100 episodes

Beyond the Blue Badge - by the Microsoft Alumni Network
Microsoft Stories that Inform and Inspire

This podcast features alumni who are leaders in business, careers and philanthropy as they talk about lessons learned, overcoming obstacles, finding their bliss and thriving post-Microsoft.

Beyond the Blue Badge Microsoft Alumni Network

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 11 Ratings

Beyond the Blue Badge - by the Microsoft Alumni Network
Microsoft Stories that Inform and Inspire

This podcast features alumni who are leaders in business, careers and philanthropy as they talk about lessons learned, overcoming obstacles, finding their bliss and thriving post-Microsoft.

    Intentional service with Steve Guggenheimer

    Intentional service with Steve Guggenheimer

    The path to board service starts with planning, networking When Steve Guggenheimer left Microsoft as a corporate vice president in 2020 after a 27-year career, he had already been thinking about what he wanted his next career milestone to be — board service. He started laying the groundwork for that while still at the company, and now he is a non-executive director for HSBC Holdings, Forrit, Leupold & Stevens and the Software Acquisition Group. He’s also an advisor to 5G Innovation Labs and Tensility Venture Partners. In this episode of Beyond the Blue Badge, Steve talks with host Rich Kaplan about his Microsoft career, the intentional steps needed to find corporate board positions and why your network truly matters.

    • 42 min
    Corporate investing with Adam Coccari

    Corporate investing with Adam Coccari

    Corporate investing with Adam Coccari
    Advice for startups eyeing corporate venture capital
    Adam Coccari leads Intuit Ventures. Before that, he was on the early Microsoft Ventures team, which became M12. Before that, he was a startup founder. Adam shares insights about differences between venture capital and corporate venture capital, or CVC, advice he has for startup leaders and more when he talks with host T.A. McCann.

    • 37 min
    Global Opportunities with Eriko Asai

    Global Opportunities with Eriko Asai

    Embracing change leads to great growth, success
    In this episode of Beyond the Blue Badge, host Michael Rawding talks with Eriko Asai, co-founder of Trinity Indo-Pacific Partners. Before starting her strategic advisory firm, Eriko held notable positions that included director of policy outreach, legal and corporate affairs for Microsoft Japan and President of GE Japan. Eriko and Michael talk about leading while female in Japan, the strengths, challenges and opportunities for business in Japan, her next chapter and words of wisdom for everyone to find what that looks like.

    • 33 min
    Growth by Choice with Haresh Khoobchandani

    Growth by Choice with Haresh Khoobchandani

    Insights on embracing change in a dynamic world 
    In this episode of Beyond the Blue Badge, host Michael Rawding interviews Haresh Khoobchandani, a former Microsoft leader who is now a vice president at Autodesk and the author of “Growth by Choice.” Haresh discusses his leadership philosophy, trends and opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region, and advice for current and aspiring leaders in this rapidly changing world.

    • 36 min
    Leadership Lessons with Jeff Raikes - Part 3 Philanthropy, Entrepreneurship and baseball

    Leadership Lessons with Jeff Raikes - Part 3 Philanthropy, Entrepreneurship and baseball

    In this episode of Beyond the Blue Badge, host Rich Kaplan talks with former Microsoft executive Jeff Raikes, who shares his journey before, during and after working at Microsoft. In the final part of this three-part episode, Jeff talks about leading the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the work he and Tricia Raikes are doing with The Raikes Foundation, being part of a Major League Baseball ownership group and being part of the startup ecosystem.

    • 50 min
    Leadership Lessons with Jeff Raikes — Part 2 Identifying and acting on opportunities

    Leadership Lessons with Jeff Raikes — Part 2 Identifying and acting on opportunities

    In this episode of Beyond the Blue Badge, host Rich Kaplan talks with former Microsoft executive Jeff Raikes, who shares his journey before, during and after working at Microsoft. In Part 3 of this three-part episode, Jeff talks about the opportunities to land business and key strategies he worked on at Microsoft that helped change the world and what he learned from the leadership at Microsoft.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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