July 14th, 2020 | 17 mins 52 secs
In Episode 29, listeners hear from Dan Springer, CEO of DocuSign, the e-signature pioneer that has become one of the most successful companies in the post-pandemic economy. He talks about his vision for DocuSign's future with new “agreement cloud” services, the way DocuSign verifies signor identity and looks to contend with its growth, and his advice to future business leaders.
July 10th, 2020 | 12 mins 33 secs
In Episode 27, listeners hear from Angel Rich, Founder & CEO of Wealthy Life, a Financial Education Technology Company that designs games to increase financial literacy. Angel made waves around the world when she invented CreditStacker, a game resembling Candy Crush that allows users to learn about credit types and improve their credit scores. It was coined the best financial literacy product in the country by The White House, Department of Education, and JP Morgan Chase, and Google named it one of the Top 10 Apps in the world of 2017.
July 8th, 2020 | 15 mins 19 secs
In Episode 27, listeners hear from Scott Alexander, an acclaimed Hollywood screenwriter who has penned works like "The People vs. Larry Flynt", "Ed Wood", "Man on the Moon", "Dolemite is my Name", and his first TV series, "American Crime Story - The People vs. OJ Simpson" won four Primetime Emmys after airing on FX in 2016. He discusses getting hired by 21st Century Fox as a professional screenwriter at age 22, his upcoming movie with Netflix about Nike founder Phil Knight based on his memoir "Shoe Dog", and his advice to young people who want to notch a career in entertainment.
July 6th, 2020 | 16 mins 18 secs
In Episode 26, listeners hear from Adi Ignatius, Editor-in-Chief of Harvard Business Review, about his time as a WSJ Bureau Chief overseas, how he rebranded HBR, and his advice to young people interested in media and journalism.
July 3rd, 2020 | 15 mins 24 secs
careers, engineering, facebook, google, innovation, instagram, internships, jobs, social media, technology
In Episode 25, listeners hear from Samir Patel, Director of Engineering at Instagram, about his experience launching the Google Play Store, the complex challenges in building user trust on social media platforms, and his advice to students who to work in Big Tech. Join Our Future on Instagram @ourfuturerpodcast and Twitter @ourfuturepod.
July 1st, 2020 | 15 mins 28 secs
In Episode 24, listeners hear from Brian Swette, President of Sweet Earth Natural Foods, former CMO of PepsiCo from 1990-1997 and COO of Ebay from 1997-2002, and former board director of iconic companies like Burger King, Jamba Juice, Shutterfly, and Care.com. He discusses accidentally creating the Starbucks Frappuccino, how he missed a flight to be the first COO of Ebay, and why a culture that embraces failure is key.
June 29th, 2020 | 16 mins 27 secs
business, car, disruption, drakogte, drakomotors, ed bolian, electric, electric vehicle, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, ev, lamborghini, startup, startups, supercar, technology, vinwiki
In Episode 23, listeners hear from Ed Bolian, Founder and CEO of VINwiki Inc., former Cannonball Run record holder, and ex-Sales Director of Lamborghini Atlanta. He discusses why he started an exotic rental car company in college, how his VINwiki youtube channel went viral overnight, and his advice to young people who aspire to be shrewd negotiators.
June 26th, 2020 | 14 mins 19 secs
changing, consumer, disruption, healthcare, innovation, medical, ribbon, simplifying, technology
In Episode 22, listeners hear from Stephanie St. Thomas, Head of Marketing for Ribbon Health, a VC-backed startup looking to simplify healthcare. She discusses the companies pivot from a B2C to B2B model, the keys to marketing healthcare products, and her advice to students excited about the business of healthcare.
June 24th, 2020 | 10 mins 58 secs
athletes, athletics, business, digital, draft, entrepreneurship, fans, fantasy, football, nfl, players, sports, technology
In Episode 21, listeners hear from Sandy Plashkes, Co-Founder at Owners Box, a sports tech startup determined to disrupt the multi-billion dollar fantasy sports industry through a key advantage: social engagement. Sandy discusses how Owners Box's game plan for taking on giants like Draft Kings, the need for a comprehensive fantasy sports experience, and how he loves the sports tech space.
June 22nd, 2020 | 14 mins 18 secs
In Episode 20, listeners hear from Kristy Rasbach, Chief Engineer of Autonomous Vehicles at GM, about her focus on integrating AV technology with vehicle hardware, the competitive and cultural advantages of the Cruise acquisition, the future business models of self-driving cars, and her advice to college students who want to build the self-driving future.
June 17th, 2020 | 13 mins 56 secs
apple music, artists, business, disruption, dj, independent, label, music, spotify, streaming
In Episode 19, listeners hear from David Dann, Founder & CEO at Mind of a Genius Records, an independent label home to artists like ZHU, THEY., Gallant, and Klangstof. Dann discusses the importance of creative freedom, how artists get paid through streaming, working with mega-labels, and his advice to students interested in music business.
June 15th, 2020 | 15 mins 12 secs
advertising, change, disruption, headhunting, innovation, marketing, raines, revolution, talent
In Episode 18, listeners hear from Matt Seiler, a three-time CEO of multi-billion dollar ad agencies, who’s now looking to reinvent the executive search industry as Managing Director and Executive-in-Residence of Raines International. Seiler is masterminding the Raines Talent Marketplace, a digital exchange where SVPs and C-Suite executives tease out their personal brand to companies seeking their next change-maker. We discuss the evolution of advertising agencies, the flawed status quo in executive search, and how he loves helping people wield the power of their personal brand.
June 11th, 2020 | 13 mins 41 secs
beauty, blm, business, cosmetics, diversity, entrepreneur, innovation
In Episode 17, listeners hear from Eunice Cofie-Obeng, CEO and Chief Chemist of Nuekie, a DTC beauty company with skincare products designed for dark skin tones. She discusses why she launched her game-changing beauty brand, the strengths of the DTC business model, and how she believes empowering entrepreneurs of color can change the world.
June 9th, 2020 | 15 mins 2 secs
alcohol, disruption, drinks, dtc, happy hour, innovation, investment, technology, venture capital
In Episode 16, listeners hear from Carlton Fowler, Managing Partner of Goat Rodeo Capital, a venture firm focused on making investments in the alcoholic beverage space. He notes the emergent success of DTC alcohol brands, the surge in acquisitions by big suppliers, and his advice to students who want to start their own fund one day.
June 8th, 2020 | 14 mins 27 secs
airbnb, business, change, disruption, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, fake i.d.s, future, government, law firm, laws, lawyer, policy, technology
In Episode 15, hear from Rob Chesnut, Advisor and former General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer at Airbnb, about his company’s 500k donation to Black Lives Matter + NAACP, the importance of companies aligning with social missions, and his advice to students about how to affect change in the new war on racism and inequality.
June 5th, 2020 | 14 mins 9 secs
In Episode 14, listeners hear from Eric Hutcherson, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at the NBA, about when the NBA will resume play, the growing role of technology in fan experience, and his advice to students who want to work in the business of sports.