Welcome to the 47th episode of the Give A Heck Podcast!

Join Dwight Heck and his guest, Mark Herschberg, as they talk about mastering key skills for a twenty-first-century career.

Mark is a seasoned executive and cybersecurity expert who aims to bridge the divide between business and technology. He has started, grown, and fixed startup companies spanning ten different verticals. Not only that, but Mark has also helped two Fortune 500 companies with their internal startup initiatives.


Nowadays, Herschberg has been marketing his book, The Career Toolkit, which teaches people vital communication and leadership skills to yield outsized returns in their career and income.


In this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • The value of being kind and sharing your knowledge to help and serve others
  • What “cryptography” is and how not everything in the “dark web” is horrible
  • The dangers of electronic voting and ways to avoid potential breaches in security
  • Why being able to simply explain what you know is just as important as what you know
  • The skills you need in a twenty-first-century career and the best way to learn them
  • And much more!



About Mark Herschberg:

Mark Herschberg is the author of The Career Toolkit, Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You. From tracking criminals and terrorists on the dark web to creating marketplaces and new authentication systems, he has spent his career launching and developing new ventures at startups, Fortune 500s and academia.


Mark helped start the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program, dubbed MIT’s “career success accelerator,” where he teaches annually. At MIT, he received a B.S. in physics, a B.S. in electrical engineering & computer science, and an M.Eng. in electrical engineering & computer science, focusing on cryptography.


At Harvard Business School, Mark helped create a platform used to teach finance at prominent business schools. He also works with many non-profits, including Techie Youth and Plant A Million Corals. In addition, Mark was one of the top-ranked ballroom dancers in the country and now lives in New York City, where he is known for his social gatherings, including his annual Halloween party, as well as his diverse cufflink collection.




You can find Mark Herschberg on…

Website: https://www.thecareertoolkitbook.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hershey/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecareertoolkit/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCareerToolkitBook

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CareerToolkitBk


Connect with Dwight Heck!

Website: https://giveaheck.com

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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Giveaheck

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dwight-raymond-heck-65a90150/