Episode 135: Getting Unstuck w/ Mark Herschberg

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When you jumped into your career, there was an expectation that you were prepared with the skills critical to your success, but were you? We’re eager for you to get your hands on episode 135 with Mark Herschberg, author of The Career Toolkit. 

Bio: From tracking criminals and terrorists on the dark web to creating marketplaces and new authentication systems, Mark has spent his career launching and developing new ventures at startups and Fortune 500s and in academia.

He helped to start the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program, dubbed MIT’s “career success accelerator,” where he teaches annually. At MIT, he received a B.S. in physics, a B.S. in electrical engineering & computer science, and a M.Eng. in electrical engineering & computer science, focusing on cryptography. At Harvard Business School, Mark helped create a platform used to teach finance at prominent business schools.

He also works with many non-profits, including Techie Youth and Plant A Million Corals. He was one of the top-ranked ballroom dancers in the country and now lives in New York City, where he is known for his social gatherings, including his annual Halloween party, as well as his diverse cufflink collection.

Mark’s Something Extra: You need to be able to view things from multiple perspectives. It’s so easy for us to have our own standard perspective, but it’s important to look at things from different angles… this opens us up for other opportunities and will help prevent future problems. 

Links and Mentions: 
The Career Toolkit

– Lisa Nichols, Host
– Scott Crosby, Executive Producer
– Daniel Williams, Recording Engineer