Drafting Teams with Former NFL Talent Scout Michael Lombardi
For the season finale, Jessi talks to former NFL talent scout Michael Lombardi about how to assemble teams, why you can’t teach someone to be more competitive, and how to weigh talent versus character. Featuring reporting from LinkedIn’s managing editor, Caroline Fairchild.
Vulnerability Lessons with Facebook's Carolyn Everson
Facebook's Carolyn Everson helped launch one of the most iconic startups of the Web 1.0 era: Pets.com. But before it really even took off, and long before its catastrophic failure, she was fired. It was a shameful secret she kept for years....and then, finally, shared. This episode, hear Carolyn's lessons on why leading with vulnerability takes courage. Featuring reporting from Caroline Fairchild.
Beyond the Open Office with WeWork’s Liz Burow
How did we get from the large private offices seen in Mad Men, to the open desk plans we have today? This episode, WeWork’s VP of workplace strategy Liz Burow gives us a look at the office of the future. Featuring reporting from LinkedIn’s news editor, Andrew Murfett.
Angela Ahrendts on Intuition
How do you balance calculated decision-making with trusting your gut? This episode, hear Angela Ahrendts talk with host Jessi Hempel about how following her intuition has shaped her career, from Burberry to Apple. Featuring reporting from LinkedIn's senior news editor Maya Pope-Chappell.
Stepping into the Spotlight with Melinda Gates
After decades of keeping a low profile, Melinda Gates has begun sharing more about her own life--as a young woman who aspired to work in technology, who wanted to protect her children, and who is now discovering that her words have as much power as her checkbook. Plus, reporting from Caroline Fairchild on how to manage your professional identity.