An unmarked career path with Robbie J Frye, Ep 13

The working environment is undergoing a rapid and exhilarating change and you do not want to be left behind.

On How to be the Difference, we help you navigate in and around the intricacies of this new and exciting era, providing the latest career advice from leading industry experts. As the demand for tech-savvy professionals rapidly increases, “the world is your oyster…” has never rang truer, from remote teams and online working platforms to task automation.

If you are looking to begin your career, secure that promotion, find the right role to suit your family’s needs or identify better ways to attract and retain top talent for your company, look no further as we tackle the ever-evolving nature of the working environment, and its future.

Hosted by Talanta’s very own, our Co-founder and Head of Impact, Johanna Molina and Head of Experience, Paul Lynskey.

The unconventional path that led to The Frye Show podcast

In this episode of How to be the Difference, we sat down with Robbie J Frye, a self-proclaimed professional inceptionist and host of The Frye Show podcast. Johanna and Paul talk to Robbie about the lessons he’s learned from his varied work experiences– from car washes and restaurants to studying landscape architecture and excelling as an Apple salesperson. 

After moving to Colombia in 2012, Robbie immersed himself in the local creativity and innovation space and eventually launched The Frye Show podcast where he has engaging conversations about creativity, innovation, design, productivity, and success with incredible guests.

To learn more about amazing internship opportunities, check out Talanta’s website.

Outline of this episode:

  • [0:28] – Being back in Colombia
  • [1:45] – Introducing Robbie Frye
  • [3:35] – A professional inceptionist
  • [7:46] – An unmarked path to Colombia
  • [16:00] – Hacking empathy
  • [17:50] – Working at Apple
  • [20:22] – Lessons learned at Apple
  • [21:40] – On good habits
  • [24:08] – Innovation and creativity
  • [26:47] – A forced jump versus ignorant jump
  • [30:20] – Major takeaways from The Frye Show
  • [34:40] – Startups and corporations

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