How do champions think and what do they do to achieve greatness in their careers and in life? What are their mindset and habits? And what advice would they give their 21 year old self in order to launch successfully? The Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business is excited to announce the launch of its first-ever podcast: Launchcast: Podcast of Champions. Hosted by our very own Sanyin Siang, the podcast shares stories that provide insight on the "Champion's mindset" -- people who aim to be the best in their fields and the best version of themselves, without compromising what matters in life.
Patrick Hunt is a renowned international basketball coach who serves as the President of the World Association of Basketball Coaches and Chairman of FIBA’s Technical Commission. Throughout his career, he has been recognized for his ability to develop successful coaches and impactful leaders. Hunt is a member of the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame (as a coach) and and a recipient of the United States National Association of Basketball Coaches’ International Lifetime Achievement Award. Hunt received a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Studies from the University of Canberra.
As CEO, Brad oversees both the long-term strategic direction of IEX and its day-to-day management. As a former head risk trader and head of electronic trading at RBC Capital Markets, he is hands-on in the development of the products and services that IEX builds for clients.
Katsuyama was one of the co-founders of IEX in 2012 after their team uncovered ways that the existing stock exchanges were selling high speed technology and data to the detriment of long-term investors. Katsuyama and his team’s pursuit of a fairer market has been chronicled in Michael Lewis’ book Flash Boys, as well as in outlets ranging from 60 Minutes to the New York Times Magazineand Bloomberg Markets. Katsuyama was honored as part of New York Times Dealbook’s inaugural class of Groundbreakers.
Hannah Sieber is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at EcoFlow Tech. In 2018, Hannah Sieber was named to the Forbes ‘30 under 30 in Energy’ list. EcoFlow Tech is a mobile power company that focuses on developing new technologies to help raise the standard of living by providing more accessible power. They developed RIVER, a sturdy, water-resistant battery pack that holds its charge for one year. In the process of developing RIVER, Sieber and her co-founders raised $1 million on their Indiegogo campaign.
Previously, Sieber worked as a senior associate for the Parthenon Group and then moved to a Program Manager for the San Francisco Center for Economic Development, where she was recruited to form a team for the Shenzhen office. There, she focused on cross border investments in the tech & real estate sectors. Hannah double-majored in International Comparative Studies and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University.
Jonathan M. Tisch is Co-Chairman of the Board and a member of the Office of the President of Loews Corporation and Chairman and CEO of its subsidiary, Loews Hotels & Co.
During his tenure as Chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels & Co., Tisch engineered the company’s expansion and emergence as a leading luxury hotel brand by infusing the properties with a widely praised corporate culture that places a high value on partnerships that empower employees, satisfy customers, contribute to communities and improve the bottom line. Tisch initiated the Loews Hotels Good Neighbor Policy over 20 years ago, the first of its kind in the hospitality industry, which received The U.S. President’s Service Award.
He authored three bestselling books: The Power of We: Succeeding Through Partnerships; Chocolates on the Pillow Aren’t Enough: Reinventing the Customer Experience; and Citizen You: Doing Your Part to Change the World.
Tisch was also the host of the Emmy-nominated television series, “Beyond the Boardroom with Jonathan Tisch.” He is Chairman Emeritus of the United States Travel Association and served as Chairman of NYC & Company, the city’s official tourism marketing agency and convention and visitors bureau.
Cooper is the former head of Human Capital Management at Goldman Sachs, and in partnership with her former colleagues, was responsible for the recruitment, development, promotion, and well-being of the firm's 35,000 people around the world. At Goldman Sachs she worked hard to sustain a culture and create an experience in which each individual's full talents, unique backgrounds, and distinctive perspectives can contribute to the personal and professional growth and to the continued progress of the bank's clients, shareholders and communities.
Prior to that role, Cooper worked in Sales Management and led several businesses within the Securities Division. After a combined 10 years at Morgan Stanley and Bankers Trust, she joined Goldman Sachs in 1996 to build and lead the firm’s Energy Sales Group. In 2002, she was responsible for the firm’s Futures business and prior to that, she was co-head of the commodities business in Europe and Asia, based out of London.
Cooper earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges.
Cooper also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Modern Art as well as the Northwestern University Board of Trustees. She is also a member of the Boards of Directors of Horizons at Brunswick School and ExpandED Schools.
Tarang Amin is Chairman and CEO of e.l.f. Cosmetics. At e.l.f Cosmetics, Amin leads one of the fastest growing and most innovative cosmetic companies in the United States. e.l.f challenges the traditional belief that quality cosmetics are only available at high prices in select channels.
Amin also has an extensive background in driving growth, having worked for The Clorox Company, Schiff Nutrition International and Procter & Gamble. At Schiff, he led a transformation that grew the enterprise value from $190 million to $1.5 billion.
Amin earned a B.A. in International Policy from Duke University and continued on to earn his MBA at The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.