It’s an extra special highlights episode! We’ve gathered together some of our favorite advice for new graduates, parents of graduates, and anyone taking a big leap or starting something new. You’ll hear from visual artist Lia Halloran, MET Orchestra timpanist Jason Haaheim, Fractured Atlas founder Adam Huttler, and LEGO artist Adam Ward. Listen in as you prepare for your next big adventure!
Has anyone ever called you an amateur? Fractured Atlas Founder Adam Huttler has some thoughts on why that’s a good thing. Adam tells us how he took a small theater production company and grew it into one of the premier arts services and nonprofit technology companies in the country. As he steps into his new role as Founder and Chief of Exponential Creativity Ventures, he shares his views on professional development, the benefits of creativity, defining your impact and more. Plus, why coding is an ideal day job for artists!
Entrepreneur and investor Jason Scott believes that when you get a bunch of individuals with diverse backgrounds in one room, magic happens. Jason shares how his experience studying Biology at MIT led him toward consumer technology and building communities. He also tells us why he’ll always dance hip-hop and why networking is the ultimate opportunity to be of service.
What do Broadway musicals and fintech startups have in common? Amy Nauiokas is here to tell us. Amy is Founder and President of Anthemis, a digital financial services investment and advisory firm, and Founder and Chair of Archer Gray, a media production, finance and investment company. We talk about the similarities between creative projects and startups, what kind of people Amy looks for when making an investment and how to combine solid data with gut instinct.
Calling all geek girls... and geek guys! Heather Cabot is an angel investor, journalist, adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and co-author of Geek Girl Rising. We discuss the power of making a major identity shift as Heather shares how she’s translated her journalism skills into new pursuits. Plus, making the leap into digital journalism and investing tips!