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The Manila Folder Podcast

Narrative stories from founders, executives and leaders about what it truly takes to have a successful career in business.

Making the Move From Founder to Venture Capitalist

Making the Move From Founder to Venture Capitalist

A quality of every great founder is someone who can inspire other people to want to get on board. Sarah Hodges is a Partner for the early stage venture capital firm Pillar. If you sat down with Sarah two years ago and asked if she’d want to become a venture...

Making Retail Great Again

Making Retail Great Again

  I got meetings with investors because of my past and reputation as an entrepreneur. But when I mentioned the word eCommerce, often the meeting ended. They would stare at their watch and say they've got another meeting. Stephan Schambach grew up in East...

Black Girls Can Code

Black Girls Can Code

The Pipeline. If you work in technology, you (or your colleagues) have undoubtedly heard or lamented about the dreaded pipeline problem. Definition: “The Pipeline” (proper noun) - A pool of qualified talent whom are interested in working for any given organization in...

Fair.com Is Changing the Way We Buy A Car

Fair.com Is Changing the Way We Buy A Car

Think back to the last time you purchased a car. Walking onto the lot of a dealership. Eyeing-up a car you’ve been researching online for weeks. Being greeted by a friendly salesperson who offers you to take the car for a test drive - after they photocopy your...

The 5-Hour Workday

The 5-Hour Workday

Why is the standard work week 40 hours? Well, it turns out there’s a story behind the standard 5-day work week. Back in 1890, the US Government decided to track the number of hours employees spent at work. During that time, manufacturing was a booming industry in the...

Diversity & Inclusion: Less Talk, More Action

Diversity & Inclusion: Less Talk, More Action

February 19, 2017 It’s the day something big happened. Something that seemed small at the time, but resulted in a tidal wave of conversations, heated debates and change. It’s the day Susan Fowler, a former Uber software engineer, released a blog post that would become...

How To Improve Your Broken Hiring Process

How To Improve Your Broken Hiring Process

Recruiters are idiots. So are hiring managers. As a former recruiter and hiring manger I resent those statements. But if you go to Google and type in “recruiters are” or “hiring managers are” you will see how the search engine feels about the two. OK, it’s not Google...

How To Build Your Personal Brand

How To Build Your Personal Brand

Can you answer this question truthfully? What comes to mind when people think of you? If that’s too abstract, fill in this sentence instead: “When ________________________   need help with _______________________  they come to me because I am...

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