Episodes

April 26, 2021

Wealth management, explained

Today we'll hear from Kristin Lemkau, who's breaking down the ins and outs of wealth management, why it’s right for everyone, and…

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April 22, 2021

There’s no winner takes all in the creator economy

We hear about how YouTuber Marques Brownlee gradually built his audience and his approach to scaling his business.

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April 19, 2021

"Creators are eating the world"

On this episode, we discuss what the passion economy is, how it differs from the gig economy, and what it means for the future of…

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April 15, 2021

Authors are taking matters into their own hands

The traditional publishing industry is keeping important stories off the shelves, so underrepresented authors are seeking new way…

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April 12, 2021

The publishing industry is leaving its authors behind

Cindy Spiegel walks us through the implications of the publishing industry's consolidation and discusses potential solutions for …

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April 8, 2021

How do you create a school for the rest of your life?

Has MasterClass created the platform that can inspire lifelong learning online?

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April 5, 2021

Our economy needs workers to learn new skills

AI, technology, and automation are changing the skills workers need to find success. Meanwhile, the people involved in driving th…

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April 1, 2021

Are NFTs the future of ownership?

Right now, it feels like the entire world is talking about NFTs, or nonfungible tokens. I'm sure you've seen the tweets and the h…

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March 29, 2021

Still confused by NFTs? Here’s what you need to know

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are... complicated. Sheila Warren, head of blockchain and data policy and member of the Executive C…

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March 25, 2021

Want to fix virtual gatherings? Add the right tech

Xiaoyin Qu, founder and CEO of a platform called Run The World, explains how to bring the right tech to virtual gatherings. She’l…

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March 22, 2021

How to host a virtual meeting that doesn't suck

One year and about 1,000 Zoom happy hours into widespread WFH, here we are...still remote. The business world has changed because…

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March 18, 2021

Can crowdfunding solve VC’s biggest problems?

We know a few things in life to be unavoidable: death, taxes, and the failure of traditional venture capital to fairly fund a div…

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March 15, 2021

Could you be the next Marc Andreessen or Mary Meeker?

It’s possible, thanks to the advent of a relatively new financial tool called equity crowdfunding. It’s opening up venture capita…

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March 11, 2021

Who’s going to tell music execs this is a creator economy?

For decades, the music industry has existed pretty much absent of innovation. But as the creator economy enables musical talent t…

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March 8, 2021

Talent isn’t enough in the music industry

So you think you might be the next big thing...how do you get from bedroom pop covers on YouTube to headlining this weekend’s Gra…

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March 4, 2021

How do we save small businesses from disaster?

We know small businesses are struggling. But what can we as individuals and consumers do to ensure they make it through to the ot…

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March 1, 2021

The backbone of our economy is crumbling

Small businesses account for 48% of American jobs and 44% of American GDP. What would our economy look like without them? Unfortu…

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Feb. 25, 2021

Bankruptcy: So hot right now

What makes a bankrupt brand worth saving? Is it something financial, like EBITDA or debt load? Or is it something more intangible…

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Feb. 22, 2021

Forget everything you know about bankruptcy

What comes to mind when you think about bankruptcy? Sears? Liquidation sales? The sleepy Zzz emoji? Look, I get it—unless you’re …

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Feb. 18, 2021

If the stock market is broken, who can fix it?

Over the last month, GameStop’s run and the memes that inspired it have peeled back layers of the stock market few among us had c…

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Feb. 15, 2021

The GameStop Saga: How no-fee trading engineered both access & chaos

It’s time. We’re talking about GameStop, AMC, and the meme stocks that got the entire country watching the stock market this wint…

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Feb. 11, 2021

How to fail spectacularly

We’re told all the time that there are lessons in failure. But when was the last time you allowed yourself to fail spectacularly—…

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Feb. 8, 2021

Building the future takes moonshot thinking

Moonshots are ideas so big, they’re considered impossible. They require big picture thinking. They require human ingenuity. And t…

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Feb. 4, 2021

Decoding Big Tech’s high-risk, high-reward healthcare future

Applying technology-forward principles to the world around us has moved humanity forward in so many ways. But also...it has reper…

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