Pick Yourself Up If You Get Knocked Down with Jeff Wald
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Jeff Wald is the founder of Work Market, an enterprise software platform that enables companies to manage freelancers. He has also founded several other technology companies including Spinback, a social media sharing platform. He is an active angel investor and start-up advisor, as well as serving on numerous public and private Boards of Directors. He is also the author of the Amazon Best Seller ‘The End of Jobs: The Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations’. Jeff talks about the importance of resilience and why we must always push through the challenges we face. He also discusses the value of executing upon ideas, and the strength it takes in order to do so.
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Jeff’s first start-up went bankrupt, partly due to his fear of asking for help. Even in the aftermath of its failure, Jeff was not forthcoming in asking for help. For this reason, he has learned about the strength of vulnerability.
Meeting the parent of one of his protégés, Jeff was told that the value he has given to others has truly changed lives. Helping others is the most empowering force for good in the world.
Jeff views IT as very far ahead of the curve in terms of society. It is extraordinarily agile, and contains some of the finest and most skilled practitioners in the world.
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