Business Casual

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March 18, 2021

Can crowdfunding solve VC’s biggest problems?

Today on Business Casual, we’re exploring the ways a more democratic system of fundraising for private-sector businesses (read: e…

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March 15, 2021

Could you be the next Marc Andreessen or Mary Meeker?

How might the roles of venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and everyday folks in our modern economy change if anyone can add “inv…

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March 11, 2021

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

Can independent musicians take back their industry? Rapper and entrepreneur Flawless Real Talk explains on today’s Business Casua…

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March 8, 2021

Talent isn’t enough in the music industry

Today on Business Casual, we explore the role of the modern record label in a music industry in flux with Chris Zarou, founder an…

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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

Today on Business Casual, Freakonomics co-creator Steven Levitt explains how vital small businesses are to the US economy and wha…

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Feb. 25, 2021

Bankruptcy: So hot right now

What makes a bankrupt brand worth salvaging? Today, we find out with one of the best corporate resuscitators in business.

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Feb. 22, 2021

Forget everything you know about bankruptcy

It’s time we understood what bankruptcy is, why it matters so much in corporate America, and how it fits into our evolving econom…

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Feb. 18, 2021

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

Today on Business Casual, Morning Brew Managing Editor Neal Freyman explains what GameStop and its social roots mean for the futu…

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Feb. 15, 2021

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

GameStop and the meme stock saga changed everything on Wall Street...but what role did the platforms we use to trade for free pla…

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Feb. 11, 2021

How to fail spectacularly

What does it take to learn that failure is just as important in business as success? Today, we look to the moonshot world to figu…

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Feb. 8, 2021

Building the future takes moonshot thinking

Moonshot ideas are building our shared future. How do we make sure they build a future worth sticking around for? Let’s find out.

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Feb. 4, 2021

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

Sure, Big Tech giants like Amazon and Google and Facebook have the tech know-how to solve problems beyond just social networking …

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Feb. 1, 2021

Digital healthcare might be a cure-all...or it might not

Healthcare is 20 years behind every other modern industry in terms of innovation. Today, we’re going to learn how we fix that wit…

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Jan. 28, 2021

Could betting bring back wayward sports fans?

What if sports betting could speed up the pace of traditional sports competitions, get us re-engaged with league content, and eve…

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Jan. 25, 2021

Sports betting: To legalize or not to legalize?

Can legal sports betting be the panacea so many states and hopeful entrepreneurs have billed it as? The answer might surprise you.

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Jan. 21, 2021

Should you invest in bitcoin?

You know bitcoin is a big deal...but is it the big deal for you? Time to find out.

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Jan. 18, 2021

Bitcoin to $500,000? The Winklevoss Twins think so

We’re finding out what our modern economy looks like in the digital future of bitcoin with Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss. You don’…

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Jan. 14, 2021

Esports close in on the competition

Esports leagues with innovation in their DNA might overtake traditional sports leagues before you know it. Listen to this episode…

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Jan. 11, 2021

Can esports dominate the attention economy?

Esports are the next frontier of both the attention economy and the wildly profitable sports industry. Listen to this episode to …

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Jan. 7, 2021

Fitness influencers did it first

The fitness industry is moving from physical to digital offerings post-Covid. What can they learn from the influencers who’ve bee…

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Jan. 4, 2021

New year, new post-Covid fitness industry

What does the future hold for fitness, an industry decimated by Covid-19? We’re tackling the Peloton effect and the future of omn…

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Jan. 3, 2021

A 2021 update from Kinsey

2021 is bringing a few more major changes (for the better) to Business Casual. Listen to this update from Kinsey to hear more.

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Dec. 31, 2020

Innovation ages like a fine wine

Helena Price Hambrecht, co-founder of the virally popular DTC aperitif brand Haus, explains how innovation in booze happens, who’…

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