Path 101



Show hosted by Charlie O'Donnell, Co-Founder & CEO.Path 101 is a NYC-based startup company focused on career discovery on the web. The site helps everyone from college students to professionals in late-career transition figure out their next career steps using innovative analysis of publicly available resumes and profiles, community powered advice, and personality assessments. Job candidates can figure out what "people like me" are doing with their careers and the site aims to be the first stop for career research.


  • From work to play (for your cause): Doing good and having fun with Zogsports founder Robert Herzog

    30/04/2009 Duración: 41min

    ZogSports was conceived by Robert Herzog after his close call on 9/11. He decided to build on the tremendous human charity he witnessed post 9/11 and foster community in New York. Through ZogSports’ athletic, social and social action opportunities, we encourage members to maintain perspective and a more balanced lifestyle by having fun while also giving something back to the community.

  • Path 101 Career Chat with Gary Clegg, Inventor of The Slanket

    23/04/2009 Duración: 41min

    The Slanket Story as told by Gary: One subzero night in 1998 during my first semester of college I could not escape Maine's winter bite. While watching Late Night with Conan O'Brien I decided I needed to tear a hole in my sleeping bag so I could keep my upper body warm as I channel surfed during the commercial breaks. During Christmas vacation I commissioned the first Slanket to be made by my mother...and it was born.Everyone behind the The Slanket is on the same level when it comes to life. Besides creating a product to make people comfortable and warm, our life goals are not to accumulate mansions, SUV's, expensive watches and closets just for shoes. What we want in life is to travel the world and experience all its cultures while representing humanity positively. Whether surfing in Costa Rica, snowboarding in Austria, or studying language in South America and China, we love to spread our sleeves and let them flap in the wind, giving back in the process. BUT... there is nothing like coming home, wrapping up

  • Path 101 Career Chat with Jonathan Coulton: An unconventional path to music

    16/04/2009 Duración: 44min

    An independent musician with the heart of a geek, Jonathan Coulton is a Yale graduate who left his day-job as a computer programmer to stay home and write songs. Between 2005 and 2006 he wrote, recorded, and published a new song every week as a free podcast project called “Thing a Week.” This year-long experiment produced 52 consistently well-written and solidly produced songs, and he soon became an internet sensation. Jonathan’s songs cover unusual topics not often heard in music and tend to make even the most jaded listeners excited about music again.Coulton's is the voice of every elementary school kid who could never quite keep his shirt tucked in or shoes tied; every lovelorn mason and mad scientist; every vengeful nerd; every one of us who has ever sat despairingly on the floor, surrounded by parts of an Ikea endtable, weeping over an allen wrench.Coulton releases all his music under a Creative Commons license that allows for legal file sharing and copying, as well as non-commercial derivative works. Hi

  • Leah Wechsler: Careers in New Product Development: Digital Strategy and Experience Design

    02/04/2009 Duración: 37min

    Charlie O'Donnell, Co-Founder & CEO of Path 101 will interview Leah Wechsler, an experience designer and information architect. Leah grew up in upstate NY. From a background of fine arts, literature and science, she was inspired by a lecture on programming to trade conventional tools for a laptop. Intrigued by technology and inspired by contemporary design she continued her studies and received her Master's from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program. She has lectured at NYU, done experience design for Digitas and Deutsch, and even worked at McKinsey.

  • Clara Shih: On the cutting edge of using social networks for business

    26/03/2009 Duración: 38min

    Clara Shih is the author of The Facebook Era: Tapping Online Social Networks to Build Better Products, Reach New Audiences, and Sell More Stuff. She is the creator of Faceconnector, the first business app on Facebook. Clara joined in 2006 and is responsible for Social Networking Alliances and Product Strategy. Previously, she was the product line director of AppExchange, a marketplace for business SaaS applications. Clara has worked at Google and Microsoft, and has degrees from Stanford and Oxford. She is a frequently invited speaker to social media conferences worldwide.

  • From Accounting to Product Management to Entrepreneurship: Learning from Dave Schappell

    05/03/2009 Duración: 36min

    Path 101 Co-Founder & CEO Charlie O'Donnell will be interviewing Dave Schappell, founder of TeachStreet. Dave developed his experience creating customer-focused marketplace initiatives at, JibJab and Unitus. He has deep experience in online marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), affiliate marketing, and high-impact public relations– yes, he spends a LOT of time online. As a Director at from '98-'04, he was a driving force in the emergence of the marketplace platform (used and new product sales by third-party merchants) that grew from 0% to more than 24% of Amazon's unit sales today.Prior to joining Amazon, Dave was a CPA and consultant with Arthur Andersen LLP. Dave attended the MBA program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and has a BS from the Pennsylvania State University.

  • A Career in Acting w/Lindsay Campbell

    19/02/2009 Duración: 35min

    Originally From Northern California, Lindsay moved to New York to begin her acting career in 2003. She holds a B.A. from Stanford University in English and Dance as well as an M.F.A in Acting from the National Theater Conservatory. Lindsay was the host of a daily online show called Wallstrip and then Moblogic.Lindsay has appeared on Law & Order, in the film "Our Bundle of Extraordinary Joy" and has performed in theaters all over NYC including Here Arts Center, The Connelly Theater, Galapagos, Theater 5. Regionally, she has worked at Baltimore's Centerstage in a production of "Speed-the-Plow" directed by Daniel Fish, at New York Stage and Film in Bill Pullman's "Expedition 6" and in several productions with the Denver Center Theater Company. She was also be featured in two episodes of the last season of HBO's The Sopranos.Lindsay performs regularly in NYC as part of the Cabaret Cucaracha which is directed by Richard Caliban and musical directed by Giovanni Spinelli.You may have also seen Lindsay in comme

  • Career Chat on Journalism Careers with Kara Swisher from All Things Digital/WSJ

    12/02/2009 Duración: 30min

    Path 101 Co-Founder & CEO Charlie O'Donnell will be interviewing Kara Swisher, Co-Executive Editor of Kara started covering digital issues for The Wall Street Journal's San Francisco bureau in 1997. Her column BoomTown originally appeared on the front page of the Marketplace section and also online at, Ms. Swisher covered breaking news about the Web's major players and Internet policy issues and also wrote feature articles on technology for the paper. She has also written a weekly column for the Personal Journal on home gadget issues called Home Economics.With Walt Mossberg, she currently co-produces and co-hosts D: All Things Digital, a major high-tech conference with interviewees such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and many other leading players in the tech and media industries. The gathering is considered one of the leading conferences focused on the convergence of tech and media industries.Previously, Ms. Swisher worked as a reporter at the Washington Post. She is also t

  • A Career in the Restaurant Business: Danny Meyer on Path 101 Career Chat

    05/02/2009 Duración: 42min

    Path 101 Co-Founder & CEO Charlie O'Donnell will be interviewing Danny Meyer, New York City restaurateur. He was born and raised in St Louis, and spent portions of his childhood traveling throughout Europe with his father's tour company, studying food and hospitality extensively in France and Italy (including such cities as Bordeaux, Rome, and Paris). In 1985, at the age of 27, he began his career as a restaurateur with the opening of Union Square Cafe.His restaurants include: Union Square Cafe (with Michael Romano), Gramercy Tavern, Tabla(With Floyd Cardoz), Blue Smoke( With Kenny Callagahan), Eleven Madison Park, and the social hub of the NYC Tech Community, Shake Shack.Six of his restaurants are in the Union Square area of Manhattan; the greenmarket there played a role in the situation of his restaurants.Meyer has made numerous appearances at the annual Food & Wine Magazine Classic in Aspen, Colorado.The Epi-log, the Food Blog side of Epicurious Magazine On Line, reports that Danny will be in charg

  • So you want to be a VC? Live interview with RRE's Jim Robinson IV

    29/01/2009 Duración: 37min

    Path 101 founder Charlie O'Donnell will be interviewing Jim Robinson, a Co-Founder & Managing Partner of RRE Ventures. He has been active within the technology community for over twenty years as a venture capitalist, banker and entrepreneur.

  • Path 101 Career Chat: Ashley Cecil -- Artist and Nonprofit Program Coordinator

    22/01/2009 Duración: 45min

    Ashley is widely known for her innovative use of social media to help promote herself as an artist and the causes she works with.She attended college at the University of Dayton in Ohio where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in illustration. The university's attentiveness to social work and awareness ignited Ashley's interest in social issues which she married with her love of art and painting.Upon her return to Louisville in 2005, after living in Brisbane, Australia for a short time, she started a website,, about art and activism. She also freelanced as an artist, which included private commissions and working with Women 4 Women to coordinate the street painting festival as part of the Champions 4 Her Walk/Run.In February, 2008, Ashley accepted the offer to manage the Open Doors program at Louisville Visual Arts Association, and since then, the completed number of projects have doubled from the previous year. She hopes that, "in spite of the current economic situati

  • Starting out your investment career w/hedge fund & investment veteran Howard Lindzon

    15/01/2009 Duración: 39min

    Howard Lindzon sits right at the intersection of investments and technology, managing an equity hedge fund that also makes private investments in small web companies and also a partner at Knight's Bridge Capital.

  • Starting out your career in Search Marketing w/Josh Stylman, Co-Founder of Reprise Media

    08/01/2009 Duración: 56min

    Charlie O'Donnell, Co-Founder of Path 101 ( will be moderating a discussion with Josh Stylman, Co-Founder of Reprise Media. Up and comers in the search engine marketing space are encouraged to call in and ask career questions of this industry veteran. Josh's bio:

  • Path 101 Career Chat: Building and Managing a Professional Network Online

    18/12/2008 Duración: 56min

    Facebook friends, LinkedIn contacts, Twitter followers… Friend everyone or keep a velvet rope? Can you develop authentic relationships at scale? Where does networking cross the line to self promotion? How do you keep track of it all?