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Business Casual

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Join Morning Brew to hear about the business topics shaping your life right now. Host Nora Ali peels back the professional sheen to bring you convos with people you know, and some you may not know yet. Because money talks... but it does not have to be dull. Episodes drop every Monday and Thursday.

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‘Money Changes Your Voice’ with Breakout Pop Star Tai Verdes

July 7th, 2022


Nora chats with musician Tai Verdes, who rose to fame on TikTok in 2020, about songwriting, the importance of having a plan, the myth of overnight success and how his approach to playing the long game in the music …

Creators 101: Surviving the Long Haul

July 4th, 2022


Join Morning Brew’s Business Casual host Nora for a deep dive as she finds out how creators can best prepare themselves to survive the long haul. She …

How Vita Coco Out-Hustled the Competition

June 30th, 2022


Scott shares some big news! Then, Nora and Scott chat with Mike Kirban, co-founder and executive chairman of Vita Coco, the world’s largest coconut water company. Mike reveals how Vita Coco won the coconut water wars, …

How Freshly Stands Out in the Crowded Meal Service Marketplace

June 27th, 2022


Nora and Scott chat with Anna Fabrega who was recently appointed CEO of Freshly, the leading fresh, chef-prepared meal delivery service in the U.S. She offers insight into brand/marketing strategies, distribution, …

Higher Ed in the U.S. Is Broken, Guild Wants to Fix It

June 23rd, 2022


Nora and Scott chat with Rachel Carlson, the founder & CEO of Guild Education, a company that partners with employers including Target, Walmart, …

How Businesses Can Actually Support LGBTQ+ Employees

June 20th, 2022


Nora and Scott speak with Sarah Kate Ellis, the CEO of GLAAD, about how the non-profit is working to shape the media narrative around LGBTQ issues. Then, Ellie Parsons, director of mobile engineering at Ovia Health, …

The Biz Behind Live Music & Festivals with Concert Promoter Peter Shapiro

June 16th, 2022


Nora and Scott chat with independent concert promoter and music entrepreneur Peter Shapiro. He talks about his career as the founder and operator of …

The Secret Sauce to Cult Favorite Foods with Sprinkles Cupcakes Founder

June 13th, 2022


Nora and Scott chat with entrepreneur and angel investor Candace Nelson, the founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes, which launched in 2005 as the world's first cupcake-only bakery. Candace parlayed Sprinkles' success into …

The Business Behind UNICEF & Solving Humanitarian Crises

June 9th, 2022


Nora and Scott chat with Oscar-winning director Ben Proudfoot about his new documentary "If You Have: The Untold Story of UNICEF" along with …

Meet the Creator of Deux, the Vegan Cookie Dough that Celebs Love

June 6th, 2022


Nora and Scott chat with Sabeena Ladha, the founder and CEO of Deux, a vegan and gluten-free cookie dough that can be eaten raw or baked. Sabeena talks about her upbringing as a first-generation immigrant of Pakistani …

A Look at the First Black-Owned NFT Marketplace

June 2nd, 2022


Nora and Scott chat with Rob Richardson, the founder of Disrupt Art, a curated NFT marketplace that aims to curate an interactive space for artists, …

Redefining Career Success for Asian Americans

May 30th, 2022


Nora chats with Jerry Won, founder of Just Like Media and host of the "Dear Asian Americans" podcast, along with Simi Shah, founder and host of the "South Asian Trailblazers" podcast and Chief of Staff to the former CEO …

Playboy’s Pivot to a ‘Pleasure and Leisure’ Brand

May 26th, 2022


Nora and Scott speak with Ben Kohn, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at PLBY Group, Inc, about the future of Playboy, where the brand is headed and its current development into spaces like NFTs, and an …

1-Up Your Career with Nintendo’s Retired President & COO Reggie Fils-Aimé

May 23rd, 2022


Nora and Scott chat with Reggie Fils-Aimé, who served as President & COO of Nintendo for 16 years. During his tenure, Reggie helped bring the Nintendo DS, the Wii, and the Nintendo Switch to the global marketplace. …

What Impact Entrepreneurship Really Means with Gold House President Bing Chen

May 19th, 2022


Nora and Scott chat with Bing Chen, an impact founder, investor, and entrepreneur. Bing is the President and Co-Founder of Gold House, a non profit …

The Making of a Meme King with Tank Sinatra

May 16th, 2022


Nora and Scott chat with George Resch, better known as Tank Sinatra. He started one of the earliest major meme accounts, TankSinatra, and since then has launched two additional accounts, Influencers in the Wild and

How Quinn’s Audio Erotica is Reimagining Porn

May 12th, 2022


Nora and Scott chat with Caroline Spiegel, founder and CEO of Quinn, audio erotica for women, and host of the podcast The Quinn Show, about building …

Rethinking Travel, Tourism and a $10 Trillion Industry

May 9th, 2022


Travel is back! Nora and Scott sit down with industry expert and entrepreneur Bruce Poon Tip, best known for founding the travel company, G Adventures and author of the bestselling book Looptail: How One Company Changed …

How a Celebrity Money Manager Can Help You Avoid Overspending

May 5th, 2022


Nora and Scott chat with Hollywood business manager Kristin Lee, founder of the accounting firm KLBM, who manages the finances for high-level …

Peloton Star Tunde Oyeneyin on Finding Possibility in Uncertainty

May 2nd, 2022


Nora and Scott take a ride with Peloton star and Nike athlete Tunde Oyeneyin, who instructs up to 20,000 riders through her motivational and …

Convincing Investors and Thriving in a Changing Media Industry

April 28th, 2022


 Nora and Scott sit down with Kit Gray, president and co-founder of PodcastOne, the nation’s largest advertiser-supported podcast network and home to more than 200 celebrities, athletes, and podcast stars. He talks …

Boring Retail is Dead with Stew Leonard Jr.

April 25th, 2022


What does it take to create the “Disneyland” of supermarkets? Scott and Nora sit down with Stew Leonard Jr., President and CEO of Stew Leonard’s, and find out what it takes to execute a vision, grow a brand and sustain …

One Weird Trick to Prevent Cyber Attacks with 1Password CEO Jeff Shiner

April 21st, 2022


Nora and Scott are covering all things cybersecurity and password management. Jeff Shiner, CEO of 1Password, details the ins and outs of running a cybersecurity business today. Then, Patrick Austin, IT Brew Editor, on …

How Regulating Meta, Amazon Could Impact Startups

April 18th, 2022


Scott and Nora are talkin’ tech with CNBC’s Lauren Feiner, who has been reporting on antitrust legislation against companies like Meta, Apple and Microsoft, and details how they might adversely affect startups and …

Who’s Actually Calling the Shots in the Beauty Industry

April 14th, 2022


Nora and Scott discuss diversity and leadership in the beauty industry with Priyanka Ganjoo, founder and CEO of Kulfi Beauty, about why she created …

Celebrities & Crypto: Why Stars Go Bananas for Bored Apes

April 11th, 2022


Nora and Scott explore the weird and wild world of celebrity NFTs, and find out why it seems like more stars are getting into the crypto business. Elizabeth Lopatto, Deputy Editor at The Verge, guides us through the

Nguyen Coffee Supply is Transforming the Coffee Industry

April 7th, 2022


Scott and Nora take a coffee break with entrepreneur and activist Sahra Nguyen, the founder of Nguyen Coffee Supply, the first specialty Vietnamese coffee company importing directly from the source and roasting in …

What Victoria’s Secret Can Learn from Abercrombie

April 4th, 2022


Nora and Scott take a trip to the mall and visit two millennial teen staples, Abercrombie & Fitch and Victoria Secret. Journalist Jessica …

What’s Behind Low Housing Inventory and the Wild Real Estate Market?

March 31st, 2022


Spring is usually peak season for home buying, but there’s a chance that low housing inventories and rising mortgage rates will cool down the market. …

Disrupting Blood Testing Tech Post-Theranos

March 28th, 2022


Nora and Scott take a look at innovation and breakthroughs in the blood testing industry in the wake of the Theranos scandal with Washington Post

Former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi on Succeeding as an 'Outsider'

March 27th, 2022


In a special bonus interview, Nora sits down with Indra Nooyi, the trailblazing executive who served as chairperson and CEO of PepsiCo for 12 years, and became the first South Asian woman to lead a Fortune 500 company. …

The Oscars: Betting on the Elite Glamor

March 24th, 2022


Nora and Scott chat with Kyle Buchanan, also known as The Projectionist, the awards season columnist at The New York Times. They break down all …

Banking for Everyone with Fintech CEO Sheena Allen

March 21st, 2022


Nora and Scott speak with Sheena Allen, the founder and CEO of fintech company and neobank CapWay, which provides bank services and financial education via a mobile app. They discuss bootstrapping vs VC funding, what it …

The Billion-Dollar Psychedelic Drug Business

March 17th, 2022


Psychedelic drugs are a billion dollar business. But there are currently a number of key people and for-profit organizations looking to control and …

GoPuff and the Cost of Instant Delivery

March 14th, 2022


Nora and Scott take a closer look at how instant delivery services like GoPuff operate with reporter Tom Dotan, who covers Uber, DoorDash, Instacart, and the gig economy for Business Insider. Tom has been reporting on …

"Navigating the U.S. Healthcare System Without Getting Financially Fucked" from The Money With Katie Show

March 11th, 2022


Hey BC listeners, we are so excited to share the latest episode from a new member of the Morning Brew family: The Money with Katie Show!

Give it a …

Monetizing Your Social Media: What It Takes to Be A Creator

March 10th, 2022


Nora and Scott are getting down to the nitty gritty of social media monetization and the business behind influencers…specifically, how creators monetize their content, especially when they first begin to build an …

Hitting the Road with Embark Self-Driving Trucks

March 7th, 2022


Nora and Scott get the lowdown on the latest autonomous vehicle tech news with Morning Brew Emerging Tech reporter Hayden Field. Then, we’ll take a …

How Revel is Changing the Rideshare Game

March 3rd, 2022


Nora and Scott are talking about the world of EVs. We’ll find out about sourcing materials that make a key component of EVs—batteries—and how the …

Trapital’s Dan Runcie on the Entrepreneurial Spirit of Hip-Hop

February 28th, 2022


Nora and Scott chat with Dan Runcie, founder of Trapital, a weekly newsletter about the hip-hop industry, and look at how trends and strategies that start in hip-hop influence the rest of the business world.

Hosts: Nora …

Why Spotify Chose Joe Rogan Over Neil Young

February 24th, 2022


Streaming now accounts for 84% of music revenue, according to a report from RIAA. Scott and Nora dive into the business of audio streaming with George Howard, associate professor of music business/management at Berklee …

The Biggest Players Dominating the $200B Gaming Industry

February 21st, 2022


The global video game industry is almost a $200 billion market, exceeding the revenue of the global movie industry and North American sports industry combined. Nora unpacks the latest gaming business news with Bloomberg …

Turns Out NFTs are Not Just for Bros

February 17th, 2022


Nora and Scott chat with Amanda Hoover, a reporter covering tech at Morning Brew, who stopped by to talk about her feature story titled: “Just like supporting a bro,” about the women NFT artists who are looking to bring …

Bonus: "How Twitch Co-founder Justin Kan Got Sober" from Imposters

February 15th, 2022


Welcome to the first episode of Morning Brew's new podcast Imposters! Drinking and alcohol are well-documented in the world of tech/startup culture, …

Why Legalizing Cannabis Strengthened the Illegal Market

February 14th, 2022


Nora and Scott find out why the legal marijuana market in California is on the verge of collapse with Vice News correspondent Keegan Hamilton. He …

How to Fix the Childcare Business

February 10th, 2022


Nora and Scott sit down with Bloomberg senior writer Claire Suddath who explains why childcare in the U.S. is the "rare example of an almost entirely private market in which the service offered is too expensive for both …

How Away Is Preparing for the Travel Boom

February 7th, 2022


Nora and Scott speak with Away CMO Melissa Weiss about her strategy for the future of the travel brand and how the company is thinking about growth in the new year. 

Hosts: Nora Ali & Scott Rogowsky

Producer: Bella …

Unseen Labor in the Restaurant Business with Priya Krishna

February 3rd, 2022


Ever had a sandwich the Ocky Way? Nora and Scott chat with New York Times food reporter and author Priya Krishna about her new YouTube series "On the Job" which takes us behind the scenes to meet the people in the …

Gary Vaynerchuk Won’t Bet Against Technology

January 31st, 2022


Nora and Scott sit down with the one and only Gary Vaynerchuk, serial entrepreneur, investor and friend of the pod. Topics include: The Great Resignation, NFTs and the gift of self-awareness. He also has a new book …

Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown on Navigating the Plant-Based Meat Biz

January 27th, 2022


Nora and Scott chat with Ethan Brown, the founder and CEO of Beyond Meat, one of the leading companies in the plant-based meat industry, about the …

The Whistleblower Movement Shaking Up the Tech Industry

January 24th, 2022


Nora and Scott are talking about whistleblowing in the tech biz with Shirin Ghaffary, a tech reporter for Recode/Vox, who published an investigation titled, Big Tech’s employees are one of the biggest checks on its power

Bringing the Human Back to Leadership

January 20th, 2022


What it means to be a manager at work has fundamentally changed. Nora and Scott chat with Morning Brew’s own GM of Education Karen Hebert-Maccaro about how leadership is changing post-pandemic, in the midst of The Great …

Investing in Diverse Founders with Genius Guild’s Kathryn Finney

January 17th, 2022


In 2020, just 3% of the $147.6 billion invested in venture capital went to Black-founded companies, according to the U.S. Census [from Forbes]. Kathryn Finney, entrepreneur, investor and author chats with Nora and Scott …

The Truth About the Wellness Industry

January 13th, 2022


Pour yourself a tall glass of celery juice and join Scott and Nora as they break down the wellness industry with Amanda Mull, a staff writer for The …

Becoming a Creative Entrepreneur with Pia Thompson of Sweet Digs

January 10th, 2022


Pia Thompson, founder and CEO of Sweet Digs, tells Scott and Nora about her path to becoming a creative entrepreneur (including the pivot from her career as an attorney), and how she runs her home/life organizing …

Ending Burnout Means Changing the Way We Work

January 6th, 2022


Nora and Scott are talking about burnout and how to end it in the new year. Writer Jonathan Malesic explains why the forces driving burnout are all …

How AI is Changing Shopping with Wizard CEO Melissa Bridgeford

January 3rd, 2022


Melissa Bridgeford, co-founder & CEO of Wizard Commerce, talks with Scott and Nora about her AI-driven conversational commerce startup and the …

2021: Inflation, Vaccinations & the Great Resignation

December 30th, 2021


Morning Brew managing editor Neal Freyman stops by to chat with Nora and Scott about the stories that dominated the newsletter in 2021.

Check them …

Bonus: "How To Get Your Shit Together" from Founder's Journal

December 29th, 2021


In this bonus show, Morning Brew Co-Founder Alex Lieberman talks about the framework he uses to get his shit together and stay organized.

Find more episodes of Founder's Journal on your favorite podcast platform here:

Presenting: The Best BC Convos of 2021

December 27th, 2021


We’re celebrating the end of 2021 with a very special Business Casual clip show, featuring highlights from Nora and Scott’s conversations with author Stacey Vanek Smith about her new book Machiavelli for Women,

Need a Last Minute Gift? Maybe Rethink that Gift Card

December 23rd, 2021


Gift cards may be the big winners of a holiday season plagued by supply chain issues, so Nora and Scott dive into the business behind a classic last …

Bonus: "The Right Way to Take Time Off" From Founder's Journal

December 22nd, 2021


Special bonus ep from our sister show Founder's Journal!

In this episode, Morning Brew Co-Founder Alex Lieberman discusses the steps you should take …

Momofuku Intern to CEO: Growing a Food Empire

December 20th, 2021


Pull up a chair at the Noodle Bar with Nora and Scott as they chat with Momofuku CEO Marguerite Zabar Mariscal about running a restaurant empire with …

Getting Ahead in the Chaotic Used Car Market

December 16th, 2021


The used car market is on fire right now, thanks in large part to the global chip shortage. Scott and Nora get the scoop on the semiconductor business from Jeanne Whalen, global business reporter for The Washington …

Un-Hinge-ing the Business of Dating

December 13th, 2021


Nora and Scott dive into the business of love just in time for cuffing season. First, Talia Goldstein, President & Founder of Three Day Rule, …

TikTok Changed Music, So What Comes Next?

December 9th, 2021


Nora and Scott dive into the music business, present and future. Alyssa Bereznak, a writer and podcaster covering tech and culture at The Ringer …

Bonus: Your Options on Options from Fresh Invest

December 8th, 2021


Putting our knowledge of options into practice: we go over how to think about options in your portfolio relative to other assets, and how to make …

How thredUP Is Transforming Online Thrift Shopping

December 6th, 2021


James Reinhart, co-founder and CEO of thredUP, chats with Nora and Scott about building and managing the online consignment and thrift store, and …

Why Quitters Are Winners in this Economy

December 2nd, 2021


Scott and Nora dive into the Great Resignation and find out why so many workers are quitting now and why that may not be such a bad thing. Derek Thompson, a staff writer at The Atlantic and host of the podcast, Plain …

How RIND Is Shaking Up the Sleepy Snack Industry

November 29th, 2021


Matt Weiss is the founder and CEO of RIND Snacks, a company that makes dried fruit snacks using upcycled whole fruits, including the peel. …

How the Restaurant Business Could Change for the Better

November 25th, 2021


After navigating the pandemic, restaurants are now facing supply and sourcing issues, labor shortages and entitled customers. Food & Wine restaurant editor Khushbu Shah chats with Nora and Scott about the …

Growing The Sill: How Houseplants Joined the DTC Revolution

November 22nd, 2021


Eliza Blank, founder and CEO of The Sill, the first direct-to-consumer houseplant brand, launched her company with a Kickstarter in 2012, and grew it into a thriving VC funded business. She chats with Scott and Nora …

The Business Behind Airports & What It’s Like To Live In One

November 18th, 2021


Tom Pallini, aviation reporter for Business Insider, recently wrote about his experience living at "the best airport in the world." He chats with Scott and Nora about the business of airports including how airports …

How CEO Anjali Sud Made Vimeo into a Billion Dollar Company

November 15th, 2021


Vimeo CEO Anjali Sud chats with Scott and Nora about her path from serving as head of marketing at Vimeo, to becoming CEO in 2017, and details how she transformed the company from a $40 million company, to a publicly …

Are Tiny Homes Solving a Big Problem for Veterans?

November 11th, 2021


It’s Veterans Day, so Scott and Nora take a look at a growing non-profit called Veterans Community Project which builds state-of-the-art tiny home communities for veterans. Chris Haxel, a senior producer for the …

Bonus: How to Build Your Trading Strategy from Fresh Invest

November 10th, 2021


If you want to be an active trader—not a passive investor—there are a few things you should know. We talk about what those are, and how to create a …

NFL Star Ndamukong Suh on Pro Athletes & Financial Literacy

November 8th, 2021


Super Bowl champion and investor Ndamukong Suh joins Scott and Nora to talk about his football career and his other passions including a partnership with Stash, a virtual banking company that provides financial …

How Juul (Sadly) Made Vaping Cool, with Sheila Kaplan

November 4th, 2021


Nora and Scott get the story behind the e-cigarette maker Juul, exploring the company’s rise as a Silicon valley startup and the decisions …

Sneakers Outperforming the S&P 500? With StockX’s Deena Bahri

November 1st, 2021


Deena Bahri is the first ever Chief Marketing Officer of StockX, the online marketplace for buying and selling trendy collectibles including …

Marc Lore Presents: Telosa, a Desert City Utopia

October 25th, 2021


Serial entrepreneur, investor and NBA owner Marc Lore chats with Nora and Scott about his dream of building a sustainable city in the …

How Netflix Is Still Winning, with Brandon Katz

October 21st, 2021


Brandon Katz, senior entertainment reporter for Observer, chats with Nora and Scott about the business of streaming, from the latest “Squid Game” Netflix stats, to the looming threat of HBOMax... and predicts …

Building a Mini Comedy Empire with Phoebe Robinson

October 18th, 2021


Writer, comedian, and producer Phoebe Robinson joins Nora and Scott to talk about show biz, creating her HBO special 2 Dope Queens, her production company Tiny Reparations, time management, self-care, and why breaking …

The Key to Ending Hunger, With Goodr’s Jasmine Crowe

October 11th, 2021


CEO Jasmine Crowe joins Scott and Nora to discuss Goodr, her startup that fights food insecurity and waste by rerouting surplus food from local businesses and delivering it to nonprofits, which distribute it to hungry …

Shein's All That? With Terry Nguyen

October 7th, 2021


Terry Nguyen, a reporter for The Goods at Vox, joins Nora and Scott to talk about Shein’s takeover of the fast-fashion industry. Drawing on research from her recent article, “Shein is the future of fast fashion. Is that …

Kim Perell: Might as Well Jump, and Just Do the Dang Thing

October 4th, 2021


Serial entrepreneur, executive and angel investor Kim Perell joins Nora and Scott to talk about the many ups and downs of her career, including how you can take risks and make changes in your own life. She …

Meet The New Business Casual

September 30th, 2021


Enjoy this preview of the all-new Business Casual, from Morning Brew! We're so excited to bring you conversations with movers and shakers …

Update: New Hosts, Get Your New Hosts Here!

September 22nd, 2021


It’s time, we’re finally able to announce and introduce you to our new co-hosts: Nora Ali and Scott Rogowsky!

Nora and Scott are delighted to be here vibing with each other, and even more excited about all the …

BTS: Business Casual’s Relaunch

August 17th, 2021


Today, we’re taking you behind the scenes to meet the new audio team behind Business Casual’s relaunch. We’re also filling you in about some exciting new changes to come this fall.

If you want to hear from a …

Update: What's Next for Business Casual, Plus Listener Emails!

July 23rd, 2021


An update from the Business Casual Crew on the show's return to regular episodes (coming in October), plus listener emails - woo!

If you …

Bonus: How Elon Musk Thinks - Sum Product & First Principles

July 8th, 2021


In honor of business guru and super-builder Elon Musk's 50th birthday, please enjoy one more dip into host Alex Lieberman's other show: Founder's Journal. On two special episodes of that show, Alex goes deep on …

Reid Hoffman: The Master of Scale

June 28th, 2021


Founder of LinkedIn Reid Hoffman joins us today to talk all about scaling businesses quickly and effectively. Through his experience scaling PayPal and LinkedIn and investing in companies like Airbnb, Reid has …

Where the bitcoin bull case goes wrong

June 24th, 2021


James Ledbetter, the Chief Content Officer at Clarim Media, joins us today to point out some of the challenges and pitfalls of the bitcoin bull case. …

Bonus: 4 Lessons From Inside Jeff Bezos's Brain

June 22nd, 2021


On a very special episode of Alex's other podcast The Founder's Journal, he talks about 4 timeless lessons from Jeff Bezos's 1997 letter to …

The bitcoin bull case with Michael Saylor

June 21st, 2021


Michael Saylor, Co-Founder and CEO of MicroStrategy, joins us today to break down the bitcoin bull case. Saylor, well known on Twitter for his …

Blockchain beats with 3LAU

June 17th, 2021


EDM DJ 3LAU joins us today to discuss the intersection of blockchain technology and the music industry, breaking down the positive impact for both …

Bonus: Secrets of Networking and Business Connections from The Founder's Journal

June 15th, 2021


On this episode of The Founder's Journal, Alex breaks down 7 rules for building authentic connections in the business world of 2021.

Click …

Shopify's retail renaissance

June 14th, 2021


Harley Finkelstein, President of Shopify, joins us to discuss how the e-commerce platform behind many of your favorite stores has democratized entrepreneurship and sparked a digital shift in retail. Harley breaks down …

It's the meme-stock market now

June 10th, 2021


Legendary financial advisor Downtown Josh Brown joins us to discuss the radical change in investing behavior between boomers and millennials/Gen Z and how that change has shaped today’s stock market. Gone are …

Building a sustainable food business (from scratch)

June 7th, 2021


Jonathan Neman, the Co-Founder and CEO of sweetgreen, joins us today to discuss how the brand’s mission — to inspire healthier communities by connecting people to real food — drives each step of its growth. We dive into …

Local news had a bad week

June 3rd, 2021


….and it’s having an even worse decade. Today we’re breaking down why that matters.

Last week, Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund infamous for buying local newspapers and slashing their budgets, closed its $633 …

Are pods still hot?

May 31st, 2021


The podcast world has seen tons of big money moves in the past month. From Apple and Spotify releasing in-app paid subscriptions, to Facebook building its own podcast player, to media giants buying the rights to big …

Oprah rebranded, you can too

May 27th, 2021


We’ve seen some pretty great rebrands over the past few years, from Oatly moving from niche Swedish brand to the American dairy industry's rival, to Drunk' dropping the "donuts" in its name. Today, we dig into …

How MSCHF went viral with Lil Nas X Satan Shoes

May 24th, 2021


MSCHF, the company behind the infamous Lil Nas X Satan Shoes (you know, the ones that incited a lawsuit from Nike) knows a thing or two …

Black Wall Street, 100 years ago

May 20th, 2021


The term Black Wall Street refers to a flourishing community of Black-owned small businesses in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma in the …

Black founders need more Black investors

May 17th, 2021


In 2020, only about 3% of VC funding across the US went to Black founders. Our guest today, Jarrid Tingle, is determined to change that stat. Jarrid is the Founder and Managing Partner of Harlem Capital Partners, a VC …

Football and finance with Cope

May 13th, 2021


Atlanta Falcons linebacker Brandon Copeland takes personal finance as seriously as he takes his NFL career. Off the football field, beyond his own money management, Copeland serves as a financial advisor and teaches a …

Baseball and business with A-Rod

May 10th, 2021


The transition from the athlete world to the business world is not historically an easy one. Today, MLB legend Alex Rodriguez joins us to break down …

No one remembers a brand without a story

May 6th, 2021


Brand storytelling is one of the most powerful marketing tools, serving as a bridge between a business and its consumers. A well-crafted …

How do you commoditize FOMO?

May 3rd, 2021


Drop culture, streetwear, and livestream video shopping—three things we may not be cool enough to break down for you ourselves. That’s why …

Art investing for the 99.99%

April 29th, 2021


Purchasing artwork by the likes of Picasso, Warhol, or Monet has traditionally been reserved for the same people adding truffles to all of their …

Wealth management, explained

April 26th, 2021


For most people, wealth management sounds like something that’s only for the uber rich—like private planes and 'add truffles.' Today, Kristin Lemkau, CEO of Wealth Management at JP Morgan Chase, joins the show to dispel …

There’s no winner takes all in the creator economy

April 22nd, 2021


The barrier for entry to being a creator has never been lower, so the amount of people looking to be full time creators has never been higher. Every …

"Creators are eating the world"

April 19th, 2021


Orange is the new black and the passion economy is the new gig economy. But what really is the passion economy? How is it so different from the gig economy? Can you benefit from it even if you’re not an influencer? How …

Authors are taking matters into their own hands

April 15th, 2021


As big name publishing houses continue to consolidate, their influence on which books become bestsellers only grows stronger. The ‘chosen’ books are …

The publishing industry is leaving its authors behind

April 12th, 2021


The growth of new reading platforms in the past decade drove a ton of growth in the publishing industry, leading to the consolidation of some of the …

How do you create a school for the rest of your life?

April 8th, 2021


The first wave of the ed-tech revolution was pretty simple. Take school as you know it, and put that online. But to get people excited about …

Our economy needs workers to learn new skills

April 5th, 2021


AI, technology, and automation are changing the skills workers need to find success. Meanwhile, the people involved in driving that …

Are NFTs the future of ownership?

April 1st, 2021


Right now, it feels like the entire world is talking about NFTs, or nonfungible tokens. I'm sure you've seen the tweets and the headlines about NFTs and wondered — what the heck are these?

We're finding out from Roham …

Still confused by NFTs? Here’s what you need to know

March 29th, 2021


NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are... complicated. That's why we have Sheila Warren, head of blockchain and data policy and member of the Executive …

Want to fix virtual gatherings? Add the right tech

March 25th, 2021


One year into wide-spread WFH, do you ever end your video call and ask yourself, 'Why are we still using Zoom?'

In 2020, our work style changed. A …

How to host a virtual meeting that doesn't suck

March 22nd, 2021


One year and about 1,000 Zoom happy hours into widespread WFH, here we are...still remote.

The business world has changed because of our …

Can crowdfunding solve VC’s biggest problems?

March 18th, 2021


We know a few things in life to be unavoidable: death, taxes, and the failure of traditional venture capital to fairly fund a diverse array of …

Could you be the next Marc Andreessen or Mary Meeker?

March 15th, 2021


It’s possible, thanks to the advent of a relatively new financial tool called equity crowdfunding. It’s opening up venture capital—and venture …

Who’s going to tell music execs this is a creator economy?

March 11th, 2021


For decades, the music industry has existed pretty much absent of innovation. But as the creator economy enables musical talent to take their careers into their own begs the question: Can record labels …

Talent isn’t enough in the music industry

March 8th, 2021


So you think you might be the next big do you get from bedroom pop covers on YouTube to headlining this weekend’s Grammy Awards?

Historically speaking, it’s because you signed to the right label. But as music …

How do we save small businesses from disaster?

March 4th, 2021


We know small businesses are struggling. But what can we as individuals and consumers do to ensure they make it through to the other side of this …

The backbone of our economy is crumbling

March 1st, 2021


Small businesses account for 48% of American jobs and 44% of American GDP. What would our economy look like without them?

Unfortunately, we might soon …

Bankruptcy: So hot right now

February 25th, 2021


What makes a bankrupt brand worth saving? Is it something financial, like EBITDA or debt load? Or is it something more intangible, like legacy or brand association?

Today, we’re finding out. Because bankruptcies happen …

Forget everything you know about bankruptcy

February 22nd, 2021


What comes to mind when you think about bankruptcy? Sears? Liquidation sales? The sleepy Zzz emoji? Look, I get it—unless you’re a lawyer or a CFO, bankruptcy probably isn’t something you consider very sexy. Or consider …

If the stock market is broken, who can fix it?

February 18th, 2021


Over the last month, GameStop’s run and the memes that inspired it have peeled back layers of the stock market few among us had considered. We’ve had a front-row seat to the action, watching as social media …

The GameStop Saga: How no-fee trading engineered both access & chaos

February 15th, 2021


It’s time. We’re talking about GameStop, AMC, and the meme stocks that got the entire country watching the stock market this winter.

How did we get here, where do we go next, and how might trading platforms like …

How to fail spectacularly

February 11th, 2021


We’re told all the time that there are lessons in failure. But when was the last time you allowed yourself to fail spectacularly—to fail so badly and …

Building the future takes moonshot thinking

February 8th, 2021


Moonshots are ideas so big, they’re considered impossible. They require big picture thinking. They require human ingenuity. And they require money.

Today on Business Casual, we’re discovering just how vital these …

Decoding Big Tech’s high-risk, high-reward healthcare future

February 4th, 2021


Applying technology-forward principles to the world around us has moved humanity forward in so many ways. But has repercussions and …

Digital healthcare might be a cure-all...or it might not

February 1st, 2021


Healthcare is 20 years behind every other modern industry in terms of technological innovation. Today, we’re going to learn how we fix that.

Because, …

Could betting bring back wayward sports fans?

January 28th, 2021


No one watches professional sports the way they used to. Could legalized, regulated sports betting solve that problem? The answer remains to be seen, …

Sports betting: To legalize or not to legalize?

January 25th, 2021


That is the multi-billion dollar question. After the Supreme Court paved the way for states to legalize sports betting starting in 2018, many have …

Should you invest in bitcoin?

January 21st, 2021


Let Pomp help you decide.

Today on Business Casual, bitcoin expert and thought leader Anthony Pompliano (aka Pomp) is diving into the reasons for and against cryptocurrency investing. 

Because you know bitcoin is a big …

Bitcoin to $500,000? The Winklevoss Twins think so

January 18th, 2021


You know bitcoin as the asset that ate the internet in 2017. It’s back at it again, and this time the cryptocurrency has set its sights on more than just headlines.

If its evangelists are to be believed, bitcoin is the …

Esports close in on the competition

January 14th, 2021


The NFL and NBA have enjoyed their position atop sports league standings for far too long. Now, there’s a new kind of league coming for their crown...esports.

With that competitive gap shrinking by the second, esports …

Can esports dominate the attention economy?

January 11th, 2021


All signs point to yes. After nearing the mainstream jackpot this year, competitive video gaming is hitting its stride...and coming for traditional sports in a major way.

But how have esports made the jump from fringe …

Fitness influencers did it first

January 7th, 2021


The fitness industry has experienced irreversible change over the last year or so. It’s become abundantly clear that digital offerings are the future—we’ve gotten used to working out at home and guess what...we even …

New year, new post-Covid fitness industry

January 4th, 2021


If you ask fitness’s most preeminent leaders what the future of the industry holds, they’ll probably use the word omnichannel. But is …

A 2021 update from Kinsey

January 3rd, 2021


Happy New Year! I’m your Business Casual host, Kinsey Grant, and I’m popping in with a quick update on your favorite podcast (this one).

2020 was a year of changes for the Business Casual team, much like I’m …

Innovation ages like a fine wine

December 31st, 2020


Imagine an industry lacking broadscale innovation for 100+ years. Your first thought is probably WTF and your second is probably ‘whoever …

Gary Vaynerchuk: Booze can do better

December 29th, 2020


How do you know the alcoholic beverage industry is broken? When it leaves enture swaths of potential drinkers out to dry. 

According to digital …

The OnlyFans effect on the porn industry

December 24th, 2020


What have creator-first platforms like OnlyFans done to the porn industry? Today, we’re going to find out.

And we’re doing it with Holly Randall, an …

How does the porn business work?

December 22nd, 2020


There’s a lot of money to be made in adult entertainment...but not everyone can make it. Today, let’s take a deeper look at pitfalls and …

The solution to clothing’s sustainability problem with Patagonia’s CEO

December 17th, 2020


Last episode, we got a deeper understanding of fast fashion’s unfathomably negative impacts on the environment and supply chains across the globe. That was step 1—identifying the problem. 

In this episode, we get step …

Your clothes have a dirty secret

December 15th, 2020


We need clothing like we need food and shelter—it’s a basic necessity. But what if you knew that basic necessity was destroying the planet and …

Where are all the electric vehicles?

December 10th, 2020


We know they’re good for the environment, good for automakers hoping to turn a healthy profit, and good for consumers looking to save money...but where are they? If electric vehicles are so come there …

Who owns our electric future?

December 8th, 2020


Do multi-billion-dollar investments from legacy players mean anything? Will consumers follow the lead of Detroit’s top brass? Can anyone take on …

Big Tech monopolies and the innovation chill

December 3rd, 2020


At what point does “participating in a new format” turn into “stealing an idea?” In the world of Big Tech, the line is incredibly fine.

And given that we’ve deemed Big Tech the arbiters of morality in the modern business …

Big Tech’s copycat problem

December 1st, 2020


You know I’m right—a Story on Snap is acutely different from one on Instagram or a Fleet on Twitter. If you post a story on Facebook, you’re due for a wellness check. And don’t even get me started on LinkedIn’s bid for …

Mental health innovation starts here

November 26th, 2020


We’ve applied long-held principles of technology startups to industries across the board, from adult entertainment to transportation to …

Who can solve our mental health crisis?

November 24th, 2020


Young companies attempting to address our crippling mental health epidemic face a barrage of hurdles businesses with more traditional pursuits don’t—namely mass stigmatization and a serious lack of education around the …

Retail has an innovation problem

November 19th, 2020


It’s easy to buy something in a store—all it takes is the tap of a smartphone and you’re done. How come, then, buying things online is still such a clunky experience?

Today on Business Casual, we’re …

E-commerce is retail’s promised land

November 17th, 2020


For an economy that’s almost constantly buying things, we sure have a lot of struggling retailers. That’s due to a confluence of factors, not the least of which are a saturated field of competitors and a finicky …

Fresh Invest: The IPO Rush

November 16th, 2020


Check out the first episode of Morning Brew's podcast with Fidelity, Fresh Invest.

Morning Brew’s CEO, Alex Lieberman, is many things: A …

Want to predict the future? Look to gaming

November 12th, 2020


You might not know it, but the video gaming industry has long been the harbinger of life-changing, widespread tech we almost always take for granted.

Now that the gaming industry has gone all in on metaverses—the …

How gaming wins the streaming wars

November 10th, 2020


By some estimates, there will be about 3 billion gamers worldwide by 2023. For comparison, Netflix has 170 million subscribers globally.

It’s clear: Gaming is the streaming wars winner we’re not talking about. …

Is legal marijuana a bubble?

November 5th, 2020


Like any gold rush opportunity, legal marijuana will have fewer success stories than it will tales of failure. So how do we determine which …

Legal weed: The winners and losers

November 3rd, 2020


We’re all but certain that recreational adult-use marijuana will become legal in all 50 states at some point. We’re not sure when...but we

The deficit matters...but just not right now

October 29th, 2020


Rethinking the entire economic paradigm of any country would be almost impossibly difficult. Try to do it in the midst of a dual recession and …

Does the U.S. deficit matter?

October 27th, 2020


Who pays for it? It’s a question you hear all the time, especially when we’re talking about trillions of dollars in government spending.

And with the …

Can campaign finance reform solve D.C.’s corruption problem?

October 22nd, 2020


We know there’s an ungodly amount of money tied up in politics, much of it collected in the campaign finance stage. What we often don’t know is where …

Is our democracy for sale?

October 20th, 2020


How often do you think the biggest spender wins the election here in the U.S.? Would you be surprised to find out it’s 88.5% of the time in …

Is Silicon Valley losing its luster?

October 15th, 2020


For decades, we’ve assumed geographic proximity to other innovators was a prerequisite for innovation—to change the world, you need to be in a coastal tech hub like NYC or Silicon Valley. You know what happens …

What does it take to succeed in business?

October 13th, 2020


You’re going to need more than a good idea to become the next Jeff Bezos. It takes resources, information, connections, talent, and so much more to win...and even just to survive year one. 

So where do those resources …

Can one recession undo years of progress?

October 8th, 2020


By the end of April of this year, women’s job losses had erased a decade of employment a matter of months. The numbers for people of color …

Who does this recession hurt most?

October 6th, 2020


Every recession causes its economic fractures in different ways. This one has disproportionately wrecked the service economy...and along with it, the …

Will tech save the world...or end it?

October 1st, 2020


Technology in its endless forms has given us so much—fire to make food, language to communicate feelings, and iPhones to look at in the bathroom. 

But …

Why Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt is working for the government

September 29th, 2020


He’s not punching in at the DMV or collecting litter on a roadside. He’s helping the U.S. to develop responsible technology that can both ensure …

Celebrating one year of Business Casual

September 28th, 2020


A year ago, we hit upload on the very first episode of Business Casual—a deep dive on tech antitrust with Scott Galloway. As far as we could …

How to solve the student debt problem

September 24th, 2020


Whether it’s a crisis or not (check out our last episode for the answer), the student debt load in the U.S. is something worth addressing. After all, we didn’t reach $1.6 trillion in debt overnight. It’s a …

Is the student debt crisis really a crisis?

September 22nd, 2020


The amount of student debt here in the U.S. is some $1.6 trillion, roughly the size of Russia’s economy. That sounds like a crisis...right?

Maybe not. Today on Business Casual, we’re exploring student debt and …

How much money does it take to have a kid?

September 17th, 2020


A fact, money is probably the most important factor in deciding to have a baby. When we have more money, we feel better about bringing new life into the world. 

But “more money” hasn’t exactly been a …

How a birth bust could bust the economy

September 15th, 2020


We’re on track to experience up to 500,000 fewer births than usual in the U.S. next year, according to economists from the Brookings Institute. You can blame two things—surely you’ve gotten pretty good at it by now: …

How Netflix won the streaming wars

September 10th, 2020


Competition, content, and culture. They’re the three Cs of Netflix’s unbeatable strategy in these so-called “streaming wars.” And you can …

Who’s the next Netflix? Let’s ask CEO Reed Hastings

September 8th, 2020


I’m not going to bury the lede here, and that’s mostly because I need to get back to my Ozark binge: This episode of Business Casual features Reed Hastings, cofounder, chairman, and co-CEO of Netflix.

There’s a lot to …

Entrepreneurs are like a good way

September 3rd, 2020


In a lot of ways, starting a business is like having a baby—there’s never a perfect time to do it. But there are times that are better than others.

Believe it or not, a recession like the one we’re in right now might …

Are recessions good for startups?

September 1st, 2020


Pick your metaphor: It’s always darkest before dawn? The greater the storm the brighter the rainbow? Every cloud has a silver lining?

Anything goes, and that’s because we’ve conditioned ourselves to believe that the best …

Business Casual Column: Let's Get Into It

August 28th, 2020


Every week on this podcast, I talk to the brightest minds in business.

In my new Sunday column, I'll give you my take on the business theme …

There’s no such thing as a get out of jail free card

August 27th, 2020


Here in the United States, bail can be an enormous deciding factor on who goes to prison and who doesn’t. And for how long they go or don’t go...regardless of guilt or not. 

But do you know how the bail system really …

Prison labor or modern day slavery?

August 25th, 2020


Is your favorite business employing what could easily be described as contemporary slavery to cut costs and push product? Would you even …

Networking in the time of Corona: How culture survives WFH

August 20th, 2020


If it’s true that what matters not is the grades you make but the hands you shake...the business world could have a major reckoning headed …

Is work as we know it gone for good?

August 18th, 2020


The work from home revolution has arrived...but is that a good or bad thing for the business world? Let’s walk through the pros and cons.

Have we seen the end of the IPO?

August 13th, 2020


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I’m not entirely ruling IPOs out quite yet, but the case for their competitor in public market access—direct listings—is …

How to solve capitalism? Public market access, education, & the economy

August 11th, 2020


The fate of the U.S. economy comes down to one thing: access.

If every individual who wants it and every company that needs it can’t access capital markets, both wealth and job creation skid to a stop—and with …

We woke up in dystopia: Scott Galloway on higher education’s biggest failures

August 6th, 2020


By now, you know the higher education system in the United States is broken. You didn’t need COVID-19 to prove it.

Because even before the postsecondary education industry was forced to pivot to remote learning en masse, …

Zoom University is in session: decoding higher ed’s online future

August 4th, 2020


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Most years, this time in August is a boom for Target’s dorm décor section and purveyors of shower caddies and anyone selling that John Belushi Animal House poster. But 2020 isn’t like most …

Going for gold or going for broke? How Olympic athletes get left behind

July 30th, 2020


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Olympic athletes are people, too. So how come the current business model of the Olympic Games, a commercial feat that would …

Can the Olympics survive 2020?

July 28th, 2020


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The Olympics as we know them have been around for 124 years. A lot has evolved since 1896, but it seems the business model …

Want to make your data work for you?

July 23rd, 2020


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Use the internet like you’re part of Gen Z. That means both learning TikTok dances and valuing customization and personalization over a false sense of privacy.

This week on Business Casual, …

Andrew Yang is literally trying to give you money

July 21st, 2020


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Big Tech has made billions of dollars using personal data. Your personal data. When was the last time you got paid for …

Is David Dobrik the future of the internet?

July 16th, 2020


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If not, he’s definitely the future of marketing on the internet. With 18 million YouTube subscribers, 20 million …

The U.S.- China Tech Battle: Social Commerce, Super Apps, and the Future of TikTok

July 14th, 2020


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For as long as there’s been consumer tech to talk about, we’ve framed it as a winner-takes-all battle between the U.S. and China. But is that really fair?

Many argue it’s not. One of those many …

Who Put the Target on Big Banks’ Back?

July 9th, 2020


Traditional banking has 100% failed small businesses.

At least, that’s what our guest for this episode of Business Casual thinks. 

That guest, Fintech …

Debunking the American Dream: Did the PPP Fail Small Businesses?

July 7th, 2020


Many economists have suggested that the Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, failed Americans on at least one major front: prioritizing lending to business owners in underserved markets. The Small Business …

So...Who Is the Arbiter of Truth?

July 2nd, 2020


On the last episode of Business Casual, media exec and general baller-at-large Joanna Coles explained the implications of ad dollars moving from …

Facebook’s Fact Problem, Media’s Future, & Why Nothing’s Certain

June 30th, 2020


This summer, a group of nearly 100 brands from Patagonia to Coca-Cola are boycotting highly targeted ad machines on social media platforms like …

A Thriving Startup Community? In This Economy?

June 25th, 2020


Anything is possible if you just believe...and create multi-channel diversified revenue streams while avoiding the many trappings of venture …

It Definitely Wasn’t Boring: Q2 in Review

June 23rd, 2020


Have you also aged three decades since April 1, 2020?

The last three months have brought us some of the craziest business news imaginable. The second quarter was a cornucopia of unpredictability—from COVID-19 …

The Diversity Conversation Isn’t Over

June 18th, 2020


On the last episode of Business Casual, I spoke with HR legend and former head of Goldman Sachs human capital management, Edith Cooper.

Edith …

Stop Thinking, Start Doing: How Diversity & Accountability Impact Profit

June 16th, 2020


If you’re a business decision maker...diversity matters.

If you’re an entry level employee...diversity matters.

If you haven’t even entered the workforce yet...diversity matters.

Because companies that prioritize diversity …

If Brands Don’t Stand for Something...

June 11th, 2020


They might not fall for anything, but they definitely won’t win over consumers who are presently armed with more information than ever before.

The big picture: Today, it’s not enough for brands—from fledgling …

Trippy Business: Psychedelic Drugs, Microdosing, and Money

June 9th, 2020


Imagine it: Your doctor tells you, “Take a magic mushroom and call me in the morning.”

It’s...probably not all that realistic. But the promise of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy? Definitely realistic. And definitely

Economic Recovery is Spelled J-O-B-S

June 4th, 2020


Every first Friday morning of every month at 8:30am ET, we partake in a long honored tradition—poring over one very specific set of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That data is the monthly jobs report, and …

Black Lives Matter

June 2nd, 2020


Today, instead of listening to our usual 45-minute episode, we’re asking you to take that time to listen, read, or watch content that elevates black …

How to Save Your Restaurant? Serve More Than Food

May 28th, 2020


We get it. Custom made meals served in biodegradable bowls and ordered through an app or over a sneeze guard are really good and really convenient.

And plenty sell each year—the fast casual sector posted an 8% …

Imagine a World Without Restaurants...

May 26th, 2020


COVID-19 makes it easy to do just that. Sure, we’d be a lot more capable with a paring knife or a turkey baster. But at what cost?

Restaurants are the backbone of small business in communities across the …

Predicting the Future with Barbara Corcoran

May 22nd, 2020


“I don’t think we’ll ever go back to what we had before.”

That’s what Barbara Corcoran thinks of commercial real estate’s future. In Part II of Business Casual’s interview with the star of ABC’s Shark Tank and …

Barbara Corcoran on the Emotional Economics of the Housing Market

May 21st, 2020


So much of business is clinical, scientific even—balance sheets either add up or they don’t. But in the housing market, emotions are as important as 1s and 0s.

And today, many of us are walking an emotional tightrope …

The Universal Truths of Business Success with Rich Antoniello

May 19th, 2020


Not too long ago, Complex CEO Rich Antoniello tweeted this—what he considers the formula for success in publishing. Seems pretty straightforward, …

Is Your WFH Setup Hacker-Proof?

May 14th, 2020


For those of us lucky enough to have jobs that allow it, working from home has laid bare many uncomfortable truths—like the fact that productivity and the presence of pajamas are inversely correlated...or that …

Arianna Huffington: Maybe We Shouldn’t Follow the Leader?

May 12th, 2020


We’ve read enough about Elon Musk to know that CEOs are as much a liability as they are an advantage. Just this month, Musk tweeted that Tesla’s stock price was “too high.” Tesla’s stock price responded in kind by …

Rip Off the Band-Aid: Chamath Palihapitiya on Our Broken System

May 7th, 2020


Part I of our interview with outspoken venture capitalist and entrepreneur Chamath Palihapitiya ruffled some feathers...consider that the pregame to today’s Part II.

In this episode, Chamath argues his thesis that …

Can Capitalism Survive? Chamath Palihapitiya Isn’t Sure

May 5th, 2020


American capitalism is kind of like apple pie. We know it’s supposed to be a quintessential component of our culture, but we’re not really sure how …

If Ray Dalio Were President…

April 30th, 2020


He’s not running. But if he were? The hedge fund billionaire and philanthropist says he would put bipartisanship above all else. Sounds …

Ray Dalio: Predicting Our Future Using Our Past

April 28th, 2020


Ray Dalio, billionaire philanthropist and hedge fund demigod, thinks we can utilize historical precedent to insulate ourselves from the …

How to Build a Podcast: Kinsey Grant on Asking the Big Questions

April 24th, 2020


Today we’re flipping the script on Business Casual… and the host becomes the interview subject. 

That’s right. Our guest for this episode is our very own Kinsey Grant, Morning Brew business editor and the host …

The Green Investing Revolution Is Coming: BlackRock's Brian Deese on ESG Investing

April 21st, 2020


April 22 is Earth Day. Do you know if your favorite corporate behemoth is observing the holiday? Chances are...they aren’t.

Spoiler alert: That’s a …

Your Crash Course on Supply Chains, Globalization, and COVID-19

April 16th, 2020


Things we learned in school: 1) always guess C and 2) never underestimate the importance of highly intricate supply chain economics and their trickle …

How COVID-19 Impacts Your Personal Finance

April 14th, 2020


The thought of getting a $1,200 check in the mail from the government was nothing short of crazy just six months ago. Ask Andrew Yang. But now, that once impossible idea is reality—most Americans will receive a little …

Going Nowhere Fast: Will the Global Travel Sector Survive COVID-19?

April 9th, 2020


You’ve read about the couple stuck in the Maldives. You’ve obsessively stalked ticket prices for Amsterdam in the fall. You’ve heard the cruise industry’s weary pleas for forgiveness. Now, it’s time to understand …

Quibi CEO Meg Whitman Wants Your In-Between Moments

April 6th, 2020


Today, the world gets its first glimpse of Quibi, the short-form mobile video platform as famous for its high-octane leadership as it is for its $1.75 billion in pre-launch venture funding.

Also today? Business …

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em: How Traders React in a Crisis

April 2nd, 2020


Like 4chan found a Bloomberg terminal. That’s the motto on the subreddit r/WallStreetBets, where 1 million members share the most …

The Business of Giving Back: How Nonprofits Are Borrowing from Silicon Valley

March 31st, 2020


You could use some good news. Today on Morning Brew’s Business Casual podcast, we’re delivering just that—a conversation on the business of giving …

How Coronavirus Is Creating a New World Order

March 28th, 2020


You’ve read every guide to improving productivity while working from home. You can list every country by confirmed COVID-19 cases in both ascending and descending order. Your Andrew Cuomo impression is getting scary …

Mark Cuban on COVID Responses: Perfection Is the Enemy of Progress

March 26th, 2020


What would you do if you were in the room negotiating a stimulus deal with D.C.’s top brass? Do you know what you’d say? And what you’d …

How the Fed’s Coronavirus Response Impacts You

March 24th, 2020


The economy is hurtling toward a likely recession every day. And just like you can rely on your roommate eating all the good WFH snacks on day two, you can rely on markets experts to the government …

Instagram vs. Reality Coronavirus: How Social Media Handles Pandemics

March 20th, 2020


We hold these WFH truths to be self-evident: that we’ll always wear pajama pants no matter how many times we promise to get dressed, and …

ClassPass CEO on the Dos and Don’ts of Changing Business Models

March 17th, 2020


Back before the stock market was breaking all the wrong kinds of records and the global economy was teetering on the edge, Morning Brew’s Business Casual podcast learned a well-timed lesson in resilience.

Our teacher? …

Downtown Josh Brown on How Coronavirus Moves Markets

March 12th, 2020


After 11 long years and countless satisfied 401(k)s, the longest-ever bull market in stocks has ended (at least for the Dow). Investors, ravaged by …

How to Do the Right Thing...and Make Money

March 10th, 2020


You know that feeling when you change the toilet paper roll? Or fill the office Brita? Or say “it’ll come out in the wash” instead of Venmo …

The Meteor Is Coming: The Fat Jewish on 2020, Social Media, and Rosé

March 3rd, 2020


What do Madonna, Mark Zuckerberg, and Mike Bloomberg have in common? They’re richer than you They all get name-dropped by social media personality The Fat Jewish the second you ask him to talk about the influencer …

If You Build It: Why the Software Business Is Booming

February 25th, 2020


If you survived the 2019 IPO season, you learned two things: 1) Morning Brew’s tailgates rivaled D3’s finest and 2) the only guaranteed win was investing in software as a service (aka SaaS) companies.

This week …

Work/Life: Who Broke the Way We Work?

February 18th, 2020


Did you have yesterday off from work? If you didn’t, we’re sorry. But even if you did, chances are you still answered a few emails, checked a few Slacks, and furrowed your brow thinking about all the things you’ve got …

Urge to Merge: Why M&A Deals Happen

February 11th, 2020


For corporations, not everything about getting together is Russell Stover chocolates and long-stemmed roses. So to celebrate the Brew’s Merger Week …

You Might Be Sore Tomorrow: Fitness Gets the Tech Treatment

February 4th, 2020


Maybe you’re the kind of person who holds your plank an extra 15 seconds during 6am HIIT class (showoff). Maybe you need a full day to recover from …

From Super Bowls to Streaming: Michael Lombardi on the NFL’s Financial Future

January 28th, 2020


In five short days on Super Bowl Sunday, Americans will split into two distinct categories: those of us watching for the commercials and liars.

Half kidding. But whatever your reason for tuning in, you’re supporting a …

How to Win Deals and Influence People

January 21st, 2020


Look—we all have goals. For some of us, that goal is not lying when we tell the dentist we floss 2x a week. For others, it’s getting a …

What Happens When the VC Music Stops?

January 14th, 2020


You know what happens when you assume: you make an investment mistake. So why are so many startup founders and everyday investors assuming today’s endless well of venture capital is...actually endless?

This week on …

Hard Work or Nothing: Gary Vaynerchuk Gets Candid

January 7th, 2020


“Best always wins. But first is a great place to be.” 

“Build brand and bring value. And you basically karma and guilt people into doing business with you.”

“If you’re a winner, you’re unemotional about where you market.”

Blind Gold Rush: The Power and Pitfalls of DTC Retail

December 31st, 2019


This week on Morning Brew’s weekly podcast, Business Casual, we explore the inner workings of direct-to-consumer (DTC) retail with two of the best in the business: Zak Normandin, CEO of Iris Nova, and Nik Sharma, the …

Nothing Is Static: Business Casual Does Decade in Review

December 24th, 2019


Where were you 10 years ago? Morning Brew’s managing editor, Neal Freyman, was trolling Duke basketball players as a college freshman at the …

Suck Our Data and Sell it Back: Kara Swisher on Tech’s Future

December 17th, 2019


What was the first thing you looked at when you woke up this morning? Chances are, it was a product from Facebook, Twitter, Google, or Apple. But who …

How Tech Is Making Insurance Sexy

December 10th, 2019


Like building something from Ikea or responding to an “are you in the right headspace to receive information that could possibly hurt you” …

All Nerds Not Welcome: Why Tech’s Diversity Problem Matters

December 3rd, 2019


A few weeks back, Apple came under fire for allegedly deploying biased algorithms to determine credit limits for its Apple Card. Some women were given lower spending limits than male counterparts (counterparts who made …

Digital Gold: Crypto, Libra, and the Future of Blockchain

November 26th, 2019


Let’s face it, no matter how many times you’ve unsuccessfully explained to your mom what bitcoin is, you probably don’t even *really* know yourself. …

A Different Beast: How TikTok’s Changing Social Media

November 19th, 2019


It’s been a big week for TikTok. The social video app reportedly passed 1.5 billion downloads worldwide, putting it ahead of both Facebook and Instagram. It started testing online shopping in the U.S. It’s under the …

Risk it all: Matt Ball dissects the streaming wars

November 12th, 2019


Int. Morning Brew office, content team weekly check-in:

[Writer 1] Question: What kind of streaming service is best?

[Writer 2] That’s a ridiculous …

Take the money and run: Ben Sun on venture capital

November 5th, 2019


What would you do if you’d just raised a $100 million investment fund? If you’re Ben Sun, co-founder and general partner at NY-based Primary Venture …

There are no winners: Downtown Josh Brown on the Trade War

October 29th, 2019


You knew it was coming. It’s time for Morning Brew’s weekly podcast, Business Casual, to jump right into the belly of the beast: the U.S.-China trade …

It’s not 1953: Ellevest CEO Sallie Krawcheck on Workplace Diversity

October 22nd, 2019


You know what the right thing to do is...but can you act on it? Today on Morning Brew’s podcast Business Casual, Ellevest co-founder and CEO Sallie Krawcheck is tackling one of the biggest questions in …

Knotel: The Amazon of office space

October 15th, 2019


While MySpace was busy ruining friendships in the early aughts, Facebook was readying to upend life as we know it. Knotel CEO Amol Sarva …

Who's hungry? ByCHLOE co-founder Sam Wasser on the power of branding

October 8th, 2019


Trends come and go, but lunch is forever. Unless you’re Samantha Wasser, founder of the plant-based and vegan restaurant chain by CHLOE. In that case, trends are forever, too.

This week on Business Casual, Wasser …

You're the product: Betterment CEO Jon Stein on smart money managers

October 1st, 2019


Newsflash: By 2022, about $4.6 trillion will be managed by roboadvisors—super smart algorithms telling you when and what to invest. But can we trust the robots? Betterment CEO Jon Stein thinks yes—but there are …

The breakup: Scott Galloway on Big Tech

September 24th, 2019


Breaking up Big Tech: everyone’s talking about it, but is anyone actually doing anything about it? Scott Galloway—NYU professor, NYT bestselling …

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