Value in Ethics and Economics (Harvard UP, 1993), The Imperative of Integration (Princeton UP, 2010), Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Do(Show Full Bio)n’t Talk About It) (Princeton UP, 2017) and numerous, widely reprinted articles in journals of philosophy, law, and economics. She specializes in moral and political philosophy, social and feminist epistemology, and the philosophy of the social sciences. She has written extensively on egalitarianism, the interaction of facts and values in social science research, the intersection of democratic theory and social epistemology, and pragmatism. She has also written extensively on affirmative action and racial integration, antidiscrimination law (including the law on sexual harassment), workers’ rights, and the ethical limitations of the market. She is currently working on the history of egalitarianism. In addition, she is writing a book defending pragmatism in moral epistemology, taking the abolition of slavery as a core case study in moral learning through practice.

Twitter - @umichLSA
Personal Site - http://www-personal.umich.edu/~eandersn/
Publications - https://press.princeton.edu/titles/10938.html

Episode: 1/4/2018 @5:00 PM


Marcus Buckingham
Marcus Buckingham

Founder; Creator of StrengthsFinder
The Marcus Buckingham Company
http://marcusbuckingham.com

In a world where efficiency and competency rule the workplace, where do personal strengths fit in?

It's a complex question, one that intrigued Cambridge-educated Marcus Buckingham so greatly, he set out to answer it by challenging years of social theory and utilizing his nearly two decades of research experience as a Sr. Researcher at The Gallup Organization to break through the preconceptions about achievement and get to the core of what drives success.

The result of his persistence, and arguably the definitive answer to the strengths question, can be found in Buckingham's trio of best-selling books, First, Break All the Rules (coauthored with Curt Coffman, Simon & Schuster, 1999); Now, Discover Your Strengths (coauthored with Donald O. Clifton, The Free Press, 2001); and The One Thing You Need to Know (The Free Press, 2005), in which the author gives important insights to maximizing strengths, understanding the crucial differences between leadership and management, an(Show Full Bio)d fulfilling the quest for long-lasting personal success.

What would happen if men and women spent more than 75% of each day on the job using their strongest skills and engaged in their favorite tasks, basically doing exactly what they wanted to do?

According to Marcus Buckingham (who spent years interviewing thousands of employees at every career stage and who is widely considered one of the world's leading authorities on employee productivity and the practices of leading and managing), companies that focus on cultivating employees' strengths rather than simply improving their weaknesses stand to dramatically increase efficiency while allowing for maximum personal growth and success.

If such a theory sounds revolutionary, that's because it is. Marcus Buckingham calls it the "strengths revolution."

As he addresses more than 250,000 audiences around the globe each year, Buckingham touts this strengths revolution as the key to finding the most effective route to personal success -- and the missing link to the efficiency, competency, and success for which many companies constantly strive.

To kick-start the strengths revolution, Buckingham and Gallup developed the StrengthsFinder exam, which identifies signature themes that help employees quantify their personal strengths in the workplace and at home. Since the StrengthsFinder debuted in 2001, more than 1 million people have discovered their strengths with this useful and important tool.

In his role as author, independent consultant and speaker, Marcus Buckingham has been the subject of in-depth profiles in The New York Times, Fortune, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, USA Today and is routinely lauded by such corporations as Toyota, Coca-Cola, Master Foods, Wells Fargo, and Disney as an invaluable resource in informing, challenging, mentoring and inspiring people to find their strengths and obtain and sustain long-lasting personal success.

Marcus Buckingham holds a master's degree in social and political science from Cambridge University and is a member of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Leadership and Management. He lives with his wife and two children in Los Angeles, CA.

Episodes: 12/28/2017 @5:30 PM, 8/31/2017 @5:30 PM, 7/13/2017 @5:30 PM


Andrew Won
Andrew Won

CEO
Radd3, Inc
http://www.radd3.com/

Andrew Won is the Chief Executive Officer of Radd3, Inc., a SF Bay Area-based venture capital-backed developer of virtual reality and augmented reality applications.

Prior to taking the helm at Radd3, Andy practiced law in Silicon Valley for almost 25 years representing venture capital-funded high tech start up companies and venture capital funds.

Andy received his undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

He received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. While at Penn, he also studied finance at the Wharton School.

Episodes: 12/28/2017 @6:00 PM, 8/31/2017 @6:00 PM, 7/13/2017 @6:00 PM