Sep 17, 2021

NGPF Podcast: Mark Herschberg on Developing a Toolkit for Career Success

Author. Entrepreneur. Educator. If you want to know what it takes to succeed in the careers of the future, you need to listen to Mark Herschberg. In this podcast, he shares some of his favorite classroom activities that he developed in his two decades as an MIT instructor, as well as insights into the skills that students need to succeed. Podcast listeners also have the opportunity to receive a free copy of Mark's book, The Career Toolkit. Just listen to the podcast and complete this form [12/2/21 Note: Book offer no longer available].  


  • 0:00~1:10 Introduction
  • 1:10~2:34 Career path to becoming a CTO
  • 2:34~4:18 Encouraging innovation at large institutions
  • 4:18~5:34 Experience teaching for the first time
  • 5:34~8:39 Exhibiting leadership regardless of title
  • 8:39~10:48 Fundamental tips on communication
  • 10:48~13:41 Teaching soft skills through role-playing
  • 13:41~14:11 A word from NGPF
  • 14:11~19:31 Two activity ideas to increase communication skills
  • 19:31~21:40 Importance of learning how to negotiate
  • 21:40~22:54 How The Career Toolkit came to be
  • 22:54~24:17 Ethics in a corporate environment
  • 24:17~25:27 Charging correctly for externalities
  • 25:27~26:46 Conclusion



Lots more podcasts where this one came from...check out the NGPF Podcast page for more conversations with personal finance movers and shakers! 

About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.

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