Learn from someone who has done it all. And doesn’t normally give interviews.
Listen to the full recording of our interview with John Engelman, for tips, advice and insights from a guy who’s made the journey from lawyer to private equity dealmaker to media and entertainment entrepreneur and executive.
00:01:40 – Meet our guest, John Engelman. Sounds like he’s been busy for the past few years.
00:03:45 – From crisis control to strategic planning: The transition from law partner to businessperson.
00:04:58 – When (and if) a law degree is a good path to the business world.
00:07:19 – An MBA, JD, both, or neither?
00:09:12 – The skill a would-be-entrepreneur needs to master. (Is entrepreneurship class a contradiction?)
00:12:48 – Media & entertainment: The most dynamic, regulated, and international industry out there. Are they paying me or am I paying them?
00:15:37 – The lifecycle of a media property (for Linda, the hills are still alive with the sound of music).
00:19:27 – The definition of good networking? Mom was right – you really should be nice to your roommate.
00:22:39 – Top tips for negotiating and the biggest negotiating mistakes people make.
00:26:43 – What separates a good businessperson from a bad businessperson. Hint: it isn’t IQ points.
00:29:14 – The secret of maintaining a work-life balance and the tragic risk of burnout.
00:35:12 – John’s best piece of advice for someone considering a career in business or law.
Subscribe to Admissions Straight Talk in iTunes so you don’t miss any segments! Stay in the admissions know.
*Theme music is courtesy of podcastthemes.com.
• Case Interview Secrets and More with Victor Cheng
• MBAs Across America: The Coolest HBS Internship
• Interview with Anne Perigo, UM Master in Entrepreneurship
• Jeff Reid on Entrepreneurship
• Dr. Douglas Stayman Shares the Scoop on Cornell Tech NYC