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Business law strategist David Lizerbram hosts Products of the Mind, a podcast about the intersection of business and creativity. This show includes tips and lessons about business law strategy, how to protect your brands and business assets, and conversations with thought leaders in startups, entrepreneurship, media, marketing, the creative arts, and beyond. Whether you’re a serial entrepreneur or small business owner, a creative professional, or an innovator in any field, the Products of the Mind podcast is here to provide you with tools, guidance, and inspiration.

Products of the Mind: A Conversation About the Intersection of Business + Creativity David Lizerbram

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    • 5.0, 77 Ratings

Business law strategist David Lizerbram hosts Products of the Mind, a podcast about the intersection of business and creativity. This show includes tips and lessons about business law strategy, how to protect your brands and business assets, and conversations with thought leaders in startups, entrepreneurship, media, marketing, the creative arts, and beyond. Whether you’re a serial entrepreneur or small business owner, a creative professional, or an innovator in any field, the Products of the Mind podcast is here to provide you with tools, guidance, and inspiration.

    Erin Passons on Working With Virtual Teams - Info for Business Owners During the COVID-19 Crisis Episode 3

    Erin Passons on Working With Virtual Teams - Info for Business Owners During the COVID-19 Crisis Episode 3

    In this episode, I speak with Erin Passons, the president and founder of Passons Consulting. She has spent her career helping business leaders, managers, and employees improve their performance and effectiveness. Erin works with a variety of organizations to create a Strengths-based approach to performance, leadership development, and team building, providing training and coaching in the areas of management effectiveness, employee engagement, and talent-based hiring. Her goal is to help people do what they do best, at work and in life. 
    Erin can be found at PassonsConsulting.com
    I'm happy to use this podcast feed to answer, as best as I can, questions from business owners who are trying to navigate these challenges. You can contact me directly at https://lizerbramlaw.com/contact
    This episode was recorded on April 9, 2020.

    • 21 min
    What is the New PPP Business Emergency Loan? Info for Business Owners During the COVID-19 Crisis Episode 2

    What is the New PPP Business Emergency Loan? Info for Business Owners During the COVID-19 Crisis Episode 2

    In this episode, I discuss the new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan that was created as part of the CARES Act (Stimulus) to provide emergency relief to business owners during the coronavirus pandemic.
    Qualifying businesses are able to borrow up to 2.5x their average monthly payroll and 100% of the loan will be forgiven if the funds are properly applied.
    I'm happy to use this podcast feed to answer, as best as I can, questions from business owners who are trying to navigate these challenges. You can contact me directly at https://lizerbramlaw.com/contact
    This episode was recorded on April 1, 2020.

    • 10 min
    Info for Business Owners During the COVID-19 Crisis Episode 1

    Info for Business Owners During the COVID-19 Crisis Episode 1

    I'm going to be using the Products of the Mind podcast feed to provide information to business owners during the coronavirus - COVID-19 crisis. This is an introductory episode in which I explain the project and cover a few topics briefly. I speak in a bit more depth about the unemployment provisions of the CARES Act, also called the stimulus, which passed on Friday, March 27, 2020. Unemployment benefits now apply to certain self-employed people, which may provide some relief to small and solo business owners who were previously ineligible for unemployment.
    For a bit more of what's discussed in this episode, go to this blog post:
    https://lizerbramlaw.com/2020/03/27/what-can-business-owners-do/
    I am happy to use this podcast feed to answer, as best as I can, questions from business owners who are trying to navigate these challenges. You can contact me directly at https://lizerbramlaw.com/contact
    This episode was recorded on March 29, 2020.

    • 8 min
    Tyler Cowen on Complacency, Movies vs. TV, and Food

    Tyler Cowen on Complacency, Movies vs. TV, and Food

    Tyler Cowen, Economics Professor at George Mason University, on whether we're all too complacent, movies vs. TV, food culture around the world, and lots more.

    • 49 min
    Visual Effects Artist Allan McKay Makes Robots Fight for Your Enjoyment

    Visual Effects Artist Allan McKay Makes Robots Fight for Your Enjoyment

    Welcome to Episode 52 of Products of the Mind. On this episode, I speak with Allan McKay, founder of Catastrophic FX. Allan has done visual effects for loads of blockbuster movies, including Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Star Trek Into Darkness, 2012, Superman Returns, and Looper (a personal favorite of mine.) We talk about how a visual effect goes from conception to the final product that you see on screen, how the creative process works, and why visual effects production is moving all over the world. The latter topic is addressed in this recent New York Times article (which I reference in the interview) – there’s a race to the bottom which is costing lots of VFX artists their jobs, so we spend quite a bit of time talking this through. Thanks for Checking Out Products of the Mind! If you enjoyed today’s show, please share it by using the social media buttons you see at the top and bottom of this page. Also, please consider taking the few seconds it takes to leave an honest review and rating for the podcast on iTunes. They’re very helpful when it comes to the ranking of the show and I read every one. Finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast app to get automatic updates every time a new episode goes live. Here are instructions on how to subscribe, rate, and review the show in iTunes. The Credits Products of the Mind is produced by Mana Monzavi. The theme music for this episode was provided by Le Chateau. The track name is “Bury You.” Go buy it on Soundcloud! This episode and these show notes © 2017 David Lizerbram
     
     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Paul Bloom Asks “Is Empathy Really All That Good?”

    Paul Bloom Asks “Is Empathy Really All That Good?”

    Welcome to Episode 51 of Products of the Mind. On this episode, I speak with Paul Bloom, the Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Yale University. We talk about his recent book Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion.
    Paul Bloom can be found on Twitter @paulbloomatyale
    Thanks for Checking Out Products of the Mind!
    If you enjoyed today’s show, please share it by using the social media buttons you see at the top and bottom of this page.
    Also, please consider taking the few seconds it takes to leave an honest review and rating for the podcast on iTunes. They’re very helpful when it comes to the ranking of the show and I read every one.
    Finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast app to get automatic updates every time a new episode goes live.
    Here are instructions on how to subscribe, rate, and review the show in iTunes.
    The Credits
    Products of the Mind is produced by Mana Monzavi.
    The theme music for this episode was provided by Le Chateau. The track name is “Bury You.” Go buy it on Soundcloud!
    This episode and these show notes © 2017 David Lizerbram

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

twosey ,

Concise and On Point

The concept and topics are great, but the best part of David's podcast is its intelligble, measured conversations. Too many podcasts feature conversations that feature rambling, tangential dialogue filled with interjections. Products of the Mind is more a talk show - civil and appropriately paced - than a cult of personality podcast. If only CNN (and Fox News and MSNBC and ...) could get it right like David does!

Tomtomclub76 ,

Great

Dry humor, not shoveling things down your throat . What a podcast should be.

Slappyzsgh ,

Great info on Trademark and Copywrite law!

I listened to the podcast and chatted with David about this subject and was really happy with the results. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

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