278 episodes

It's easy to lose your way in the 21st-century economy. The world of work and business is changing so rapidly that you might start focusing more on how to keep up than how to live a meaningful life. What Works is a podcast for entrepreneurs, independent workers, and employees who don't want to lose themselves to the whims of late-stage capitalism. Host Tara McMullin covers money, management, culture, media, philosophy, and more to figure out what's working (and what's not) today. Tara offers a distinctly interdisciplinary approach to the discourse around business, work, and personal growth.

What Works Tara McMullin

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 219 Ratings

It's easy to lose your way in the 21st-century economy. The world of work and business is changing so rapidly that you might start focusing more on how to keep up than how to live a meaningful life. What Works is a podcast for entrepreneurs, independent workers, and employees who don't want to lose themselves to the whims of late-stage capitalism. Host Tara McMullin covers money, management, culture, media, philosophy, and more to figure out what's working (and what's not) today. Tara offers a distinctly interdisciplinary approach to the discourse around business, work, and personal growth.

    EP 391: How do human decisions shape the economy? with Stacey Vanek Smith

    EP 391: How do human decisions shape the economy? with Stacey Vanek Smith

    What even is the economy really? How does economic news impact my daily life? And what would prompt two humanities majors to go all-in on business and the economy?

    • 34 min
    THE BOOK: Do your Big-G Goals Serve You?

    THE BOOK: Do your Big-G Goals Serve You?

    After finding myself frustrated, exhausted, and burnt out, I had to ask: Are the goals I set making my life better?

    • 10 min
    EP 390: Context Clues: Is a recession inevitable?

    EP 390: Context Clues: Is a recession inevitable?

    How do you prepare your small business for economic ups and downs?

    • 50 min
    EP 389: Context Clues: Does everyone need a personal brand?

    EP 389: Context Clues: Does everyone need a personal brand?

    How has our relationship with ourselves changed since we started to put so much effort into emphasizing the most marketable parts of our identities?

    • 31 min
    EP 388: Extra Context: Not Getting Paid

    EP 388: Extra Context: Not Getting Paid

    Can work be valuable even if you're not making money with it? What role do hobbies and personal pursuits have in our lives outside of work?

    • 22 min
    EP 387: Context Clues: Is there hope beyond positive thinking?

    EP 387: Context Clues: Is there hope beyond positive thinking?

    Vibe check: does positive thinking get in the way of recognizing real limitations and structural challenges?

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
219 Ratings

219 Ratings

Adarcus ,

Learn something new every time!

What Works has quickly become a favorite in my feed! I'm consistently impressed by the engaging conversations, insightful content, and actionable ideas. I truly learn something every time I listen!

Natalie~BizChix.com ,

Honest, Intelligent, Insightful, Authentic…Must Listen.

Thank you Tara McMullin for the immense amount of time you must put into researching, constructing and producing each episode. My new favorite episode is #386 about Getting Paid as a small business owner. 🙏🏻Thank you for discussing Wages vs. Profit, as well as the actual cost (and toll) of being a creator, and the fallacy of passive income.

I spend a significant amount of time de-programming my audience and clients about what it really takes to have a “passive” income and the size of audience they need to make it a viable revenue dream.

You also gave one of the best breakdowns of how an S-Corp operates.

While we might disagree on what a “fair” profit margin is, I appreciate your point of view. We need to understand what we are really trying to create through our businesses and it is not just MORE.

My inner intellectual is grateful that you have more thinking, researching and writing time. Thank you for the art you are creating through this podcast.
I see you!

Bev, Your Personal Tech Fairy ,

Insightful

This is one of the most well-researched and thought-provoking entrepreneurship podcasts I’ve ever listened to. You can tell how much research and thought goes into each episode. Each time I listen I come away with new ideas and questioning (in a good way!) what it means to be a business owner in the online space.

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