Career switch in a judgement free zone with Geometry of Wealth author Brian Portnoy

Geometry of Wealth author Brian Portnoy invested time and money in an academic career, but made a career change that got a lot of backlash. But looking back that judgement only makes him more sure he made the right move. 

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How to follow the money with Skillcrush CEO Adda Birnir

When Skillcrush founder and CEO Adda Birnir got laid off from her job at a digital ad agency, she decided to follow the money and discovered a lucrative business she did not even know existed. Her ability to leverage events like South by Southwest and understand how to make tech education appeal to women have driven the phenomenal growth of her startup. 

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Designer shoes from mom didn't pay Randi Zuckerberg's rent

As a young woman in New York City, Randi Zuckerberg, author of “Pick Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Day)" was struggling financially. Her mom, knowing the financial strain, came armed with… luxury goods. Think Jimmy Choo shoes. But as Randi explains, the designer duds were part of a very intentional lesson, that put Randi right on track to being a financial grownup. 

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Getting it right the second time around with the Muse CEO Kathryn Minshew

After 148 rejections in the first funding round, Kathryn Minshew co-founder and CEO of the Muse took note of what she did wrong and upped her game when she went looking for new financing. Minshew scored close to $30 million thanks to the new approach. 

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Lynnette Khalfani-Cox played hide and seek from her debt

Money expert Lynnette Khalfani-Cox admits she was “young and dumb” when she owed money and could not pay it back. Instead of facing her reality- she hoped if she ignored it, it would go away. It did not. 

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Acting like a financial grownup didn't play out for millennial money expert Stefanie O'Connell

Stefanie O’Connell had stars in her eyes but no cash in her bank account.. So she pivoted her passion for drama into a more profitable profession. 

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How Ben & Jerry's ice cream inspired MSNBC's JJ Ramberg's entrepreneurial ventures

MSNBC Your Business host JJ Ramberg didn’t just love Ben & Jerry’s ice cream growing up. She loved their mission. That led not only to her career interviewing entrepreneurs on television but to her own socially responsible ventures including Goodshop and The Startup Club. 

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