Well-known institutional investor and author Jon Lukomnik hosts Outside In, the interdisciplinary podcast for financial professionals who value different thinking. We interview fascinating people – from Shakespeare scholars to financial data scientists – to see what the financial community can learn from non-traditional sources and from traditional sources thinking in non-traditional ways. We’re breaking down the silos which too often surround the financial community. Come listen to the sounds of the walls collapsing.
Lord Chris Smith, Master of Pembroke, On the UK's Future and the Necessity of Failure
Lord Chris Smith, Baron Smith of Finsbury, is the master of Pembroke College at Cambridge University and is a former member of Parliament. He’s also a former UK Minister for Culture, Media and Sport and the former chair of the UK’s Environmental Agency. He joins Jon this week to talk about the importance of failing, the future of the UK post-Brexit, Cambridge’s divestment from fossil fuels, and why interdisciplinarity is crucial in all fields.
Dr. Lewis Teperman On What the Business World Can Learn from Organ Transplants
Dr. Lewis Teperman serves as the Vice Chair of Surgery and is Director of Solid Organ Transplantation at Northwell Health. His interest in medicine started with a childhood hamster who needed an appendectomy, and, later, he decided to organ transplantation surgery after seeing his college roommate lose his mother who couldn't receive a transplant in time. Here, Dr. Teperman, a pioneer in liver transplantation, shares what he's learned about all facets of medicine, including the business side, the patients that made the biggest impact on him, and the future of transplantation.
Rick Funston on What Financial Advisors Can Learn from Hostage Negotiation
Rick Funston is CEO of Funston Advisory Services and the author of "Surviving and Thriving in Uncertainty: Creating The Risk Intelligent Enterprise" and was the National Practice Leader for Deloitte's Governance and Risk Oversight Services. Prior to that, he worked for several major public retirement systems, including the New York City Bureau of Asset Management and the California Public Employees' Retirement System. And before that, believe it or not, Funston was a hostage negotiator. Here, Jon and Rick discuss what advisors might learn from shifting their perspectives about risk.
"Queen of Good Corporate Governance" Nell Minow On Being in the Best of Times and the Worst of Times of Capitalism
Nell Minow has been an influential shareholder adviser and leader in the world of corporate governance for over three decades. She’s co-authored three books on corporate governance with Robert A.G. Monks, most recently the 5th edition of an MBA textbook titled Corporate Governance, published in 2011. She’s also a movie critic and edits the site, TheMovieMom.com. Here, Nell talks with Jon about the state of capitalism, what she’d like to tell the SEC, and the movies that get the financial world right and wrong.
Zach Schonbrun On the Connection Between Finance, Neuroscience and Sports
Author Zach Schonbrun talks to Jon about his book, The Performance Cortex: How Neuroscience is Redefining Athletic Genius, and the powerful connection between the mind and athletic success. Schonbrun, a former New York Times sports reporter, is a senior editor covering business and technology at The Week magazine. Listen as he discusses the unexpected parallels between business and sports and what's to be learned from the compelling new world of neuroathletics.
Howard Sherman Is the ESG Data Guru to Know
Howard Sherman is Executive Director of ESG at data giant MSCI, where he is responsible for MSCI’s corporate governance practice. Though ESG has exploded in popularity in recent years, Howard has been involved in corporate governance and sustainability issues for 35 years and his thoughts and opinions have helped determine the direction of ESG. Listen as Jon talks to Howard about the role of data in investing, as well as in ESG and sustainable investing, and the misuses of data that investors and advisors can avoid.