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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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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.

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