In Reality: Lessons from Leaders and Entrepreneurs

In Reality: Lessons from Leaders and Entrepreneurs

New York Institute of Technology’s School of Management Presents: In Reality: Lessons from Leaders and Entrepreneurs


February 12, 2024 29 mins

In today's business world, business owners and leaders are weary due to the growing challenges of cyber threats and rapid shifts in technology, politics, and the environment. This highlights the crucial role of implementing a risk management program for organizational resilience and sustainability.

Podcast host John Rebecchi (M.B.A. ’83), Ph.D. welcomes special guest Catherine A. Allen, New York Tech's Board of Trustee, and Founder...

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Our Host John Rebecchi (M.B.A. ’83), Ph.D., is kicking Season 8 off with Josh Nafman, Vice President of Data and Operations for Diageo. Diageo is a global leader in high-quality beverages with a portfolio of 200+ brands spanning in various categories, including well-known names like Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, and Guinness. In this role, Nafman leverages data, technology, AI, e-commerce, media, content, and all things electrified to ...

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We are thrilled to announce that Season 8 of School of Management's podcast series “In Reality: Lessons from Leaders and Entrepreneurs" is set to launch on January 29, 2024. In this season, we will be focusing on topics that challenge business leaders, offering unique perspectives into how these themes influence their careers and open doors to new business opportunities. Our Host John Rebecchi (M.B.A. ’83), Ph.D., will kick the sea...

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In this episode, our host John Rebecchi (M.B.A. ’83), Ph.D. is joined by Tiffani L. Hinds, M.S., M.ED., a first-generation college student from Harlem, NY. Now Associate Provost, Student Engagement & Development at New York Tech where she collaborates with faculty, deans and student affairs leaders to enrich the student experience through impactful programs and resources.

Hinds will share insights on New York Tech’s effort in c...

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November 20, 2023 32 mins

Seizing an opportunity in the beauty box subscription market, Yosef Martin, our guest and BoxyCharm founder since 2013 (acquired by Ipsy in 2020), applied a second-mover strategy, providing consumers with full-size products. This strategic move rapidly increased revenue. In this episode, our host John Rebecchi (M.B.A. ’83), Ph.D. sits down with Martin to explore strategies in building passionate online communities, scale businesses...

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November 6, 2023 29 mins

Throughout our lives, we all encounter moments of change, from relocating to pursuing education, entering new careers, and starting a family.

In this episode, our host John Rebecchi (M.B.A. ’83), Ph.D. is joined by Deborah Brown (M.B.A. '08), originally from Guyana, South America, who moved to the United States to complete her education. Now a transformational leader in healthcare, she shares her firsthand experience with goal-driv...

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October 23, 2023 30 mins

Artificial intelligence (AI) is widely recognized as a transformative technology with the potential to revolutionize business, social institutions, and education. Many embrace it as a promising extension of human capabilities, though some are skeptical. In this episode, our host John Rebecchi (M.B.A. ’83), Ph.D. is joined Amir Gefen (M.A. ’95), Ph.D., Head of the Artificial Intelligence Lab, Research and Development unit at the Isr...

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October 9, 2023 24 mins

You've most likely come across the idea that intentional change requires a proactive approach to achieve your goals. In this episode, our host John Rebecchi (M.B.A. ’83), Ph.D. is joined by special guest Ron Goldberg. Ron Goldberg is a Director of Digital Communications at New York Tech, and an author of Boy with the Bullhorn capturing the historical movement of ACT UP's New York chapter, a community-based political organization de...

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September 25, 2023 28 mins

Season Seven is here, and it's better than ever! To kick things off, our host John Rebecchi (M.B.A. ’83), Ph.D. is joined by special guest, Joe Batista, Chief Creatologist, formerly of DELL Technologies and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Joe is renowned for his expertise in driving Growth Agendas and is often referred to as the 'Business Sherpa,' for his ability to connect technology and business.

With four-decade long career in techn...

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We're thrilled to announce the launch of Season 7 of our #InRealityPodcast. Join us as we dive deep into the process and impact of change – both at the individual and organizational levels.

Explore insights into innovation, strategy development, value creation and forward-thinking strategies for navigating change. We’ll also hear our industry experts discuss the influence of AI on companies and social institutions.

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Welcome to the School of Management's first live simulcast show, "Cultivating Innovation Through Diversity." We will explore the crucial role that diversity play in driving innovation. Join John Rebecchi M.B.A. ('83), Ph.D., podcast host and moderator with panel of experts discuss invaluable insights on how entrepreneurs and leaders innovate, overcome barriers, and how to thrive in the dynamic world of business. This event was held...

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We're thrilled to announce that we'll be hosting our very first live simulcast show! Our panel of experts is gearing up to share invaluable insights on how entrepreneurs and leaders innovate, overcome barriers, and thrive in the dynamic world of business. In addition, they'll be exploring the crucial role that diversity plays in driving innovation. This event will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at New York Tech and online via ...

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March 27, 2023 19 mins

It is estimated that the global market for legal technology services will more than double within the next few years. To help us better understand the evolving legal landscape, our host John Rebecchi (M.B.A. ‘83), Ph.D. is joined by Rajitha Yelamanchali-Boer (M.B.A.'08), Global Head LDTS (Legal Data and Technology Solutions) at Breakwater Solutions, and Founder, President & CEO of Yerra Solutions (acquired by Elevate). 

We'll learn...

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March 13, 2023 30 mins

Intellectual property (IP) is an important asset for small businesses and entrepreneurs, yet it is often overlooked and misunderstood. In today's episode, our host John Rebecchi (M.B.A. ’83), Ph.D. welcomes Ray E. Farrell, intellectual property counselor, business mentor, angel investor, senior partner and co-founder of Carter DeLuca Farrell & Schmidt LLP.

Ray will help us understand and clarify the importance of intellectual prope...

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February 27, 2023 25 mins

In this episode, our host John Rebecchi (M.B.A. ’83), Ph.D. sat down with Beatrice Weber, M.B.A., Author, TEDx Speaker, Coach, Former Hasidic Rebitzen, Mom of 10 and Executive Director of YAFFED, a nonprofit organization committed to improving secular education in Hasidic and Haredi schools.

Beatrice Weber was raised in an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and was married in an arranged marriage before graduating high school. Despite...

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February 13, 2023 28 mins

In this episode, our host John Rebecchi (M.B.A. ’83), Ph.D. welcomes Golan Shaked (B.S. '97, M.B.A. '00), Chief Commercial Officer of, a leading global travel tech company. Golan's background in tech marketing and strategy will give us a unique preceptive on how technology connects with consumers. He has worked in traditional advertising and had builded a career working in tech companies from music streaming to booking tra...

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January 30, 2023 21 mins

Today we welcome Tricia Richards-Service, PhD, a Communication Professional, Author, and Founder and CEO of I Need A Speaker, a platform with a mission to make public speaking more diverse combined with a global directory helping connect speakers with audiences.

In this episode, our host John Rebecchi (M.B.A. ’83), Ph.D. discuss with Tricia ways to overcome barriers of communication and how to improve public speaking skills. You’ll...

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January 23, 2023 1 min

We are very excited to announce the release of season 6 of the #InRealityPodcast! As part of our continuing focus on innovation, you'll hear host John Rebecchi (M.B.A. ‘83), Ph.D., interview industry leaders on patent, intellectual property and innovative marketing strategies. Our first episode will be released on Monday, January 30, 2023 and new ones every two weeks thereafter. You can find us on Podbean, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, ...

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December 19, 2022 16 mins

In this season 5 bonus episode, our host John Rebecchi (M.B.A. ‘83), Ph.D. is joined by Ron “Six” Montgomery, founder of Six Juice, a health-oriented fresh juice company and a previous guest of our podcast.

Ron’s products are based on an all-natural ingredient juice developed for his mother while she was fighting cancer. Ronald will catch us up on his entrepreneurial process, the journey in opening his first storefront in Sayville,...

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December 5, 2022 28 mins

Empowered consumers champion brands that commit to sustainability transformation and the drive has led businesses to opportunities and innovation. In this episode, our host John Rebecchi (M.B.A. ’83), Ph.D. welcomes Ann Tracy, Chief Sustainability Officer for Colgate-Palmolive, a global consumer products company.

Today, Ann will share insights on the implementation of Colgate’s global sustainability strategy, and how Colgate is lea...

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