8 episodes

Changing the Trajectory is a podcast hosted by James Seth Thompson that seeks to inspire and empower meaningful generational planning and legacy building through intentional and deliberate action.

Featuring roundtable discussions that highlight multicultural markets and communities as breeding grounds for success and change, we offer fresh perspectives on responsibility and investing. Learn to prioritize core values and act with intent to leverage influence and create lasting impact. We won’t dodge the hard stuff. Together, let's make the pivot from a standard operating procedure to that of intentionality and purpose.

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    • 5.0, 19 Ratings

Changing the Trajectory is a podcast hosted by James Seth Thompson that seeks to inspire and empower meaningful generational planning and legacy building through intentional and deliberate action.

Featuring roundtable discussions that highlight multicultural markets and communities as breeding grounds for success and change, we offer fresh perspectives on responsibility and investing. Learn to prioritize core values and act with intent to leverage influence and create lasting impact. We won’t dodge the hard stuff. Together, let's make the pivot from a standard operating procedure to that of intentionality and purpose.

    Bridging the Divide between Economic Opportunity and Economic Outcomes

    Bridging the Divide between Economic Opportunity and Economic Outcomes

    A wide and persistent racial wealth gap exists in America. But knowing this hard truth is not enough. How can we work towards financial inclusion for Black Americans and bridge the divide between economic opportunity and economic outcomes? James Seth Thompson and guests Aria Florant and Shelley Stewart from McKinsey & Company hone in on ways to close the racial wealth gap by way of inclusion to meet the need of economic prosperity. Listen to the full episode of #ChangingtheTrajectory anywhere you listen to podcasts.
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    Note to All Readers: The information contained here reflects the views of AllianceBernstein L.P. or its affiliates and sources it believes are reliable as of the date of this podcast. AllianceBernstein L.P. makes no representations or warranties concerning the accuracy of any data. There is no guarantee that any projection, forecast or opinion in this material will be realized. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The views expressed here may change at any time after the date of this podcast. This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. AllianceBernstein L.P. does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. It does not take an investor’s personal investment objectives or financial situation into account; investors should discuss their individual circumstances with appropriate professionals before making any decisions. This information should not be construed as sales or marketing material or an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument, product or service sponsored by AllianceBernstein or its affiliates.
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    • 26 min
    Black Lives, Black Health, Black Livelihoods, Black Wealth

    Black Lives, Black Health, Black Livelihoods, Black Wealth

    With the advent of Covid-19, a severe health and wealth crisis is at play for black Americans. James Seth Thompson speaks with McKinsey & Company’s Aria Florant and Shelley Stewart as they break down their extensive Covid-19 research and make the case for investing in black lives and black livelihoods now more than ever. How can we use this moment in history to rebuild America’s systems to be more equitable? Listen to the full episode of #ChangingtheTrajectory anywhere you listen to podcasts. https://plnk.to/CT?to=page 
    Note to All Readers: The information contained here reflects the views of AllianceBernstein L.P. or its affiliates and sources it believes are reliable as of the date of this podcast. AllianceBernstein L.P. makes no representations or warranties concerning the accuracy of any data. There is no guarantee that any projection, forecast or opinion in this material will be realized. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The views expressed here may change at any time after the date of this podcast. This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. AllianceBernstein L.P. does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. It does not take an investor’s personal investment objectives or financial situation into account; investors should discuss their individual circumstances with appropriate professionals before making any decisions. This information should not be construed as sales or marketing material or an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument, product or service sponsored by AllianceBernstein or its affiliates.
    The [A/B] logo is a registered service mark of AllianceBernstein, and AllianceBernstein® is a registered service mark, used by permission of the owner, AllianceBernstein L.P.
    © 2020 AllianceBernstein L.P.

    • 37 min
    Keeping Your Money Close While Lending a Hand During a Crisis

    Keeping Your Money Close While Lending a Hand During a Crisis

    Historically marginalized black and brown communities and individuals have been those hardest hit by the Covid-19 crisis. During these unprecedented times, there is a need to mobilize now for those in our lives and communities who are most vulnerable. Do you want to help but aren’t sure where to begin? Join James Seth Thompson and colleague Tara Thompson Popernik for a discussion on how to structure giving strategies that can be mutually beneficial for both givers and recipients. Listen to the full episode of #ChangingtheTrajectory anywhere you listen to podcasts. https://plnk.to/CT?to=page 
    Note to All Readers: The information contained here reflects the views of AllianceBernstein L.P. or its affiliates and sources it believes are reliable as of the date of this podcast. AllianceBernstein L.P. makes no representations or warranties concerning the accuracy of any data. There is no guarantee that any projection, forecast or opinion in this material will be realized. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The views expressed here may change at any time after the date of this podcast. This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. AllianceBernstein L.P. does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. It does not take an investor’s personal investment objectives or financial situation into account; investors should discuss their individual circumstances with appropriate professionals before making any decisions. This information should not be construed as sales or marketing material or an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument, product or service sponsored by AllianceBernstein or its affiliates.
    The [A/B] logo is a registered service mark of AllianceBernstein, and AllianceBernstein® is a registered service mark, used by permission of the owner, AllianceBernstein L.P.
    © 2020 AllianceBernstein L.P.

    • 16 min
    I Look Like an Investor: Redefining the face of Investing, Influence and Impact

    I Look Like an Investor: Redefining the face of Investing, Influence and Impact

    During this unsettling time of the Covid-19 crisis, an entrepreneur community is one we must preserve to make America work. Through efforts like ‘I Look Like an Investor,’ black female investors are throwing their names in the ring and making their value and potential known—all while lifting each other up and creating opportunities for black women entrepreneurs. James Seth Thompson with guests Maci Philitas and Lauren Maillian discuss how black women are pushing through barriers to redefine the face of entrepreneurship and investing.Join us in celebrating Women’s History Month as we highlight these inspiring and impactful women. Listen to the full episode of #ChangingtheTrajectory anywhere you listen to podcasts. https://plnk.to/CT?to=page
    Note to All Readers: The information contained here reflects the views of AllianceBernstein L.P. or its affiliates and sources it believes are reliable as of the date of this podcast. AllianceBernstein L.P. makes no representations or warranties concerning the accuracy of any data. There is no guarantee that any projection, forecast or opinion in this material will be realized. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The views expressed here may change at any time after the date of this podcast. This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. AllianceBernstein L.P. does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. It does not take an investor’s personal investment objectives or financial situation into account; investors should discuss their individual circumstances with appropriate professionals before making any decisions. This information should not be construed as sales or marketing material or an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument, product or service sponsored by AllianceBernstein or its affiliates.
    The [A/B] logo is a registered service mark of AllianceBernstein, and AllianceBernstein® is a registered service mark, used by permission of the owner, AllianceBernstein L.P.
    © 2020 AllianceBernstein L.P.

    • 36 min
    Get Your PHD and Bridge the Wealth Gap with Shawn D. Rochester

    Get Your PHD and Bridge the Wealth Gap with Shawn D. Rochester

    How can African-Americans increase wealth accumulation and fill the gap of 6 million jobs, 1.4 million businesses missing in the black community and trillions of dollars of net wealth? Shawn D. Rochester, author of The Black Tax, is back in conversation with James Seth Thompson to offer solutions. Thompson and Rochester address a necessary paradigm shift that seeks to empower black people to be deliberate in their fiscal choices for the advancement of their families and communities. Get your PHD today. Listen to the full episode of #ChangingtheTrajectory anywhere you listen to podcasts. https://plnk.to/CT?to=page
    Note to All Readers: The information contained here reflects the views of AllianceBernstein L.P. or its affiliates and sources it believes are reliable as of the date of this podcast. AllianceBernstein L.P. makes no representations or warranties concerning the accuracy of any data. There is no guarantee that any projection, forecast or opinion in this material will be realized. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The views expressed here may change at any time after the date of this podcast. This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. AllianceBernstein L.P. does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. It does not take an investor’s personal investment objectives or financial situation into account; investors should discuss their individual circumstances with appropriate professionals before making any decisions. This information should not be construed as sales or marketing material or an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument, product or service sponsored by AllianceBernstein or its affiliates.
    The [A/B] logo is a registered service mark of AllianceBernstein, and AllianceBernstein® is a registered service mark, used by permission of the owner, AllianceBernstein L.P.
    © 2020 AllianceBernstein L.P.
     

    • 31 min
    A History of Anti-Black Bias in America and the Financial Impact of the Black Tax with Shawn D. Rochester

    A History of Anti-Black Bias in America and the Financial Impact of the Black Tax with Shawn D. Rochester

    James Seth Thompson talks with guest Shawn D. Rochester, author of The Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black in America, about the financial cost of the history of discrimination against Black people in America from emancipation to present day. Thompson and Rochester discuss how over forty million African-Americans own just 2% of America’s wealth and examine the path to why and how we got to where we are fiscally today. Listen to the full episode of #ChangingtheTrajectory anywhere you listen to podcasts. 
    Note to All Readers: The information contained here reflects the views of AllianceBernstein L.P. or its affiliates and sources it believes are reliable as of the date of this podcast. AllianceBernstein L.P. makes no representations or warranties concerning the accuracy of any data. There is no guarantee that any projection, forecast or opinion in this material will be realized. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The views expressed here may change at any time after the date of this podcast. This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. AllianceBernstein L.P. does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. It does not take an investor’s personal investment objectives or financial situation into account; investors should discuss their individual circumstances with appropriate professionals before making any decisions. This information should not be construed as sales or marketing material or an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument, product or service sponsored by AllianceBernstein or its affiliates.
    The [A/B] logo is a registered service mark of AllianceBernstein, and AllianceBernstein® is a registered service mark, used by permission of the owner, AllianceBernstein L.P.
    © 2020 AllianceBernstein L.P.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

19 Ratings

FemiBrin ,

Straightforward insightful perspectives

Quickly becoming one of my favorite podcasts that I love listening and sharing broadly. Great combination of data and story telling discussing crucial issues

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