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Invisible Forces

Gimlet Media

Through conversations with Jefferies insiders, entrepreneurs, and academics, hosts Shannon Murphy and Erin Shea explore the factors inspiring change and innovation in several sectors of the economy. The show also sets out to find people experiencing and helping drive these changes in everyday life. All of these perspectives help unpack some of the most important trends and global shifts and look at what will determine our future and as a result, opportunities for growth.

Through conversations with Jefferies insiders, entrepreneurs, and academics, hosts Shannon Murphy and Erin Shea explore the factors inspiring change and innovation in several sectors of the economy. The show also sets out to find people experiencing and helping drive these changes in everyday life. All of these perspectives help unpack some of the most important trends and global shifts and look at what will determine our future and as a result, opportunities for growth.
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United States

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Gimlet Media

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Through conversations with Jefferies insiders, entrepreneurs, and academics, hosts Shannon Murphy and Erin Shea explore the factors inspiring change and innovation in several sectors of the economy. The show also sets out to find people experiencing and helping drive these changes in everyday life. All of these perspectives help unpack some of the most important trends and global shifts and look at what will determine our future and as a result, opportunities for growth.

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English


Episodes

What Makes Makers Tick?

10/15/2019
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In our season finale, we take a step back and explore one invisible force that has underpinned every episode in the season so far: the brilliant entrepreneurs, thinkers, and founders behind groundbreaking and culture-shifting companies. We talk to three successful founders about the entrepreneurial spirit that drives their work: Aaron Rasmussen, who just launched Outlier.org and co-founded MasterClass, Angela Lee of 37 Angels, and Transfix CEO Drew McElroy. They share candid insights about...

Duration:00:23:19

Building a Boom: Brand Lessons for Creating Explosive Value

10/8/2019
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In this episode, we’re going inside an industry boom to understand what leads to value creation and sustained growth in today’s world — which is shaped increasingly by social media influence, e-commerce, and digitally native companies. We’re talking about the beauty industry. Jefferies analyst Steph Wissink will walk us through what’s been happening in this sector over the past decade. It’s an industry that just underwent a long boom period. But as Steph explains, the lifecycle of booms in...

Duration:00:05:56

A Tech Revolution for Financial Services

10/1/2019
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Artificial intelligence is helping move the financial services sector into a new era of operation. We’ll learn about the invisible forces shaping how AI and other technologies could reinvent the industry in the coming years. Our hosts are joined by Jefferies Managing Director and technology lead Vaughn Harvey and Jesse McWaters, financial innovation lead for the World Economic Forum. We’ll also hear from Betterment CEO Jon Stein and IEX CEO Brad Katsuyama, two entrepreneurs already relying...

Duration:00:28:40

You Are What You Buy

9/24/2019
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Consumers today have a very different relationship with the products they buy. Jefferies analyst Randy Konik explains that there are forces propelling consumer value beyond price points. More than ever, individuals’ core beliefs are coming into play when making purchasing decisions. And in response, brands are adjusting their products and their messages. We’ll get a look at how these shifts are playing out, from the diamond industry to sporting goods.

Duration:00:22:01

From Bench to Bedside: Speeding Up a New Era of Biotech Innovation

9/17/2019
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Our hosts sit down with Jefferies analyst Mike Yee and strategist Jared Holz to uncover the invisible forces driving change in a sector that affects us all: healthcare. We’ll learn about why biotech is on the precipice of an explosion of new drugs and treatments. We’ll meet a family whose life has already changed thanks to one of these advancements, and also hear from one of the doctors behind it.

Duration:00:25:23

Mobility: The Ten Trillion Dollar Question

9/10/2019
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The mobility sector makes up one of the world’s largest economies and the forces driving changes within it could result in trillions of dollars of value creation — or loss — in the future. Storm Duncan, Jefferies’ Global Head of Tech-Enabled Mobility, joins our hosts to explain the factors at work. We’ll also hear from two entrepreneurs disrupting different areas of mobility: Lime CEO Brad Bao and Drew McElroy, the CEO of Transfix. They weigh in with their personal experiences of how...

Duration:00:20:30

Coming Soon: Invisible Forces

8/27/2019
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There are hidden currents — forces that we can’t see — driving change in the world and shaping the global economy. They’re affecting everything from how we get around, to what we buy, to how diseases are treated. And if you want to stay ahead, it’s crucial to understand them.

Duration:00:01:44