Season 2 was filled with brilliant insights presented by a diverse group of guests. We covered topics like surviving the pandemic, inequality, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, how to pivot, and even the science behind making decisions.

In season 3, we’re increasing the number of episodes and expanding the subjects covered to include more about launching a startup, business resilience, managing a marketing program, and much more. 

In the meantime, listen to our current and past episodes for insights and lessons to help navigate a course to business and personal success.

We make a lot of decisions in our everyday lives both big and small. Are our decisions made from a quality decision making process, from a gut feeling, or do they happen by luck? How do we train ourselves to be good decision makers?

As we continue in the celebration of Women’s History Month, our host John Rebecchi, Ph.D. (M.B.A. ’83) welcomes Annie Duke. Annie Duke is an author, corporate speaker and consultant in the decision-making space. She is also the co-founder of The Alliance for Decision Education and a former professional poker player.

In today’s episode, we’ll learn ways to identify what is holding us back, how to map and implement our decision process and the importance of embracing the uncertainty.

Get in touch with Annie Duke: www.annieduke.com. Join the conversation with Annie on Facebook and on Twitter @AnnieDuke

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February 21, 2021

Getting to Equality

In today’s episode, we’ll discuss pay equality, social inequality, and the lack of women in C-suite positions. As we head into Women’s History Month, our host John Rebecchi, Ph.D. (M.B.A. ’83) welcomes Terri Alessi-Miceli, President and CEO of Hauppauge Industrial Association of Long Island (HIA-LI). We’ll learn through Terri’s experience the importance of practicing the profession of business, the concept of work-life blending, and the key to creating equality and opportunity.

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December 28, 2020

The Power of Pivoting

As we reach the end of 2020, we can see that the pandemic has disturbed our economy. For many, it requires for business owners and entrepreneurs to pivot. In this episode, we’ll hear from two guest who have to change their business model from in person approach to online services. Our first guest is Bettina Skye, an actress and owner of a small business in providing entertainment for corporate events and parties. We’ll learn how Bettina translates the skills that she has to match the connection that people need. Our second guest is Mary Kahrs, Executive Director of Childbearing Family Alliance (CFA). CFA is an organization run by moms, for moms with four divisions: Parents-to-be, New Parents, Parent Child and Preschool programs. Listen in as we learn how our guests transitioned through the change and the implications for the future.

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December 18, 2020

Realizing Your Potential

Is it more important to focus on people or profit when running your own company? According to Bob Chapman, Chairman & CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, caring about people and having an impact on the lives around you is more important than making a profit. In this episode, we'll learn as Bob explains how a people-centric approach allows employees to rise to their full potential, and as a result, the company will profit.

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December 2, 2020

Cutting Through the Noise

Imagine launching your new product coinciding to the week of the lockdown due to the pandemic. The year 2020 has thrown us a curve ball and everything has changed; consumer behavior is no exception.

In this episode, we chat with Bruce Wilpon and Tomas Larsson, co-founders of EBBS, a brand-new craft beer brewing company and Fountain, a CBD infused premium craft sparkling water.

We'll learn how Bruce and Tomas developed their brand, finding the white space in a crowded category, together with the importance of applying optimism and humor in finding solutions. Listen in as Bruce and Tomas share their entrepreneurial journey in taking a brand to the market in the age of the pandemic on today’s episode.

Connect with Bruce and Tomas: EBBS (https://drinkebbs.com/) and Fountain (https://hellofountain.com/).

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November 16, 2020

Turning Struggle Into Success

In today’s episode, D. Bernard Webster, entrepreneur, artist, author, public speaker and director for New York Tech’s School of Management Center for Entrepreneurial Studies chats with our host John Rebecchi, Ph.D. (M.B.A. ’83). D. Bernard shares lessons and sacrifices he and his family had to make through his journey to become an entrepreneur. You’ll learn the importance of having an entrepreneurial mindset, internal confidence, identifying your transferable skills, and creating successful pitch deck. D. Bernard sites from a well-worn quote, “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.”

Are you ready to be an entrepreneur?

Connect with D. Bernard Webster: http://www.dbernardwebster.com

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Learn about New York Tech’s AACSB-accredited School of Management https://www.nyit.edu/management

November 2, 2020

Stepping Up to the Challenge

Our host John Rebecchi, Ph.D. (M.B.A. ’83) welcomes Arjun Rai (B.S ‘15), founder and CEO of HelloWoofy.com. Arjun learned the importance of listening to customers and when to pivot at the early days of entrepreneurship while at New York Tech. By doing so, it has led him to creating HelloWoofy.com, an innovative social media management platform integrating data and artificial intelligence to help small businesses. We’ll learn the power of perseverance, networking and how it led Arjun to the successful process of crowd funding and raising capital. Listen in as Arjun shares his entrepreneurial journey on today’s episode.

Please support us by sharing or reviewing our podcast series. Recaps and the link to each episode can also be found on our blog, The Achievement Index.

October 19, 2020

Leading by Example

In today’s episode, our host John Rebecchi,Ph.D. (M.B.A. ’83) chats with Dan Rodenbush, President and CEO of Oliver, Inc. Dan emphasizes on the significance of transparency powered by strong core value to ensure business success. With Dan’s multifaceted background, he led Oliver, Inc into an industry powerhouse in providing premier packaging and printing solutions. The culture of a company cultivates organically by the core value of the business and its people. In the case for Dan Rodenbush, he utilizes the key components of EOS, the Entrepreneurial Operating System. Dan believes successful business lies in defining clear objectives, bringing on people with a common compass and most importantly, leading with transparency and passion.

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Recaps and the link to each episode can also be found  on our blog, The Achievement Index

October 5, 2020

Purposeful Innovator

In this episode, our host John Rebecchi,Ph.D. (M.B.A. ’83) sat down with Tom Szaky, CEO and founder of TerraCycle, a company focusing on eliminating waste as a consequence of consumerism. Though the COVID era is threatening the impact on sustainability, Tom explains the importance of owning your mission while being flexible with how you accomplish your goals. As we learn how Tom amplifies the classic “milkman model” to meet the new economic challenges, for those are fascinated by the journey of entrepreneurship, his tip is to simply start.

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