Change is the constant in the tech industry. Podcasts are a great way to stay current, stretch your thought processes and expand your horizon. It can be overwhelming to sift through the great many podcasts out there in the tech happenings space. Podcasts that deliver the right amount of expertise with engaging hosts, will get you hooked and help you understand what is new and innovative for your industry. Here are a few favorites and the reason to enjoy them.
1. How I Built This
This is a personal favorite. Inspiring, engaging and resourceful stories of world’s best known innovators, entrepreneurs and visionaries. Since its kickoff in 2016, NPR’s Guy Raz has unravelled hundreds of candid human stories packed with lessons in ingenuity, resilience and grit behind the most successful companies and the people who power them. You get bite sized business insights and lessons from experienced talent in the industry, from the founders of Five Guys, Airbnb, Kickstarter, Lyft, LinkedIn, Slack, DoorDash, Angie’s List and Yelp, just to name a few.
2. The Startup Chat
Unfiltered insights and actionable advice is what the hosts, serial founders, Steli and Hinton, promise with their twice a week episodes. Each episode has startup and business ideas that can be applied to any sized business. The style of the conversations and the degree of transparency of the hosts makes for engaging and digestible information for their listeners. For more podcasts on accelerating a start up, funding a startup, or to learn the ABC’s of a startup, check out the podcast by Y Combinator Startup School and This Week in Startups (TWiS) run by angel investor and entrepreneur Jason Calacanis.
3. TechTrends by JPMorgan Chase
With sharp speakers and great topics like “Using design thinking to understand your clients and their needs”, “How to stay ahead of cybersecurity changes in crisis”, “how to build business resilience” and “from mockup to mobile app – how to build a successful product”, TechTrends unpacks emerging tech trends impacting every industry with a great take away points. Great for fintech space and key decision-makers.
4. HBR IdeaCast
A very well curated weekly podcast on the intersection of leadership, business and technology by Harvard Business Review. Other less formal podcasts that blend the everyday with tech tools to renovate your productivity, refine your team communication, tools to overcome constraints and barriers are Reply All and Back to Work.
5. Breaking Into Startups
An amazing collection of stories of people who broke into the tech industry from non-tech backgrounds. It is like getting a backstage pass to insightful, tried and true learning experiences of people who have already made the career transitions to become thought leaders reshaping the future of innovation in technology.
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