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ZigZag takes an honest look at the culture of business---and what needs to change.  

Journalists-turned-entrepreneurs, Manoush Zomorodi and Jen Poyant, share their struggles to build an ethically-minded company, Stable Genius Productions, all while investigating how other founders and creators are resisting the “winners take all” mindset of Silicon Valley. From techies putting humanity at the heart of their products, to artists looking beyond ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ for validation, and investors who value empathy over 100 X returns...there’s a new movement to chart a kinder, sustainable, and collective path forward for work and life.

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ZigZag takes an honest look at the culture of business---and what needs to change.  

Journalists-turned-entrepreneurs, Manoush Zomorodi and Jen Poyant, share their struggles to build an ethically-minded company, Stable Genius Productions, all while investigating how other founders and creators are resisting the “winners take all” mindset of Silicon Valley. From techies putting humanity at the heart of their products, to artists looking beyond ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ for validation, and investors who value empathy over 100 X returns...there’s a new movement to chart a kinder, sustainable, and collective path forward for work and life.

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4.6 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Smooth Op ,

Fresh, modern and on point

If you want real talk about what’s going on in the world of journalism, how it’s quickly changing and impacting you and society, subscribe and listen. Manoush and Jen pour their hearts and souls into each episode and make it one of my most anticipated podcasts I listen to. Highly recommended.

esouder125 ,

This has been my life and I love this!

So, I'm decidedly older than this dynamic duo but what I find myself saying again and again and again to various audiences of people younger than me is that I/we/my generation (Gen X aka the forgotten and most marginalized generation) all feel, believe, wanted and still want everything that they and others are making into realities. I was among the early adopters of the belief that "just because it's always been done this way" was not a compelling or even rational reason for doing something. I was too young to jump during the dot.com era which was probably a good thing. So, my route through rebellion was going into companies and firms (I'm a lawyer by training) and finding the most bizarre and obscure ways to add value to the point that I disrupted every organization model out there save the miserable five years when I just played the game while having four kids so I got awesome maternity leave benefits . . . hey, we can all play this game! I JUST left my amazing law firm after 11 years to launch my own thing at 53 and couldn't be happier. I would love to help ensure that the messaging you are carrying forward expands in accessibility to more professional verticals and industries. I'm binging on season 1 and will leave a video note when I get to season 4. Y'all are a strong year ahead of me in the journey and I know I will have more concrete and current stories to share.

All the best!
Elizabeth

TenaciousCatholic ,

I love this podcast

I love this podcast and it is so inspiring for
Me right now. I am trying to get my own business off the ground and it means the world to hear about a similar journey from two amazing brilliant people!

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