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Episode 2: Don Braunstein on Seizing Opportunities
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August 26, 2020

Episode 2: Don Braunstein on Seizing Opportunities

Speaker: Don Braunstein

  • Duration: 11 minutes

Dan interviews UOPX marketing instructor Don Braunstein about the lessons he’s learned over his long, unpredictable career across seemingly disparate industries.


Show Notes:

Don uses stories from his life and career to teach his students what it’s like in the real world of business. He brings those great stories to this episode of How Tomorrow Works.

Don breaks down what he learned as a chemical engineer turned book publisher turned instructor. The business lesson, and often more importantly, the human lessons.

They talk about how and when to embrace opportunities and the importance of keeping yourself current.

Then we hit Don with our lightning round of questions to discover How Don Works.

If you’ve ever felt stuck in a job that might not be the one, this episode will get you thinking about (and actually excited for) what you could do next. And Don could tell us stories for days.

You have to be aware of the fact that all of these things are going on around you and they will have
an impact on your career in some way or another.”

Don on seeing the bigger picture

Our Guest

For the last 13 years, Don Braunstein has brought his firsthand business experience to students at University of Phoenix. He started his career in chemical engineering, rose to management, then made the very unexpected, very cool move to book publishing, working with celebrated writers like Kurt Vonnegut, Danielle Steel and Judy Blume. But he says that’s only his second favorite job, after being an UOPX instructor.

Don lives with his wife in Scottsdale, Arizona, and in addition to teaching runs a consulting practice.