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Getting to Equality

Blog | Feb 26, 2021

In today’s episode, we’ll discuss pay equality, social inequality, and the lack of women in C-suite positions. As we head into Women’s History Month, our host John Rebecchi, Ph.D. (M.B.A. ’83) welcomes Terri Alessi-Miceli, President and CEO of Hauppauge Industrial Association of Long Island (HIA-LI). We’ll learn through Terri’s experience the importance of practicing the profession of business, the concept of work-life blending, and the key to creating equality and opportunity.
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The Power of Pivoting: Bettina Skye and Mary Kahrs

Blog | Jan 12, 2021

As we reach the end of 2020, we can see that the pandemic has disturbed our economy. For many, it requires for business owners and entrepreneurs to pivot. In this episode, we’ll hear from two guest who have to change their business model from in person approach to online services.
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Cutting through the Noise: Bruce Wilpon and Tomas Larsson

Blog | Dec 02, 2020

Imagine launching your new product coinciding with the week of the pandemic lockdown. In this episode, we chat with Bruce Wilpon and Tomas Larsson, cofounders of EBBS Brewing and Fountain Co., a CBD infused premium craft sparkling water to discuss how they handled launching their product during a pandemic.
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Turning Struggle into Success

Blog | Nov 16, 2020

In this week's episode of In Reality: Lessons from Leaders and Entrepreneurs, Derrick Bernard Webster, Executive Director of New York Tech’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, discusses how sacrifice and resilience are essential to becoming an entrepreneur.
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Stepping Up to the Challenge: Arjun Rai

Blog | Nov 02, 2020

Arjun Rai, (B.S. '15) the founder and CEO of HelloWoofy, is interviewed in our third episode of season two! In the episode, Arjun describes the importance of networking, having momentum, and persevering through difficulty. Those key factors helped him on his entrepreneurial journey and got him to where he is today.
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Leading By Example

Blog | Oct 19, 2020

John Resechi chats with Dan Rodenbush, President and CEO of Oliver, Inc. In the episode, Rodenbush emphasizes the significance of transparency powered by strong core values to ensure business success. With Rodenbush's multifaceted background, he lead Oliver Inc to become an industry powerhouse inn packaging and printing solutions.,
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Purposeful Innovator: Tom Szaky

Blog | Oct 05, 2020

In Reality: Lessons from Leaders and Entrepreneurs is back for season two! In this first episode of the new season, John interviews Tom Szaky, and we learn about TerraCycle, a company trying to eliminate the idea of waste.
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Starting a Business to Help Others

Blog | Dec 17, 2019

Ron Montgomery, the founder and owner of Six Juice, discusses the importance of putting in the time and being passionate when starting a business in the latest episode of In Reality: Lessons from Leaders and Entrepreneurs.
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Embracing and Learning from Failure

Blog | Nov 18, 2019

Dr. James Hayward, President and CEO of Applied DNA Sciences, is interviewed in the latest podcast episode where he provides advice on making mistakes and owning failure.
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In Reality Podcast Presents "The Power of Honesty"

Blog | Nov 01, 2019

In episode three of In Reality: Lessons from Leaders and Entrepreneurs, Michele Gay and Madison Mallardi, founders of LimeLife, discuss the importance of being honest business leaders and redefining success.
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