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Columbia University is a mecca of great ideas in one of the world's great metropolises. And with more than 365,000 Columbia alumni who are leaders in every field imaginable and spread across the world, the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) Low Down brings you the latest musings, updates, and insights to delight the left and right sides of the brain.

http://thelowdown.alumni.columbia.edu/

The Low Down Columbia Alumni Association

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Columbia University is a mecca of great ideas in one of the world's great metropolises. And with more than 365,000 Columbia alumni who are leaders in every field imaginable and spread across the world, the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) Low Down brings you the latest musings, updates, and insights to delight the left and right sides of the brain.

http://thelowdown.alumni.columbia.edu/

    CALE 2020: Leadership Innovator Podcast | The Future of Tech Sector Leadership

    CALE 2020: Leadership Innovator Podcast | The Future of Tech Sector Leadership

    Technology leaders today are faced with the intersection of urgent legal, trade, and privacy issues that the tech sector must address. In this podcast, former FTC Commissioner and industry veteran Mozelle Thompson '76CC, '79SIPA, '81LAW discusses this increasingly critical topic.

    • 37 min
    CALE 2020: Who's Saving The Planet - Economics, Energy, Environment, And National Security

    CALE 2020: Who's Saving The Planet - Economics, Energy, Environment, And National Security

    Join Lex Kiefhaber '17BUS, of the Who's Saving the Planet Podcast, and Jason Bordoff, Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, for a timely conversation on the intersection of economics, energy, environment, and national security. These need to be addressed holistically and coherently rather than as separate issues if we are to save our planet.

    • 44 min
    CALE 2020: From Sharecropper to Shareholder

    CALE 2020: From Sharecropper to Shareholder

    In this new podcast, Rendel Solomon '05BUS shares his story and his mission. His great-grandparents were sharecroppers, picking cotton for meager wages. Nearly 70 years later, Rendel bought his 8-year-old niece shares in public companies, creating a new family legacy. Now, through his non-profit One Stock One Future, Rendel is on a mission to instill hope and turn 1 million underserved youth into empowered shareholders.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    CALE 2020: Leadership Innovator Podcast | Becoming a Trusted Leader

    CALE 2020: Leadership Innovator Podcast | Becoming a Trusted Leader

    Leadership Innovator Podcast | Becoming a Trusted Leader
    Caroline Ceniza-Levine ’93BC - Speaker
    Co-Founder and Career Coach
    SixFigureStart

    Inspiration is important, but truly effective leadership requires the ability to engender trust— both within your organization and among your audience. In this segment, Caroline Ceniza-Levine '93BC analyzes this key leadership trait and offers tips on how to cultivate it yourself.

    Caroline Ceniza-Levine '93BC is a longtime recruiter, media personality on career issues and a career coach who helps people make a great living doing work they love.

    A Senior Contributor to Forbes, Caroline also formerly wrote career columns in Money, CNBC and Portfolio. She has appeared as a guest expert on CNN, CNBC, CBS, FOX Business and other outlets.

    As a coach, Caroline has worked with professionals from Amazon, Conde Nast, Goldman Sachs, Google, McKinsey, Tesla, and other leading firms. Caroline teaches at Columbia University, wrote “Jump Ship: 10 Steps To Starting A New Career“ and created the online courses, “Behind The Scenes In The Hiring Process” and “Making FIRE Possible”.

    Caroline specializes in career change and is a multiple-time career changer (classical pianist, banker, consultant, executive recruiter, actor, HR, entrepreneur…). Her latest career adventures include running SixFigureStart® career coaching, and CostaRicaFIRE, a personal finance and real estate site.

    • 38 min
    CALE 2020: Leadership in Times of Crisis

    CALE 2020: Leadership in Times of Crisis

    To kick off the the Columbia Alumni Association's (CAA) Columbia Alumni Leaders Experience (CALE) 2020, tune in to a timely episode of What in the World?, a podcast by Bunmi Akinnusotu '14SIPA, which has been specially prepared for alumni leaders.

    What in the World (https://soundcloud.com/what-in-the-world-podcast) normally explains policy issues such as elections in other countries and trade wars. But behind every policy, is a person. A person or group of people researching ideas and writing arguments. And then there is the person or group of people affected by the policy. This episode gets personal and presents three women who embody the different perspectives of policymaking and whose experiences are connected. These women are leading from where they are despite the world being a mess: Dr. Tener Veenema, a disaster nurse who leads other disaster nurses; Grelia Steele, a vibrant emergency manager and Phebean Akinwande, a Nigerian immigrant who for 30 years has cared for the elderly. This episode was produced in partnership with the Diversity in National Security Network, Ink Stick Media, and Columbia University. Production Assistant is Mandy Kwan.

    • 50 min
    Buchla

    Buchla

    In 1963, a man named Don Buchla made history. Under commission by a pair of avant-garde composers, Buchla designed one of the world’s first modular synthesizers, helping to change the course of pop music. Today Buchla’s earliest creations are prized commodities—the Library of Congress currently owns one, and the Smithsonian reportedly tried to acquire the one belonging to Mills College. Columbia’s Computer Music Center is home to not one but three of his seminal instruments, much of which were most likely soldered together by the inventor himself.

    Now, this rare gem is receiving a first-ever scrupulous restoration. The Low Down's Acacia O’Connor '18JRN checks in with the student group that has spent the past two years patiently coaxing a priceless artifact back to life.

    • 10 min

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Interesting interviews, good insights into today’s big issues, and a great production quality (except for the phone interviews). Hoping for more episodes soon!

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