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Leeds Business Insights

32 EpisodesProduced by Leeds School of BusinessWebsite

The challenges facing business today are more complex and interconnected than ever before. The Leeds School of Business at CU Boulder offers a cutting-edge perspective of trending topics, along with actionable insights, to help you navigate the evolving world of business.Leeds Business Insights Podc… read more

32 Episodes | 2022 - 2023

S3E10: Brian Higgins - Sales Is Really About Building Relationships

July 19th, 2023


Our guest today says sales is all about helping buyers make informed purchase decisions and giving them the information they need. But there is so much more nuance behind that simple definition, and what goes on in the …

S3E9: Brock Weatherup - You Don’t Get Lucky If You Don’t Work Hard

July 5th, 2023


Brock Weatherup is a Leeds alumnus and consumer growth board executive, three-time Exit Startup CEO founder, multi-billion dollar C-suite leader, an …

S3E8: Alix Barasch - Crafting Immersive, Enjoyable Experiences

June 21st, 2023


So much of our free time is consumed with posting on social media, sharing our day to day lives and crafting a personal narrative or brand online. But how is the effecting our day to day lives, and is it effecting our …

S3E7: Ethan Poskanzer - The Gender Gap in Predicting Entrepreneur Success

June 7th, 2023


In this episode, we are discussing innovation and inclusivity in entrepreneurship with Ethan Poskanzer.

Ethan is an Assistant Professor of Strategy …

S3E6: Case Swenson - Define and Hone Your Expertise

May 24th, 2023


Commercial construction and real estate development is a difficult space to break into, and building plans can change at the drop of a hat, forcing …

S3E5: Gloria Urrea - Get To Know Your Stakeholders and Be Transparent With Them

May 10th, 2023


Crowdfunding and volunteer mobilization are at the heart of how non-profits function on a day-to-day basis. But how does this work in an ever-growing …

S3E4: Richard Wobbekind and Brian Lewandowski - Economic Update and Forecast

April 26th, 2023


If we look at the events that have unfolded in the first part of the year, our guests believe likelihood of a recession has increased, and changed …

S3E3: Ashish Kothari - The Science of Happiness, Inside and Outside of the Workplace

April 12th, 2023


Everything on paper was perfect for Ashish. A successful job with McKinsey, a beautiful wife and baby, a happy and peaceful life in Boulder. But …

S3E2: Shaun Davies - Bank Failure Fallout

March 29th, 2023


Both Silicon Valley and Signature Bank are two of the top three largest bank failures in American history, both in terms of dollars, but also on an …

S3E1: Alexis Walsko - The Rise of the Influencer

March 15th, 2023


20+ years ago, if you were featured in an editorial story in the New York Times could keep customers coming to you for years. But in 2023, we are all …

Season 3 - Trailer

March 1st, 2023


Spring is almost here, and so is season 3 of Leeds Business Insights! Join host Amanda Kramer Wednesday, March 15th for another series of outstanding guests and topnotch analysis to help you stand out from the herd. 

S2E10: Lawrence Williams - Consumer Behavior and The Pursuit of Meaning

January 11th, 2023


What's meaningful to one person may not be meaningful to the next. But one this is for sure, we as humans search for meaning through consumption, …

S2E9: Jeff York and Brad Werner - Actionable Entrepreneurship

December 27th, 2022


Jeff York, the Leeds School of Business’ Research Director, and Brad Werner, Leeds’ Teaching Director and Instructor, host the podcast Creative …

S2E8: Jennifer Forman - Corporate Social Responsibility

December 14th, 2022


Can your business do something good for the world… and your bottom line? We think so.

Join us this week as we speak with Jennifer Forman, who coaches businesses and individuals on social responsibility and sustainability …

S2E7: Erick Mueller - How to Become an Entrepreneur During The Great Resignation

November 30th, 2022


Professor Erick Mueller is the Executive Director of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship and an adjunct professor of strategy, entrepreneurship, …

S2E6: Mike DelPrete - Real Estate Technology Trends and Updates

November 16th, 2022


Buying and selling homes has never been so easy. But that doesn’t mean real estate agents are a thing of the past!

Join us this week as we speak with Mike DelPrete, an internationally recognized expert and thought-leader …

S2E5: Sloan Speck - Are You Election Ready? Talking Taxes and Midterms

November 2nd, 2022


Are you election ready? This episode, Sloan Speck joins us to talk about tax law and the many policies that Congress will have to deal with after the …

S2E4: Ovunc Yilmaz - Data-Driven Ticket Pricing Strategies

October 19th, 2022


If you’ve ever bought tickets to a concert or sporting event, you know what it’s like to watch prices rise and fall – and to sweat over finding the perfect seats for your budget and enjoyment. Ovunc Yilmaz is an expert …

S2E3: Richard Wobbekind and Brian Lewandowski - Economic Update and Forecast

October 5th, 2022


Richard Wobbekind and Brian Lewandowski offer glimpses of what to expect in Colorado’s economy heading into 2023. Today’s episode takes listeners on …

S2E2: Jaclyn Hester - Giving First In Venture Capital

September 21st, 2022


Jaclyn Freeman Hester is a venture capitalist and partner at the Foundry Group. In this episode, Jaclyn talks about how she recruits and funds new …

S2E1: Michael Huseby - Challenges of Digital Transformation

September 7th, 2022


Michael Huseby is a CU alumnus who has been managing the challenges of digital transformation in a number of industries, including retail communications, and now education as Chairman and CEO of Barnes & Noble …

Season 2 - Trailer

August 23rd, 2022


Get ready, the second season of Leeds Business Insights is almost here! Beginning on September 7, 2022, host Amanda Kramer will bring you insights from industry leaders, including actionable takeaways (what we call …

S1E10: Professor Sabrina Volpone – Defining Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

June 15th, 2022


Over the past two years, especially, we’ve heard the word “diversity” a lot in the workplace context – but what are people actually talking about when they say that’s important to them?

This episode’s guest explains why …

S1E9: Heather Kennedy - Taking a Bite Out of the Natural and Organics Market

June 1st, 2022


The natural and organic products market is exploding, with more businesses and industries looking to create impact in this space. The epicenter for …

S1E8: Jim Packer – Roar of the Lionsgate: Lessons from the Movie Business

May 18th, 2022


The experience of watching movies has changed a lot – from rewinding VHSs to getting DVDs in the mail to streaming. How do businesses in the industry adapt, and even get ahead of the trends?

Jim Packer is President of …

S1E7: Professor Phil Fernbach – Shattering the Knowledge Illusion

May 4th, 2022


We all know less than we think we do – and that’s OK.

Phil Fernbach is a Professor of Marketing at the Leeds School of Business at the University of …

S1E6: Sanjai Bhagat – The Economic Impact of the War in Ukraine

April 20th, 2022


Professor Sanjai Bhagat is a recognized expert in finance who has worked with Fortune 500 companies and with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission and expertly explains financial theories to students at the Leeds …

S1E5: Peter McGraw – The Case for Caring About People Living the Solo Life

April 6th, 2022


Professor Peter McGraw is an expert in emotions and behavioral economics. His latest project examines single living. More and more people are …

S1E4: Jane Miller - Making Sweet Deals

March 23rd, 2022


You’ve snacked on the products that Jane Miller has helped bring to market.

Jane Miller, Leeds alumna and a member of the Leeds Advisory Board, has more than three decades of executive experience in the food industry, …

S1E3: Sarah Zechman - Unpacking SPACs

March 9th, 2022


Professor Sarah Zechman is Chair of the Accounting Division at Leeds, as well as an expert in financial communications and disclosure. She’s been …

S1E2: Clark Jones – Riding Through the Pandemic at Disneyland

February 23rd, 2022


Two years ago, it would’ve been hard to imagine a Disneyland devoid of happy families and beloved characters. But for months, the park was mostly …

S1E1: Professor ‘Ravi’ Ravishankar – Untangling the Supply Chain

February 9th, 2022


At this point in the pandemic, most American consumers have faced some supply issues – be it waiting for a part for your car, or not being able to …

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