Whether you're a business buff or an amateur entrepreneur, it pays to know your stuff. And where better to learn it all than podcasts? A huge amount of podcasts are dedicated to unpacking the intricacies of the current business landscape, offering entrepreneurs at all stages key strategies for establishing, growing and successfully running their business. The best part? You can listen to them anytime and anywhere, so they're perfect for the tireless multi-tasker. Not quite sure where to start? Here are five of the best business podcasts to treat your ears to in 2021.
Secret Leaders is the ultimate go-to for honest and unfiltered conversations with company CEOs and founders about their career highlights and lowlights as well as the important lessons they've learnt. Guests include everyone from Markus Villig, founder of ride sharing app Bolt, to ClassPass' Payal Kadakia. The podcast is hosted by multi-award winning UK entrepreneur Dan Murray-Serter, co-founder of Infamous Media and braincare company Heights, so you can be guaranteed to hear some insightful and inspiring conversations.
Best-selling author, professor of marketing and entrepreneur Scott Galloway takes the reins in this straight-talking podcast that unpacks the innovation economy and its key players. Every week he answers questions from listeners about how to thrive in the workplace, with other professors, practitioners, and entrepreneurs joining him to contribute ideas, alternative opinions and insights. Topics include everything from the geopolitics of cryptocurrencies to the dangers of woke culture.
Boasting over 100 million listens of more than 3000 episodes, the award winning Entrepreneurs on Fire has earned itself a reputation as one of best business podcasts around. Hosted by author of The Common Path to Uncommon Success John Lee Dumas, there's a new episode every single day, with industry heavyweights the likes of Gary Vaynerchuk, Tony Robbins and Tim Ferriss. Each episode is insightful yet easy-to-digest, intended to equip listeners with the strategies needed for designing your own path to success.
If you haven't yet listened to How I Built This, you're in for a real treat. It's hosted by the ever-engaging Guy Raz, who delves deep into the stories behind some of the world's most successful companies and movements – from Glossier to Dyson – by interviewing the brains behind them. It offers an interesting peek behind the scenes at how innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists got to where they are today – and what they learnt along the way.
Best known for his #1 New York Times bestseller book The 4-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferriss is a hugely successful entrepreneur who seriously knows his stuff. His eponymous podcast has had over 600 million downloads, and after listening to an episode or two, you'll understand why. Each episode, Tim deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics, tools, and routines listeners can use. Guests include everyone from Malcolm Gladwell to Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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