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Whatever your business conundrum, there’s a TED Talk for that—whether you want to learn how to land that promotion, set smart goals, undo injustice at work, or unlock the next big innovation. Every Monday, host Modupe Akinola of Columbia Business School presents the most powerful and surprising ideas that illuminate the business world. After the talk, you'll get a mini-lesson from Modupe on how to apply the ideas in your own life. Because business evolves every day, and our ideas about it should, too.

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    • 4.0 • 1.1K Ratings

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Whatever your business conundrum, there’s a TED Talk for that—whether you want to learn how to land that promotion, set smart goals, undo injustice at work, or unlock the next big innovation. Every Monday, host Modupe Akinola of Columbia Business School presents the most powerful and surprising ideas that illuminate the business world. After the talk, you'll get a mini-lesson from Modupe on how to apply the ideas in your own life. Because business evolves every day, and our ideas about it should, too.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    3 money lessons from infamous scam artists | J Mase III

    3 money lessons from infamous scam artists | J Mase III

    Scam artists know something about money that you don't — and artist J Mase III is here to shed some light. He shares examples of infamous scams from Elizabeth Holmes's false medical tech promises to Anna "Delvey" Sorokin's fake trust fund, along with three crucial lessons on how money functions for the wealthy, why it flows in the direction it does and how to start spotting scams in your own life. After the talk, Modupe shares what we can learn from scam artists to overcome imposter syndrome. 

    • 17 min
    A comedian's take on how to save democracy | Jordan Klepper

    A comedian's take on how to save democracy | Jordan Klepper

    Conversation is a battlefield with only one winner. Or is it? Comedian and author Jordan Klepper believes we can get better at talking to each other (and perhaps save democracy) by learning how to lose.

    • 10 min
    How to live with economic doomsaying | Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak

    How to live with economic doomsaying | Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak

    Economic crises can and do happen. But for every true crisis, there are many false alarms, says economist Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak. He explains how to live with the media's pervasive economic doomsaying, why we should stop treating financial forecasts like a precise science — and what we should embrace instead. After the talk, Modupe shares why she’s a “rational optimist” about economic narratives — and what "rational optimism" means to her. 

    • 13 min
    Why are women still taken less seriously than men? | Mary Ann Sieghart

    Why are women still taken less seriously than men? | Mary Ann Sieghart

    Women are routinely underestimated, overlooked, interrupted, talked over or mistaken for someone more junior at the workplace. Author Mary Ann Sieghart calls this the "authority gap" — all the ways women are (still) taken less seriously than men, despite proven competence and expertise. She explains how we can close this pernicious gap and why everyone wins when we do so. After the talk, Modupe shares another tool to help close the gap.

    • 17 min
    How business can improve the world, not just the bottom line | Esha Chhabra

    How business can improve the world, not just the bottom line | Esha Chhabra

    "Sustainability has become more marketing than action," says environmental business journalist Esha Chhabra. Challenging conventional business models solely focused on profit, she shares how regenerative companies that embed purpose into every facet of their operations can drive real change — and make things better for people and the planet. After the talk, Modupe reflects on what it means to run a regenerative business.

    • 15 min
    Climate action's hidden opportunities for women | Zineb Sqalli

    Climate action's hidden opportunities for women | Zineb Sqalli

    Climate action has historically had a gender-neutral lens, but this lack of intentionality has actually negatively impacted women, says gender and climate researcher Zineb Sqalli. Using real-world, gender-equal programs as examples Sqalli offers solutions for advancing both sustainability and gender equality – at the same time. After the talk, Modupe shares ways organizations can increase gender diversity and promote inclusion.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

AshyChristine ,

Incredible podcast

Helps my business so much

A Follower... ,

What a Joke

This podcast has become less about business and more about how to increase the superficial diversity of the workforce. Don’t waste your time.

mkici ,

Rich and Knowledgeable Content

“The Foundation of Confidence” is exactly what I needed to start my week. Thank you Professor Akinola!

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