‘Sometimes you have to take the leap into the deep end of the pool’ — Grad Chris Buttenham on the Unconventional podcast
In the latest episode of Unconventional, Sociology grad Chris Buttenham shares the journey that led him to co-own and run Obie, a digital platform that enables businesses to quickly find and capture knowledge at work.
Sociology alumnus Chris Buttenham’13 has always had the entrepreneurial spirit. From wowing audiences with his own magic show as a teen to launching his own digital marketing business, he wore many hats all while trying to earn a business degree at McMaster.
The business degree didn’t quite work out and so Chris switched gears, finishing university with a degree in Sociology. He eventually fell out of love with digital marketing and the business he started closed its doors. But that entrepreneurial spirit wasn’t about to burn out.
Now, he and his business partner own and run Obie, a digital platform that enables businesses to quickly find and capture knowledge at work. In this episode of the podcast Unconventional, we hear how Chris has taken risks, turns and welcomed unexpected opportunities to take a career journey that is far from conventional.
McMaster has more than 210,000 alumni living in 140 countries around the world, and they are some of the most amazing people you would ever want to meet. The Unconventional podcast will introduce some of our alumni who are working — in the arts, as cutting-edge entrepreneurs, leading the way in health, education, technology and more — to make our world a brighter place in their own unique way. Download the latest episode, or catch up if you’ve missed one, on Apple, Spotify, or Soundcloud.