Business Disrupted

Business Disrupted

Anyone can pay attention to financial ratios and textbook principles, but the best way to make use of this data is by giving them context. What are the stories others have created with their business challenges? From starting a new business from scratch to reinventing oneself for their second third act, this show explores how these personal stories translate into the business context. Everybody loves a good fraud story. Everybody loves a good war story. We can delight in the lessons provided by others’ experiences, both good and bad, funny and tragic, and even dumb. They all plant the seeds for good, compelling, interesting stories. Join us as we ask “What were they thinking?” and dive into the minds of business leaders who are out there, doing it every day. We’ll explore businesses as diverse as space to podcasting, sovereign citizens to Ponzi schemes. Our goal will be to make sure you enjoy it every step of the way, as we challenge the things you thought you always knew.... Show More

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March 1, 2021 60 min
Sovereign citizens are proponents of the belief that the proper and lawful U.S. Government was long ago secretly replaced by a government formed under Admiralty law (yes, the law of the sea) and is being held prisoner by banks for the benefit of international commerce. Therefore, they believe, they are subject to no authority other than themselves. And the county sheriff. But the sovereign citizen ideology exists largely to sell (l...
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February 22, 2021 60 min
Comedy is a grueling field. It used to be that you struggled, you worked the clubs, you did bit parts and maybe, just maybe, you got the brass ring and made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. If Johnny called you over to sit on the couch after your set, chances are you had made it. Not so much anymore. Johnny’s long gone, there are more late-night shows, more clubs, more radio shows, more podcasts, more, more, an...
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February 15, 2021 60 min
Planning a major party political convention is an eighteen month labor of love, persistence, money, brute force, money, patience, money, logistics and the kindness of strangers. And a lot of money. We’ll explore the planning that went into the 2020 conventions, including what happened when a pandemic changed everyone’s expectations, and redefined what a political convention could (and, perhaps, should) be.
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February 8, 2021 60 min
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February 1, 2021 60 min
Sovereign citizens are proponents of the belief that the proper and lawful U.S. Government was long ago secretly replaced by a government formed under Admiralty law (yes, the law of the sea) and is being held prisoner by banks for the benefit of international commerce. Therefore, they believe, they are subject to no authority other than themselves. And the county sheriff. But the sovereign citizen ideology exists largely to sell (l...
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January 25, 2021 60 min
Comedy is a grueling field. It used to be that you struggled, you worked the clubs, you did bit parts and maybe, just maybe, you got the brass ring and made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. If Johnny called you over to sit on the couch after your set, chances are you had made it. Not so much anymore. Johnny’s long gone, there are more late-night shows, more clubs, more radio shows, more podcasts, more, more, an...
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January 18, 2021 60 min
Department stores are boring. Chapter 11 bankruptcy is boring. So, what needs to happen to turn the chapter 11 of one of America’s least storied department stores into a tale involving a Navy Seal, a fund manager, and a smack-talking FBI Special Agent? Join us as we and our guest, bankruptcy expert Michael Richman, Esq. talk about the craziest thing to come out of Neiman Marcus since a $250 chocolate chip cookie recipe. How did a...
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January 11, 2021 60 min
Podcasting is a boom, growing on the strength of a new golden age of audio. But unless we do this as a hobby, there’s a legitimate business case for podcasting, with all of the complexities, all of the challenges, and all of the opportunities to fall flat on your face when starting a podcast - or a podcast network. Join us as we discuss our guests’ experiences starting their own podcasts and advising podcasters on how to not end up...
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