18 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

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

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 Podcast Season 2 Wrap Up

    In Reality Podcast Season 2 Wrap Up

    Season 2 was filled with brilliant insights presented by a diverse group of guests. We covered topics like surviving the pandemic, inequality, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, how to pivot, and even the science behind making decisions.


    In season 3, we’re increasing the number of episodes and expanding the subjects covered to include more about launching a startup, business resilience, managing a marketing program, and much more. 


    In the meantime, listen to our current and past episodes for insights and lessons to help navigate a course to business and personal success.

    • 1 min
    Roadmap to Smarter Decisions

    Roadmap to Smarter Decisions

    We make a lot of decisions in our everyday lives both big and small. Are our decisions made from a quality decision making process, from a gut feeling, or do they happen by luck? How do we train ourselves to be good decision makers?


    As we continue in the celebration of Women’s History Month, our host John Rebecchi, Ph.D. (M.B.A. ’83) welcomes Annie Duke. Annie Duke is an author, corporate speaker and consultant in the decision-making space. She is also the co-founder of The Alliance for Decision Education and a former professional poker player.


    In today’s episode, we’ll learn ways to identify what is holding us back, how to map and implement our decision process and the importance of embracing the uncertainty.


    Get in touch with Annie Duke: www.annieduke.com. Join the conversation with Annie on Facebook and on Twitter @AnnieDuke


    Support us by sharing or reviewing our podcast series. Recaps and links to each episode can also be found on our blog, The Achievement Index.


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    • 33 min
    Getting to Equality

    Getting to Equality

    In today’s episode, we’ll discuss pay equality, social inequality, and the lack of women in C-suite positions. As we head into Women’s History Month, our host John Rebecchi, Ph.D. (M.B.A. ’83) welcomes Terri Alessi-Miceli, President and CEO of Hauppauge Industrial Association of Long Island (HIA-LI). We’ll learn through Terri’s experience the importance of practicing the profession of business, the concept of work-life blending, and the key to creating equality and opportunity.


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    • 23 min
    The Power of Pivoting

    The Power of Pivoting

    As we reach the end of 2020, we can see that the pandemic has disturbed our economy. For many, it requires for business owners and entrepreneurs to pivot. In this episode, we’ll hear from two guest who have to change their business model from in person approach to online services. Our first guest is Bettina Skye, an actress and owner of a small business in providing entertainment for corporate events and parties. We’ll learn how Bettina translates the skills that she has to match the connection that people need. Our second guest is Mary Kahrs, Executive Director of Childbearing Family Alliance (CFA). CFA is an organization run by moms, for moms with four divisions: Parents-to-be, New Parents, Parent Child and Preschool programs. Listen in as we learn how our guests transitioned through the change and the implications for the future.


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    Support us by sharing or reviewing our podcast series. Recaps and the link to each episode can also be found on our blog, The Achievement Index.


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    • 21 min
    Realizing Your Potential

    Realizing Your Potential

    Is it more important to focus on people or profit when running your own company? According to Bob Chapman, Chairman & CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, caring about people and having an impact on the lives around you is more important than making a profit. In this episode, we'll learn as Bob explains how a people-centric approach allows employees to rise to their full potential, and as a result, the company will profit.


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    Support us by sharing or reviewing our podcast series. Recaps and the link to each episode can also be found on our blog, The Achievement Index.


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    • 26 min
    Cutting Through the Noise

    Cutting Through the Noise

    Imagine launching your new product coinciding to the week of the lockdown due to the pandemic. The year 2020 has thrown us a curve ball and everything has changed; consumer behavior is no exception.


    In this episode, we chat with Bruce Wilpon and Tomas Larsson, co-founders of EBBS, a brand-new craft beer brewing company and Fountain, a CBD infused premium craft sparkling water.


    We'll learn how Bruce and Tomas developed their brand, finding the white space in a crowded category, together with the importance of applying optimism and humor in finding solutions. Listen in as Bruce and Tomas share their entrepreneurial journey in taking a brand to the market in the age of the pandemic on today’s episode.


    Connect with Bruce and Tomas: EBBS (https://drinkebbs.com/) and Fountain (https://hellofountain.com/).


    Support us by sharing or reviewing our podcast series. Recaps and the link to each episode can also be found on our blog, The Achievement Index (https://blogs.nyit.edu/the_achievement_index?tag=Podcast)


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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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23 Ratings

23 Ratings

jdas7 ,

Amazing Podcast

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

Vivek NYIT ,

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!

KitanaNanananan ,

Podcast Suggestion

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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