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#114: Barriers and Blessings

In this episode, gratitude takes center stage as we interview Thomas Gilovich, who discusses the headwinds/tailwinds asymmetry and his research. He tells how gratitude is so important and what that means for young people. Thomas Gilovich is the Irene Blecker Rosenfeld Professor of Psychology at Cornell University and is a pioneer in behavioral economics. He […]

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#113: Overcoming Low Self-Worth

While preparing for their futures, teenagers face many obstacles. One of the most common and often most difficult battles can be depression and low self-worth. In this episode, author Steven Grosso discusses his personal struggles. His advice on managing self-esteem has a valuable message of hope for all young people. Steven Grosso is an author […]

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#112: Mindful Learning

Putting mindfulness into practice can help young people prepare for the world of work. In this episode, Carla Tantillo-Philibert teaches us what it means to practice mindfulness and how it can help students learn and get ready for their futures. Carla Tantillo-Philibert is the founder of Mindful Practices, one of Chicago’s leading organizations for social-emotional […]

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#111: Social Pressure and Teen Entrepreneurship

Social pressures can often prevent teens from branching out and becoming entrepreneurs. In this episode, Carrie Wilkerson discusses the barriers that face adolescents and provides inspiring advice for becoming a young entrepreneur and getting results. Carrie shares her stories and tips on learning how to work, market yourself and build relationships. Carrie Wilkerson is an […]

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#110: Is Productivity Slowing Down?

With technology and this information age, we always hear “the world is changing faster than ever”. But is it? Today’s guest makes the case this is not true.  He says economic growth is slowing down in America, and this has huge implications for your future. Todd and Evan interview Professor Robert Gordon, an influential economist […]

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Todd Yuzuriha and Evan Wilson

Evan is married with two young children and lives in Portland, OR. He's a Partner and the CFO of The Official Manufacturing Company, a strategy, branding and design agency. He's also on the board or a strategic advisor of a few young companies. Previously, he was a Partner at Pacific Crest, a top technology boutique investment bank, which was acquired by Key Bank in 2014. He led the firm’s coverage of the Internet, social media and games, was frequently named to Institutional Investor‘s All-American Research Team and was regularly featured on CNBC and in The New York Times & The Wall Street Journal. Evan graduated from Linfield College, where he played basketball, studied finance and computer science and was an Academic All-American.

Todd is passionate about personal finance and began investing at age 12. He retired as Vice President of Engi-neering for Logitech, where he led product development of the company's audio and video game products. Previously he was Senior Vice President of Engineering for Labtec, Senior Director at Sharp Microelectronics, and Engineering Manager at Tektronix. Todd has a bachelor's degree in engineering from Stanford, a master's degree in engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the University of Portland. Todd is married and has 3 children. He serves on the boards of Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, Washington and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District and plays trumpet.