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Secret Tech Sauce Podcast - A Podcast With Ben Martinez

Your one stop show for all things technology related to - recruiting, hustle, sports, music, talent, business, art, philosophy, entrepreneurship, sales, and marketing (basically good things for the soul). Hosted by Ben Martinez & you can follow him on Twitter @benmartinezj - Let's go!
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Dec 28, 2016

The mic drop is a gesture of intentionally dropping the microphone at the end of a speech or performance to show triumph. While this episode will not be on the level of an Eddie Murphy mic drop from the 1980s, you will get a lesson on what a mic drop is and reflections from past Secret Tech Sauce guests and insight into why I run a podcast.

 

In this episode you will learn:

  • History of the mic drop - From Eddie Murphy 1983 standup comedy show in the 80s to President Obama’s mic drop on the Late Night Show with Jimmy Fallon in April 2012 to Google’s Gmail feature introduced on April Fool’s day in 2016.
  • Reflections from top guests in 2016 - why you should go back and listen if you missed them
  • Why Ben runs a podcast? Is it for the money, the glory, the what? You will learn why Ben spends his precious time on a podcast.
  • And much, much more…

 

Without further ado, please listen to this episode.


This podcast is brought to you by Anthology. - Anthology is careers reimagined. Get better job candidates using confidential data. They will do an anonymous job search to find passive candidates or connect passive candidates with employers.

Dec 4, 2016

Listen up! Tatiana Kolovou, will give you a lesson on a topic that you can apply in any aspect of your life - high impact listening.

 

Tatiana is a Senior Lecturer at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, she coaches and works with executives and entrepreneurs with her consulting business and also teaches through Lynda.com. Tatiana will share with you how you can be better at what you do just by being a better listener. Listening is harder than speaking so listen up to this episode and apply what you learned in your day job.

 

In this episode you will learn:

  • Tatiana’s background - From Athens, Greece to Indiana University as a swimmer to swim and study under the legendary Olympic swim coach - Doc Counsilman  
  • Technology - how it helps and how it hurts us with listening
  • Bad speaking Karma - did you know there was such a thing?
  • High Impact Listening equation = Purpose + Presence - Distractions  
  • How to focus on listening throughout our day and still get things done
  • Listening - it is a dance, not a boxing match
  • Listening and communicating to be more effective as an entrepreneur or executive to pitch your ideas
  • Learnings from the legendary Olympic and Hall of Fame swim coach - Doc Counsilman on how he used listening to coach Olympic athletes
  • Finding balance in a crazy work environment - Find ways to balance yourself which helps with presence and listening
  • Are women better listeners than men or visa versa?
  • Good book reads
  • And much, much more…
 

Without further ado, please listen to this episode.

 

This podcast is brought to you by Anthology. - Anthology is careers reimagined. Get better job candidates using confidential data. They will do an anonymous job search to find passive candidates or connect passive candidates with employers.

Bad Speaking Karma - "When everyone is looking at their phones during a speaking presentation. This will come back to haunt you.” - Tatiana Kolovou

Listening formula - “Purpose + Presence - Distractions = High Impact Listening” - Tatiana Kolovou

Nov 20, 2016

Nick Symmonds, two-time Olympian and now CEO of Run Gum. Nick’s intensity comes through in a strong way on this episode. Nick’s story to qualify for the 2008 and 2012 Olympics to run the 800 m, the lessons he learned from each of those experiences to transform his focus into being an entrepreneur. Nick will share with you how he turned a professional pain (high sugar performance drinks) into functional chewing gum to maximize his performance. Nick may not have an off switch and I look forward to seeing where Run Gum goes.

 

In this episode you will learn:

  • Nick’s background - from soccer to running
  • Nick’s first running breakthrough as a rookie professional runner
  • Lessons learned as an Olympian runner in the 2008 (Beijing) Olympics and 2012 (London) Olympics
  • Ability to overcome setbacks - ankle injury
  • Run Gum - how the product and company was created - from energy drinks to chewing gum to maximize performance
  • Nick’s passion about “Voice for Athlete’s Rights” and his unique ability to speak up
  • Perseverance and the importance of not letting obstacles defeat you
  • Paris Hilton, advertising tatoos and future plans
  • And much, much more…
 

Without further ado, please enjoy this highly caffeinated endorsed episode.

 

This podcast is brought to you by Anthology. - Anthology is careers reimagined. Get better job candidates using confidential data. They will do an anonymous job search to find passive candidates or connect passive candidates with employers.

Nov 6, 2016

Marvin Stickel, Director of Recruiting at Pandora- a music streaming company focused on enriching lives by delivering music enjoyment and discovery. If you haven’t heard of Pandora then you probably would not listen to my podcast, with all due respect. Marvin will take you on a journey from his early days of recruiting at Google to making a switch to Pandora to mentoring, inclusion and Fatherhood.

 

In this episode you will learn:

  • An approach on recruiting diverse talent from his Google days
  • The importance of diversity when designing technology products
  • Marvin’s background in relation to diversity and his musical background
  • Insight into a career at Pandora and how the company values music
  • Sourcing talent - Art + Science
  • Marvin’s passion around inclusiveness and his willingness to push the boundaries
  • Fatherhood, mentors and books
  • And much, much more…
 

Without further ado, please enjoy this highly musically endorsed episode.

 

This podcast is brought to you by Anthology. - Anthology is careers re-imagined. Get better job candidates using confidential data. They will do an anonymous job search to find passive candidates or connect passive candidates with employers.

Oct 24, 2016

Daniel Gogolin, Co-Founder of Joda Creative - a content marketing agency based in Vancouver, Canada focused on telling stories. Daniel will take you on a journey from his early days of being a student in Vancouver Film School to finding a company - Joda Creative. In this episode you will learn:

  • Advice on going beyond content to focus on engaging and audience
  • Use of other distribution channels to promote your brand or message
  • Hacks on getting sales leads when you are a smaller shop
  • Advice for managing a big brand
  • Daniel’s thoughts on the television series Mad Man in relation to advertising
  • Daniel’s other side hustle - his fashion line - Markus Amadeo
  • And much, much more…

 

Without further ado, please enjoy this highly caffeinated episode.


This podcast is brought to you by Anthology. - Anthology is careers reimagined. Get better job candidates using confidential data. They will do an anonymous job search to find passive candidates or connect passive candidates with employers.

Oct 15, 2016

Kolby Kolibas, Founder of The Healthy Primate - Kolby Kay has been around. Kolby shares the different versions of his career from his early days of working with the 2002 Olympics to being an overweight sales executive at big companies like Dell and Insight. Kolby was making money but not happy because his health was bad. Through his journeys Kolby realized the importance of health and how health can impact your ability to be productive.

 

In this episode, I cover the following with Kolby:

  • The crooked moves pharmaceutical companies do to sell you their drugs
  • His daily routine - it will weed out any fakers in the hustle and entrepreneur world
  • The community and people he has created with The Healthy Primate
  • Incredible books and advice on philosophies in life
  • Much more…

 

Enough of my rambles - enjoy the show.


This podcast is brought to you by Anthology. - Anthology is careers reimagined. Get better job candidates using confidential data. They will do an anonymous job search to find passive candidates or connect passive candidates with employers.

Oct 2, 2016

Founder of The Millennial Entrepreneur and Giske business - Arne Giske - has created a community of entrepreneurs who share their ideas and stories about their entrepreneurial journey. No matter if they fail or succeed Arne wants to talk about it and share people’s stories with everyone to help people succeed. He is not about big egos or overly money hungry entrepreneurs. Arne practices what he preaches with his Facebook group - The Millennial Entrepreneur Community and his podcast - The Millennial Entrepreneur. You will find Arne to be authentic and a hard working pro at his trade who wants to help you share your story to grow your business or brand.

Sep 20, 2016

Founder & CEO of Never Eat Alone - Marie Schneegans- a company who was founded because Marie learned from her experiences at a big company that eating alone or with the same people stifles communication. Never Eat Alone’s mission is to create connections outside of the same circles that exist within companies. Many people go to work and rarely venture outside their department to meet other people and collaborate. Marie founded a company that opens the doors to new people and ideas. In this episode, we learn how Marie started her company, her use of meditation and how she is passionate about creating community in all aspects of her life. Never Eat Alone is experiencing big success in France and New York City and will be coming to a city near you soon. Learn more about the importance of being tied to a cause and mission to launch a company.

May 26, 2016

Co-founder & CEO of LeadIQ - Mei Siauw - a company who was founded by serendipity that helps sales people build prospect lists, enrich leads with social profiles and prevents salespeople from sending spam emails by enriching their leads with social profiles and company information. In this episode, we learn how Mei started in Indonesia then to Singapore and came to the United States for college and launched her career in a big company (Oracle) then later started her own company, LeadIQ. We also cover Mei’s experiences on how she got funding and started her company to how she balances married life and being the mother of two kids. Learn more about the hustle of being a working pro while also running a family.

Apr 22, 2016

Entrepreneur & creator of AlwaysHired - a company who inspires people to get the best job of their lives. In this episode learn how Gabe and his team at AlwaysHired helps people jumpstart into a sales career or helps people build solid sales skills to improve their commission checks. We also cover Gabe’s experiences doing one of the toughest sales deals, selling steak knives. Learn more about sales and how to become better in your career as a sales pro.

Apr 8, 2016

Ben takes control of the mic to share what the plans are for the foreseeable future with Secret Tech Sauce. He shares why the delay in recording, plans with future guests and reviews three books - Seneca, Meditations of Marcus Aurelius and Sapiens. The purpose of sharing the books is neither to promote them OR come across like an ignorant philosopher with a microphone. His purpose is to share what has been influencing his thoughts lately. You can decide if you want to continue listening to Secret Tech Sauce.  

Jan 29, 2016

Bortolussi is a social recruiting hustler. She shares how she recruits through nontraditional platforms, like Instagram and Snapchat, and the value that recruiters can gain from learning how to recruit there. She also knows a thing or two more about coding than your average recruiter. Learn how she hustles between Vancouver and LA and finds top tech talent.

Jan 22, 2016

Entrepreneur & creator of the 100 Days of Rejection blog. In this episode learn how to experience rejection in a different way and apply them to your work in recruiting, marketing or selling. Learn Jia’s story from China to the U.S. and the rejections he overcame to hack into success.

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