Making It in 2020 with Planet Money's Adam Davidson
The economy is shifting dramatically. Technology, automation, and rising inequality are restructuring companies and reconstituting our notion of jobs. Over several decades of covering the impact of these forces, financial journalist Adam Davidson has met some people who seem to have figured out how to harness these forces to power successful careers. These are people who've turned their own skills into careers that allow them to cover their bills and live well. People who are making it. In this episode, we unpack what he's learned about how to do this.
Thinking Like an Underdog with Troy Carter
This week, Troy Carter proves that being the underdog is a career superpower. Troy has always bet on underdogs, in his music career where he managed Lady Gaga and in his investing career, where he bet early on companies like Uber and Warby Parker. He recognized these traits because he's an underdog himself. He'll share the story of how he made it from West Philly to Los Angeles, and what it taught him about how to take risks.
Ben Horowitz on Shaping Culture
Ben Horowitz is a venture capitalist based in Silicon Valley. Part of his work is identifying and investing in new companies, and that means he's gotten very good at picking winners. In this episode, Ben talks with Jessi about how much a company's culture can affect its success, how to shift an existing culture, and what the word "culture" even means.
Out of Office: A Hello Monday Holiday Special
This episode, Jessi takes a break from talking about work, and features her favorite vacation stories.
E-Sports is Growing – So Are the Jobs
It's 2019, and you can make a living in the world of e-sports. You don't have to be a professional video gamer, though – there will be a rise in new jobs such as physical therapists, lawyers, agents, writers, artists, and more. This episode, Jessi peels back the curtain on this underworld of nerd culture, explores what e-gaming is, and what jobs we can expect due to the rise of this new industry. Featuring Andy Dinh of Team SoloMid, as well as research from LinkedIn data scientist Brian Xu.