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#76 – Mark A. Herschberg on the workplace and your career

My guest for this episode is Mark A. Herschberg. Mark is the author of an excellent book called The Career Toolkit: Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You. Mark has had a career in diverse sectors, launching and developing new ventures at startups, in Fortune 500 companies, and in academia. He helped start the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program at MIT, the “career success accelerator,” where he teaches annually. Mark’s education includes a B.S. in physics, a B.S. in electrical engineering & computer science, and an M.Eng. in electrical engineering & computer science. He has worked with the Harvard Business School and with many non-profits as well. Mark has written other works as well, including the provocative “Book Publishers are an Anachronism.” On a lighter note, he was once one of the top-ranked ballroom dancers in the country and now lives in New York City, where he is known for his diverse cufflink collection. Talking to him was a breeze and a pleasure: he knows a lot, and he is as articulate a speaker as he is skilled a writer.