The business podcast for young people. Michael Sikand interviews executives and entrepreneurs to explore the hottest business trends and share career advice from industry insiders.
May 22nd, 2020 | 13 mins 30 secs
autonomous, biotech, business, disruption, electric vehicle, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, hopsitals, medicaltech, nurses, robots, startups, technology
Will hospitals soon be run by robots? In Episode 8, listeners hear from Shadi Mere, Founder & CEO of Bedestrian, a startup building robots for hospitals to improve efficiencies in patient care.
May 20th, 2020 | 12 mins 20 secs
athletes, athletics, business, digital, draft, entrepreneurship, fans, football, nfl, players, sports, technology
What's it like to be an executive in the NFL? In today’s episode, listeners learn from Josh Dzurlikowski, controller of the Buffalo Bills, about the NFL during COVID-19, the Josh Allen draft pick, the infectious energy at a winning sports team, and advice to students who want to get into sports business.
May 18th, 2020 | 15 mins 51 secs
bain, business, career, career advice, cloudkitchens, companies, consulting, delivery, digital, entrepreneurship, internships, mckinsey, restaurants, robotics, startups, technology
How will you land a consulting internship this fall? On this episode, listeners get insider advice from Bain Partner, Chris Bierly, about business strategy during COVID-19 and tips on landing a prestigious consulting internship.
May 15th, 2020 | 12 mins 13 secs
business, disruption, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, investing, money, novel, startups, technology, thriller, vc, venturecapital
In today's episode, Michael Sikand talks business with G. Craig Vachon, Founder at Chowdahead Growth Fund and Author of Best-Selling Spy Thriller “The Knucklehead of Silicon Valley”. We discuss Vachon’s hilarious take on Silicon Valley culture, the five core areas he uses to evaluate startup ideas, and his famous Ted Talk that pissed off Google.
May 13th, 2020 | 13 mins 37 secs
business, china, delivery, e-commerce, entrepreneurship, global, international, retail, technology, walmart
In Episode 4: The Future of Retail & E-Commerce , Michael Sikand and guest co-host Matt Kocsis pick the brain of Ben Hassing, former SVP of Cross Border Trade at Walmart and Chief Executive of E-Commerce at Coles, Australia's largest retail and grocery chain. Hassing grew Walmart's presence in China from $30 million to $1.3 billion dollars, and we discuss the velocity of Chinese retail, the power of global partnerships, and the trends powering the future of e-commerce and delivery. Hassing has a B.A. from Temple University and an M.B.A from the University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business.
May 10th, 2020 | 17 mins 37 secs
business, disruption, entrepreneurship, hollywood, hugh hefner, innovation, mansion, playboy, producer, streaming, technology
In Episode 3: Hollywood in the 2020s, Michael Sikand talks Movies & TV with Peter Jaysen, producer of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story (2017), Fahrenheit 451 (2018) with Michael B. Jordan, Dublin Murders (2019) and much more. We discuss Jaysen's incredible career in entertainment, the streaming wars, and his memories at the Playboy mansion. Peter Jaysen has a B.A. from the University of Michigan and lives in Los Angeles with his family.
May 6th, 2020 | 15 mins 36 secs
business, car, disruption, drakogte, drakomotors, electric, electric vehicle, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, ev, startup, startups, supercar, technology
On today's episode Michael Sikand talks shop with Shiv Sikand, co-founder of Drako Motors, to discuss why he launched a supercar startup, the ludicrous specs of the 2020 Drako GTE, and the importance of electric cars in society. Before building an electric supercar, Shiv co-founded IC Manage, an enterprise software company that works with the largest technology companies in the world. He has a B.S. in Physics and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manchester in England.
April 30th, 2020 | 21 mins 44 secs
business, disruption, entrepreneurship, policy, technology
On today's episode, Michael Sikand chats with Susan Dworak, Founder and CEO of Real Identities LLC, a disruptive Silicon Valley startup that uses technology to help businesses and government agencies verify identity. They discuss Susan's product, journey, and the biometric technologies that are changing the way we prove who people are. Before starting her own company, Susan worked for some of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the country including Cooley, Fenwick, and Pillsbury. She has a B.A. from the University of California–Los Angeles and a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.
Susan is currently offering remote summer internships for college students interested in the legal tech space. Send me a DM on Instagram @MichaelSikand if you are interested.