Episode # 60: How many times have you said "I wish they taught that in school"? Mark Herschberg felt the same way and decided to do something about it. His book is full of exercises and tangible take aways to improve your skills in Career Planning, Leadership and Management, and Communication, Networking and Negotiations. I had a chance to pick Mark's brain in each of these areas and his answers are so refreshingly simple and thoughtful. If you are looking to improve your skills in any of these areas, do not miss this interview!
Mark is the author of The Career Toolkit, Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You. Educated at MIT, Mark has spent his career launching and fixing new ventures at startups, Fortune 500s, and academia. He’s developed new software languages, online marketplaces, new authentication systems, and tracked criminals and terrorists on the dark web. Mark helped create the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program, MIT’s “Career Success Accelerator”, where he’s taught for twenty years. Mark also serves on the boards of non-profits Techie Youth and Plant a Million Corals.