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FWD: Thinking is a podcast about bold professionals who have challenged the status quo to recreate their careers. They've grown out of the cracks in the org chart, punched above their titles, and when all else failed, started their own companies. Hosted by Khe Hy and created by Quartz, this podcast traces the blueprints that lead to a more fulfilling work life.

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FWD: Thinking is a podcast about bold professionals who have challenged the status quo to recreate their careers. They've grown out of the cracks in the org chart, punched above their titles, and when all else failed, started their own companies. Hosted by Khe Hy and created by Quartz, this podcast traces the blueprints that lead to a more fulfilling work life.

    Launching Feb. 21: Should This Exist?

    Launching Feb. 21: Should This Exist?

     In the trailer for Should This Exist?, you’ll get a sneak peek (err, listen!) into the first episodes: a wearable that hacks your brain with electric fields so you can learn like a kid again; an AI-driven tool that translates between human and animal languages; a fully automated chatbot that offers one-on-one therapy; and more. Premiering February 21, 2019.

    • 1 min
    Ryan Fitzgibbon left IDEO to rebrand gay media

    Ryan Fitzgibbon left IDEO to rebrand gay media

    Ryan Fitzgibbon quit his job as a communication designer at IDEO to launch the queer lifestyle magazine “Hello Mr.” Fitzgibbon’s shares how his own vulnerability permeated the publication and how adults can retain a childlike curiosity.

    • 27 min
    How Leighann Lord de-risked her career transition to stand-up comedy

    How Leighann Lord de-risked her career transition to stand-up comedy

    Twenty-five years after working in marketing communications, Leighann Lord’s stand-up has appeared on HBO and Comedy Central. Find out how she managed to juggle her day job with night gigs and whether “follow your passion” is good advice.

    • 24 min
    Mike Zapata - From SEAL Team Six to professional investor

    Mike Zapata - From SEAL Team Six to professional investor

    Mike Zapata started his own hedge fund after spending a decade as a Navy SEAL. Learn how Zapata applied skills he learned as a SEAL to his career in finance and what training at the bottom of a pool without oxygen can teach you about stress.

    • 25 min
    Manoush Zomorodi: Ditching your high-profile career to go it alone

    Manoush Zomorodi: Ditching your high-profile career to go it alone

    Manoush Zomorodi launched Stable Genius Productions, a women-led podcast company after sexual harassment allegations rocked WNYC. Discover how to build a business when you quit sooner than anticipated and how to negotiate with a co-founder.

    • 25 min
    FWD: Thinking Trailer

    FWD: Thinking Trailer

    FWD: Thinking is a podcast about bold professionals who have challenged the status quo to recreate their careers. They've grown out of the cracks in the org chart, punched above their titles, and when all else failed, started their own companies. Hosted by Khe Hy and created by Quartz, this podcast traces the blueprints that lead to a more fulfilling work life.

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

Shefaliraina ,

Compelling + phenomenal

The Fwd:thinking podcast makes for a compelling and phenomenal listen. Khe has done an incredible job and I cannot wait for the next season!

akhnyc ,

So useful, sharing with all recent grads

Traditional careers are changing, this is the perfect guide!

Aurorakb ,

Making the leap

I’ve followed Khe’s work for a while and he’s addressing a real problem with clear advice: the future will have different types of jobs and our ability to re-learn and step out of our comfort zone will be key. He has done that and is doing that and interview other people who’s doing it. If you’re on the edge of making a leap this podcast will have so much actionable content to help you get going.

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