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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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#109: Wishing Upon a Star – Creating Music for Disney

We want our listeners to dream big when pursuing a career. This episode’s guest did just that – he grew up in a small town in Oregon and went on to become a giant in the music industry. Todd and Evan interview David Metzer, a Tony Award-nominated music composer, arranger and orchestrator who has a long […]

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#108: Overcoming Barriers as a Female in STEM

Today’s guest has a passion for scientific discovery. This episode’s guest Amber Yang won the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award for her impressive astrophysics project. Amber discusses her project, and personal stories related to pursuing science and the representation of women in STEM. From her experience on a robotics team to science classes, Amber has […]

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#107: Piggy Banks or Money Apps?

More and more we are living in a cashless society. In this episode, hosts Todd and Evan discuss trends in teaching money management to kids. Guest Gregg Murset is the CEO of BusyKid, a money app that helps parents teach their kids how to manage their allowance. His company is providing a platform for parents […]

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#106: Live from JA: Teens on Gratitude and Purpose

A second in a series of teen-led recordings on performance characteristics, this episode is on the topics of gratitude and purpose, two traits that are shown in research to be associated with success. Staged in two parts, each group of teens digs into why it’s important to practice gratitude and what finding a purpose means […]

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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.