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Formula for Success

Formula for Success podcast

Formula for Success is a podcast from the Stuart School of Business at Illinois Institute of Technology.

Season one explores the intersection of technology and business. We’ll be chatting with Stuart faculty and some amazing alumni to hear about their journeys navigating the business world and applying lessons learned at Stuart to their everyday lives.

Episode 1: The Intersection of Business, Environment, and Design

Weslynne Ashton

Associate Professor Weslynne Ashton, a sustainable systems architect, introduces us to the concept of industrial ecology—building our industrial systems to align with the natural ecosystem and taking an all encompassing approach to making our food systems more equitable.

Episode 2: A Framework for Good Thinking

Marian Cook

Marian Cook, digital transformation strategist and Stuart School of Business adjunct faculty, describes the principles that have led her to a successful career—have fun, be authentic, get involved, run towards the problem, create your brand, and apply to jobs that you’re unqualified for. She also talks about the importance of a tech education and a formulaic approach to networking.

Episode 3: The Journey of a Selfless Entrepreneur

Linxin Wen

Linxin Wen, (M.P.A. ’15) CEO and co-founder of the food delivery platform Chowbus, talks about building a food delivery business while he was a student at Stuart, what has set him apart on his path to raising $70 million in funding from investors, and the importance of remembering the bad days.

Episode 4: Being a Change Agent

Myetie Hamilton

Vice President and Executive Director Myetie Hamilton (M.P.A. ’03) from City Year Chicago explains her work to elevate and empower young people while driving positive change in the world, and how her background working at Chicago Public Schools led her to devote her career to those in under-resourced areas.

Learn More About Stuart Programs

Stuart School of Business offers dynamic degree programs that bridge business and technology at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels. We also have a variety of certificate programs and IBM Skills Academy courses designed for busy professionals.

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