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Corporate Competitor Podcast

Sep 9, 2020

Ep. 6: Wrestling shaped this business icon growing up in Pennsylvania. As the President and COO of VMware, Carl Eschenbach helped build the company from 200 employees and 30 million dollars in revenue to 20,000 employees and 7 billion dollars in revenue. In 2016, he became a partner at Sequoia Capital – widely regarded as Silicon Valley’s most prestigious venture capital firm.

Carl is a true Corporate Competitor: He grew up in Pennsylvania and received five Most Valuable Athlete Awards and 10 varsity letters from his time playing football, baseball, and wrestling. In 2020, Carl was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as an Outstanding American.

In this episode, Carl emphasizes the importance of “learning how to lose” because it is unlikely we will go undefeated in life. You will hear specific examples of his push (motivation) and pull (inspiration) leadership techniques so you can fight complacency. Download a free bookmark of Carl’s best advice on the episode 6 page of