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[0:25] – A message from Austin
[1:30] – “You mentioned you were promoted three times at Microsoft in the (I think) 5 years you worked there. How did you manage to do that? Any tips for people looking to climb the ladder?”
[7:00] – “What do you do in your daily life to keep your mental health healthy?”
[14:08] – “How do you get around the issue of ageism in the job search? I am 58 – a young, fit and enthusiastic 58. I am up-to-date with digital trends and have so much experience to offer on a senior management level, but I can't escape the feeling that my (many) applications are overlooked because of age.”
[19:39] – “How do you prepare a VVP that avoids rubbing them the wrong way or making them think that you don't know the business well enough if you suggest the wrong thing? To avoid thoughts like: We already tried that, and it didn't work, We just spent $100,000 (or I worked tirelessly) on what you are recommending could be improved, How presumptuous/condescending of you to provide insight without having enough context.”
[23:23] – “What should I write in a cold email when there is no job opening at the moment but I want to introduce myself politely and professionally?”
[26:38] – “How did you make the choices for the stylistic parts of your brand? The blue color, the Cultivated Culture logo, etc.?”
[30:11] – “If you had to start a business from scratch, what are a few of the major steps you’d take to get started?”
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