On episode eight Jeff Wald, Co-founder and President of Work Market joins Ambition Today. "The only thing I know with 100% certainty is that it ain't going down like this." - Jeff Wald Jeff's background is nothing short if impressive. He started at Cornell University and then went to J.P. Morgan. He then went back to school at Harvard for an MBA. After Harvard Jeff spent time at Glen Rock Group before going on to Co-found Spin Back. The wild ride of Spinback, his first startup, took Jeff to almost moving back home after coming close to running out of money. The answer was to rebuild the business which later ended up getting acquired. After acquisition Jeff went to Barington Capital Group, and finally to his current company where he is the Co-founder and President of Work Market. Did I mention he was also an auxiliary member of the NYPD as well? This is an episode packed full of insights: + Is getting a Master's of Business Administration worth the return on investment? + Should you start a company or get an MBA? + The value of spending time with Entrepreneurs. + How to break into Venture Capital. + Leaving a job in Venture Capital to start a new company. + How to attract high quality investors in your startups such as Fred Wilson from Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, and Softbank. + The one question you should start every meeting with. + The four different types of conversations. + Differences between Advisors and Mentors. + The importance of giving back to others The Ambition Today Question of the Day: Who would win in a fight, Batman vs Superman? Follow Kevin Siskar on Twitter: twitter.com/TheSiskar Visit Ambition Today on the Web: www.siskar.co/ambitiontoday Be sure to listen and subscribe to Ambition Today in the iTunes Store for iOS (apple.co/1NRRPzL) and on Stitcher for Android (bit.ly/1Rn01dy). Kevin Siskar brings you ambitious entrepreneurs inspired by Tim Ferriss, Entrepreneur on Fire, NPR, HBR, TED Radio Hour, the StartUp podcast, Pat Flynn, Tony Robbins, The Uncertain Hour, Bigger Pockets, Art of Charm, Dave Ramsey, Planet Money, Jocko Podcast, EntreLeadership, Zigler, APM Marketplace, Mixergy, Seth Godin, #AskGaryVee.
On episode 7 Beatriz Helena Ramos, Founder and CEO of DADA & Dancing Diablo is with us. Her most recent startup, DADA is a visual conversation platform for artists and art enthusiasts. Her other company, Dancing Diablo is is live action and animation production company based in DUMBO, Brooklyn. After moving from Venezuela to find success in America, Beatriz thought that would be the hardest thing she ever had to do. Then she started her first business and learned that was not going to be true anymore. During this episode we go through: + Starting a brick and mortar Comic book store in Venezuela + Moving to America to find success + Working for MTV and Disney + Who would win in a fight, Batman vs Superman? + Running a remote office in another country + How to restore power to the artists + How to find impactful Mentor's and Advisors The Ambition Today Question of the Day: What is Ambition to you? Be sure to listen and subscribe to Ambition Today in the iTunes Store for iOS and on Stitcher for Android.