Erik Severinghaus

Author of SCALING YOUR EVEREST. The cult of entrepreneurship has taken on many ideals and practices over the years, some that are more toxic than others. The commercialization of networking events, “struggle porn”, idolizing a handful of successful tech founders are a handful of examples that have fueled an unhealthy relationship with our work and…

Rate.com Founder

White Sox fans have an especially close connection to Guaranteed Rate — the company that purchased the naming rights to the team’s stadium in 2016. The company’s founder, Victor Ciardelli, is happy to keep it that way. Victor grew up in the Chicago suburb of Oak Brook. Back then, classmates wouldn’t have predicted Victor would…

Netflix Co-founder

For more than 150 million paying subscribers, Netflix is a beloved content provider, offering access to hit shows like “Stranger Things” and “Narcos” and many others. But in fact, the company’s backstory rivals the kind of suspense-filled dramas that streaming sensations are made of. Today Netflix is a household name. But back in 1997, streaming movies…

Utilizing Mixed Reality and Exceptional Human Resources

  Heather Baker, VP of talent at InContext Solutions, and Joe Wegreke, Director of human capital consulting at TriNet, join Scott in-studio at WGN Radio in downtown Chicago to discuss mixed reality and human resource services. Mixed reality, a combination of virtual and augmented reality, is a futuristic, Jetsons-esque idea that will soon be the…