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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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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.

    Falling Out of Love with Silicon Valley, Wendy Liu and Carl Miller

    Falling Out of Love with Silicon Valley, Wendy Liu and Carl Miller

    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
     
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    • 47 min
    Investing During a Pandemic, with Bradley Tusk and Linda Yueh

    Investing During a Pandemic, with Bradley Tusk and Linda Yueh

    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.
     
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    • 50 min
    Why generalists are more successful than specialists

    Why generalists are more successful than specialists

    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

     
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    • 43 min
    YouTube in the Age of Covid-19, with Zayna Aston and Carl Miller

    YouTube in the Age of Covid-19, with Zayna Aston and Carl Miller

    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.
     
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    • 44 min
    The Unexpected Paths to Success, with Guy Raz and Carl Miller

    The Unexpected Paths to Success, with Guy Raz and Carl Miller

    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
     
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    • 53 min
    No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram

    No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram

    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
     
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    • 40 min

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