What is a consumer? How do producers and consumers function in the ecological world? What is the difference between consumerism and materialism? Are consumers more empowered than before? Do we have an obsession with acquisition? Other topics addressed include: morality and spending (e.g., “Fair Trade”), customizing consumerism, waste and giving, minimalism.
In this episode, we talk about bad bosses and more with Alex Straley, a leadership development consultant at IBM! (Alex’s views in this episode are solely his own and do not represent IBM.) Episode notes: Characteristics of bad bosses What makes a bad boss “bad”? There is not one kind of management Managers vs. leaders […]
We think and talk a lot about artificial intelligence as the “future” — but will it lead us to a utopia or a dystopia? This episode is part 2 in a three-part series on utopia. Episode notes: We’ve discussed what Utopia might look like, but how do you get there? The future of Artificial Intelligence […]
Can driverless cars make moral decisions? In this episode we discuss the future of autonomous vehicles. Episode notes: MIT’s Moral Machine test Who would you save? Fate and interference, guilt Kant’s autonomous morality Utilitarianism Patience with people vs. machines MBTA and Amtrak stories Consumer comfort with driverless cars Blame in autonomous vehicle accidents The future […]
What is it like to be a venture capitalist? Find out by listening to one. Episode notes: Carlo Santelli explains growth capital The role of venture capital in community development Trends in the private equity and venture capital worlds Are the unicorns in a bubble? Networking in the VC world Does size matter? The management […]
This week’s episode title uses alliteration to the max. We do begin our words with other letters once we start talking. If you listen to the end, you’ll hear another audio bonus Stephanie pulled out while editing. Enjoy! Episode notes: Ep. 29: Collaboration — Crime, Corporate Culture, and Chaos A conscious decision or just instinct? […]
In Episode 19 we had a nice chat with Geoff Parker, professor and author. He shared his thoughts on platform economics—and why they matter. Definitely give this episode a listen and buy his book Platform Revolution. Episode notes: About Geoff What is a platform? Demand, supply, and matching Network effects, two-sided markets, multi-sided markets The […]
In this week’s episode, we discussed entrepreneurship with Ian Mashiter, Director of Entrepreneurship Activities at Boston University Questrom School of Business. Episode notes: Why entrepreneurship is critical for the economy The relevance of entrepreneurship to large corporations “It’s really about a transformation of minds. It’s really about getting people to have an entrepreneurial way of […]