Tuesday Sep 27, 2022

Ep 4 – Dr. Sarah Buchner, Serial Entrepreneur

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Dr. Sarah Buchner shares what she’s learned in my Paths to Power class at Stanford in the MBA program and how she’s successfully applied power to her career as the Queen of Construction.

  • How the power game began for her when she started her career at age 12 in Austria

  • The ways she learned to show her power

  • The advantages of being an outsider

  • The uniqueness of her PhD

  • Why she always uses “Dr.” in her email signature

  • How she financed her PhD

  • Ideas about breaking the rules and standing out

  • What from the class and book, 7 Rules of Power, are helping launch her startup

  • The boldest networking moves she’s made

  • The benefits of getting out of your way

  • What she’s done with branding herself in terms of appearance and acting with power to build her brand

  • The secret to her handshake and other branding decisions

  • Why her first business cards stood out

  • How success has helped activate the “success excuses everything” principle

  • Networking the right way

  • The bold statement she made to a board member while in her 20s


Dr. Sarah Buchner holds a PhD in civil systems engineering/data science and a Stanford MBA and is a serial entrepreneur in the construction tech space. She is the definition of self-made: growing up in a tiny village in Austria in a non-college family she started her career when she was 12 years old as a carpenter and worked her way up in the construction industry. Her current startup (performance management software/fintech) targets the skilled labor shortage in the US. She is starting with the construction industry, but her plan is to expand into oil and gas, mining, agriculture and other spaces where there is a tight (day) labor market. Her mission is to put more money back into the people's pocket who actually do the work: the craft.

Sarah's LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-buchner/

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