Episode 14: Career Nation show with Charlie Gilkey

“We didn’t commit as much as we could have because we were afraid of what might happen if we win. What are our notions of success that keeps us from doing meaningful work and making the change? We’ve talked enough about the fear of failure. Let’s talk about the fear of success.”, says Charlie Gilkey in episode 14 of Career Nation Show.

Charlie Gilkey is a US army veteran, business growth strategist, author, speaker, and entrepreneur.

 

Here are some highlights from this episode:

+ Why smart people struggle and give up halfway?

+ Why shouldn’t you consider thrashing as bad?

+ The downside and fear of success

+ How to create space for our special projects?

+ How to find the balance between your professional and personal relationships?

+ How to tell your career story?

You can get the copy of Charlie Gilkey’s best selling book, Start Finishing, from here: https://amzn.to/2RiNEUx

Transcript of the Interview

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Predictions for 2020 and beyond

The year now is 2020! Happy new year! And a happy new decade!

I like the sound of 2020, like a clear vision. Perfect time to share some predictions for 2020 and beyond – on tech, on politics, and other macro trends.

There are some positives and there are some negatives. So here they are in no particular order. 

1. There will be a big tech break-up or not quite?

Prediction number one – there will be big tech breakup (or not quite?). There will be some noise in the system to break up big tech – companies like Amazon, Facebook, Google, etc. And there could also be some possible class action against Amazon for copying other brands.

The government, they will end up scoring, I would say a symbolic victory. And most of the tech companies will be able to work around these legal changes. The result – everyone wins except consumers. Because these companies will continue their march towards complete world domination and the politicians, they will be able to score...

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Episode 13: Career Nation show with Don MacLennan

Security is interesting in many ways as it is absolutely necessary for any company, especially companies that are becoming more digital, go undergoing a digital transformation, says Don MacLennan in episode 13 of Career Nation Show.

Don MacLennan is the SVP of Engineering & Product at Barracuda. And he shares great perspectives on the Tech landscape and shares amazing career advice.

 

Here are some highlights from this episode:

+ How to develop customer-centricity and customer empathy

+ How the subscription business model shift is happening in tech

+ How to find great mentors and be a great mentor

+ How to build and develop skills

+ How security careers are evolving

Transcript of the Interview 

Career Nation:
Career Nation, welcome back to the Career Nation show. Today, it is a very, very special guest. Today we have SVP of Engineering & Product at Barracuda, Don MacLennan. Don, welcome to the show.

Don MacLennan:
Thanks, Abhijeet. I’m really happy to be...

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Episode 12: Career Nation Show with Johanna Lyman

“The number one indicator of success is the degree of self-awareness and emotional intelligence a person has. Now 85% of people think they’re emotionally intelligent and only 10-15% actually are. So, it’s never too early to become more self-aware. It’s also never too late”, says Johanna Lyman, in Episode 12 of Career Nation show.

Johanna Lyman is a professional speaker, business consultant, entrepreneur, and author. She is a business coach at NexGen Orgs and the president of the Bay Area Chapter of Conscious Capitalism.

In this video, she explains how to become successful by handling failures effectively and shares insights about life, success, failure, wisdom, and career.

 

Here are some highlights from this episode:

  • How to develop your business?
  • Why emotional intelligence is critical?
  • How to innovate and scale your business faster?
  • Why business should be conscious of their capitalistic tendencies?
  • How to handle failure – at a...
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Episode 11: Career Nation Show with Maria Kellis

“Once you find your center, everything becomes quiet. Then you can start observing life unfolding as a rotating pattern around you”, says Maria Kellis, in Episode 11 of Career Nation show.

Maria Kellis is a researcher, business consultant, entrepreneur, author, and teacher. A triple major from MIT, she runs a consulting firm that combines business and spirituality. In this video, she talks about going “From Burned Out to Fired Up!” and shares insights about life, meditation, wisdom, and career.

 

Here are some highlights from this episode:

  • The influence of Taoism in her life
  • Why books are considered to be the window to wisdom
  • Why is the connection between spirituality and business is important
  • How to address stress and burnout
  • The importance of finding your center
  • How to find the balance between work and connection
  • What are the symptoms of stress and burnout
  • What is your zone of genius

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Episode 10: Career Nation show with Rajesh Setty

Rajesh Setty is an entrepreneur who has founded several successful startups, an author of 18 books, and a teacher and mentor.

In this video, he shares insights about life, career, and secrets to success.

  • How his book got rejected by publishers for 159 times and how the 160th time become magical.
  • Hammer & nail strategy. 
  • Why entrepreneurship is a team sport.
  • How important are stories in life?
  • How to become more self-aware?
  • Why smart people get stuck?
  • How can people go about having a side hustle and at the same time sort of capitalizing on it over a period of time?
  • Learning art through hard ways.
  • Different career opportunities in the present digital age.
 

Transcript of the Interview

Career Nation: Hey Career Nation, today is a very exciting episode. Today, we have none other than Rajesh Setty. He is an entrepreneur, he’s an author and a teacher. And I’d known him for many years and he’s a mentor to many, many people here in Silicon Valley....

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Episode 9: Career Nation Show with Gregory Fox

Gregory Fox is a Technology Alliances leader, former CMO, Advisor, Keynote Speaker, and a LinkedIn Power Profile.

He is currently the General Manager of the WorkSpan Networking & Communications business.

In this video, he shares his insights around Tech alliances:

  • Why partnering is critical for any company to succeed in today’s world.
  • Evolution of alliances and ecosystems
  • What kind of career opportunities are available in the Alliances and Partner space.
  • How LinkedIn helps with networking and career opportunities.
  • Touchy topic: Trade war between the US and China, Huawei, etc
  • Last but not least: his favorite app, favorite quote, fav book, and fav restaurant
 

Read more about Greg Fox’s insights on Tech alliances

Transcript of the Interview

Career Nation: Hey Career Nation. Welcome back to the show. Today, we have a very special guest. He has been a leader in major tech companies. He is a LinkedIn power profile, and he’s also worked internationally...

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Episode 8: Career Nation Show with Cody Miller

 

As we make onward and upward progress in our careers, let’s not forget how important physical fitness is to sustain our professional growth.

Cody Miller is a Fitness Professional and Certified Personal Trainer with past experience working with the San Francisco 49ers. And he now trains Tech folks in Silicon Valley.

Cody drops several amazing nuggets in this episode

  • Fitness is a journey, not a destination
  • Confusing your body: how this concept will help to build body fitness
  • How making a small change can have dramatic effects on your body; for example, changing the weights or changing the number of reps slightly
  • His recommended weekly plan that includes active recovery
  • Why word diet sounds like a restriction, we should call it “fuel” 
  • Why Cody shops only at the perimeter of the store to plan his food intake
  • Why fad diets are not useful; nutrients and portions are important
  • Why he recommends standing position for using weights and machines
  • His...
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Episode 7: Career Nation Show with Shreesha Ramdas; CEO Strikedeck / SVP @ Medallia

“Customer Success will be an even bigger opportunity than marketing automation”.

Shreesha Ramdas joins us in Ep 7 of the Career Nation Show. He was the CEO of Strikedeck, a Customer Success SaaS platform, and now SVP at Medallia after the acquisition.

Shreesha is a successful serial entrepreneur and shares many nuggets during the show

  1. He shares his remarkable career journey from being an engineer to leading startups that have had successful exits
  2. How he looks forward to meeting people “we learn more from people than we learn from browsers”.
  3. How companies like Atlassian and Zoom are using Customer Success for subscription growth
  4. His favorite CS metrics and also some lesser-known metrics that SaaS companies should pay more attention to
  5. How scaling of CS through automation is at the heart of Strikedeck and Medallia
  6. He shares his favorite app, book, restaurant, and quote “Everybody is in Customer Success”
  7. Future career opportunities that will come...
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Episode 6: Career Nation Show with Diane Adams, Chief Culture and Talent Officer at Sprinklr

 

Does culture matter?

Diane Adams, Chief Culture and Talent Officer at Sprinklr join us to answer this question and shares amazing career advice on the Career Nation Show.

Here are some highlights from the episode

  1. Diane shares her career journey
  2. Why is culture important?
  3. How is culture important during the hiring process?
  4. How the interviewing process at Sprinklr ensures alignment between new hires’ values and the company’s values and culture
  5. Diane’s favorites: apps, books, quotes, and restaurants!
  6. Her advice to Career Nation: ” Do  You” be yourself and be authentic

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