Five Business Podcasts You Should Have In Your Life

There’s a podcast about everything these days and the business category is no exception.

Though variety is a good thing, beyond standard ratings, it’s hard to figure out what’s good and what’s not.

Here are some suggestions of ones to check out:

1) Placemakers

From Slate, Peacemakers tells the stories of people who see the challenges their communities face as opportunities. You’ll be introduced to real people in real communities across the United States who are making a difference in how they travel, work and live.

After listening to this one, you won’t look at your community the same way again.


2) How I Built This

From NPR, How I Built This is a podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs and the stories behind the movements they built. Each episode takes you on a narrative journey told by the founders of some of the world’s best-known companies and brands. You’ll hear their triumphs, failures and insight. If you’ve ever built something out of nothing, or even just dreamed about it, this podcast is for you.


3) Acquired

When a startup exits, the news is often celebrated, but soon forgotten. What happens after? Behind the “big deal” are lessons, not just about the deal itself, but the course of business and technology innovation. Acquired explores the stories behind the deals. What did the startup do to get to that point? Can that magic last as part of a larger organization? And, most importantly, why? It’s an interesting look at what we often don’t see after a startup reaches the next level.


4) The Nice Guys on Business

Who said nice guys finish last? Doug Sandler and Strickland Bonner are The Nice Guys on Business. Together they interview entrepreneurs, thought leaders and experts in social media, business development, crowd funding, marketing, customer service and more. Their goal is to show you that you don’t have to be a jerk to run a successful business. Whether you’re an entrepreneur just starting out or have been in the business world for years, you’re guaranteed to learn something from this show.


5) The Tim Ferris Show

The bestselling author of The 4-Hour Work Week and the man the New York Times calls “a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk” believes something can be learned from everybody. In his podcast, he deconstructs world-class performers from many areas (investing, chess, pro sports, media. etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that you the listener can actually use. You never know what you can learn if you listen.

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