FAQ About 20 Minute Leaders
About 20 Minute Leaders
Michael started the show shortly after arriving at Stanford for his computer science degree. Previously, he spent 5 years as an officer in the IDF’s 8200 cybersecurity unit and was becoming passionate about machine learning and, in general, how emerging technologies can be used to create a massive impact. At Stanford, Michael was floored by the incredible people he was meeting, and he wasn’t satisfied with the fact that he had to choose only 4-5 professors to learn from at any given moment. It started by having casual Zoom interviews with interesting folks he would meet, and he would then share those Zoom recordings with friends and family. Pretty soon, Michael began structuring this in a 20-minute format, listening to awesome people share with him what they’re working on and why they choose to do what they do. The theme became “Why is your job the coolest in the world?“ Michael is inspired by the stories he hears and the passion that people bring to their jobs.
What questions is Michael going to ask?
The show is centered around the leadership and entrepreneurial journey of the guest, and the twenty minutes are spent in an informal setting of open conversation. We ask that guests don’t prepare for specific questions, but rather reflect on why they do what they do (that is, what is it that brings them the most joy and fulfillment).
Perhaps it's the domain you're in, the people you work with, or the impact you're having on the world. Whatever it is, Michael is excited to hear about it and get inspired by it.
Here are some potential questions:
What motivates you to do what you do? Where does your passion/curiosity come from?
Share your excitement with Michael; it could be about the domain you're in, the company itself, your personal journey, or anything else.
What types of people would be genuinely excited about working with you or for your company? (Perhaps some people who are listening will learn something new!)
Where is the Riverside link? Do I need to download a software?
Click here to join the interview at your scheduled time: https://riverside.fm/studio/20minuteleaders-interviews?t=f27a35ae2467b0bde47c
Because Riverside.fm is browser-based, you can join with one simple click without having to download anything.
How to Reschedule an Interview
Just go to the link below to reschedule:
If any of the slots don't work for you, email Clarice at [email protected]
Preparation for your interview
- Arrive on time
- Ensure you have privacy in a quiet place
- Have bright lighting and clear sound, preferably with headphones
- Have a strong internet connection
- Keep water/tea or any refresher close by
When will my episode be published?
Our normal turn-around time is two weeks, but it can take up to three weeks if there are no problems with processing. We’ll send an email with all the details once the episode is published.
I don't see an interview slot that works for me. What do I do?
You can email Clarice at [email protected] to find a suitable time that works for you.
How will I know when my episode has already been published?
Clarice will send an email with all the details, including links, graphics, etc., once the episode is published.
Where can I watch/listen to my published episode?
Here are our channels:
I'd like to recommend a guest. What do I do?
Just send an email to Clarice at [email protected] with some brief information about the guest, and we'll review it. Once we've had a chance to review it, we'll send the guest an email with a booking link to the interview.
Do you have any metrics around listenership handy?
We are uploading our content on various media channels and don’t have listenership metrics.