The Abstract
The Abstract
Sep 27, 2023
From NASA to HR Tech: Evan Ferl, Chief Strategy Officer & GC, Bambee
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Where does legal end and strategy begin? Taking on new tasks and new roles can help you expand beyond the traditional GC role. But are enthusiasm and attitude enough to skyrocket you to bold new places in your career?

Join Bambee Chief Strategy Officer & GC Evan Ferl for an exciting discussion about following your passions and using legal to inject positivity into your organization.

We’ll hear tips for advancing your career to match your ambitions, activating your creativity, and find out how Ferl expanded beyond legal in his roles at Hired, Poshmark, Bambee, and his many personal ventures, like Neatworking. We’ll also discuss how making mistakes can be an essential key to success and how to capitalize on your enthusiasm.

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Introduction: 00:00

Finding your passion working in legal: 02:14

Starting his career at NASA with a cold email: 06:23

Exploring work at big and small companies: 11:10

Expanding beyond legal: 14:06

Approaching strategy and corporate development from a legal perspective at Poshmark: 19:05

Finding ways to activate creativity: 23:48

Transitioning into a strategy role at Bambee: 26:12

Identifying the inflection point to begin a new venture: 28:39

Launching the Neatworking newsletter: 32:23

Improving your writing practice: 37:23

Advice for younger lawyers: 40:34

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Evan’s children’s story book:

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