After attending the University of Illinois, Chris Michel began his career as a Naval Flight Officer, flying aboard P-3 Orion “sub-hunters”.
Today, he is a photographer, chronicling Silicon Valley and the World. His photography has taken him from the edge of space, to the North and South Poles and everything in between. Chris’s path from the Navy to photographer was not a straight line, and in this podcast you’ll hear his story.
In this wide-ranging discussion we talk about how Chris made it from the Navy to Harvard business school, where he met his business partner (and future podcast guest) Anne Dwane. Also covered are his path to founding two Silicon Valley companies, and his struggle to guide them through difficult times.
Finally, we discuss Chris’s advice on how to think about structuring a career and a life.
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