Episode #040: Ben Carpenter, Author, The Bigs: The Secrets Nobody Tells Students and Young Professionals

Ben CarpenterToday, we steer a slightly different direction than we have of late on the podcast.

We’ve talked at length recently about how the nature of work is changing and the emergence of the “portfolio lifestyle.”

But in today’s episode, we talk with a man who is all about the benefits of climbing the corporate ladder, and why it might be the right path for you too.

He’s a man who’s had success not only in the “The Bigs” (short for The Big Leagues), but Ben Carpenter has also seen success as an entrepreneur. He shares about these experiences and more in his new book The Bigs: The Secrets Nobody Tells Students and Young Professionals About How to Find a Great Job, Do a Great Job, Be a Leader, Start a Business, Stay Out of Trouble, and Live A Happy Life.

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If you see yourself as more the traditional job type, then you need to hear this conversation. Listen in to learn from Ben’s experiences leading one of the most respected and profitable firms on Wall Street.

In today’s episode and his new book, Ben will share how to:

  • Choose a career
  • Find a great job
  • DO a great job
  • Be a leader
  • Start a business
  • Manage  your money
  • Stay out of trouble
  • Live a happy life
  • And a lot more!

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Ben Carpenter in Action

Ben Carpenter Resources

Visit Ben’s website for more on his speaking and writing.

You can preorder your copy of The Bigs: The Secrets Nobody Tells Students and Young Professionals About How to Find a Great Job, Do a Great Job, Be a Leader, Start a Business, Stay Out of Trouble, and Live A Happy Life right now.

Ben has produced 13 videos answering questions from the book like Why Students Need to Read the Bigs, How to Choose a Career, and How to Get Job Interviews. You can few the full list of videos here.

Ben’s Book Recommendation

Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Connecting with Ben

If you’d like to connect or network with Ben, or let him know your thoughts on today’s episode, consider sending him a tweet. You can reach out to him via @BenCarpenter22 on Twitter.

You might also consider clicking the link below and tweeting it. I’ll notice it, thank you and tell my followers how wonderful you are. And Ben just might do the same.

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