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Ben Legg - Portfolio Professionals

Stories of Success Podcast

Release Date: 06/16/2022

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This is a very exciting episode with Ben Legg. Ben was the former COO of Google Europe and turned to being a successful portfolio professional. I actually met Ben a few years ago in Cannes, talking digital marketing.
In his portfolio career, Ben focuses on supporting founders and investors in the startup and scale-up ecosystem.
He is also CEO and co-founder of The Portfolio Collective, a global community of thousands of portfolio professionals, which is why I asked him to join me as an expert on the topic of interim and fractional leadership.
So in this podcast we will learn not just from Ben's personal experiences, but also from the diverse learnings captured from members of The Portfolio Collective.
 
On the show we discussed the following:
  • The differences and sameness of Portfolio Professionals, fractional and interims, as well as freelancers
  • How a lot of the change in work style start with a side hustle
  • How the pandemic triggered more people to look at their lifestyle, and side hustles
  • Lockdown influencing the way we are working, and that hybrid is now the norm
  • Focused experts
  • The Portfolio Collective platform he founded
  • 2030 will see 50% of the workforce having more than one job
  • NEDs
  • Hedging bets with equity and jobs
  • Not putting all your eggs in one basket from a job/career and income perspective
  • Ben's journey from army to corporate to portfolio
  • A book about the portfolio career written by my former guest Katie Ledger
  • Leapers.co - a community for freelancers
  • TPC community and how it can help you to become better at your portfolio career, including insights, networking and jobs
  • The future of work: hybrid working, economy of offices
  • The dreaded commute
  • His piece of advice: Know how to tell your story and identify your ninja skills

 

Volker is a sales, strategy and leadership consultant working as an interim CRO. Find out more on his website or subscribe to his newsletter.