Office Hours with Mike Steib

Office Hours with Mike Steib

Mike sits down with the world’s most important Chief Executives to answer your most pressing questions about leadership, career, and life.


February 7, 2024 35 mins

🎙️On the future of local community, journalism, and business


🎙️How AI is making the web … kinder?


🎙️Advice to our younger selves: don’t try to be perfect, try to be curious


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🎙️ A fan of The Career Manifesto shares her path to CEO


🎙️ How AI and data are lighting the way to a cure for cancer


🎙️ And finally an honest answer: is it any fun to be the CEO?


A genuinely uplifting episode that will make you optimistic about the future of technology and human health!


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🎙️ On pioneering internet advertising at DoubleClick and their transformative $3.1B sale to Google  


🎙️ How the internet is transforming luxury … and everything else


🎙️ Views on the new from a long time Twitter board director 


🎙️ And why a leader’s job is “not to make the music, but to be the conductor”



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🎙️ On launching the first major online cosmetics company, despite being told repeatedly “women won’t shop online”


🎙️ How unlocked the creative genius of thousands of designers around the world


🎙️ Why the more we live online, the more we value art and handcrafted objects


🎙️ What it’s like to raise $400 million … and counting


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🎙️ Saeju’s immigrant journey from an unheated basement apartment to unicorn founder 


🎙️ Decoding human behavior: insights from the Noom data treasure trove 


🎙️ Building new habits with Cognitive Behavior Therapy 


🎙️ Even in the age of Ozempic… there are still no shortcuts 


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🎙️ Scaling joy while pouring 100,000 martinis a year


🎙️ Why the restaurant on your block went out of business


🎙️ Running a family business: a lot of happiness and a lot of yelling


🎙️ How to start being treated like a VIP at your favorite local joint 


This episode is a party in your ears—just in time for the holidays. Enjoy, subscribe, and please share with a friend who will love it.


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Episode includes:


🎙️ The #1 most important operating principle


🎙️ To thine own self be … ENTJ?


🎙️ When to switch jobs, and why


🎙️ How inclusivity makes us better


🎙️ Self driving cars are here! (Almost.)


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This week we talk about corporate communications, influence, and the future of political discourse with the world’s preeminent language strategist.  We're diving into the power of empathy in communication, exploring how it influences everything from high-stakes business outcomes to our daily interactions with loved ones. Highlights include…


🎙️ The “Four Ps” of communications: personal, plain spoken, positive, and plausible



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This week we sit down with a highly respected product leader, founder, and CEO who is revolutionizing your work docs with Coda, the all-in-one collaborative workspace. We talk about:


🎙️ How YouTube, Coda, and Artsy each found product market fit and scaled


🎙️ The “Golden Rituals” that create culture and help teams cooperate  



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Whether you’re just starting out, trying to make a change, or gunning for the C-suite, this conversation with the #1 CEO recruiter in the world and best selling author on career and leadership will get you to the next level. Tons of incredible advice, including: 


🎙️ When to be a generalist, and when to “declare your major” 


🎙️ The biggest mistake people make in interviews


🎙️ Solving the permission paradox: getting th...

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When Mindy called her adopted parents to say she had broken off her wedding and dropped out of law school, her life of transformations had only begun. From the first woman to run a men’s fashion label to the bleeding edge of ecommerce, Mindy has spent her career building brands, fixing companies, and breaking glass ceilings.  


🎙️ What one learns working with Phil Knight, Ralph Lauren, Bar...

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As CEO of the world’s largest home for fan communities, serving 350M people every month—with leadership experience at the NBC Olympics, NFL, and WWE to boot—Perkins knows how to succeed in digital media. Plus:


🎙️ How AI is reshaping media and your job


🎙️ Growth hacking Google


🎙️ The path to a cool career


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Alexa von Tobel, Founder of LearnVest & Inspired Capital: Lean In … to the Pain!


Alexa quit her Harvard MBA to build financial planning software during the banking crisis. Six years later, she sold it for $400M and is now investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs—in more ways than one. Alexa and Mike riff on raising money, embracing AI, personal investing, and staying on that g...

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Beloved tech leader and entrepreneur Tim Armstrong shares stories from the start up days of Google, divulges the secrets of the best salesperson in the game, and admits why he gave it all up—multiple times—to do something crazy.  Plus:


🎙️ The 15% rule of a successful sales call


🎙️ Why a leader has to get her hands dirty


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With only a degree from "the school of hard knocks," one of Forbes World's Most Influential CMOs and Time Magazine's 100 Next gives the real deal on marketing, product development, social media, and more...


🎙️ The side hustle path to CEO 


🎙️ Should you get an MBA?


🎙️ How to get 500K people to follow *you* on social

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CEO of America’s Best Online Bank, celebrated digital innovator, and all-around great guy “JB” Brown shares the keys to building a culture that does right by customers and teammates. Plus, incredible insights on…


🎙️ Transforming a 100-year-old company


🎙️ Handling the first social media bank run


🎙️ Waiting—and waiting—for self-driving cars


🎙️ The brand power of women’s sports 


🎙️ And being Father of the Year


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One of the youngest women ever to IPO her company shares the secrets of successful creators and entrepreneurs, the keys to building a great Gen Z team, the right way to get promoted, and reveals that when it comes to work-life balance, “behind the scenes, it’s all a hot mess.” 

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📚That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together

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The founder of MTV tells us how a young Mississippi DJ found his way to running some of the most culturally-important companies in the world, and what it has taught him about marketing, deal making, career moves, and...tequila!


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September 20, 2023 28 mins

Mayor Adams dishes on his unique political strategy, mastering public speaking, and why he loves the nightlife ("you can't be a shepherd if you don't smell like sheep.")

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Mike is joined by Tommy Hilfiger to answer listener questions on navigating a company’s early struggles, creating a famous brand through celebrity and the arts, and dressing for the career you want.  

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