7 episodes

Change Makers & Their Stories is a podcast that brings to life the stories behind industry disruptors, marketing innovators, and leaders driving change in today’s challenging world. The podcast is hosted and produced by Carpenter Group, a full-service creative agency based in New York City. We work with clients from leading global financial firms, professional services and technology companies to build a strategic advantage for their brands in a competitive and constantly evolving world.

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Change Makers & Their Stories is a podcast that brings to life the stories behind industry disruptors, marketing innovators, and leaders driving change in today’s challenging world. The podcast is hosted and produced by Carpenter Group, a full-service creative agency based in New York City. We work with clients from leading global financial firms, professional services and technology companies to build a strategic advantage for their brands in a competitive and constantly evolving world.

    Inside the Metaverse Pt. 2: Peabody-Award Winner Bill Lichtenstein on revolutionizing business & commerce

    Inside the Metaverse Pt. 2: Peabody-Award Winner Bill Lichtenstein on revolutionizing business & commerce

    Type “metaverse” into the New York Times search engine and you’ll find over 100 articles published since the beginning of this year, about the same number that appeared in the Times in all of 2021. In 2020, there were five. And in 2019, none. This year the word was added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary.
    But what is the metaverse, what does it do and why should we care? Previously on the Carpenter Group podcast, Change Makers, Peabody-Award winning documentarian Bill Lichtenstein discussed how the metaverse has begun to remap the boundaries of the internet and redefine the possible. In this episode, Bill explores the amazing ways the metaverse will revolutionize business and commerce in the next few years.

    • 24 min
    Inside the Metaverse Part 1: The Intricacies of Human Behavior with Journalist-documentarian Bill Lichtenstein

    Inside the Metaverse Part 1: The Intricacies of Human Behavior with Journalist-documentarian Bill Lichtenstein

    Suddenly, it seems, “metaverse” has come into everyday parlance—except that few people have a clear sense of what the metaverse actually is, how it works and why it matters. One exception is today’s guest, who has been writing about and exploring the metaverse since 1992.
    Peabody-award winning Bill Lichtensetin answers what your  Avatar says about you and how the metaverse can provide a window into the intricacies of human behavior.

    • 27 min
    The Sun, The Earth, and Glass with James Carpenter

    The Sun, The Earth, and Glass with James Carpenter

    James Carpenter, a creative polymath in our time, bends light to change the way we reflect—literally and introspectively. His work, artistic and architectural structures are grounded in the immediate effect of light, using glass as a vessel to refract it. In the experience of his work, it’s nearly impossible to NOT be attuned to your place on Earth in relation to the sun and the temporality of it—even in the heart of New York City.
    In today’s episode, we’ll be hearing from James Carpenter about what draws him to this medium and the change he strives to instill in people—we’ll also find out what he thinks glass would say if it could talk. 

    • 30 min
    Have we considered what investors actually want? Lou Harvey Has.

    Have we considered what investors actually want? Lou Harvey Has.

    Financial institutions are not known for providing clear, concise and easy-to-digest information about investment performance—a problem our guest today has built his career on solving.
    Lou Harvey, founder of DALBAR, has been hailed for his contributions to elevating the level of excellence in the financial and regulatory industry. His interest has always been focused on understanding and protecting the highly individualized best interests of all investors.
    In this episode of Change Makers and Their Stories,Lou shares with us what motivates him to continue wrestling with seemingly unsolvable problems. We’ll also hear from him about the one thing he would change if he could change anything in the financial industry.

    • 38 min
    Embrace the Chaos and Make Mistakes on Purpose with author Laurie Rosenwald

    Embrace the Chaos and Make Mistakes on Purpose with author Laurie Rosenwald

    Fireworks, Viagra, Penicillin, Pringles, microwave ovens: What do all of these have in common?
    They were the result of accidents. Wrong turns. Mistakes. No one started out to create Viagra—it was supposed to be a drug for treating hypertension. Penicillin happened only because a British bacteriologist forgot to clean his lab before going on vacation. Percy Spencer came up with the idea for the microwave when a candy bar melted in his pocket. At the time these missteps may have seemed innocuous, inconvenient, even embarrassing. No one likes making mistakes—or owning up to them.
    But as our guest and self-proclaimed professional mistake-maker Laurie Rosenwald sees it, the moment you stop making mistakes is the moment you stop learning. 
    Featured guest bio: A native New Yorker and 1977 Rhode Island School of Design graduate, Laurie Rosenwald has made her name as an author, artist, designer, animator and educator. Her work has appeared in such publications as The New Yorker, The New York Times and New York magazine, and in solo shows in Europe and the U.S. How to Make Mistakes on Purpose is Laurie’s fourth book; her similarly titled creativity workshop has been hosted by schools and corporations on both sides of the Atlantic, including Starbucks, Google, the Art Directors Club, AIGA New York, and Art Center College of Design.
    About our Host: This episode of Change Makers and Their Stories is hosted by Carpenter Group founder Polly Carpenter.  
    Polly Carpenter has brought a passionate commitment to financial services marketing since founding Carpenter Group over 30 years ago. She’s helped navigate hundreds of clients through the dramatic expansion of the financial services industry since the 1980s. She has been involved in the launch of many of the country's best known financial services brands in areas such as mutual funds, separately managed accounts, ETFs, retirement platforms and annuities, resulting in many billions of assets raised.

    • 22 min
    Building a Flux Mindset: Author April Rinne on Thriving in a World of Change

    Building a Flux Mindset: Author April Rinne on Thriving in a World of Change

    Adaptable. Resilient. Futurist. Change agent. These are all ways of describing a person and most of us aspire to have just one of these qualities. April Rinne has all of them. She is a fearless advocate, author, and speaker, whose life has been committed to improving the quality of life around her, for both people and the planet.
    In her new book, FLUX: 8 Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change, April brings a global perspective and cross-cultural understanding to how we see, think about, struggle with and ultimately forge relationships with change.
    Featured guest bio: As a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, one of the 50 Leading Female Futurists in the world, and one of the earliest Estonian e-Residents. Her mission is to connect people, ideas and resources in ways that say, "wow, that's what the world needs" and "wow, we'd never seen it that way" -- and then to see differently and make it happen. Author-consultant-futurist April Rinne helps individuals and organizations rethink and reshape their relationship with change and uncertainty in a world in flux. She is an advisor to startups, corporations, financial institutions, nonprofits, and think tanks worldwide, including Airbnb, Nike, Intuit and the World Bank, as well as governments on five continents. Her latest book, Flux: 8 Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change, was published this year by Berrett-Koehler. 
    About our Host: This episode of Change Makers and Their Stories is hosted by Carpenter Group founder Polly Carpenter.  
    Polly Carpenter has brought a passionate commitment to financial services marketing since founding Carpenter Group over 30 years ago. She’s helped navigate hundreds of clients through the dramatic expansion of the financial services industry since the 1980s. She has been involved in the launch of many of the country's best known financial services brands in areas such as mutual funds, separately managed accounts, ETFs, retirement platforms and annuities, resulting in many billions of assets raised. 

    • 27 min

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