Educate Yourself

By Ryan Carson

About this podcast   English    United States

In Season 2 we’ll interview ordinary people who have accomplished extraordinary things, all without getting a college degree. Ryan Carson digs into the nitty-gritty details of how they overcame challenges, stayed motivated, and ultimately achieved their goal. These are real stories, from real people.
March 5, 2018
Despite being offered a college scholarship, Snooky chose to follow her passion and pursue her dream of becoming a cosmetologist by founding Rico’s on 3rd The Salon, Inc. (@Ricoson3rd) She went on to teach cosmetology and pioneer an apprentice program through her salon. Everything changed when she received a harrowing breast cancer diagnosis. Through her faith and determination, she discovered a deeper life purpose and calling. Loving You Through It came into the light, a private non-profit room partnering with the American Cancer Society as an oncology service and wig bank - offering free wigs, scarves, and beauty services to women undergoing chemotherapy during cancer treatments. She is a fighter and survivor - living in service to empower others and make the world a more beautiful place.
Feb. 20, 2018
Holly Files is an accomplished technology services and operations leader with 30 years’ experience building products, teams and operations. She is passionate about building customer-focused organizations that enable customer success. She dropped out of college to co-found her first start-up where “the next 7 years were the best education I could ever get”. She served as COO, CIO and SVP of Customer Success for software companies including WebTrends, NetIQ and Puppet, and is now EVP of Technology at Opus Agency.
Feb. 12, 2018
In Season 1 we had the privilege of speaking with pioneers, practitioners, and future leaders in EdTech.  In Season 2 we interview ordinary people who have accomplished extraordinary things, all without getting a college degree. Ryan Carson digs into the nitty-gritty details of how they overcame challenges, stayed motivated, and ultimately achieved their goal. These are real stories, from real people. The show will be recorded in our studio, and will be available in both audio and video formats.
Feb. 12, 2018
Eric Ries is an entrepreneur and author of the New York Times bestseller The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Business, published by Crown Business. He serves on the advisory board of a number of technology startups, and has consulted to new and established companies as well as venture capital firms. In 2010, he was named entrepreneur-in-residence at Harvard Business School and is currently an IDEO Fellow. Previously he co-founded and served as CTO of IMVU, his third startup. In 2007, BusinessWeek named him one of the Best Young Entrepreneurs of Tech. In 2009, he was honored with a TechFellow award in the category of Engineering Leadership.The Lean Startup methodology has been written about in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review,Inc. (where he appeared on the cover), Wired, Fast Company, and countless blogs. He lives in San Francisco.
Feb. 11, 2018
Laura Medalia is a software engineer working at a medical startup in NYC. She's developed a strong Instagram following that she uses to break stereotypes about coding. She shares tips on getting started, overcoming fears, finding support, and giving back. codergirl_    
Feb. 10, 2018
CEO of The Dream Corps, a  social justice accelerator, and director of Green For All, a national initiative to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Vien Truong is a solutions innovator and movement builder who has been a key architect to building an equitable green economy. Vien has developed numerous energy, environmental, and economic policies and programs at the state, federal and local levels.
Feb. 8, 2018
Dornubari Vizor is a serial startup and consumer internet product guy. Currently Co-founder at Yazamo, a SaaS marketing company that generates leads and sales for small to mid-size businesses. He shares how he overcame a challenging start in the US as a refugee from Africa, launched his first business in high school, and leveraged that success into his impressive career in tech.
Feb. 6, 2018
Social entrepreneur Lisa King is on a mission to ensure no child goes to school hungry. She is the founder of Eat My Lunch, one of NZ’s most successful social enterprises. Eat My Lunch established that a simple yet powerful idea could empower consumers by giving them a choice with something they already do - for every lunch you buy they give a lunch to a Kiwi kid in need. In just over 2 years, Eat My Lunch has gone from a small business run out of a family home to making over 1,000,000 lunches.
Feb. 3, 2018
At only 12 years old, Moses Finlay has taught himself to code, built 8 web apps, and is already working on a startup. Hear how he manages these impressive accomplishments while also leaving time for a balanced life that includes daily surfing, time with family, and occasionally beating his Dad at chess.
Jan. 25, 2018
Laurence Bradford (@learncodewithme) is a product manager at Teachable (online course platform with over 7 MILLION students) and founder of the blog Learn to Code with Me, which helps people learn to code so they can get ahead in their careers and ultimately find more fulfillment in their lives. As a self-taught techie, she retains her learning mindset and has an uncanny ability to guide and inspire others along their coding journey.

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