Episode Three: Fred Santarpia

When Conde Nast’s Chief Digital Officer Fred Santarpia was a teenager, he was bullied endlessly. After a particularly harsh episode landed him through a glass window and in the hospital with glass in his legs, he knew something had to shift. So, he built a gym in his parents basement and started working out. Soon, he started to look differently. People were treating him differently. In Episode Three, Santarpia shares the #hurdlemoment that helped him gain essential confidence, ultimately leading him toward milestone career successes like co-founding video hosting service Vevo and leading digital strategy for one of the top media companies in the world. 


If you don’t have a plan B, then you don’t have a plan. Things change. unexpected things happen. life throws lots of curveballs at you and sometimes your plans don’t work. If you need to pivot in order to get to a goal another way, that’s OK.