What a year it has been! Thanks to you, our growing and loyal audience, for making 2017 so special.
The media cycle of the past year was quite relentless — we did our best to keep pace.
In the debut year of our podcast, we released 85 episodes, covered a wide range of topics and heard from some of the most innovative thinkers of our times.
Now that 2017 is in our rear view mirror, and 2018 lies before us full of promise and possibility, we are celebrating by looking back at our top ten podcasts of the year.
Here they are (based on number of visits), Enjoy!
#10: ‘Is The Mall A Dying Concept?” With Wayne D’Amico and Tom Hill
Much has been written recently about the perilous position brick and mortar retail is in. Yet, it still commands about 9 out of every ten shopping dollars. So, what is the future of stores versus on-line shopping and, in particular, are malls a wave of the past?
#9: ‘Unlocking Washington’s Regulatory Vice” With Philip K. Howard
There’s a non-partisan reform coalition called ‘Common Good’ that offers Americans a new way to look at law and government. They have some creative ideas about restoring common sense to all three branches of government. Their key principle is simple, but powerful. People, not rules, should prevail when assessing the effectiveness of laws and regulations.
#8: ‘China’s Plan To Take Over The World” With Derek Scissors
Derek Scissors By the scope and dimension of Chinese economic ambition it looks like their desire to make the 21st century the Chinese Century is well underway. The ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative is a massive investment project that spans dozens of countries and is said to involve the most ambitious global engineering feats since the Roman Empire.
#7: ‘Why Is Life Expectancy Decreasing In The U.S.?” With Dr. Elaina George
It’s disturbing news that if you fast forward to 2030 our life expectancy in the US begins to look more like Mexico than Sweden. Why is this? Some of the factors are discernible with the naked eye(obesity), but others require a look at many other developing social trends.
#6: ‘Tax Reform Based On Performance” With Chris Macke
Want a tax break Corporation X or Y? Well, what have you done for the American economy lately to justify it? That’s the thinking of Chris Macke, an investment strategist for over twenty-five years with major corporations in this country.
#4: ‘What Is The Job My Product Is Designed To Do?” With Karen Dillon
The business professor and consultant, Clayton Christensen, first coined the term ‘disruptive innovation’ and now extends that concept to frame the theory of ‘jobs to be done’ to describe a product and its benefit to customers. Karen Dillon, a protégé, and co-author his latest book, ‘Competing Against Luck’ describes in this podcast.
#3: ‘Is America’s Infrastructure Crumbling?” With Thomas W. Smith
During the 2016 campaign, then candidate, Donald Trump, made a clear and convincing case that our nation’s infrastructure was crumbling. From his vantage point in New York City, he saw a Penn Station terminal at its breaking point, a LaGuardia Airport which looks ‘third world’ and highways that defy conventional movement, strewn with potholes and the signs of stress and overcapacity everywhere.
#2: ‘What’s Changing In Our Knowledge Of The Birds & The Bees?” With David Buss
If we all want love, why is there such much conflict in our most intimate relationships? How do we choose who we mate with-and how do we lose them? Author David Buss began mulling these questions when he first write ‘The Evolution of Desire’ in 1994 and since that time, the study of human mating has entered the mainstream of science and our knowledge has expanded.
#1: ‘What’s The Difference” With Subir Chowdhury
OK that’s a somewhat oblique headline. One of the leading management consultants in the world, Subir Chowdhury, joins us to look at the secret sauce in making companies and organizations successful in the period ahead. You’ll have to listen to find out what the difference is between those who will succeed and those who will fail.