63 episodes

Welcome to In Reality: Lessons from Leaders and Entrepreneurs hosted by New York Tech alum, John Rebecchi, Ph.D. (M.B.A.’83). You’ll hear thoughtful and revealing conversations as our guests open up about finding and translating their passion into a business, how leaders inspire others to follow their vision, and even talk about making mistakes, but always looking for solutions.



With varied backgrounds from running startups to multinational companies, each guest provides a unique perspective on problem-solving, decision making, and how to confront the challenges of running a business.



This podcast is co-produced by New York Institute of Technology’s School of Management, Strategic Communications and External Affairs and John Rebecchi, Ph.D.

In Reality: Lessons from Leaders and Entrepreneurs New York Institute of Technology’s School of Management

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Welcome to In Reality: Lessons from Leaders and Entrepreneurs hosted by New York Tech alum, John Rebecchi, Ph.D. (M.B.A.’83). You’ll hear thoughtful and revealing conversations as our guests open up about finding and translating their passion into a business, how leaders inspire others to follow their vision, and even talk about making mistakes, but always looking for solutions.



With varied backgrounds from running startups to multinational companies, each guest provides a unique perspective on problem-solving, decision making, and how to confront the challenges of running a business.



This podcast is co-produced by New York Institute of Technology’s School of Management, Strategic Communications and External Affairs and John Rebecchi, Ph.D.

    Reimagining Data Analytics with AI

    Reimagining Data Analytics with AI

    What experiences do CEOs face when attempting to secure funds for groundbreaking AI products? For our final episode of season 8, host John Rebecchi (M.B.A. ’83), Ph.D., sat down with Sarah Nagy, CEO of Seek Ai. Seek Ai simplifies data access for businesses with an AI-powered platform, increasing productivity by automating coding tasks across organizations.
    Nagy began her career at ITG as a Quant, specializing in algorithmic trading strategies. She then directed enterprise data product development at two startups, Edison and Predata, both of which achieved successful exits. Nagy then led the consumer data team at Citadel's Ashler Capital before launching Seek Ai in 2021.
    In this episode, Nagy will share her experiences working as a Quant and in AI startups, particularly focusing on using AI for data analysis in large organizations. We will explore successful pitches to investors and the essential criteria they prioritize when evaluating AI-focused startups. Nagy will also provide firsthand insights into her transition to CEO and the strategies involved in scaling a startup.
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    About The In Reality Podcast:
    Lessons from Leaders and Entrepreneurs, a School of Management podcast, is hosted by John Rebecchi (M.B.A. '83), Ph.D., founder of Strategy + Culture Consulting, and features interviews with thought leaders, entrepreneurs from startups to multinational companies, and experts in fields shaping the future of business.

    • 28 min
    • video
    Unlocking Opportunities in the Digital Age: LIVE 4-4-2024

    Unlocking Opportunities in the Digital Age: LIVE 4-4-2024

    In our second simulcast show, "Unlocking Opportunities for Job Seekers and Employers in the Digital Age," we will discuss the latest trends shaping the digital job market, explore insights into effective career planning strategies, and gain insights on innovative approaches to talent acquisition and workforce development. This event was held on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at New York Tech. Thanks for watching and don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe!
    Keynote Speaker: Maria Themistocleous-Frey, CEO and Founder of Executive Consultants of New York, Corp.
    Guest Speaker: Diane Ferrante, Vice President of Human Resources, Oliver, Inc. Keith Stewart, President at SCG Recruiting
    Event Host: Deborah Y. Cohn, (M.B.A. '89), Ph.D., M.Phil., Interim Dean and Professor, New York Tech School of Management
    Podcast Host and Moderator: John Rebecchi M.B.A. ('83), Ph.D.
    This event was held on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at New York Tech. Thanks for watching and don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe!
    About The In Reality Podcast: Lessons from Leaders and Entrepreneurs, a School of Management podcast, is hosted by John Rebecchi (M.B.A. '83), Ph.D., founder of Strategy + Culture Consulting, and features interviews with thought leaders, entrepreneurs from startups to multinational companies, and experts in fields shaping the future of business.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Unleashing Your Full Potential

    Unleashing Your Full Potential

    In this episode, our host John Rebecchi (M.B.A. ’83), Ph.D., sat down with Eric Adelman, CEO and Business Coach of Bigger Cup Consulting. With expertise in coaching C-level executives, founders and entrepreneurs, Eric empowers his clients to confidently grow, scale and lead their businesses with intention. Eric leverages his personal experience of establishing, overseeing, expanding, and selling a multi million-dollar business to guide clients toward their goals.
    Eric will share insights on how to scale a business, increasing revenue, maintaining focus, overcoming hiring challenges and how to develop the soft skills that contribute to success. Explore the reasons behind how personal relationships, professional networking, and referrals can fast-track job seeker's success in landing a job. Plus, we will discover the importance of strategic time blocking for both value creation and reflection, cultivating resourcefulness, and the valuable lessons that come from failures.
    Hit subscribe and never miss an episode! You can find us in on Podbean, Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more. Don't forget to share your thoughts by leaving a review!
    About The In Reality Podcast:
    Lessons from Leaders and Entrepreneurs, a School of Management podcast, is hosted by John Rebecchi (M.B.A. '83), Ph.D., founder of Strategy + Culture Consulting, and features interviews with thought leaders, entrepreneurs from startups to multinational companies, and experts in fields shaping the future of business.

    • 26 min
    April 4 Live Podcast Event Trailer: Unlocking Opportunities for Job Seekers and Employers in the Digital Age

    April 4 Live Podcast Event Trailer: Unlocking Opportunities for Job Seekers and Employers in the Digital Age

    Please join New York Tech School of Management for the In Reality Podcast’s second live simulcast event, titled “Unlocking Opportunities for Job Seekers and Employers in the Digital Age.” Discover how to navigate the digital job marketplace, implement the latest career planning strategies, and stay ahead in today's business environment.
    Featuring: Maria Themistocleous-Frey, CEO and founder of Executive Consultants of New York, Corp., and Diane Ferrante, Vice President of Human Resources, Oliver, Inc., along with the New York Tech School of Management’s In Reality Podcast host, John Rebecchi (M.B.A. ‘83), Ph.D., and an additional guest speakers!
    Take part in the event by registering or exploring additional information here: Unlocking Opportunities for Job Seekers and Employers in the Digital Age. (https://www.nyit.edu/events/in_reality_unlocking_opportunities)
    This event is hosted by Deborah Y. Cohn, (M.B.A. '89), Ph.D., M.Phil., Interim Dean and Professor, New York Tech School of Management.
    About The Podcast
    In Reality: Lessons from Leaders and Entrepreneurs, a School of Management podcast, is hosted by John Rebecchi (M.B.A. '83), Ph.D., founder of Strategy + Culture Consulting, and features interviews with thought leaders, entrepreneurs from startups to multinational companies, and experts in fields shaping the future of business.

    • 1 min
    Purpose Driven Career Development

    Purpose Driven Career Development

    In this episode, our host John Rebecchi (M.B.A. ’83), Ph.D. welcomes Brad Karsh, Founder and CEO of JB Training Solutions —a boutique learning and development company dedicated to supporting professionals throughout their career journey. As an accomplished public speaker and executive coach, Brand has made appearances on CNN, CNBC, and Dr. Phil, while also being featured in renowned publications like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, and USA Today.
    Tune in as we explore insights on overcoming challenges in your job search, advancing in your career, and understanding today's effective hiring practices. Brad emphasizes the importance of not only fine-tuning your resume but also prioritizing networking. Brad will share the importance of a thoughtful hiring process and the implementation of a program focused on recognizing and rewarding employees. Gain practical insights into securing employment, understanding the importance of going above and beyond at work, and the path to thriving in your professional journey.
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    • 24 min
    Driving Success through Strategic Risk Management

    Driving Success through Strategic Risk Management

    In today's business world, business owners and leaders are weary due to the growing challenges of cyber threats and rapid shifts in technology, politics, and the environment. This highlights the crucial role of implementing a risk management program for organizational resilience and sustainability.
    Podcast host John Rebecchi (M.B.A. ’83), Ph.D. welcomes special guest Catherine A. Allen, New York Tech's Board of Trustee, and Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Santa Fe Group, a strategic consulting company based in Santa Fe, NM. With over three decades of experience, Catherine stands out as an exceptional leader in technology strategy and financial services, and is recognized as a key influencer in pioneering business innovation. Today, Catherine is Chairman of the Santa Fe Group, specializing in briefings to C-level executives and boards of directors in financial institutions and critical infrastructure sectors. Additionally, offering management services for strategic industry initiatives, featuring programs like the Shared Assessments Program, which is designed to address and mitigate third-party risks.
    We'll explore the critical risk concerns, including cybersecurity, quantum computing, geopolitics, and the rapid pace of technological change. Allen will share the significance of artificial intelligence (AI) as both a risk and opportunity from supporting productivity and innovation to workforce distributions and its use as a disinformation generator. We'll also discover the significance of finding the right mentors, the value of continuous learning, the importance of reinventing oneself to meet market demands, and the readiness to pivot when necessary.
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    • 29 min

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25 Ratings

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Amazing Podcast

Currently a business student and found this to be a great listen! Totally worth the time and definitely recommend!

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Life Changing Podcast

Just listened to the latest episode of this podcast, and as a current business student, it was very inspirational. I am always looking for podcasts on successful entrepreneurs to learn more about how to suceed in business, and this podcast does just that!

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I think this podcast is great. One suggestion I have is to ask the guests to provide more lessons or key takeaways. I found this to be the most informative part of the podcast and would love to hear more on this aspect of the guests’ lives.

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