Many of us have questions about what to expect as the economy reopens after COVID-19. Each week on The Reopening, co-hosts Andrew Schwartz and Scott Miller speak with a leader from the world of business and finance about the future of a sector they know best. Inside every enterprise is a story of revival and re-invention waiting to be told. The Reopening is the place to hear that story from people leading the way.
EVERFI CEO Tom Davidson
In this week’s episode, Andrew and Scott speak with Tom Davidson, Founder and CEO of the education technology platform, EVERFI. Tom describes his company’s unique approach to online curriculum for K-12, university, and business settings. We discuss how EVERFI delivers life skill training where it’s most needed, as well as how the company leverages its unique partnerships with professional sports leagues. Through EVERFI, Tom creatively engages corporate leaders in the mission of social change through education.
Lyft Co-Founder John Zimmer on the Future of Mobility
In this episode, Andrew and Scott speak with John Zimmer, co-founder and President of Lyft, the on-demand transportation company. John describes Lyft’s response to the challenges presented by COVID-19 and shares his vision for the future of mobility. The conversation covers John’s views on continuous innovation as well as the enduring value of hospitality.
David Fishof and Rock 'n' Roll Masterclass
In this episode, Andrew and Scott speak with music producer and sports agent David Fishof. In 1997, David launched the “Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp,” a place where people could experience the life of a rock star, with rock stars. When COVID-19 put a damper on large gatherings, David re-imagined the camp as “Masterclass,” which now delivers the rock experience through streaming. David talks with us about technology, social connection, and the creative power of music.
Rock’N’Roll Fantasy Camp Announces New 2020 Masterclass Season
David Fishof remarks that Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp is growing its new online sessions, which are some of their most engaging courses yet.
This Entrepreneur Makes Dreams Come True: David Fishof, Founder of Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp
David Fishof shares his inspirations and goals for Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy camp and how he was able to create a successful business.
Daniel Yergin on "The New Map"
This episode’s guest is Pulitzer Prize-winning author and global energy expert Daniel Yergin. Daniel is vice-chairman of the research firm IHS Markit and has served on the Secretary of Energy’s advisory board under the last four presidential administrations. Daniel talks with Andrew and Scott about his latest book, The New Map, and the way technology revolutions in energy are influencing geopolitics, security, climate, and health.
UNICEF’s Henrietta Fore on Supporting Children and Families Worldwide
In this week’s episode, Andrew and Scott speak with Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF. The pandemic has upended the lives of children and families as health systems buckle, borders close, and schools and businesses shutter. Henrietta describes the many ways UNICEF is working to keep children around the world healthy, learning, and safe.
Child malnutrition and Covid-19: the time to act is now
Henrietta Fore outlines five urgent actions needed from governments, the private sector, and the UN alike to protect children's right to nutrition in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Joint Call to Action: Reimagining the World We Need
Henrietta Fore and John W.H. Denton of the International Chamber of Commerce issue a joint call for public and private sectors to work together in combatting Covid-19 and in creating a better, fairer, healthier and more prosperous world in the pandemic’s aftermath.
Legendary Concert Producer Peter Shapiro on the Future of Live Music
In this episode, Andrew and Scott speak to legendary concert producer Peter Shapiro. Among other pursuits, Peter is the Founder of Dayglo Ventures, owner of the Brooklyn Bowl, Publisher of Relix magazine, and Chairman of the non-profit, HeadCount. We talk with Peter about the unique challenges the pandemic created for live music performance, the future of streaming technology, and the creative power of music.
How a Top Promoter Is Envisioning a Future for Live Music
Peter Shapiro, the veteran promoter responsible for reuniting the Grateful Dead, ponders the future of live music during an uncertain time.
Pandemic leaves independent music promoters struggling to stay afloat
The Covid-19 pandemic has been disastrous for independent music entrepreneurs. What challenges are they facing and how have they adapted?