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Wish I Knew is about the revelatory, life-changing “aha” moments that founders, CEOs and leaders discover along their business journeys and why taking risks leads to growth.

Presented by Bessemer Venture Partners

How Walt Disney’s protege disrupted entertainment

How Walt Disney’s protege disrupted entertainment

  • Jeffrey Katzenberg, WndrCo
  • Sujay Jaswa, WndrCo

At Disney, Jeffrey Katzenberg learned how to tell amazing stories, and ultimately, to dream big. On this show, you’ll learn what happens when his limitless dreams didn’t go as planned, with the rise — and very public fall — of his multi-billion-dollar entertainment venture, Quibi. And he’s joined by his right-hand man, Sujay Jaswa, the former CFO of Dropbox, who will talk about the latest with their venture capital firm, WndrCo.

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Coming soon: Why being thrown out of offices may mean you're onto something huge

Coming soon: Why being thrown out of offices may mean you're onto something huge

  • Eric Baker, Viagogo

As the founder of the event ticketing giants StubHub and Viagogo, Eric Baker sent shockwaves across the tech industry after being ousted from StubHub, but then later acquiring it once more with a $4.05 billion cash buyout. It took nearly two decades, but Eric is finally getting the final word on his full circle journey.

Coming soon: A Stanford professor's masterclass on rewriting your failures

Coming soon: A Stanford professor's masterclass on rewriting your failures

  • Tina Seelig

For most, there's no such thing as a conventional entrepreneurial journey: And Tina Seelig is no exception. From working in neuroscience, to writing seventeen books, to launching her own small business ventures, Tina has done it all. And today, as a professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, she's teaching her students about one very important topic: What she wish she knew on her own business journey.

Coming soon: The woman who cracked the code to the business of love

Coming soon: The woman who cracked the code to the business of love

  • Shan-Lyn Ma, Zola

There's no time of life quite like the months leading up to your wedding day: The preparation. The anticipation. And perhaps most of all, the monetization. Shan-Lyn Ma, the founder and co-CEO of Zola, realized all of these things back in 2013, and used her expertises of product and eCommerce to shake up and transform the wedding business forever.

Coming soon: How Twitter's CEO jumpstarted a social media revolution

Coming soon: How Twitter's CEO jumpstarted a social media revolution

  • Dick Costolo

Still touted as one of the most influential social media platforms of modern day, Twitter has taken the digital world by storm ever since its founding in 2006. And it was Dick Costolo -- CEO of Twitter from 2010 - 2015 -- who blazed the trail for Twitter's ubiquity and ultimately, success. But on today's episode, we'll hear how with great power comes very great responsibility, for better or for worse.

Coming November 14: Wish I Knew

Coming November 14: Wish I Knew

Failure. It's no fun, but it's a part of life — and big failures can often be the springboard to even bigger successes. That's why we're launching Wish I Knew, a new show from Bessemer Venture Partners about the revelatory, life-changing, "a-ha" moments that founders, CEOs and leaders discover along their business journeys and why taking risks leads to growth. Season 1 premieres on November 14th.