Episodes
IN THIS EPISODE:  In this episode our host, Philip Guarino, is joined by Tom Sylvester, General Counsel for Hedera Hashgraph. As an expert in Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Tom demystifies Hedera’s DLT process and dives into the benefits of building a public ledger for the decentralized economy. From transparency to autonomy to security, the two discuss how the crypto landscape has been leading innovation in the global technology sector, from its transition from Blockchain to Hedera, and...
Published 05/11/22
In this episode our host, Denise Silber, is joined by Christophe Caïs, founder and CEO of CXG. Together they explore the sea change sparked by COVID and the new customer experience expectations for retail brands that have both physical and digital channels. In a word, customer experience must be the same in person and online. After working with over 200 brands, Christophe Caïs explains how and why companies must reorganize their teams and re-invent their marketing, eliminating the traditional...
Published 04/27/22
As the world becomes more virtual, the digital identity sector continues to grow rapidly. But what is digital identity, and how can it change the way we live our lives? In this episode of the HAE Invites podcast, our host, Philip Guarino, sits down with Jackie Shoback to answer these questions. As the Co-Founder of 1414 Ventures, Jackie is committed to investing in the digital identity industry in areas such as cybersecurity and blockchain. Tune in to hear how this impressive female founder...
Published 04/13/22
IN THIS EPISODE:  Join our host, Denise Silber, as she interviews Aisha Dozie, an ex-global capital markets executive who is turning the cosmetics industry on its head. Aisha’s company, Bossy Cosmetics, is inventing products and a brand for a previously unacknowledged customer, the ambitious woman of any age. Learn how Aisha went from burnout in finance to stardom in marketing and social media, even landing her products on Oprah’s Favorite Things list.  Together they discuss how Aisha used...
Published 03/29/22
IN THIS EPISODE:  The fashion industry is one of the largest contributors to climate change, and concerns around sustainability and the environment are growing among conscientious consumers. Join our host, Philip Guarino, as he interviews Andrea Baldo, the fashion CEO with a steadfast commitment to social and environmental responsibility. As the CEO of Ganni, Andrea and his team have cultivated a creative and innovative brand through transparent and authentic customer communication. The...
Published 03/08/22
IN THIS EPISODE: In this episode our host, Denise Silber, is joined by Jon Hu and Samantha Dale Strasser, PhD, co-founders of Pepper Bio, a Boston-based life sciences start-up expanding the potential for successful drug discovery. By combining their knowledge of industries from venture capital to electrical engineering, Jon and Samantha share lessons that are applicable to almost any start-up. Using transomics technologies, these founders are operating at the cutting edge of the intersection...
Published 02/22/22
IN THIS EPISODE:  In this episode our host, Denise Silber, is joined by Emmanuel Straschnov, HBS MBA and co-founder of Bubble.io, a pioneering no-code platform that is redefining  code-free technology. Bubble raised an impressive $100M in Series A and their clients have generated over a  billion dollars in revenue thanks to the businesses they’ve built on Bubble.  Tune in to learn fundraising, management, and founding advice from this successful  entrepreneur who created his business straight...
Published 01/24/22
IN THIS EPISODE:  What we eat impacts our health--and the health of our environment. As Co-Founder and CEO of Eat the Change, Co-Founder of PLNT Burger, and Chair of the Board at Beyond Meat, Seth Goldman is a leader in the climate-friendly food revolution. Join our host, Philip Guarino as he speaks with this inspiring entrepreneur and activist about his mission-based businesses that aim to nourish our bodies and the planet.  In this episode, Seth highlights the importance of maintaining a...
Published 01/11/22
In this episode our host, Denise Silber, is joined by Eric McNulty, a lifelong student of confidence and Associate Director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard. With concrete examples and practical tips, they discuss: how to spot the overconfident entrepreneur, why it is essential to cultivate the right balance of confidence and humility, where to find confidence, and how to maintain it in times of turbulence.
Published 11/30/21
In this episode our host, Philip Guarino, is joined by Stefania di Bartolomeo, Founder and CEO of Physis Investment. As a female founder in a male-dominated industry, Stefania joins us to discuss what it takes to be a woman in fintech, and how she grew her business from a passion to a fund that has inspired many.
Published 11/17/21
In this episode our host, Denise Silber, is joined by Sridevi Raghavan, an entrepreneur from India who developed her business concept, a revolutionary idea in India at the time, for a business plan contest at HBS. They discuss her entrepreneurial journey from HBS student to building the real thing in India, and selling it to allow it to grow globally.
Published 11/03/21
What are boards and why are they a powerful tool for successful businesses? Mark Hamill joins host Philip Guarino to look at best practices for startups, post-pandemic board trends, and the skills required for top performing boards.
Published 10/19/21
In this episode our host, Denise Silber, is joined by Mark Chussil, Founder of Advanced Competitive Strategies Inc., and business wargaming expert. Together, they discuss how entrepreneurs can make strategy their super power by identifying their strategic blindspots or weaknesses through simulation, and correcting them before launch.
Published 10/05/21
As a business grows, the opportunities - and challenges - are many. Finances, consistent product delivery, leadership and team-building, and pursuing a strategy while remaining nimble are just a few of the many things leaders must keep an eye on. Here to discuss some of these challenges and best practices for ensuring success during times of growth is Elizabeth Coleon, Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer at Qonto.
Published 09/21/21
In this episode our host, Denise Silber, is joined by Shirley Liu, Global Vice-President at L’Oreal who is passionate about mentoring and psychology. Together, they discuss the mentoring mindset, for both mentor and mentee, and how acquiring it supports greater success for both you and your business.
Published 09/07/21
Stress, anxiety, and uncertainty have all become part of daily life. It is now imperative that we find ways around these negative obstacles. In this episode, Professor Daniela Pittman joins our host, Philip Guarino, to discuss the attitudes, practices and habits we can adopt to increase our well-being and overall happiness.
Published 06/29/21
In this episode our host, Denise Silber, is joined by Diane Primo, CEO of Purpose Brands and Co-Founder of the Primo Center. Together, they dive into the critical importance of building a business with purpose, applying the fundamentals of business analysis to solving homelessness, and how entrepreneurs can help accelerate the cultural transition sparked by the killing of George Floyd.
Published 06/22/21
The future is here! Tune in to hear Professor David Ricketts pull back the curtain on the Smart Cities movement, and reveal the keys to city-wide innovation and meeting citizens’ needs.
Published 05/18/21
Tune in to hear the intimate thoughts of an inspiring and articulate entrepreneur, as he examines a life spent building a multi-billion dollar real estate enterprise and creating social change.
Published 05/04/21
In this episode, our host Philip Guarino, sits down with Carlos Vargas, Professor of Finance at EGADE Business School, to fully unpack the positive and negative implications of sustainable finance, and to discuss the international trends and possibilities created by impact investing.
Published 04/21/21
Founded by an HBS grad, Egon Zehnder is the world's largest privately-held executive search firm. In this episode, host Denise Silber interviews EZ senior partner Helene Reltgen, an HBS MBA with fascinating insights on leadership skills, digital transformation, becoming a board member, diversity, and coaching.
Published 03/03/21
In this episode, HBS-graduate and strategy expert Cveti Yotova discusses remote work in a post-pandemic world and how leaders can build and deploy strategies that ensure better engagement, satisfaction, and performance.
Published 02/17/21
In this episode, host Denise Silber interviews Dr. Lissy Hu, a Harvard MD MBA, whose winning HBS business competition idea for solving a healthcare system problem, turned into a going concern acquired at $1.3B in 2020.
Published 02/03/21
In this episode, host Denise Silber discusses leadership with John Lynch, a Harvard MBA who became the successful CEO of Knoll and went on to be a four-term Governor of New Hampshire.
Published 01/20/21