In this week's episode of the Macrocast, hosts Ylan Mui, John Fagan, and Brendan Walsh are joined by Matt Dell Orfano, Discovery Capital senior analyst and professor at Columbia Business School. The group sheds light on holiday shopping activity and its wider impact on the economy, specifically highlighting changes in pricing and shifts in consumer behavior.The group unpacks credit card usage and debt, and how they're reshaping consumer financing. They cite the steady rise in aggregate credit card debt and discuss how fluctuating wages and inflation could skew future consumer spending habits. The group also discusses the potential repercussions of a Fed policy misstep and the need for small businesses to have adequate access to financing.
Michael Dowling has a story to tell.His own and through the books he now publishes.While holding an MBA degree from Columbia Business School in New York and an engineering degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville, MIchael is also a professional "ghost-writer" and has written several children's books, including "Frog's Rainy-Day Story and Other Fables" that World Magazine has called one of the 6 best Christian picture books of the 21st century!From Michael...“When I was in my thirties and living in Boston, I was into cults like Silva Mind Control and EST (Erhard Seminars Training),” says Michael. “I went to psychics, studied A Course in Miracles, and practiced positive thinking, extrasensory perception, visualization, and meditation.The generally accepted beliefs in these circles were that all spiritual paths are equally valid, truth is what you experience, and Jesus was an enlightened teacher who came to show us the path to enlightenment. Back then, the thought systems that captured my attention were on the fringe of the culture, but today they are even infiltrating many churches. That's a major reason why I wrote Frog's Rainy-Day Story."So privileged to sit down and visit with Michael on the show today. As always, if you can't tune in live on radio, be sure to go wherever you get your podcasts and listen at your convenience.Support the show
"Strategic Mastery Unveiled: Decoding The Thirty-Six Stratagems with Prof. Kaihan Krippendorff" Description: Explore the fascinating world of strategic thinking with Professor Kaihan Krippendorff, a renowned Columbia Business School expert and OutThinker Network's founder. In this enlightening 4-part podcast series, Prof. Krippendorff delves into the timeless wisdom of The Thirty-Six Stratagems, an ancient Chinese text offering a toolkit for creative thinking in various contexts. Uncover the strategic brilliance of historical military geniuses like Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great, and Napoleon Bonaparte, who achieved victories through strength and creativity. Prof. Krippendorff shares how The Thirty-Six Stratagems, a compilation of metaphors, provides a comprehensive vocabulary of competition, unveiling unexpected plans for success in negotiations, mergers, and more since 2003. In Part 1, explore the origin story of The Thirty-Six Stratagems and gain insights into the first four laws, including the powerful concept of Yin Yang Polarity. Discover how embracing balance and complexity can give your business a competitive edge. Part 2 delves into Wu Wei, or "going with the flow," as Prof. Krippendorff shares real-world applications of the first fourteen stratagems. Learn to catch your competitors off-guard, stage small attacks for strategic insights, and seize opportunities in moments of apparent weakness. Part 3 introduces Wu Chang, emphasizing the importance of continuous change. Understand the difference between Eastern and Western views of change and explore how companies like Qualcomm, Whole Foods, and Walmart make decisions that lead to initial losses but set the stage for future victories. Finally, in Part 4, delve into Shang Bing Wu Bing, the art of indirect action. Prof. Krippendorff unravels the mysteries behind the last seven stratagems, revealing how companies like Legend (Lenovo), Logitech, and others have strategically navigated alliances, created facades, and leveraged indirect actions for success. Join us on this strategic journey as we unlock the secrets of The Thirty-Six Stratagems and apply ancient wisdom to modern business challenges. Don't miss this enlightening series that promises to reshape your approach to strategy and innovation. Subscribe now for a masterclass in strategic thinking! Find Kaihan here:
William Yeske is a combat veteran, author, and speaker who shares how he found peace, even in the valley. His book is called, Damn The Valley and tells of his experiences in the Arghandab River Valley in Afghanistan. Will served 11 years in the U.S. Army. As a serial entrepreneur, he has significant expertise in marketing, IT, and project management. He currently runs and operates a marketing company, No Limits Marketing Group (NLMG), founded to help small businesses survive the COVID-19 pandemic. It uses a combination of modern marketing techniques coupled with a non-lethal targeting framework learned in the military to provide clients with winning strategies. Will was also a founding board member of a Veteran non-profit, Rally for the Troops (now part of Racing for Heroes). Will is attending Columbia Business School while running current business projects, creating new possibilities for future endeavors. He is also parenting his two children alongside his wife, who is also a US military veteran. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.DamnTheValleyBook.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/damnthevalleybook Instagram: @damnthevalleybook LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/williamyeske YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@damnthevalleybook Most Influential Person Andy Frizella (The MFCEO project) Effect On Emotions Anger. Yeah, definitely. Those anger spike moments and realizing, you know, to do that breath work and realizing what's going on; hey, you're losing it, you're losing it. And you're losing your self-control of the situation. Take that breath, you know, back up, look at the picture of what's actually going on. Thoughts On Breathing Yeah. I mean, man, I have the book Breath by James Nester. I couldn't believe when I was reading through that phenomenal book, with just the different techniques and stuff. There are also so many apps out there these days. There is also pranayama. Sometimes it's actually just called prana. Bullying Story I have talked to my kids about bullying. The nice thing for them anyway, is their mom is also six foot tall. So both of my kids are head and shoulders taller than everyone else in their class. So I have tried to instill in them that they are probably stronger than most of the kids around them, and it's their duty to be a protector for others. I have tried to instill in them, rather than using their strength for bad, use that strength for good. Suggested Resourcesaa Book: Bravo Company Ben Kesling Books: Breath by James Nestor App: n/a Related Episodes Living Consciously; Brian Berneman Transforming Crisis into Opportunity; John Robertson Is Fear Holding You Back? Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Time Is Right' in the subject line. We'll schedule a call to discuss how you can move forward to a better life.
Rabbi Wildes leads a dynamic live panel at MJE, delving into the effective strategies for addressing antisemitism on college campuses. Joining the discussion are distinguished panelists, including Professor Shai Davidai from Columbia Business School, Adela Cojab, a passionate Jewish activist and graduate of NYU/Cardozo, Talia Lerner representing the Israel On Campus Coalition, and Gideon Askowitz, a dedicated student at Hunter College.
In this week's MBA Admissions podcast we ran down all the latest MBA application deadlines and interview releases. While a few interview invites remain, and a few candidates are still interviewing, we are moving to the oft-challenging stage of waiting for decision releases. This waiting period does create considerable anxiety for MBA candidates. Graham highlighted the upcoming MBA admissions event on November 30, where seven of the world's leading MBA programs will share tips on how to optimize their MBA admissions opportunities. Signups for the event are here: https://bit.ly/catoptips Clear Admit is also hosting two events for Masters in Management programs, on November 29 and December 6. Schools participating in that event include Chicago / Booth, Michigan / Ross, CMU / Tepper, Northwestern / Kellogg, Georgetown / McDonough and Notre Dame / Mendoza. Signups are here: https://bit.ly/clearadmitmim Graham then highlighted two articles that Clear Admit published for its Sustainability series, from Chicago / Booth and Cornell / Johnson. He then noted a Real Humans article from UNC / Kenan Flagler, which led to a story about how the MBA student challenged their fear of heights. We then discussed an Admissions Tip: knowing your audience, which details the importance of understanding the admissions officers who will be reviewing the applications. Finally, Graham previewed a recently recorded podcast that he conducted with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), and two students who successfully used the service and attended Stanford GSB and Columbia Business School. Stay tuned for more on this... For this week, for the candidate profile review portion of the show, Alex selected two ApplyWire entries: The first MBA admissions candidate is targeting next season for their applications. They have a 700 GMAT and 3.3 GPA. They do plan to retake the GMAT. They have very interesting experience within the Federal Government, helping small businesses in underserved communities. Their goals for the MBA make great sense, and they would appear to be a potentially strong candidate, especially if they improve their numbers profile. This week's second MBA candidate has a strong career in sales within the tech industry, and is looking for the MBA to help them relocate from New York to the west coast, and potentially seek opportunities in the media and sports industries. They do have a lower GRE score of 316, but are planning a retake. We finished this podcast episode with a short discussion on the risks associated with doing a self-diagnosis in terms of determining why a candidate is rejected from an MBA program. This episode was recorded in Cornwall, England and Paris, France. It was produced and engineered in Philadelphia, USA by Dennis Crowley. Please remember to rate and review this podcast wherever you listen and to 'stay safe everybody'!
In this informative episode, Asha Saxena, author of the best selling book "The AI Factor", successful tech entrepreneur and founder of WLDA, Women Leaders in Data and AI, shares her insights on the profound influence of AI and how anyone can get started on getting familiar with AI. This episode is packed with wisdom and inspiration from Asha's long career as a successful entrepreneur in tech consulting. Asha also shares a heartfelt story about her biggest supporter who was also a role model in entrepreneurship—her mom. "Always be curious. And always be learning. If you are curious and ask good questions and be open to playing and engaging with technology, you will continue growing." — Asha Saxena: Click for Asha's Website MORE ABOUT ASHA: FOUNDER & CEO WLDA, BOARD MEMBER, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR, & BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE AI FACTOR. Asha Saxena is a strategic and innovative leader with a track record of building successful technology companies over the past 30 years. She is the author of the bestselling book “The AI Factor – How to Apply Artificial Intelligence and Use Big Data to Grow Your Business Exponentially” and the Founder and CEO of Women Leaders in Data and AI, a global leadership organization bringing senior leaders together to create a fair digital world with parity and equity. Asha is a partner at CEO Coaching International, a company focused on founding, building, turning around, and selling successful businesses. She is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University, teaching graduate classes on Management Consulting, Entrepreneurship and Big Data Analytics, and served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Columbia Business School. In the past, Asha served as the CEO of Aculyst, a healthcare data analytics company, built an e-commerce platform for 3,000 dealers nationwide, and was the President and CEO of Future Technologies. This company provided data analytics solutions to Fortune 1000 companies and was recognized at the World Economic Forum as a “Global Growth Company for 2007”. #family #givingback #techentrepreneur #womenentrepreneurs #AI --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mindbodyspace/support
Today we're joined by Dorie Clark, a self-reinvention expert and a professor at Columbia Business School. Dorie is the author of multiple bestselling books, including "Reinventing You," "Stand Out," "Entrepreneurial You," and her latest release, "The Long Game." Dorie shares her wisdom on distinguishing between good and great, emphasizing the importance of embracing both the ups and downs in life. She explores the challenges of being a long-term thinker in a world dominated by short-term perspectives, offering practical strategies for strategic thinking and goal setting.
Pritika Swarup has built a large following, thanks, in part, to her successful career as a model. A graduate of Columbia Business School, Swarup founded her skin-care brand, Prakti, in 2021. It was designed to blend Ayurvedic tradition with modern skin-care ingredients. It soft-launched with one product, an exfoliating powder. Today, the brand has six products and sells direct-to-consumer, though expansion into retail will come next year. On this episode of the Glossy Beauty Podcast, Pritika discusses balancing modeling and brand-building, introducing the U.S. consumer to Ayurvedic ingredients, and giving back via Operation Smile, for which she is a global ambassador.
Here is a wonderful opportunity to gain insight into the fantastic and hugely successful journey of Brian Pellegrini CFA, founder and chief strategist of Intertemporal Economics. Learn how from his journey from being a securities analyst, to being immersed in the Wall Street “bubble economy” to having to take a temporary a job as an Assistant Manager and Bar tender before gaining his dream job and qualifications whilst working for the legendary British Economist, Bernard Connolly at Connolly Insight as a Senior Analyst before founding his own business, Intertemporal Economics. Welcome to the 54th episode of the Investing Matters series with me Peter Higgins, @conkers3 on Twitter/X. Please listen now to learn how Brian Pellegrini, CFA, who attained bachelor's degree in computer science from Columbia Engineering, New York, one of the top engineering schools in the U.S. and one of the oldest in the nation. Plotted his path his success, encompassing the high, lows, peaks, troughs and successes which encompassed roles at Ray Dalio's Bridgewater Associates, as a Reporting Analyst. Morgan Stanley as an Asset-Backed Securities Analyst where he participated in over $100B of Mortgage and ABS offerings, restructurings and principal transactions. Worked directly with senior U.S. Treasury officials to develop the “Straight-A” Asset-Backed emergency funding conduit for the student loan market. Was the founding author and editor of the weekly Asset-Backed Securities and Credit Derivatives newsletter. Provided analytical and banking support for more than $500M of Structured Product offerings. Then sadly found himself having to take a temporary job as an Assistant Manager and Bartender, following the boom and bust of the Asset Backed Securities market and financial crash. Before rising again when he gained the role of an Investment Banking Associate at Merriman Capital, Inc. Worked with directly with Merriman's senior management and senior management of high-growth technology firms to develop financing and growth strategies. He also conducted and presented strategic and valuation analysis for management teams and boards of public companies. All of this was merely foundations for Brian's goal of gaining his dream job as a Research Analyst which he gained at Connolly Insight working alongside the legendary British economist Bernard Connolly. Where he wrote research on economic trends and portfolio strategy for hedge funds and other types of asset managers. Provided research support to the Senior Analysts including topical research, model building and scenario analysis. Conducted corporate strategy research on new product proposals and new market opportunities. During his tenure attained the qualification of a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), attended D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University where he gained his master's in finance degree. Always a fast learner Brain then also attended Columbia Business School where he attained his Master of Business Administration (MBA) qualification. All whilst thriving in the environment of and under the tutelage of Bernard Connolly. Brian was quicky promoted to Senior Analyst, where he global macro research used by portfolio managers to adapt trading strategies. Designed custom economic indicators and provided analysis on various financial markets. Presented economic views and research at conferences, as a panel participant and internal client events. When Bernard Connolly decided to focus on writing and fold Connolly Insight, Brian founded his own business Intertemporal Economics. Which started with a core group of clients who were former Connolly Insight clients, mostly UK-based macro hedge funds. His client base now runs the gamut of anyone who would want to understand the world around them so they can make better business decisions. That includes high net worth individuals, consumer-focused banks, and sovereign wealth funds.
Cheryl Einhorn is the founder of Decisive, a decision sciences company that trains people and teams in complex problem solving and decision-making skills using the AREA Method. How did you become an expert in decision-making? Tell us about each of the Problem Solver Profiles? How do you develop other types of ways to problem solve? Why is Intellectual diversity important in a team? What impact does the way you grew up have on your decision making? Cheryl Einhorn Cheryl Einhorn is the founder of Decisive, a decision sciences company that trains people and teams in complex problem solving and decision-making skills using the AREA Method. AREA is an evidence-based decision-making system that uniquely controls for and counters cognitive bias to expand knowledge while improving judgment. Cheryl developed AREA during her two decades as an award-winning investigative journalist writing for publications ranging from The New York Times to Foreign Policy Magazine, Barron's and Harvard Business Review. Cheryl is a long time educator, having taught at Columbia Business School for over a decade and currently teaching at Cornell University's SC Johnson School of Business and Cornell Tech. She is the author of three books: Problem Solved, A Powerful System for Making Complex Decisions with Confidence and Conviction, about personal and professional decision-making, and Investing In Financial Research, A Decision-Making System for Better Results about financial and investment decisions. Her new book about Problem Solver Profiles and the psychology of decision-making, Problem Solver, Maximizing Your Strengths To Make Better Decisions, was published in the Spring of 2023. Cheryl loves to be in the great outdoors, spend time with her three kids, and bake all kinds of good cookies. Excellent Executive Coaching Podcast If you have enjoyed this episode, subscribe to our podcast on iTunes. We would love for you to leave a review. The EEC podcasts are sponsored by MKB Excellent Executive Coaching that helps you get from where you are to where you want to be with customized leadership and coaching development programs. MKB Excellent Executive Coaching offers leadership development programs to generate action, learning, and change that is aligned with your authentic self and values. Transform your dreams into reality and invest in yourself by scheduling a discovery session with Dr. Katrina Burrus, MCC to reach your goals. Your host is Dr. Katrina Burrus, MCC, founder and general manager of Excellent Executive Coaching a company specialized in leadership development.
Step into the world of digital transformation strategy with our latest guest, David Rogers. As the Faculty Director of Executive Education Programs at Columbia Business School, David is a visionary in the realm of digital business strategy and transformation. He is the author of five books, including "The Digital Transformation Playbook,” the book that put digital transformation on the map. Join our host, EY Emerging Technology Strategy Leader, Jeff Saviano, as he and David – in keeping with our season's focus – explore AI's role in digital transformation, and the five biggest barriers to successful digital transformation, as explored in David's latest book, "The Digital Transformation Roadmap.” Plus, they debate a crucial question: does innovation always have to begin with the customer problem? Tune in to find out.
Carlos Rivera es co-fundador de Clicars, una empresa española dedicada a la compra y venta de automóviles de segunda mano a través de su plataforma en línea. Son la empresa Nº1 de Europa en Ventas de Autos Online. En 2016, Carlos co-fundó Clicars.com, denominada por la prensa como “el Amazon del coches en España”, construyendo un negocio rentable de 1000M€+ con sólo 5M€ de capital recaudado. El equipo de Clicars, formado por más de 600 personas, revolucionó la industria de los automóviles usados a través de la digitalización y la confianza. Clicars se vendió a Stellantis (a través de AramisGroup) en 2022. Antes de Clicars, Carlos fue director global de estrategia en Philips Automotive. Antes de eso pasó por Boston Consulting Group, Renault y Mercedes-Benz. Carlos obtuvo un MBA de Columbia Business School con honores. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Acelera el crecimiento de tu marca y negocio online: https://www.escalable.com Escalable es una comunidad privada y filtrada de emprendedores e independientes que buscan escalar sus marcas, conseguir más clientes, digitalizar sus procesos y mantenerse altamente motivados y apoyados. Aplica en: https://www.escalable.com ------------------------------------------------------------------- ¿Necesitas un estudio de grabación en Madrid? Este capítulo fue grabado en https://cabina29.com Si buscas grabar audio, video o hacer hacer streaming con el mejor equipo de grabación, sonido e iluminación… Cabina29 es una productora audiovisual con estudio propio y capacidad de adaptarse a cualquier ubicación para tu proyecto. Reserva tu espacio en: https://cabina29.com ------------------------------------------------------------------- Temas conversados este capítulo: 00:00 Intro 2:23 Interés por los autos 7:43 Experiencia en Boston Consulting Group 8:37 ¿Qué te motivó a emprender? 10:03 ¿Cómo inició Clicars? 17:35 División de roles entre socios 20:20 Estrategia inicial 23:04 Mentalidad para emprender 27:16 Clave para satisfacción de clientes 29:27 Cultura empresarial 32:04 Tecnología interna 35:18 Claves de ventas 38:58 Recaudación de capital 46:31 ¿Qué hubieras hecho distinto? 48:39 ¿Lo más difícil de emprender 50:46 Cómo balancear vida personal y trabajo 57:20 ¿Cómo te educas como emprendedor? 59:08 ¿Cómo es tu día a día? 1:02:04 Nuevo emprendimiento 1:06:54 ¿Cómo se saca adelante una fundación? 1:13:34 Ronda de preguntas rápidas 1:16:47 Cierre ------------------------------------------------------------------- Acelera el crecimiento de tu marca y negocio online: https://www.escalable.com Escalable es una comunidad privada y filtrada de emprendedores e independientes que buscan escalar sus marcas, conseguir más clientes, digitalizar sus procesos y mantenerse altamente motivados y apoyados. Aplica en: https://www.escalable.com ------------------------------------------------------------------- Canales de Era Digital - Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3F9GkUi - Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3PQ3qV6 - Intragram: https://bit.ly/3rKXjt9 - Tiktok: https://bit.ly/46mvjel - LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3RS5LS8
Bradley Tusk is a venture capitalist, political strategist, philanthropist and writer. He is the CEO and co-founder of Tusk Ventures, the world's first venture capital fund that invests solely in early stage startups in highly regulated industries, and the founder of political consulting firm Tusk Strategies. Bradley's family foundation is funding and leading the national campaign to bring mobile voting to all U.S. elections. Tusk Philanthropies also runs and funds anti-hunger campaigns that have led to the creation of anti-hunger policies and programs (including universal school breakfast programs) in 22 different states, helping to feed over 12.5 million people. Bradley is the author of The Fixer: My Adventures Saving Startups From Death by Politics and Obvious in Hindsight (coming out this November), writes a column for Fast Company, hosts a podcast called Firewall about the intersection of tech and politics, and is the co-founder of the Gotham Book Prize. He recently opened a bookstore, podcast studio, event space and cafe called P&T Knitwear on Manhattan's lower east side. He is also an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School. 0:00 - Intro 2:03 - The Incentives of Politics 10:57 - Bradley's Philosophy 18:33 - More Political Parties and Fixing Political Polarization 25:13 - Big Tech Antitrust 29:09 - What Bradley Would Change 32:23 - The Decline of Trust in Institutions 36:12 - Tusk Ventures 37:53 - Requests for Startups 39:50 - Debt, Inflation, and COVID 46:31 - The Story of Uber 49:29 - How Uber Beats Lyft 52:59 - Weaponizing a Constituency 54:53 - Regulated Industries Bradley's Excited About 57:54 - Crypto 1:01:40 - Psychedelics and Doing Ketamine 1:07:21 - What Keeps Bradley Up at Night? 1:10:48 - Mobile Voting 1:15:41 - Doing Lots of Things at Once 1:18:25 - Why Credentials Are Overrated 1:23:42 - On Happiness 1:28:31 - What Should More People Be Thinking About?
Distressed Investing With George Schultze, Founder & CEO, of Schultze Asset Management ~ $100M AUM Website: https://samco.net/ Bio: George J. Schultze is Managing Member and Founder of Schultze Asset Management, LLC (SAM). He chairs the firm's Investment and Strategy Committees and, together with his team, makes the final decision on all investments for the portfolio. Mr. Schultze is widely recognized as an expert on distressed and special situations investing and is often quoted in the media regarding high profile reorganization cases such as the Chrysler Automotive bankruptcy. He is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences and graduate schools such as Harvard Business School. Prior to founding SAM, he honed his activist distressed investing approach with MD Sass. Before that, he was employed with Fiduciary Partners fund of funds, the Mayer Brown & Platt law firm, and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Schultze is a joint graduate of Columbia Business School and Columbia Law School, JD/MBA. He founded the Columbia Law School Investment Club and served as editor for the Columbia Business Law Review. He also authored several papers including: Negotiating the TWA Bankruptcy Restructuring, Tax Factors and ERISA Implications of Corporate Restructurings, and International Banking Law. While at Columbia, he placed 2nd in the 1995 business school annual stock-picking contest. Mr. Schultze earned a BA from Rutgers College where he graduated with a joint major in Economics/Political Science and the Henry Rutgers Scholar distinction. While at Rutgers, he won The Wall Street Journal Award for Excellence in Economics and placed 23rd nationwide (from over 14,000 participants) and first place at Rutgers in the 1991 AT&T Annual Stock Picking Contest. Although born and raised in the U.S.A., Mr. Schultze is fluent in German and Spanish. He is a regular contributor to the online version of Forbes, wrote the book on Vulture Investing, is a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School, and regularly speaks at industry forums. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/smartmoneycircle/support
Monday, October 30, 2023 Hoover Institution | Stanford University A Hoover History Working Group Seminar with Matthew Lowenstein. The history of the rise and decline of horse populations provide a framework to understand how humans could initially benefit from AI, only to become obsolete later on, challenging optimistic forecasts about AI's impact. The paper is divided into three main sections: 1) introduction, including a brief summary of the premises of the horse analogy, 2) an account of human and horse interaction over approximately 6,000 years, highlighting how technological advancement led to a rise in horse populations, followed by collapse, and 3) a theoretical exploration of AI existential risk, using the eventual collapse in horse populations as a proof of concept. By drawing parallels between the human domestication of horses and a potential future dominated by Artificial Superintelligence (ASI), the paper shows specifically why neither Ricardian trade nor competition amongst different ASIs are likely to protect humans from existential calamity. The paper encourages a critical approach to future AI-human dynamics, drawing upon lessons from past human-animal relations. Though the analogy has limitations, it provides insights into any scenario where a more intelligent agent significantly impacts a less intelligent one. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Matthew Lowenstein is a Hoover Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He studies the economic history of modern China from the late imperial period to the early People's Republic. His dissertation, which he is currently turning into a book, is a study of northern China's indigenous financial system from the late Qing to the early Republican period (ca. 1820–1911). Other interests include the history of traditional Chinese accounting, the political economy of warlordism, and the history of central economic planning. Lowenstein received his PhD in history from the University of Chicago and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Lowenstein previously worked as a securities analyst in Beijing and New York covering the Chinese financial sector. His nonacademic works have appeared in the Diplomat and Foreign Policy.
This week I'm talking with nontoxic lifestyle expert and author Sophia Ruan Gushée about the common toxins that show up in our homes. As holistic interior designers, this is an important topic we're becoming increasingly aware of and needing to share with our clients, who often look to us for information and resources. Educating ourselves on the most common toxins will help us create a safe, clean, and peaceful space for our clients (and ourselves). In this episode, Sophia shares how she came to learn about these toxins, what led her to write her book, A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures, and the first steps we can take to create healthier homes and living spaces now.Sophia led a special workshop for Design Coven Pro members to dive deeper into what we can do for our clients, and the replay is available now to all Pro members. To join our community and watch the replay, visit thedesigncoven.com/join. About SophiaSophia Ruan Gushée is a nontoxic lifestyle expert. Sophia is the author of A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures and several detox workbooks. Praised by experts in both medical and wellness fields for her practical approach to avoiding toxins and cultivating a healthier home environment, Sophia served on the Brown University School of Public Health Advisory Council and Well+Good Council. She has been featured in the most popular media outlets such as Health, Elle, W Magazine, Fast Company, the Dr. Oz Show, and more. Sophia has helped thousands of people enjoy healthier lives by simplifying nontoxic living, while protecting your joy and ease of modern life. She is the founder of Ruan Living, a wellness platform that empowers others to improve their health by mindfully reducing their exposures to hidden toxins like heavy metals, EMFs, and chemicals in their everyday lives.A graduate of Brown University and Columbia Business School, Sophia lives in New York City with her busy family and three daughters. Her passion for empowering others to enjoy nontoxic living began with the birth of her first daughter in 2007, and everything she creates is a love letter to her children and the hope for a healthier, more mindful world.Featured in this episodeFeatured deck: Radiant Crystal CardsConnect with SophiaWebsiteInstagramPodcastYouTubeAre you an interior designer or are you interested in Holistic Interior Design? Check out my membership program, the Design Coven! This program is a real-world industry mentorship for Holistic Interior Designers that has everything you won't find in traditional design school curriculum. You'll learn from practicing interior designers working on real life projects, and get access to cutting edge vendors, suppliers, furniture makers, textile designers, and design resources that I've curated over my 17 years of design experience. As a member, you'll have the opportunity to build valuable relationships of your own. Learn more.Connect with Rachel LarraineWebsite
We talk with Spoken-Word Poet, Rashan Brown, or you may know him by his stage name, Rush (The Mic). Rashan is the brilliant mind behind "Poetry Me, Please" – a vibrant community platform and event series that serves as a global stage for poets to let their creativity flow through the power of words. With showcases in NYC drawing in a whopping 500 people on an average night. Rashan has created something really extraordinary not only for the artists but also for audience members. Rashan has been featured in PIX11, NBC, Ebony, REVOLT & The Grio. Rashan's voice and brand have partnered with LLoyd Banks, Harlem's Fashion Row, NY Independent Schools, Accenture, Columbia Business School, Republic Records, Rupi Kaur, TIER, AfroFuture, City Winery, The Cutting Room & SOBs. Connect with Rashan and Poetry, Me Please on their website, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok. Don't forget to book your tickets for the November Showcase at The Apollo on Saturday, November 25th Make sure to follow this podcast everywhere you find podcasts, leave a rating and a review, and slip into our Instagram DMs at @wasitchance. More about Heather via @heather_vickeryandco on Instagram and Threads, @Braveheather on TikTok, and listen to The Brave Files More about Alan via @theatre_podcast on Instagram and listen to The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales EPISODE TAKEAWAYS Poetry Me is a digital and physical platform for Poets all over the world. Rashan started writing poetry during High School Heartbreak After being a teacher for several years, Rashan found himself back in the spoken word world for a friend's Showcase. He was drawn to recreating this wonderful feeling but not charging the artists for performing. Poetry is a style of a collective of words you're putting together - in a “poetic style.” Spoken Word is the passion that you put behind the poetic style. It's tone, volume, body involvement. The intentional risk was in marketing himself and Poetry Me, Please. Rush (The Mic) is a performer who does all sorts of spoken word with corporations as well as showcases. Community is for poets in general but specific for Black and Brown poets. The crowd has a deep experience by hearing these spoken-word poets share their experiences on stage. Rashan is always focused on pouring back into the community. Poetry Me, Please is fully funded through ticket sales. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this podcast episode, Belinda Ellsworth interviews Richard Newman, an expert in communication and storytelling. Richard shares his journey of discovering his passion for communication and non-verbal cues, teaching English to Tibetan monks, and eventually becoming an accidental entrepreneur. He discusses the importance of storytelling in communication and how it can make any topic engaging and relatable. Richard also emphasizes the significance of delivery style, body language, and mindset in effective communication. He shares his experiences and offers advice on starting a business and living by personal values. The episode concludes with Richard discussing his latest book, "Lift Your Impact," and offering free resources to listeners.Key Learnings from the episode:The Journey to Communication [00:03:35] Teaching English to Tibetan Monks [00:05:11]Accidental Entrepreneurship [00:07:02] The Power of Storytelling [00:09:51] Finding a meaningful life and defining one's identity [00:33:45] The journey of growth and transformation [00:36:42]About Richard Newman:Richard Newman is an award-winning expert in leadership communication, storytelling, and influence, and founder UK Body Talk Ltd, the global leader in evidence-based training on the science of communication. As an introvert on the autism spectrum, he has dedicated decades to understanding and improving communication, for himself and his clients. At 18, he lived in the foothills of the Himalayas teaching English to Tibetan monks, and went on to work as an actor, keynote speaker, coach, and speechwriter, winning the coveted Cicero Grand Prize for Speechwriter of the Year. He created one of the largest studies on non-verbal communication and influence ever, published in the scientific research journal Psychology, and is author of the bestselling book, You Were Born to Speak. Clients of his work include Virgin, Microsoft, Expedia, 3M, London Business School, NYU, Columbia Business School, DHL, PWC, and many more Fortune 500 companies.How to connect with Richard:https://liftyourimpact.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/richardnewmanspeaks/https://www.instagram.com/richardnewmanspeaks/Mentioned in the show: https://liftyourimpact.com/thebookAbout the Host - Belinda Ellsworth is a Speaker, Trainer, Best-Selling Author, and Podcaster She has been a professional speaker, mover, and shaker for more than 25 years. Having built three successful companies, she has helped thousands of entrepreneurs make better decisions, create successful systems, and build business strategies using her "Four Pillars of Success" system.Belinda has always had a passion and zest for life with the skill for turning dreams into reality.How to Connect with Belinda:Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/workfromyourhappyplaceLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/belindaellsworthInstagram -https://www.instagram.com/workfromyourhappyplace/Website - www.workfromyourhappyplace.com Join my membership program and discover the art of creating and sharing amazing experiences with like-minded people, all from the comfort of your own home. You get to connect with others online, learn new skills and techniques, and grow your network without ever having to leave your computer screen. To know more, click on the link https://workfromyourhappyplace.com/vip/This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4939248/advertisement
What does it mean to be omnipresent in the food channel? Daily Harvest founder and CEO Rachel Drori explains how her company aims to meet consumers where they are via direct-to-consumer and retail channels, and how it supports regenerative agriculture across the U.S. More about Rachel Drori: Rachel Drori is taking care of food, so food can take care of you. As the Founder of Daily Harvest, Rachel and the company are on a mission to improve human and planetary health by making it convenient to eat more sustainably grown, organic fruits and vegetables daily. Since launching the business in 2015, more than 20 million pounds of sustainably grown fruits and vegetables have been delivered to consumers' doorsteps while supporting farmers' transition to regenerative and organic practices. Drori founded Daily Harvest with just 12 smoothies. The company, now valued at over $1 billion, offers over 100 options across nine different collections including smoothies, flatbreads, harvest bowls, grains and more. In 2023, the company built on its successful direct-to-consumer business with its launch into national retail. Daily Harvest is now found in the freezer section of more than 1,100 grocery stores across the country with more to come. Prior to Daily Harvest, Drori spent years honing her skills as a customer-centric marketing executive, leading teams at Gilt Groupe, American Express and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. She has been named one of Inc.'s “Female Founders 100.” Drori graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and earned an MBA from Columbia Business School. She lives in NYC with her husband and two sons. More about Daily Harvest: Daily Harvest is on a mission to make it really easy to eat more sustainably grown, organic fruits + vegetables every day. Why? Getting in 5 servings daily can help you live longer on a healthier planet. Our chef-crafted food is delicious, easy to prep, and built on the good stuff. From seed to plate, we're committed to a better food system, one that prioritizes human and planetary health. We are transforming what we eat, what we grow, and how we grow it — one crop (and bite) at a time. Learn more at: https://www.daily-harvest.com/
Brett Collins, CFA is an Executive Director and Client Portfolio Manager at NCRAM. He rejoined the firm in July 2021 and covers US, European, and Global High Yield, and Emerging Market Debt and Multi-Credit strategies. Prior to this role, Brett held a variety of positions at State Street Global Advisors, including Quantitative Equity Client Portfolio Manager and Chief Operating Officer of the firm's Investment Solutions Group. Brett also worked at NCRAM from 1996 to 2004 as an Analyst with the firm's Emerging Market Debt team. He holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from Columbia Business School and a B.S. in Finance/Investments from Babson College. He is a CFA charter holder and a member of the CFA Institute.
Seems like everyone hates passwords. If they are too random, you forget them. If they are too obvious, you could be hacked. This episode begins with a quick and easy formula to create passwords that are easy to remember and no one else will ever guess. Source: Eran Katz author of Where Did Noah Park The Ark (https://amzn.to/3at5fmx). When you make a choice – any choice, your decision is influenced by so many factors. For example, the order the options were presented to you and who presented them has an influence on your choice. There is a name for this. It is “choice architecture” and it is fascinating and important to understand. One of the leading experts on choice architecture is Eric Johnson, Director of the Center for Decision Sciences at The Columbia Business School and author of the book The Elements of Choice: Why the Way We Decide Matters (https://amzn.to/3mK49bN). Listen as Eric reveals how other people and situations influence what you choose and how you influence the choices other people make – even if you don't realize it. Most of us probably think that being selfish is wrong. However, that may be a false belief. In fact, maybe we should all be a little more selfish a little more often. That's according to Michelle Elman. Michelle is a coach and speaker who has been named 1 of the 50 most inspirational women in the UK. Her book is called The Joy of Being Selfish (https://amzn.to/3AvyQq8) and she joins me to discuss the benefits of taking better care of your needs and desires and setting up boundaries for others. We all know everyone lies sometimes. And we all do it for the same reasons. Listen as I explain why we lie, how lying works and how it starts very early in life. https://www.ted.com/speakers/kang_lee PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! PrizePicks is a skill-based, real-money Daily Fantasy Sports game that's super easy to play. Go to https://prizepicks.com/sysk and use code sysk for a first deposit match up to $100 With HelloFresh, you get farm-fresh, pre-portioned ingredients and seasonal recipes delivered right to your doorstep. Go to https://HelloFresh.com/50something and use code 50something for 50% off plus free shipping! BetterHelp is truly the best way to make your brain your friend. Give it a try. Visit https://BetterHelp.com/Something today to get 10% off your first month! Zocdoc is the only FREE app that lets you find AND book doctors who are patient-reviewed, take your insurance, are available when you need them! Go to https://Zocdoc.com/SYSK and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Let's find “us” again by putting our phones down for five. Five days, five hours, even five minutes. Join U.S. Cellular in the Phones Down For Five challenge! Find out more at https://USCellular.com/findus Planet Money is an incredible podcast with stories & insights about how money shapes our world. Listen to Planet Money https://npr.org/podcasts/510289/planet-money wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Gernot Wagner is a climate economist at Columbia Business School. His research, writing, and teaching focus on climate risks and climate policy. Gernot writes a monthly column for Project Syndicate and has written four books, including Geoengineering: the Gamble and Climate Shock. Before joining Columbia and serving as faculty director of the Climate Knowledge Initiative, Gernot taught at NYU and Harvard. In this conversation I kept coming back to this hope that climate action could be, in some ways, uncomplicated. If the primary goal is to stop greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible in order to deal with this as a genuine emergency, it should be simple. But, within the existing system of global capitalism that we have, though, how is that going to happen? Can it happen? I've been trying to think about this by having conversations with people like Gernot, people like Kyla Tienhaara, Seth Klein, Mark Paul and others to try to get to the bottom of it. It's tough, but these interviews, which I'll release in the coming weeks, have been helpful. We're at a point where, according to economists like Robert Pollin, at least 1-2 per cent of global GDP will need to be spent pretty much immediately on investments in renewable infrastructure to radically reduce emissions. Global GDP is about $80 trillion. How does that amount of globally coordinated investment happen under capitalism? It's a huge shift in the nature of the whole economy. One of the reasons I wanted to return to Wagner's writing is that I've been helped a lot by his explanation of the social cost of carbon, and especially by the way he writes about considerations of equity and justice in determining the social cost of carbon. It radically increases the social costs, or damages created, by emissions if we factor in issues of equity. The number skyrockets, validating any and all investments in climate mitigation and adaptation. How could that sort of information become more central to decision-making and policy-making? We definitely get into the weeds here. I'm still processing the discussion we have about “green growth” vs. the “Green New Deal” vs. degrowth. I still can't say where I land on the question of whether decarbonization needs to happen in a textbook degrowth way. It's hard to balance expediency and strategy here, and yet, increasingly, the debate about economic transformation to fight climate change hinges on our receptivity to growth or degrowth. What I like is that there is room here for the debate. We need to rapidly phase-out fossil fuels. That much is certain. In fact, we need to fully ban fossil fuels. How that decision gets made and what form action takes—at what speed and with what consequences—is still an open question.
Today's interview is with David Rogers, who is the world's leading expert on digital transformation, a member of the faculty at Columbia Business School, and the author of five books. He joins me today to talk about his new book, "The Digital Transformation Roadmap”, the reasons behind why 70 percent or more of digital transformations fall short of their objectives or fail to achieve any sustained benefit, the biggest single factor for digital transformation success, Amazon's press release/frequently asked questions (PR/FAQ) tool and lots of other things. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Brands don't need more feedback or survey data to better understand their customers – Interview with Nate Sanders of Artifact – and is number 482 in the series of interviews with authors and business leaders that are doing great things, providing valuable insights, helping businesses innovate and delivering great service and experience to both their customers and their employees. NOTE: A big thank you goes out to the folks at CGS for sponsoring my podcast this month. Now, CGS is a company you might not have heard of. But, they have been delivering brand-building and customer experiences for 40 years for global brands that you will definitely have heard of. Over that time, they have developed deep expertise in both outsourcing and technology, so you should definitely pay attention to what they have to say. They've recently put together a free ebook and video that I'd like to point you to. It's called The Transformative Power of Generative AI and ChatGPT and has been authored by CGS' Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, John Samuel. It's a really comprehensive guide and is designed to deliver insights, summarize research, and inspire creative problem-solving. Follow this link to check out the free ebook and video.
US commercial real estate has been hit by the surge in interest rates and a pullback in lending from regional banks. Scott Rechler, chairman and CEO of real estate investment firm RXR, and Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, professor of real estate and finance at Columbia Business School, break down the risks in the commercial real estate crisis that were the topic of the recent Top of Mind report, Commercial real estate risks.
The Federal Trade Commission is moving ahead with a proposal to crack down on what are commonly called “junk fees,” the often-obscured extra charges applied to concert tickets, hotel bookings and other purchases, that can cost customers upwards of $80 million per year. Joining Pro Say this week is Columbia Business School professor Vicki Morwitz, whose research into those fees and their effects on consumer behavior has informed much of the government's response to what it considers a transparently deceptive business practice. Also this week, Robins Kaplan gets ripped for snooping around in a litigation opponent's accidentally-shared corporate files and a Texas bankruptcy judge reveals a previously secret romantic relationship with an attorney whose former firm regularly brought cases before him. Finally, U.S. solicitor general Elizabeth Prelogar faces a grilling of a different sort on NPR's “Wait Wait … Don't Tell Me!”
With so many things influencing us every single moment, is it ever possible to be "free" from influence? Where do these influences even come from? And how do we begin to choose what's right for us in the midst of so many voices and factors that seem to be choosing it FOR us? And...sort of related...how do you LAUNCH A BOOK on your own terms, free from the influence of industry expectations? Today's incredibly timely guest is Jessica Elefante, and we're talking about ALL of this. Jess is a writer and [former bullshit] artist who has spent the last few decades examining what it means to be human in our modern world. She's the author of Raising Hell, Living Well: Freedom from Influence in a World Where Everyone Wants Something from You (including me). Her book came out this week, one week after WANT YOUR SELF...so think of this episode as our dual-birthday-party. We recorded this before either of our books were published, so you're getting to hear the behind-the-scenes from two authors who are IN IT. Jess is the founder of acclaimed Folk Rebellion and a critic of today's culture, and her award-winning talks, films, and work have been featured by Vogue, the Los Angeles Times, The Observer, Paper magazine, Wired, and more. In her previous life as a brand strategist, she was recognized as one of Brand Innovators' 40 Under 40 and has been a guest lecturer at Columbia Business School and New York University. She's influenced by the social, cultural, and technological circumstances of her life but mostly by her desire to lead a colorful one. She is no longer bullshitting. A must listen for anyone and everyone navigating the landscape of what it means to build a life of your own in today's day and age. Which is us all. SHOW NOTES: BUY RAISING HELL, LIVING WELL Subscribe to Modern Bullshit Jessica Elefante's website Jess on Instagram Jess on TikTok ~ BUY THE BOOK: WANT YOUR SELF on Amazon (don't forget to rate and review it here!) Amazon Kindle Audible Bookshop Barnes & Noble Target Sounds True Saturday 10/21 LOS ANGELES EVENT (Malibu beach house party) with Lynn Chen Sunday 10/22 LOS ANGELES EVENT with HappyWomenDinners: email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for info and to RSVP Thursday 10/26 NYC EVENT with Karen Walrond in support of Radiant Rebellion
Robert Althuis is a spiritual coach, keynote speaker, and the founder of Sacred Wealth Collective, a mindfulness organization dedicated to embedding Love+Truth as foundational spiritual principles for an awakened humanity rising to its full potential. A profound spiritual awakening experience in 2015 activated his intuitive gifts of claircognizance and clairsentience. This is Robert's first fully channeled work. As a spiritual teacher, Robert is both a celestial philosopher and a renegade real world change agent. A certified medium, he holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and was once a Fortune 100 executive and successful real estate and private equity entrepreneur. Love+Truth is Robert Althuis' spiritual manifesto—a progression of spiritual wisdom and philosophy interwoven with modern science. This extraordinary, fully channeled work reveals an exquisite perfection to Life itself. Riveting and profound, yet easy to read, the specific words and language hold an energetic frequency designed to initiate you into higher, more refined levels of consciousness. Love+Truth is a journey of discovery into the impeccable intelligence of Life itself. Explore the fundamental fabric and governing principles of all Creation. With new eyes, perceive the world from a higher vantage point. Revel in the spiritual experience of illumination, as you awaken to your fullest potentia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today, I am particularly honored to welcome Prof. Michael Feiner, President at Michael C. Feiner Consulting. From 2000 to 2010, Michael was Professor of Management and Ethics Fellow at Columbia Graduate School of Business, and I was lucky enough, as an MBA student at Columbia Business School in 2003, to take his High-Performance Leadership class, which in many ways has shaped me as a business leader. Prior to teaching and consulting, Michael was a senior executive at Pepsi for 20 years and was Senior VP and Worldwide Chief People Officer for the consumer-packaged goods giant. He now advises a wide variety of organizations, including private equity firms, Fortune 500 companies, and fast-growing start-ups. Michael talks about how the field of high-performance leadership has evolved over the past 20+ years and how learning institutions and business organizations are teaching the required skillsets and developing high-performance leaders. We unpack the reality of high-performance leadership and examine whether the discipline is now fully embraced and practiced by HR departments and governance board or are leaders still generally left to “learn on the job”. Michael draws on his nearly 5 decades of experience as a human capital leader, executive coach, and leadership guru to share some practical tips for leaders who want to master the art of high-performance leadership and apply it in their day-to-day work with their teams. He also sheds light on what team members can and should be doing to best engage their leaders and to encourage and incite high-performance leadership from their superiors. Please enjoy this insightful and practical conversation with one of the most celebrated people leaders and leadership thinkers, and sample some of the most valuable and enduring leadership lessons that I personally have learned from Prof. Michael Feiner from my days at Columbia Business School and have tested and applied throughout my own (ongoing) leadership journey.
Angela Lee is an award-winning professor and former Chief Innovation Officer at Columbia Business School, where she teaches venture capital and leadership courses. Angela started her career in product management and then moved to McKinsey. She has started 4 startups and is also the founder of 37 Angels, an investing network that has evaluated over 20000 startups, invested in 100, and activated new investors through a startup investment bootcamp. She also serves as a venture partner at Fresco Capital, has been recognized by Inc. Crains and Entrepreneur, and has spoken at NASA and the White House. We talk about vetting startups, the value of corporate-startup collaboration, and why saying no is the secret to driving results.
Follow me @samirkaji for my thoughts on the venture market, with a focus on the continued evolution of the VC landscape.On this week's show, we're excited to have Ben Lerer and Graham Brown, Managing Partners at Lerer Hippeau. The firm was founded in New York in 2010 to back early-stage entrepreneurs. Today the firm manages $1.2B and has invested in over 400 companies including Oscar, Buzzfeed, Mirror, Warby Parker, and Casper. Ben's background prior to investing was as Founder and CEO Thrillist, while Graham came over in 2015 from Softbank. During our chat, we covered everything from building and productizing a community to the evolution of the firm in maintaining its competitive advantage in the region. Hope you enjoy our conversation. A word from our sponsor:Feature-packed operating account & partnership ecosystemNationally chartered and headquartered in New York City, Grasshopper Bank is a client-first digital bank built to serve the business and innovation economy, combining the best of banking technology and years of industry expertise to deliver best-in-class experiences with trusted security and unparalleled support. Serving clients globally, the client-first digital bank recently announced the launch of Accelerator Checking, a feature-packed operating account with powerful digital tools designed to serve a wide range of venture-backed startups. With its latest offering, startup clients also receive exclusive access to its newly established partner marketplace, as well as a curated community of investors for fundraising support. For more information about Accelerator Checking or how to leverage Grasshopper's platform for your firm, visit the bank's website at www.grasshopper.bank or follow on LinkedIn and Twitter.About Ben Lerer:Ben Lerer is a Managing Partner at Lerer Hippeau. He is the Co-Founder and former CEO of Thrillist, which was acquired by Vox Media in 2022. He chairs the Board of Directors for Urban Upbound and is an Associate Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS). Lerer holds a BS from the University of Pennsylvania.About Graham Brown:Graham is a Managing Partner at Lerer Hippeau. He joined Lerer Hippeau from SoftBank Capital, where he focused primarily on early stage investments in mobile and Internet, with a particular interest in marketplaces. Prior to SoftBank Capital, Graham was an Associate at Polaris Partners and then helped lead digital strategy at Life Line Screening, a direct-to-consumer preventive health company backed by Polaris Partners.Graham is a graduate of Colby College and Columbia Business School.In this episode, we discuss:(02:48) Why start a company? (05:33) The gap they saw when founding the firm in 2010(09:59) What drew Graham to the firm in 2015(13:34) Why their investing thesis of early-stage NYC companies worked so well in retrospect(19:32) How the the firm invests in its community(26:32) The number of investments typically per fund at Lerer Hippeau(29:11) Maintaining operational discipline(34:24) Deciding when to make an exception on a deal(38:08) Why they launched a select fund to invest at Series A, B, and C(42:41) Learnings from investing in companies later stages after they passed the first time(48:36) The importance of empathy and being humane when passing on a companyI'd love to know what you took away from this conversation with Ben and Graham. Follow me @SamirKaji and give me your insights and questions with the hashtag #ventureunlocked. If you'd like to be considered as a guest or have someone you'd like to hear from (GP or LP), drop me a direct message on Twitter.Podcast Production support provided by Agent Bee This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit ventureunlocked.substack.com
Julie Flakstad is a speaker, writer and founder of The Midlife Truth Project, an initiative aimed at better understanding the myriad of transitions that women face, often simultaneously, as they settle into their 40s + 50s. Having helped create and produce over 350 events, workshops and programs over the past 10 years, Julie is currently working on a documentary about menopause + midlife. An advocate of cross generational learning, she is passionate about bringing women of all ages together around complex and vulnerable topics and her work was most recently featured in Maria Shriver's Sunday Paper. Julie also serves as a mergers + acquisitions advisor helping entrepreneurs navigate the process of scaling and selling their businesses. Her other ventures include having founded and successfully sold Blow, a hair-care products and services company, recognized by industry leaders for creating blow outs as a new category in beauty. Julie holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a B.A. from Hamilton College. She lives in Old Greenwich, CT with her husband, two teenagers and two Flatcoat Retrievers, Tiko + Bowie. Follow her @JulieFlakstad and learn more at julieflakstad.com Remarkable Quote: “The Midlife Truth Project allows women to pause and connect the dots during this unique time in their lives.” Find Us Online! Website: iamJulietHahn.com Instagram: @iamjuliethahn Twitter: @iamjuliethahn LinkedIn: Juliet Hahn FB: @iamjuliethahn Fireside: Juliet Hahn Clubhouse: @iamjuliethahn YouTube: Juliet Hahn
Bani Bahari is co-founder and CEO of OffCourt. She has spent the last 10 years in retail and beauty - in her past life she was a strategy consultant at Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Glossier. She comes from a family business in beauty. At OffCourt, she does all product development and operations. Jonathan is a co-founder of OffCourt - he comes from management consulting background and real estate development and finance. At OffCourt, he is in charge of finance, strategy and branding. In This Conversation We Discuss:[01:11] Intro[01:53] The idea behind OffCourt[02:22] Testing the waters and taking risks[04:11] Establishing OffCourt's branding[04:33] Prioritizing product development[05:19] Finding people to work with[06:03] Social media presence for a new business[06:28] Tying in with manufacturers early on [06:53] Venturing the market of fragrances[07:27] Importance of communication as a team[08:08] Launching products and managing expectations[08:34] The power of PR for a new business[09:46] The pressure of being new to the business[11:10] Success takes time and consistent efforts[12:54] Raising money and self-funding as a start[18:55] Testing out different PR strategies[19:48] Knowing when and how much to invest in marketing[20:43] Using customer's touch points to sell your products[22:36] Finalizing things and reaching out to retailers[23:45] Pushing through to land a breakthrough[24:32] Facing the ambiguity of retailer's conditions[26:50] Business don't always go as planned[27:32] Having different mindsets in different situations[28:51] Keeping an open mind after every rejection[29:20] The importance of finding a good rep firm[30:40] Having the conviction to change plans when needed[30:53] Where to check out OffCourt[31:09] Discount code: honestcommerce15Resources:Subscribe to Honest Ecommerce on YoutubeFunctional, personal care company for active people offcourt.com/Follow Bani Bahari linkedin.com/in/bani-bahari/Follow Jonathan Lawrence linkedin.com/in/jonathan-lawrence-177ab133/Schedule an intro call with one of our experts electriceye.io/connectTake your retail business to the next level today shopify.com/honestSign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial periodSchedule your free consultation with a Sendlane expert sendlane.com/honestIf you're enjoying the show, we'd love it if you left Honest Ecommerce a review on Apple Podcasts. It makes a huge impact on the success of the podcast, and we love reading every one of your reviews!
David Rogers: The Digital Transformation Roadmap David Rogers is the world's leading expert on digital transformation, a member of the faculty at Columbia Business School, and the author of five books. His previous landmark bestseller, The Digital Transformation Playbook, was the first book on digital transformation and put the topic on the map. David has helped companies around the world transform their business for the digital age, working with senior leaders at many of the largest corporations and he's been featured in The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Economist. In his newest book, The Digital Transformation Roadmap*, David tackles the barriers behind the 70% of businesses that fail in their own digital efforts and offers a five-step roadmap to rebuild any organization for continuous digital change. Most of us have heard that leading change requires highlighting a problem, deciding on a clear vision, and then cascading that vision down. In this conversation, David and I discuss how those actions alone often result failed outcomes. Instead, we highlight what a shared vision really is and how we can do a better job of helping the entire organization respond better to change. Key Points Most digital transformations fail because they focus too much on technology and not enough on the actual organizational challenges. Selling a problem is negative urgency. It's important as a component of change, but insufficient alone. Successful change leaders also embrace positive urgency. A north star helps leaders and their organizations get clear on the “why” instead of simply the “what.” Once defined, thoughtful debate on measurement brings alignment and empowerment. It's a mistake for vision to only come from the top. Vision should exist at every level. Avoid thinking about vision as cascading down. If anything, vision should be cascade up. How conversation happens at each juncture will define how well this works — or doesn't. Resources Mentioned The Digital Transformation Roadmap* by David Rogers The Digital Transformation Playbook* by David Rogers David Rogers on Digital newsletter Interview Notes Download my interview notes in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes How to Pivot Quickly, with Steve Blank (episode 476) Engaging People Through Change, with Cassandra Worthy (episode 571) Doing Better Than Zero Sum-Thinking, with Renée Mauborgne (episode 641) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic. To accelerate your learning, uncover more inside Coaching for Leaders Plus.
This special episode of the American Compass podcast features a wide-ranging conversation between Oren Cass and Glenn Hubbard on the future of capitalism that took place recently at Columbia Business School. They cover the waterfront: everything from labor and productivity to private equity and investment, from technology and automation to China and globalization. Plus, Oren discusses what he calls the "secret sauce of capitalism."
Jen Cochrane is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Gifted Travel Network, a luxury host travel agency with over 300 advisors throughout the United States. She has an MBA in Finance and Management from Columbia Business School and an undergraduate degree from Vassar. Before starting Gifted Travel Network, she was an executive with the Federal Reserve where she was a start-up and turnaround specialist.
Description:Today, Lee is joined by Kate Foster, Co-Founder and CEO of The Outset, a skincare line, co-founded and represented by none other than Scarlett Johansson! In catching up with Kate we hear all about her journey; from growing up playing soccer and varsity softball to her internship in the PR department of Sex in the City at HBO to her marketing roles at esteemed brands like Victoria's Secret, Anne Taylor, and Juicy Couture, leading up to her role as the CMO of 'Not Your Daughter's Jeans.' She shares the pivotal moment when she realized she wanted to become CEO one day, how she launched her first company at the age of 40, the acquisition of her company by Meredith Corporation, and what it's been like collaborating with Scarlett Johansson. To learn all about her fascinating journey, plus the exciting things coming up for her and The Outset, be sure to tune in!Exclusive Deals from Our Sponsors:AWESOME CX by Transcom provides high touch, personalized customer experience services to consumer brands of any size! Email Lee at email@example.com to learn more about their award-winning services and Awesome Coffee Chats. In This Episode You'll Hear About:• [02:07] Kate's upbringing in California, her competitive nature as a kid, how she learned to get comfortable with failure, and how she gravitated towards leadership positions.• [10:34] How she first got a job in the beauty industry, fell in love with the work, and got a master's in beauty, marketing, and management.• [15:54] The moment Kate first realized that she wanted to become CEO and what it was like going to Columbia Business School.• [18:54] Balancing starting a family with her career, and how building marketing for 'Not Your Daughter's Jeans' gave her the idea for her first startup ‘Swear By'.• [25:39] The story of how Kate met Scarlett Johansson and co-founded The Outset.• [32:04] Scarlett's struggles with her skin and the authentic drive this gave her to create products that would help others.• [37:15] Kate's favorite products from The Outset, an overview of their best sellers, and why they wanted to make the price point accessible.• [40:40] How Kate came up with the name ‘The Outset', Scarlett's decision not to have social media, and why they don't consider themselves to be a celebrity brand.• [45:08] The benefits of not relying on Scarlett's social media presence, the art of collaboration, and what Kate has learned from working with her.• [51:32] What's next for The Outset and Kate's advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.To Find Out More:Kate Foster on LinkedInKate Foster on InstagramThe OutsetThe Outset on InstagramAwesome CXLee Greene on LinkedInStairway to CEOStairway to CEO on InstagramLee Greene on LinkedInStairway to CEOStairway to CEO on InstagramQuotes:“I think that's the challenge that a lot of people face. Sometimes when you're doing a good job – they want to keep you there. And so it's difficult, often, to make parallel moves – if you've gotten too far ahead.” [0:16:38]“I had to get serious about the other parts of my executive toolkit.” [0:17:31]“It was a concept that I rejected. If I'm close to the customer, and I understand who the customer is, it doesn't matter if I'm the customer. It's about whether or not I can articulate ways to make their life better through our product offerings and understand their problems.” [0:21:09]“There's something really impactful about word of mouth, friend-to-friend, recommendations. And there just isn't a way to amplify these at scale. That's when I came up with this idea for my own startup.” [0:22:37]“It was a totally crazy thing to leave a very stable job to [try] my hand at entrepreneurship on my own at 40 years old when most people are really doubling down on the growth of their career.” [0:22:58]“When I met [Scarlett] it was just very natural and very easy. And I think it's because there's a foundation of shared values.” [0:30:56]“Being curious about the world is something that me and Scarlett share and creates a very good foundation for partnership.” [0:31:13]“[Scarlett's] vision for what she articulated to me in that very first meeting is actually what we wound up building. I'm just so shocked because it never really works out that way [where] you can have this clarity of vision and be able to connect it to the execution.” [0:31:43]“It's not about ‘how to look like her', it's about how to reveal your skin's true potential. And really, the customer is at the center of everything that we do.” [0:43:38]“Trusting your gut is something that I'm constantly a work-in-progress on.” [0:47:11]“Collaboration also comes from a place of trust and security. And people do their best collaborating when they feel that they're in a safe space.” [0:47:42]
Is more choice always better? Join us in conversation with Dr. Sheena Iyengar, a professor at Columbia Business School and an expert on choice, as we examine the complexities of choice overload, and discover why having less can sometimes lead to more. We'll explore the intricate psychology of decision-making, from understanding the reasons behind why we procrastinate making important choices to uncovering why we struggle to handle more than seven options when making a decision. In this episode, we'll also take a look at a powerful strategy that effectively reduces gender bias in hiring, and how our cultural backgrounds significantly influence our approach to decision-making. Dr. Iyengar also reveals her six-step process for fostering innovation, demonstrating that we don't always have to wait for the perfect option to arise – we can actively shape the options we desire. Finally, we'll discuss the pitfalls of brainstorming and uncover the surprising truth about the usefulness of those 'brilliant' thoughts that come to us in the shower.
In this episode, we have the pleasure of hosting Steve Brotman, a seasoned entrepreneur, investor, and fund manager with an impressive track record in the world of venture capital and startups. Steve is the founder and Managing Partner at Alpha Partners and a Strategic Advisor to the Pritzker Group's venture arm, Pritzker Group Venture Capital.Steve's venture capital journey began as the co-founder and Managing Director of Greenhill SAVP, a venture capital unit of Greenhill & Co that later became Tribeca Venture Partners. Managing a fund with $100 million in assets, Steve focused on technology and business information services, becoming an early institutional investor in successful companies like LivePerson (Nasdaq: LPSN) and Medidata Solutions (Nasdaq: MDSO). Beyond venture capital, Steve's entrepreneurial spirit led him to co-found AdOne, an online classified advertising platform that originated as a class assignment at Columbia Business School but grew to serve over one-third of the newspaper industry, ultimately being acquired by a consortium led by Hearst. Steve's outstanding contributions have earned him accolades, including being named a finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, recognition in Crain's Tech 100, and inclusion in the Top 40 under 40 among New York business leaders.Steve Brotman's extensive experience as an entrepreneur, investor, and fund manager makes him a valuable guest, and we look forward to delving into his insights and experiences in the world of venture capital and entrepreneurship in this episode.Key Takeaways:The Blackjack analogy - how to double down on the winners.Green lights and red lights in investments;AI is here to stay, how to get ready for it.Ready To Scale? But not ready to invest in a CFO? One of our bespoke packages can help you. Free Starter Membership Non-Profit Enterprise Package For-Profit Enterprise Package Connect with us because we love new friends!LinkedIn | Twitter |YouTube |Website
Jeremy Berke is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Cultivated News, a newsletter bringing you everything you need to know about the cannabis industry. Jeremy is a student at Columbia Business School and formerly built the cannabis beat at Business Insider. =================== About Cannabinoid Connect Thought-provoking discussions, expert insights, and captivating stories shaping the future of this transformative industry. Subscribe and follow via the following platforms: Website Spotify Apple Podcasts YouTube X Instagram Facebook
Washington Post climate correspondent Tim Puko speaks with Gernot Wagner, climate economist at Columbia Business School, and Reina Otsuka, United Nations Development Program's Digital Innovation for Nature, Climate and Energy lead, about the role of technology in finding solutions to address climate change. Conversations recorded on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023.
Our guest in this episode is David Rogers, the world's leading expert on digital transformation, a member of the faculty at Columbia Business School, and the author of five books. His landmark bestseller, The Digital Transformation Playbook, was the first book on digital transformation and put the topic on the map. David shares valuable insights and strategies for organizations seeking to thrive in the digital age. Here are three key takeaways from the discussion:The key to successful digital transformation is a mindset shift towards problem-solving and value creation, focusing on outcomes and customer needs.Companies should pair external knowledge with internal understanding to identify their "right to win" and pursue new ventures.Establishing a shared vision, aligning goals, and empowering employees to take ownership are critical for successful digital transformation at every level of the organization.Remember, digital transformation is not just about technology; it's about achieving business results and creating an organization that can succeed in the digital landscape. So, let's embrace the power of innovation and strategic thinking to unlock our true business potential.Listen to the podcast to find out more.
Today we are revisiting my conversation with Austin Campbell. After my interview with Mike Dudas, I had asked, who is the smartest person I can talk to about Stablecoins? He instantly responded, you need to speak with Austin, and as you'll hear, I think he's right. Austin spent 15 years in traditional finance before managing $22bn of Stablecoin reserves for Paxos. Today, he's an Adjunct professor at Columbia Business School and the managing partner at Zero Knowledge Consulting. In this conversation, Austin helps me break down the nuts and bolts of how Stablecoins work. We also discussed the lessons crypto should learn from the traditional finance world and how the current US regulatory crackdown will shape the ecosystem going forward. Please enjoy this Stablecoin primer with Austin Campbell. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here ----- Web3 Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Web3 Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here. Follow us on Twitter: @Web3Breakdowns | @ericgoldenx | @patrick_oshag Show Notes [00:03:21] - [First question] - What can be learned from TradFi and applied to crypto [00:05:13] - The basics of Stablecoins and why they are important [00:07:39] - The logistics and mechanics of Stablecoins from the ground up [00:17:14] - Time-delay and infrastructure problems when trading with Stablecoins [00:21:18] - Liquidity, time sensitivity, and credit risk for issuers and buyers of Stablecoins [00:24:59] - The roles, challenges, and faults of regulators in the space [00:33:04] - The extent to which he sees regulators favored versus fouled by crypto natives [00:34:50] - The SEC's imposition that qualified custodians are needed to exchange crypto assets [00:37:53] - His takes on news regarding Paxos and the BUSD [00:43:01] - Concerns regarding Binance and its Stablecoin consolidations [00:46:30] - Aspects of global Stablecoin regulation he's optimistic about [00:49:01] - Why the US may not be a promised land for crypto [00:50:21] - The positives and potential impact of Stablecoins broadly, despite the pushback [00:54:03] - The possibility of traditional assets using crypto rails [01:00:04] - What he's most excited to see built over the next six months and six years Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode, I talk with Exclamation's principal, Thomas Serrano, about trends in luxury events, importance of vendor relationships, mapping the emotional journey of events, focusing on meaningful and memorable experiences and more! Connect with Thomas! https://exclamation-group.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-serrano/ Thomas Serrano, was raised, educated and began his professional career in product promotion and events production in the heart of the French centers of culture, style and luxury. Graduating from EDHEC Business School in Nice in 1998, he honed his talents at several experiential agencies in Paris working with leading brands from Chanel and Cartier to Citroën, Nespresso, and Microsoft. In 2008, Thomas relocated to New York and launched Havas Luxe within Havas Worldwide. In 2017, Thomas created a new Havas offering: Havas Events North America. Focusing on corporate events, the agency produced innovative experiences for major brands including the Wall Street Journal, KPMG, Lazard, ExxonMobil and L'Oréal. Thomas has decades of experience managing high-luxury events for big-name clients, including Van Cleef & Arpels, Montblanc, L'Oréal, Audemars Piguet, Hublot, Bulgari and Dom Pérignon. Looking to create a one-stop shop for corporate and luxury events, cultural and sports partnerships, Thomas launched Exclamation – "Events That Make A Point" – in January 2020. Thomas has been a guest lecturer at NYU, Columbia Business School, Parsons School of Design, Fashion Institute of Technology as well as ESSEC Business School in Paris. He is often invited to speak in conferences, such as South by Southwest (SXSW). After years of serving and working with nonprofit organizations, including Luxury Education Foundation (LEF), Thomas created his own foundation I.N.E.S (Initiatives for New Education and Socialization), an organization encouraging underprivileged teenagers in France to achieve their dreams. Most recently, Thomas was accepted into the Forbes Business Council, where he provides insight into the ever-expanding, highly creative world of luxury marketing and event management. Thanks for listening! Sarah Brush https://www.instagram.com/eventivebrush/
In our Season 6 premiere, I sit down with one of my sheroes, Dr. Judith Joseph, a world-renowned psychiatrist, integrating her expertise in research, adult and pediatric mental health, and media, making many viral videos on the topics. In this interview, we discuss: High functioning depression and how it differs from Major Depressive Disorder Specifically, the former typically manifests among individuals who are exceling in their careers and personal lives Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) What is a personality disorder? How to differentiate BPD from Bipolar Disorder Why media plays an important role in addressing the mental health crisis How providers can cope with the vitriol that may come with provider posts Instagram TikTok ========================================== Today's episode was generously sponsored by Lavender, an online psychiatry & therapy office brought together by two nurses on a mission to help increase access to mental health care. Their group of psychiatric nurse practitioners is creating a space where feelings are felt, respected and cared for. Learn more at joinlavender.com ========================================== Full Bio: Judith Joseph, M.D., M.B.A, is a Board Certified Psychiatrist. Dr. Judith is Chair of The Women in Medicine Initiative for Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons. Dr. Judith is a clinical assistant professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center. She recently received a Congressional Proclamation from the US house of representatives for her social media advocacy and research in mental health. Her behavioral research lab, Manhattan Behavioral Medicine, is conducting the first study in the world on High Functioning Depression. She studies conditions related to pediatric and adult mental health. Dr. Joseph is an expert on various media platforms and has made national television appearances on Oprah Daily's: The Life You Want Series, Good Morning America, the Today Show, and CBS news. She is a medical consultant for Apple TV where she was in the writer's room for The Crowded Room series. She recently received a 2020 Share Care Digital Emmy Award for her MedCircle series on PTSD and was nominated for two additional Share Care Digital Emmy Awards in 2023. Dr. Judith teaches medical media courses to physicians and medical students at Columbia University and New York University. Education & Training Dr. Judith received her bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry, cum laude, from Duke University, her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and her business degree from Columbia Business School. She completed her adult psychiatry residency at Columbia University, and her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at NYU Langone Medical Center. She lives in New York City with her family.
Skippy spits knowledge on Nike shoe margins. Doogles tackles listener mail about mean reversion. Skippy has quick hits on Tesla price cuts and Nvidia price gains. Doogles is in awe of Li Lu's guest lecture at Columbia Business School from 2006. The episode wraps with pretzel fraud, Nick Maguilli's redemption, consumer credit and a 'what if' on interest rates.Join the Skippy and Doogles fan club. You can also get more details about the show at skippydoogles.com, show notes on our Substack, and send comments or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Decisions Over Decimals: Striking the Balance between Intuition and Information by Christopher Frank, Paul Magnone, and Oded Netzer About the Book: Become a confident leader and use data, experience, and intuition to drive your decisions Agile decision making is imperative as you lead in a data-driven world. Amid streams of data and countless meetings, we make hasty decisions, slow decisions, and often no decisions. Uniquely bridging theory and practice, Decisions Over Decimals breaks this pattern by uniting data intelligence with human judgment to get to action — a sharp approach the authors refer to as Quantitative Intuition (QI). QI raises the power of thinking beyond big data without neglecting it and chasing the perfect decision while appreciating that such a thing can never really exist. Successful decision-makers are fierce interrogators. They square critical thinking with open-mindedness by blending information, intuition, and experience. Balancing these elements is at the heart of Decisions Over Decimals. This book is not only designed to be read - but frequently referenced - as you face innumerable decision moments. It is the hands-on manual for confident, accurate decision-making you've been looking for; the rare resource that provides a set of pragmatic leadership tools to accelerate: Effectively framing the problem for stakeholders Synthesizing intelligence from incomplete information Delivering decisions that stick Strike the right balance between information and intuition and lead the smarter way with the real-world guidance found in Decisions Over Decimals. About the Author: Oded Netzer is the Vice Dean for Research and the Arthur J. Samberg Professor of Business at Columbia Business School, an affiliate of the Columbia Data Science Institute, and an Amazon Scholar. He is a world-renowned expert in data-driven decision-making and extracting meaningful insights from data. He holds a Ph.D. in Business and a Masters degree in Statistics from Stanford University. And, interesting fact - he's originally from Israel! Click here for this episode's website page with the links mentioned during the interview... https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/decisions-over-decimals-oded-netzer