7 episodes

Through conversations with Jefferies insiders, entrepreneurs, and academics, hosts Shannon Murphy and Erin Shea explore the factors inspiring change and innovation in several sectors of the economy. The show also sets out to find people experiencing and helping drive these changes in everyday life. All of these perspectives help unpack some of the most important trends and global shifts and look at what will determine our future and as a result, opportunities for growth.

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    • 5.0, 102 Ratings

Through conversations with Jefferies insiders, entrepreneurs, and academics, hosts Shannon Murphy and Erin Shea explore the factors inspiring change and innovation in several sectors of the economy. The show also sets out to find people experiencing and helping drive these changes in everyday life. All of these perspectives help unpack some of the most important trends and global shifts and look at what will determine our future and as a result, opportunities for growth.

    What Makes Makers Tick?

    What Makes Makers Tick?

    In our season finale, we take a step back and explore one invisible force that has underpinned every episode in the season so far: the brilliant entrepreneurs, thinkers, and founders behind groundbreaking and culture-shifting companies. We talk to three successful founders about the entrepreneurial spirit that drives their work: Aaron Rasmussen, who just launched Outlier.org and co-founded MasterClass, Angela Lee of 37 Angels, and Transfix CEO Drew McElroy. They share candid insights about what it takes to bring an idea to scale and tell their personal stories about what shaped their own interest and pursuit of entrepreneurship.

    • 23 min
    Building a Boom: Brand Lessons for Creating Explosive Value

    Building a Boom: Brand Lessons for Creating Explosive Value

    In this episode, we’re going inside an industry boom to understand what leads to value creation and sustained growth in today’s world — which is shaped increasingly by social media influence, e-commerce, and digitally native companies. We’re talking about the beauty industry. Jefferies analyst Steph Wissink will walk us through what’s been happening in this sector over the past decade. It’s an industry that just underwent a long boom period. But as Steph explains, the lifecycle of booms in the beauty industry is shortening, and this trend could replicate itself across industries well beyond beauty. Conor Begley, co-founder of Tribe Dynamics, shares why “Earned Media Value” is one of the most powerful metrics for companies in search of their “next big thing.”

    • 19 min
    A Tech Revolution for Financial Services

    A Tech Revolution for Financial Services

    Artificial intelligence is helping move the financial services sector into a new era of operation. We’ll learn about the invisible forces shaping how AI and other technologies could reinvent the industry in the coming years. Our hosts are joined by Jefferies Managing Director and technology lead Vaughn Harvey and Jesse McWaters, financial innovation lead for the World Economic Forum. We’ll also hear from Betterment CEO Jon Stein and IEX CEO Brad Katsuyama, two entrepreneurs already relying on AI to disrupt different areas of the financial space – from online financial advising to building better exchanges for the next decade. 

    • 28 min
    You Are What You Buy

    You Are What You Buy

    Consumers today have a very different relationship with the products they buy. Jefferies analyst Randy Konik explains that there are forces propelling consumer value beyond price points. More than ever, individuals’ core beliefs are coming into play when making purchasing decisions. And in response, brands are adjusting their products and their messages. We’ll get a look at how these shifts are playing out, from the diamond industry to sporting goods.

    • 22 min
    From Bench to Bedside: Speeding Up a New Era of Biotech Innovation

    From Bench to Bedside: Speeding Up a New Era of Biotech Innovation

    Our hosts sit down with Jefferies analyst Mike Yee and strategist Jared Holz to uncover the invisible forces driving change in a sector that affects us all: healthcare. We’ll learn about why biotech is on the precipice of an explosion of new drugs and treatments. We’ll meet a family whose life has already changed thanks to one of these advancements, and also hear from one of the doctors behind it.

    • 25 min
    Mobility: The Ten Trillion Dollar Question

    Mobility: The Ten Trillion Dollar Question

    The mobility sector makes up one of the world’s largest economies and the forces driving changes within it could result in trillions of dollars of value creation — or loss — in the future. Storm Duncan, Jefferies’ Global Head of Tech-Enabled Mobility, joins our hosts to explain the factors at work. We’ll also hear from two entrepreneurs disrupting different areas of mobility: Lime CEO Brad Bao and Drew McElroy, the CEO of Transfix. They weigh in with their personal experiences of how technology can continue to help improve efficiency.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

RunDMD22 ,

Perfect Podcast for Your Commute!

The perfect podcast for your commute! They break down the topics with interesting stories that keep you hooked. A must-listen for anyone running their own business. The analysis of market trends and driving forces is both interesting and informative. Cannot wait for season two!

NEKirchner ,

Top Notch

Brilliant content expertly delivered.

AGR_1 ,

Valuable content

Highly enjoyable pod, with each listen I get smarter on the topic discussed...great stuff from Jefferies

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