The Intern

The Intern

70-year old Ben Whittaker is hired as “Senior Intern” at an ecommerce startup, where he meets the savvy but overworked founder Jules Ostin. Though he faces skepticism initially, Ben wins over the team, serving as a font of wisdom as Jules debates whether to replace herself as CEO. It’s an insightful look into:

  • The founder’s journey and the importance of self-awareness in leaders

  • How rapidly scaling teams can better manage complexity

  • Ageism and the multi-generational workplace

Hosted by Paula Cizek, Jane Garza, and Dr. Kim Perkins.

Credits:

The Intern. Dir. Nancy Meyers. Perf. Robert DeNiro, Anne Hathaway. Warner Bros. 2015.

“Work of Fiction” Theme Song: Matt Garza

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