Intelligence Squared Business

Intelligence Squared

In our age of disruption and uncertainty, Covid-19 and climate change, the need to debate our economic future has never been more important. In this new weekly podcast from Intelligence Squared, we'll speak to business leaders, authors and public intellectuals about the future of capitalism and the trends changing the world of business. Guests will include Guy Raz, host of NPR's How I Built This; Anne Boden, CEO and founder of Startling Bank; Zayna Aston, YouTube Head of Communications for Europe, Middle East and Africa; and archive episodes from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, economist Marianna Mazzucato, tech visionary Jaron Lanier and more. Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Today's episode comes from the How To Lead a Sustainable Business podcast, brought to you by Selfridges Group and Intelligence Squared. In the podcast, Alannah Weston, Chairman of Selfridges Group, speaks to inspiring leaders at the forefront of sustainability and business to find out what it takes to lead change and how businesses can put sustainability at their core. In this episode, Alannah is joined by Andrew Waugh, a founding partner of Waugh Thistleton Architects. He has designed award winning schemes from synagogues to social housing and is one of the world experts on timber construction. They discuss the merits of wood for human and environmental reasons and how it can transform the entire system of building. Together they consider whether steel and cement are the fossil fuels of the future.  How To Lead a Sustainable Business is brought to you by Selfridges Group and Intelligence Squared. If you enjoyed this episode please take a moment to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dec 2

21 min 14 sec

Today's episode comes from the How To Lead a Sustainable Business podcast, brought to you by Selfridges Group and Intelligence Squared. In the podcast, Alannah Weston, Chairman of Selfridges Group, speaks to inspiring leaders at the forefront of sustainability and business to find out what it takes to lead change and how businesses can put sustainability at their core. In this episode Alannah is joined by Safia Qureshi, founder and CEO of CLUBZERO, an award-winning returnable packaging system for food and beverage brands globally. Safia is an architect, designer and innovator who decided to take on the redesign of one of the most challenging aspects of the food service industry system: the lowly single use coffee cup. She speaks to Alannah about disrupting single use plastics, the role of legislation in regulating packaging and the challenges women in leadership positions face.  How To Lead a Sustainable Business is brought to you by Selfridges Group and Intelligence Squared. If you enjoyed this episode please take a moment to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 25

24 min 37 sec

Today's episode comes from the How To Lead a Sustainable Business podcast, brought to you by Selfridges Group and Intelligence Squared. In the podcast, Alannah Weston, Chairman of Selfridges Group, speaks to inspiring leaders at the forefront of sustainability and business to find out what it takes to lead change and how businesses can put sustainability at their core. In this episode Alannah is joined by Jesper Brodin, CEO of IKEA and its parent company Ingka Group, the world’s largest home furnishing retailer. IKEA welcomes over 700 million visitors to their stores and 3.6 billion visits to their website every year. Jesper’s career with IKEA spans over 25 years and he speaks to Alannah about IKEA’s vision, the importance of scaling businesses to build a sustainable economy and the relationship between sustainability and affordability.  How To Lead a Sustainable Business is brought to you by Selfridges Group and Intelligence Squared. If you enjoyed this episode please take a moment to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 18

24 min 4 sec

Today's episode comes from the How To Lead a Sustainable Business podcast, brought to you by Selfridges Group and Intelligence Squared. In the podcast, Alannah Weston, Chairman of Selfridges Group, speaks to inspiring leaders at the forefront of sustainability and business to find out what it takes to lead change and how businesses can put sustainability at their core. In this episode Alannah is joined by Sally Jewell, a business executive who was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the 51st United States Secretary of the Interior. How To Lead a Sustainable Business is brought to you by Selfridges Group and Intelligence Squared. If you enjoyed this episode please take a moment to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 11

27 min 18 sec

Today's episode comes from the How To Lead a Sustainable Business podcast, brought to you by Selfridges Group and Intelligence Squared. In the podcast, Alannah Weston, Chairman of Selfridges Group, speaks to inspiring leaders at the forefront of sustainability and business to find out what it takes to lead change and how businesses can put sustainability at their core. In this episode Alannah is joined by Charlie Burrell, a conservationist and founder of Knepp Wildland, the first large-scale lowland rewilding project in England. He transformed his family’s 3,500 acre estate from being a dairy and arable farm into a rewilding project which now has its own ecosystem boasting the largest concentrations of nightingales in the UK and the biggest breeding population of rare purple emperor butterflies. They speak about disrupting the agriculture industry, stakeholder management, regenerative farming and how land can be reinvented through biodiversity. How To Lead a Sustainable Business is brought to you by Selfridges Group and Intelligence Squared. If you enjoyed this episode please take a moment to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 4

28 min 7 sec

Today's episode comes from the How To Lead a Sustainable Business podcast, brought to you by Selfridges Group and Intelligence Squared. In the podcast, Alannah Weston, Chairman of Selfridges Group, speaks to inspiring leaders at the forefront of sustainability and business to find out what it takes to lead change and how businesses can put sustainability at their core. In this episode Alannah is joined by Dame Vivian Hunt, a senior partner at the global management consultancy firm McKinsey & Company. She served as managing partner of McKinsey’s UK and Ireland offices from 2013-2020 and is a thought leader on productivity, leadership and diversity. She was previously named as one of the top ten “most influential black people in Britain” by the Powerlist Foundation, and The Financial Times identified her “one of the 30 most influential people in the City of London”. She speaks to Alannah about the importance of businesses being open to innovation, stakeholder capitalism and the value of a diverse workforce. How To Lead a Sustainable Business is brought to you by Selfridges Group and Intelligence Squared. If you enjoyed this episode please take a moment to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 28

29 min 20 sec

Today's episode comes from the How To Lead a Sustainable Business podcast, brought to you by Selfridges Group and Intelligence Squared. In the podcast, Alannah Weston, Chairman of Selfridges Group, speaks to inspiring leaders at the forefront of sustainability and business to find out what it takes to lead change and how businesses can put sustainability at their core. In this episode Alannah is joined by Sir Dave Lewis, Chair of the leading conservation charity, World Wildlife Fund for Nature. Dave worked at Unilever for nearly 30 years before becoming CEO of Tesco where he led the company’s turnaround at the same time as embedding sustainability into its strategy. He tells Alannah how he led transformational change in Tesco, the importance of partnering with NGOs and other key stakeholders, and why ‘followership’ is just as important as leadership.  How To Lead a Sustainable Business is brought to you by Selfridges Group and Intelligence Squared. If you enjoyed this episode, you can subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts: https://bit.ly/howtoleadpod.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 21

19 min 51 sec

Today's episode comes from the How To Lead a Sustainable Business podcast, brought to you by Selfridges Group and Intelligence Squared. In the podcast, Alannah Weston, Chairman of Selfridges Group, speaks to inspiring leaders at the forefront of sustainability and business to find out what it takes to lead change and how businesses can put sustainability at their core. In this episode, Alannah is joined by Victoria Prew, CEO of Hurr - the UK’s first peer to peer fashion rental platform. Her business has been described as the ‘Airbnb of fashion’ by Forbes magazine. They discuss the rental revolution, a guilt-free approach to shopping and how Victoria is disrupting the fashion system by bringing the circular economy to life for customers through tech innovation. How To Lead a Sustainable Business is brought to you by Selfridges Group and Intelligence Squared. If you enjoyed this episode, you can subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts: https://bit.ly/howtoleadpod.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 14

20 min 12 sec

Today's episode comes from the How To Lead a Sustainable Business podcast, brought to you by Selfridges Group and Intelligence Squared. In the podcast, Alannah Weston, Chairman of Selfridges Group, speaks to inspiring leaders at the forefront of sustainability and business to find out what it takes to lead change and how businesses can put sustainability at their core. In this episode Alannah is joined by Dale Vince, founder of Ecotricity, the world’s first green energy company. 25 years ago, the concept of ‘green energy’ didn’t exist. Starting with one windmill, he kick-started the disruption of the fossil fuel industry. Dale shares his journey from New Age traveller to eco-entrepreneur and U.N. Climate Change Champion. He tells Alannah how he took Forest Green Rovers’ Football Club vegan and his next ambition to mine diamonds from the sky. How To Lead a Sustainable Business is brought to you by Selfridges Group and Intelligence Squared. If you enjoyed this episode, you can subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts: https://bit.ly/howtoleadpod.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 7

22 min 36 sec

Today's episode comes from the How To Lead a Sustainable Business podcast, brought to you by Selfridges Group and Intelligence Squared. In the podcast, Alannah Weston, Chairman of Selfridges Group, speaks to inspiring leaders at the forefront of sustainability and business to find out what it takes to lead change and how businesses can put sustainability at their core.  In this special edition of the podcast, the tables are turned on our host as she is put in the hot seat. Alannah Weston, Chairman of Selfridges Group, is interviewed by The Times journalist and broadcaster Manveen Rana. How To Lead a Sustainable Business is brought to you by Selfridges Group and Intelligence Squared. If you enjoyed this episode, you can subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever your podcasts: https://bit.ly/howtoleadpod.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 30

31 min 7 sec

It’s The Economy is an Intelligence Squared Business mini-series which breaks down the complex economic ideas we have all heard of but don’t fully understand in under 15 minutes. In this episode host Nicola Walton speaks to Ann Pettifor, an economist perhaps best known for predicting the financial crisis of 2008. She is author of The Case for The Green New Deal, a fellow of the New Economics Foundation and a director of PRIME economics - a network of Keynesian macroeconomists. They discuss the green economy, green growth, impact investing and what industries can do to be more environmentally sustainable. It’s The Economy is brought to you by Intelligence Squared and hosted by Nicola Walton, a financial journalist and author of ‘How To Report Economic News’. Executive Producer: Farah Jassat; Producer: Lovejit Dhaliwal; Technical Support: Mark Roberts and Catharine Hughes.  For updates on the show follow Intelligence Squared on Twitter (intelligence2) and Instagram (intelligencesquared). Let us know what you think by rating and reviewing Intelligence Squared Business on Apple Podcasts.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 16

15 min 51 sec

It’s The Economy is an Intelligence Squared Business mini-series which breaks down the complex economic ideas we have all heard of but don’t fully understand in under 15 minutes. In this episode host Nicola Walton speaks to Bishnu Gupta, Professor of Economics and Research Director of the CAGE research centre at the University of Warwick. They explore how gender intersects with the economy, what unpaid work isn’t valued as an economic contribution and how tech is transforming economic opportunities for women around the world. It’s The Economy is brought to you by Intelligence Squared and hosted by Nicola Walton, a financial journalist and author of ‘How To Report Economic News’. Executive Producer: Farah Jassat; Producer: Lovejit Dhaliwal; Technical Support: Mark Roberts and Catharine Hughes.  For updates on the show follow Intelligence Squared on Twitter (intelligence2) and Instagram (intelligencesquared). Let us know what you think by rating and reviewing Intelligence Squared Business on Apple Podcasts.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 9

15 min 40 sec

It’s The Economy is an Intelligence Squared Business mini-series which breaks down the complex economic ideas we have all heard of but don’t fully understand in under 15 minutes. In this episode host Nicola Walton speaks to the economist Jim O’Neill. He is the former Chairman of Chatham House, a former UK Treasury Minister and a former Chief Economist for Goldman Sachs. He created the famous economic acronyms BRIC and MINT. They discuss emerging markets, the economic rise of China and which economies are the ones to watch. It’s The Economy is brought to you by Intelligence Squared and hosted by Nicola Walton, a financial journalist and author of ‘How To Report Economic News’. Executive Producer: Farah Jassat; Producer: Lovejit Dhaliwal; Technical Support: Mark Roberts and Catharine Hughes.  For updates on the show follow Intelligence Squared on Twitter (intelligence2) and Instagram (intelligencesquared). Let us know what you think by rating and reviewing Intelligence Squared Business on Apple Podcasts.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 2

15 min 32 sec

It’s The Economy is an Intelligence Squared Business mini-series which breaks down the complex economic ideas we have all heard of but don’t fully understand in under 15 minutes. In this episode host Nicola Walton speaks to Alpesh Patel, an advisor to the British government’s Department for International Trade and founding board member of the UK India Business Council. They discuss trade, tariffs and trading blocs. It’s The Economy is brought to you by Intelligence Squared and hosted by Nicola Walton, a financial journalist and author of ‘How To Report Economic News’. Executive Producer: Farah Jassat; Producer: Lovejit Dhaliwal; Technical Support: Mark Roberts and Catharine Hughes.  For updates on the show follow Intelligence Squared on Twitter (intelligence2) and Instagram (intelligencesquared). Let us know what you think by rating and reviewing Intelligence Squared Business on Apple Podcasts.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 26

14 min 35 sec

It’s The Economy is an Intelligence Squared Business mini-series which breaks down the complex economic ideas we have all heard of but don’t fully understand in under 15 minutes. In this episode host Nicola Walton speaks to Andy Haldane, the outgoing Chief Economist for the Bank of England and incoming Chief Executive ofthe Royal Society of Arts. They discuss monetary and fiscal policy, the role of central banks and quantitative easing. It’s The Economy is brought to you by Intelligence Squared and hosted by Nicola Walton, a financial journalist and author of ‘How To Report Economic News’. Executive Producer: Farah Jassat; Producer: Lovejit Dhaliwal; Technical Support: Mark Roberts and Catharine Hughes.  For updates on the show follow Intelligence Squared on Twitter (intelligence2) and Instagram (intelligencesquared). Let us know what you think by rating and reviewing Intelligence Squared Business on Apple Podcasts.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 19

15 min 46 sec

It’s The Economy is an Intelligence Squared Business mini-series which breaks down the complex economic ideas we have all heard of but don’t fully understand in under 15 minutes. In this episode host Nicola Walton speaks to Elmyra Chinje, an economist from The Black Economist Network. They discuss inflation, hyperinflation, stagflation and the Consumer Price Index. It’s The Economy is brought to you by Intelligence Squared and hosted by Nicola Walton, a financial journalist and author of ‘How To Report Economic News’. Executive Producer: Farah Jassat; Producer: Lovejit Dhaliwal; Technical Support: Mark Roberts and Catharine Hughes.  For updates on the show follow Intelligence Squared on Twitter (intelligence2) and Instagram (intelligencesquared). Let us know what you think by rating and reviewing Intelligence Squared Business on Apple Podcasts.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 12

15 min 2 sec

It’s The Economy is an Intelligence Squared Business mini-series which breaks down the complex economic ideas we have all heard of but don’t fully understand in under 15 minutes. In this episode host Nicola Walton speaks to Susannah Streeter, a senior investment and markets analyst for investment platform Hargreaves Lansdown and a former BBC presenter. They discuss labour, employment, the gig economy and the living wage. It’s The Economy is brought to you by Intelligence Squared and hosted by Nicola Walton, a financial journalist and author of ‘How To Report Economic News’. Executive Producer: Farah Jassat; Producer: Lovejit Dhaliwal; Technical Support: Mark Roberts and Catharine Hughes.  For updates on the show follow Intelligence Squared on Twitter (intelligence2) and Instagram (intelligencesquared). Let us know what you think by rating and reviewing Intelligence Squared Business on Apple Podcasts.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 5

14 min 41 sec

It’s The Economy is an Intelligence Squared Business mini-series which breaks down the complex economic ideas we have all heard of but don’t fully understand in under 15 minutes. In this episode host Nicola Walton speaks to Lord O’Donnell, a former Cabinet Secretary who headed the British Civil Service between 2005-2011 under Prime Ministers Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron. They look at economic growth, what counts as GDP and productivity, and whether national happiness and wellbeing are taken into account. It’s The Economy is brought to you by Intelligence Squared and hosted by Nicola Walton, a financial journalist and author of ‘How To Report Economic News’. Executive Producer: Farah Jassat; Producer: Lovejit Dhaliwal; Technical Support: Mark Roberts and Catharine Hughes.  For updates on the show follow Intelligence Squared on Twitter (intelligence2) and Instagram (intelligencesquared). Let us know what you think by rating and reviewing Intelligence Squared Business on Apple Podcasts.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jul 29

15 min 45 sec

Breaking down the economic ideas we’ve all heard of but may not fully understand in under 15 minutes. In this new podcast from Intelligence Squared, host Nicola Walton is joined by an economics expert each week to take us through the terminology, statistics and stories of how economic forces shape our world and lives. Brought to you by Intelligence Squared.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jul 26

3 min 14 sec

For this week's episode, we're featuring an episode from the brand new second season of another one of our podcasts: No Bullsh*t Leadership. In No Bullsh*t Leadership, host Chris Hirst, Global CEO of advertising group Havas Creative, cuts through the bullshit and gets to the heart of modern leadership.   In this episode Chris speaks to the former cricketer Michael Vaughan OBE. Vaughan assured his place in cricket history with England’s historic Ashes victory in 2005 and has gone on to become one of the sport’s most respected commentators. He captained England to a record 26 Tests and captured the hearts of the nation when he brought the Ashes back to England for the first time in 18 years.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jul 22

48 min 51 sec

My goal was never to just create a company. I wanted to build something that actually makes a really big change in the world.” – Mark Zuckerberg How did it all go wrong for Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook? How did a company that says it wants to bring people together become one of the most potent tools for polarisation in the world? According to The New York Times reporters Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang, the missteps we’ve seen in the last five years are not an anomaly but an inevitability: this is how the platform was built to perform. In a period of great upheaval, growth has remained the single focus of Zuckerberg and his COO Sheryl Sandberg. In this week's episode, Frenkel and Kang speak to Josh Glancy of The Sunday Times to share the revelations of their new book An Ugly Truth. Drawing on unrivalled sources, Frenkel and Kang give us an unprecedented view inside the politics, alliances and rivalries within one of the most powerful companies in the world.  To get the Intelligence Squared discount on the book click here: https://www.primrosehillbooks.com/product/an-ugly-truth-inside-facebooks-battle-for-domination-sheera-frenkel-cecilia-kang/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jul 16

56 min 39 sec

Unilever’s Chief Human Resources Officer Leena Nair is responsible for the 150,000 employees at the company. In this week's episode she speaks to Linda Yueh about how she is leading change on new employment models and preparing the workforce for lifelong learning to thrive in the world of work.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jul 2

36 min 13 sec

For generations, we’ve been taught there are two ways to succeed—either from talent or practice. In Decoding Greatness, award-winning social psychologist Ron Friedman illuminates a powerful third path—one that has quietly launched icons in a wide range of fields, from artists, writers, and chefs, to athletes, inventors, and entrepreneurs: reverse engineering. To find out more about the book click here: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Decoding-Greatness/Ron-Friedman/9781982135799  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 25

40 min 9 sec

This week we're featuring a live online event we held with Chris Anderson the head of TED Talks about how he built one of the biggest platforms in the world and the power of ideas to change our thinking. The episode was hosted by broadcaster Samira Ahmed who also hosts Intelligence Squared's podcast series 'How I Found My Voice.'  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 17

56 min 20 sec

To explain the power of anthropology to help us better understand the modern world, Financial Times journalist and bestselling author Gillian Tett joined us in this week's episode. Tett has a PhD in anthropology from Cambridge University and outlining the ideas in her acclaimed new book Anthro-Vision, she showed how we can identify what she calls the ‘webs of meaning’ that underlie consumers’ behaviour in very different cultures across the world. The episode was hosted by former editorial director of the BBC Kamal Ahmed. To get the Intelligence Squared discount on the book click here: https://www.primrosehillbooks.com/product/anthro-vision-how-anthropology-can-explain-business-and-life-gillian-tett/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 10

1 hr

In this week's episode we're joined by Tim Fendley, founder and creative director of Applied Information Group a design practice dedicated to helping people navigate complex environments. He shares his wisdom on projects from London to Madrid, Google to Princeton, and discusses how we should think about physical space in the post pandemic world. The episode was hosted by Linda Yueh. The producer is Conor Boyle.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 3

33 min 14 sec

Corporate boards are under great pressure. Scandals and malpractice at companies like GE, Theranos and WeWork have raised justified questions among regulators, shareholders, and the public about the quality of corporate governance. Boards face ever-louder demands to weigh in on questions of climate change, racial and gender equity, data privacy, and other social issues that range far beyond their traditional mandate: choosing the CEO and endorsing corporate strategy. In this week's episode economist Dambisa Moyo speaks to Linda Yueh about how boards currently function and what changes they should make to survive the twenty-first century. To find out more about Dambisa Moyo's new book click here: https://amzn.to/3tH4fCu  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 12

33 min

In this week's episode we're featuring a live event from before the pandemic in which acclaimed author of 'Moneyball' and 'The Big Short', Michael Lewis joined us to discuss how Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky created the field of behavioural economics. Both were gifted young psychology professors: Kahneman a rootless son of holocaust survivors who saw the world as a problem to be solved; Tversky a voluble, instinctual blur of energy. The event was hosted by Stephanie Flanders head of Bloomberg Economics.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 29

58 min 44 sec

In this week's episode Ron Biscardi CEO of iConnections speaks to Linda Yueh about the world of alternative investment and how he built a platform and community that connects investment managers and allocators. Ron has 25 years of experience in the alternative investment industry, and has closed over 20 seed deals and deployed over $600 million in capital. His achievements include building the world’s largest capital introduction conference which takes place annually in Miami Beach. In April 2020, Funds4Food, the first event organized by iConnections, raised $1.9 million for victims of the global pandemic. To find out more about iConnections and their next capital introductions fundraiser Funds4Minds, visit: iconnections.io    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 22

36 min 25 sec

In 2018 Amazon became the world’s second trillion dollar company after Apple: a remarkable success story for a company launched out of a garage in 1994. How did they achieve this? And how can others learn from this extraordinary success and replicate it? In this week's episode we're joined by Colin Bryar and Bill Carr two of Amazon's most senior executives in the last two decades. Their time at Amazon covered a period of unmatched innovation that brought products and services including Kindle, Amazon Prime, Amazon Echo and Alexa, and Amazon Web Services to life. They speak to Linda Yueh about Amazon’s founding characteristics: customer obsession, long-term thinking, eagerness to invent, and operational excellence. To find out more about the book click here: https://bit.ly/32ohKfh  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 18

47 min 49 sec

In this week's episode former chief economist at Spotify Will Page speaks to Linda Yueh about the near destruction of the music industry at the hands of online piracy and its subsequent recovery on the backs of digital streaming platforms. The story offers a trove of insights on how to confront the metamorphosis we are all facing in dealing with the Covid-19 era, as accelerating tech and economic changes reshape our work, our play and our very minds.  To buy Will's new book Tarzan Economics click here: https://bit.ly/2RjJsaH  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 8

47 min 17 sec

In this week's episode Shoshana Zuboff speaks to Ros Urwin about the rise of Surveillance Capitalism and how from personalisation to facial recognition our economic system of value has changed in the twenty-first century.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 2

43 min 57 sec

In this week's episode we are joined by Govind Balakrishnan CEO and co-founder of audio journalism platform Curio, which has been backed by investors to the tune of $11 million. Curio partners with the likes of The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, The Guardian and Wired to deliver their stories in audio form. Govind speaks to Manveen Rana senior investigative journalist at The Times and Sunday Times about his start-up journey and how audio is shaping the economy. To find out more about Curio click here: https://curio.io/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 26

26 min 39 sec

With the exponential growth of companies like Spotify and Ayden can Europe finally rival the U.S and China as the world's leading tech hub? In this week's episode Mattias Ljungman CEO and Founder of Moonfire Ventures speaks to Linda Yueh about why Europe has the potential to dominate the next ten years of tech and what the major trends in the space are that we should all be looking out for from FinTech to NFT's. To find out more about Moonfire click here: https://www.moonfire.com/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 19

41 min 32 sec

In this week's episode we discuss the explosive rise of NFT's as well as the long terms trends in blockchain that will change how we do business and live our lives. Our guest is Sheila Warren, member of the Executive Committee and Head of Blockchain and Data Policy at The World Economic Forum. She's also the co-host of CoinDesk's Money Reimagined podcast. To listen to more podcasts from the World Economic Forum click here: https://www.weforum.org/focus/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 12

47 min 42 sec

In this week's episode Georg Kell speaks to Linda Yueh about the dawn of autonomous finance and how artificial intelligence is shaping the future of investing. Georg and Linda also discuss the rise of conscious capitalism and how A.I can be a crucial component to transitioning to a green economy.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 4

35 min 47 sec

In these uncertain times, we're exploring the concept of 'radical uncertainty' in this episode with Mervyn King, the former Governor of the Bank of England, alongside renowned economist John Kay and Jesse Norman MP. Mervyn and John are the co-authors of a new book titled Radical Uncertainty: Decision-Making Beyond the Numbers, and in this episode they discuss the most successful - and most short-sighted - methods of dealing with an unknowable future using history, mathematics, economics and philosophy.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Feb 13

52 min 42 sec

In this week's episode New York Times columnist Paul Krugman speaks to Linda Yueh about 'Zombie Economics' and the most prevalent myths that still exist in economics today. If you enjoy today's episode please do share it and tell people to subscribe.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Feb 4

34 min

This week's episode features an event with Anand Giridharadas who came to the Intelligence Squared stage to explain what he calls the charade whereby wealthy CEOs, political leaders and do-gooder celebrities fight for equality and justice any way they can – except in ways that threaten the social order and their position at its pinnacle. He was in conversation with Anne McElvoy senior editor of the Economist and host of 'The Economist Asks' podcast.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 28

1 hr

In this week's episode Anne Boden CEO of Starling Bank speaks to Linda Yueh about setting up her own bank. In this remarkable story Boden reveals how she broke through bureaucracy, tackled prejudice and successfully countered widespread suspicion to realise her vision for the future of consumer banking. She fulfilled that dream by founding Starling, the winner of Best British Bank at the British Bank Awards in 2018, 2019 and 2020, and in doing so has triggered a new movement that is revolutionising the entire banking industry. To find out more about the book click here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/BANKING-How-I-Disrupted-Industry/dp/0241453585  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 21

37 min 57 sec

In this episode, former Silicon Valley insider turned critic Wendy Liu speaks to Carl Miller about her personal experiences with the glamour and contradictions of the tech industry. In light of scandals like Cambridge Analytica and reports of degrading treatment toward third party contractors, Liu asks us to reimagine what tech could look like outside a system of shareholder value. Her new book 'Abolish Silicon Valley' is out now: https://bit.ly/2SnwVka  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 14

47 min 48 sec

In this week's Intelligence Squared Business tech investor and political strategist Bradley Tusk speaks to Linda Yueh about how the world of investing has changed since the outbreak of Covid-19. From drone deliveries to autonomous vehicles Bradley speaks about what innovations are on the horizon and offers some advice for startups trying to make it in heavily regulated industries. To find out more about Bradley's podcast Firewall click here and subscribe: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/firewall/id1199693682 ** NOTE** This episode was recorded on December 15 2020 prior to the Georgia senate election and political turmoil in January 2021.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 8

50 min 25 sec

Studying the world's most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors and scientists, David Epstein demonstrates why in most fields – especially those that are complex and unpredictable – generalists, not specialists are primed to excel. No matter what you do, where you are in life, whether you are a teacher, student, scientist, business analyst, parent, job hunter, retiree, you will see the world differently. You'll understand better how we solve problems, how we learn and how we succeed. You'll see why failing a test is the best way to learn and why frequent quitters end up with the most fulfilling careers. The podcast was hosted by Linda Yueh. To subscribe to Intelligence Squared Business click here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast... To find out more about David's book click here: https://amzn.to/38k0NF4  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dec 2020

43 min 54 sec

In this week's episode Zayna Aston, head of YouTube Communications for Europe, Middle East and Africa, speaks to Carl Miller about how Covid-19 has changed YouTube in 2020. Aston shares some of the biggest searches and trends on YouTube this year and discussed how businesses that previously relied on in-person contact have leveraged the platform to connect with audiences. They also spoke of the company's evolution in response to political content, touching on the U.S election between Biden and Trump, and how YouTube as a company has responded to increasing polarisation and demand for extreme videos.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dec 2020

44 min 25 sec

Great ideas often come from a simple spark: A soccer player on the New Zealand national team notices all the unused wool his country produces and figures out a way to turn them into shoes (Allbirds). A former Buddhist monk decides the very best way to spread his mindfulness teachings is by launching an app (Headspace). A sandwich cart vendor finds a way to reuse leftover pita bread and turns it into a multimillion-dollar business (Stacy's Pita Chips). In this week's episode award-winning journalist and NPR host Guy Raz speaks to Carl Miller about uncovering the stories of highly successful entrepreneurs. To find out more about Guy's book click here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Built-This-Unexpected-Entrepreneurs/dp/0358216761  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dec 2020

53 min

In 2010, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger released a photo-sharing app called Instagram, with one simple but irresistible feature: it would make anything you captured look more beautiful. The cofounders cultivated a community of photographers and artisans around the app, and it quickly went mainstream. In less than two years, it caught Facebook's attention: Mark Zuckerberg bought the company for a historic $1 billion when Instagram had only thirteen employees. In this week's episode Sarah Frier author of the new book 'No Filter' speaks to Linda Yueh about the inside story of the company, how it's shaping our culture and the future of the company under the ownership of Facebook. The episode was hosted by economist and broadcaster Linda Yueh. To find out more about the book click here: https://amzn.to/372tR4H  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dec 2020

40 min 26 sec

In its earliest days, WeWork promised the impossible: to make the workplace cool. In episode one of Intelligence Squared Business Reeves Wiedeman tells the story of how WeWork attracted billions of dollars from some of the most sought-after investors in the world, to build a global empire. Based on more than two hundred interviews, Wiedeman's book Billion Dollar Loser chronicles the breakneck speed at which WeWork's CEO Adam Neumann built and grew his company. Culminating in a day-by-day account of the five weeks leading up to WeWork's botched IPO and Neumann's dramatic ouster, Reeves Wiedeman exposes the story of the company's desperate attempt to secure the funding it needed in the final moments of a decade defined by excess. The episode was hosted by economist and broadcaster Linda Yueh. To find out more about the book click here: https://amzn.to/36vML3y  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dec 2020

44 min 28 sec

In our age of disruption and uncertainty, Covid-19 and climate change, the need to debate our economic future has never been more important. In this new weekly podcast from Intelligence Squared, we'll speak to business leaders, authors and public intellectuals about the future of capitalism and the trends changing the world of business. Guests will include Guy Raz, host of NPR's How I Built This; Anne Boden, CEO and founder of Startling Bank; Zayna Aston, YouTube Head of Communications for Europe, Middle East and Africa; and archive episodes from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, economist Marianna Mazzucato, tech visionary Jaron Lanier and more. Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast or wherever you get your podcasts. The producer is Conor Boyle.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 2020

1 min 36 sec