Today, many aspiring MBAs and MBA graduates want to join start-ups or launch such companies themselves. Is entrepreneurship as exciting as it seems? Is it really for you? mbaMission Founder Jeremy Shinewald has teamed up with Venture for America and CBS Interactive to launch Smart People Should Build Things: The Venture for America Podcast. Each week, Shinewald interviews another entrepreneur so you can hear the gritty stories of their ups and downs on the road to success.
The ninth podcast episode features guest Neil Capel, the founder and chairman of personalized marketing communication company Sailthru. Capel gives Shinewald some insight on how he made his way to where he is today, touching on these stories among many others:
- Coming to the United States from England on a whim after falling in love and then scoring a job at Morgan Stanley
- Working on a number of start-ups with varying levels of success before launching Sailthru in 2008
- Learning to lead a quickly growing firm by example—and realizing that the leader’s weaknesses can easily become the company’s weaknesses
Subscribe to the podcast series to find out how Capel and numerous other entrepreneurs navigated their way to success!