Mike Steep is the Executive Director of Stanford Universities’ Digital Cities Program and in this Espresso Shots episode he breaks down the ways to get started in both the corporate and start-up sectors of the disruptive technology industry. Mike is a highly experienced expert in this field and he shares some of the vast knowledge he’s accumulated in his 40+ years of academia and first-hand experience working in this industry. He got his B.A. in American Civilizations from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School and went on to get his M.B.A. in General Management and Finance from the University of Virginia Darden Business School. After graduating, he worked at Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, Apple, Microsoft Corporation, PARC, and a variety of other tech companies and startups. Impressive degrees and work experiences aside, Mike Steep is not just a seasoned professional, he’s a voice from the future hoping to enlighten Java Junkies about the changes they need to be ready for right around the corner. So, what are you waiting for? On the way to your next class? Take a second to listen to these Espresso Shots! Press Play!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:

  • What are the two ideal paths that college grads can travel on to really take advantage of the tech industry
  • Why having a graduate degree in the tech industry is a good thing to have under your belt for a stable career in this field
  • What are the most important skills that you need to succeed in this field
  • How being adaptable is a crucial life skill in a field that changes monthly
  • Why you should read:  Innovation and Its Enemies and Red Team (books all about the complexities of technology)

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