32 episodes

The podcast is based on a best-selling book, The Founder’s Dilemmas, and is grounded in rigorous research into how to avoid the typical startup pitfalls. Co-hosted by Dean Dr. Noam Wasserman (Yeshiva University's Sy Syms School of Business) and Charlie Harary (entrepreneur, CEO, professor and radio host).

Founder's Dilemmas Charlie Harary and Noam Wasserman

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The podcast is based on a best-selling book, The Founder’s Dilemmas, and is grounded in rigorous research into how to avoid the typical startup pitfalls. Co-hosted by Dean Dr. Noam Wasserman (Yeshiva University's Sy Syms School of Business) and Charlie Harary (entrepreneur, CEO, professor and radio host).

    The Challenges of Founding a Non-Profit, Part 2: Dr. Jonathan Donath of Daily Giving

    The Challenges of Founding a Non-Profit, Part 2: Dr. Jonathan Donath of Daily Giving

    Dr. Jonathan Donath delves into leadership and entrepreneurial lessons he learned from his two founding experiences.  He discusses the evolution of his professional career as a chiropractor, his dilemmas about selling his practice, and his recent transition from owner of a private practice to employee in a larger healthcare company.

    Produced by Uri Westrich

    • 26 min
    The Challenges of Founding a Non-Profit, Part 1: Dr. Jonathan Donath of Daily Giving

    The Challenges of Founding a Non-Profit, Part 1: Dr. Jonathan Donath of Daily Giving

    After founding a successful private practice, Dr. Jonathan Donath had an idea for a non-profit that would collect $1 per day from thousands of donors and distribute the funds to a different recipient every day.  That idea became Daily Giving, which in 4 years has distributed $7.5 million to dozens of charities.  Jonathan discusses the lessons learned from both founding experiences and some of the unique challenges he faced along the way.

     Produced by Uri Westrich 

    • 25 min
    Listener Q&A – “Which founder’s dilemmas are applicable to low-tech businesses and startups?”

    Listener Q&A – “Which founder’s dilemmas are applicable to low-tech businesses and startups?”

    Charlie Harary and Dean Noam Wasserman explore which founder’s dilemmas are universal and which only apply to high-potential startups, with implications for for-profits vs. non-profits, small businesses, and family businesses.

     Produced by Uri Westrich 

    • 20 min
    Listener Q&A - “Pivoting is a New Term for Failure”: Lessons from Instagram and Lean Startup

    Listener Q&A - “Pivoting is a New Term for Failure”: Lessons from Instagram and Lean Startup

    Charlie Harary and Dean Noam Wasserman tackle a listener question about the impact of pivots on the startup and the team, and examples of Lean Startup being applied at Sy Syms.

     Produced by Uri Westrich 

    • 23 min
    Can You be Innovative in a Regulated Industry, and Found a Tech Company Without Tech Expertise? Founder-CEO Gilles Gade of Cross River Bank

    Can You be Innovative in a Regulated Industry, and Found a Tech Company Without Tech Expertise? Founder-CEO Gilles Gade of Cross River Bank

    Prominent founder-CEO Gilles (Yaakov) Gade joins Charlie Harary and Dean Noam Wasserman (and the Sy Syms Honors Program students) again to discuss why an innovative visionary is attracted to regulated industries, how he was able to found tech-heavy Cross River Bank without having a tech background, and other founding challenges he has faced.
     Produced by Uri Westrich

    • 32 min
    Can You Have Explosive Growth but Maintain Your Early Culture? Founder-CEO Gilles Gade of Cross River Bank

    Can You Have Explosive Growth but Maintain Your Early Culture? Founder-CEO Gilles Gade of Cross River Bank

    Prominent founder-CEO Gilles (Yaakov) Gade joins Charlie Harary and Dean Noam Wasserman (and the Sy Syms Honors Program students) to explore the power of focusing on values, how to maintain that focus despite explosive growth, how R’ Jonathan Sacks zt”l shaped the founding of his company, and other founding dilemmas he has faced at Cross River Bank.

     Produced by Uri Westrich 

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

Groupsterman ,

Great show

Absolutely love Charlie Harary and the daily boost he does and as an entrepreneur, really excited for this show!

@123ezstreet ,

Amazing podcast

This was the podcast I didn’t know I wanted. I’m not an entrepreneur but love hearing Charlie and Dean Wasserman talk.

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